WNBA Names 2012 Pannell Winners

The Women’s National Book Association has announced the winners of this year’s WNBA Pannell Awards, given annually since 1983 to two bookstores that excel in contributing to their communities to bring books and young people together. 

Kids’ Institute: “Some of Our Favorite Things” and Focused Roundtables

The secrets behind successful programs for children at several indie bookstores will be on display during the ABC Children’s Institute on Wednesday, June 6, at BookExpo America.

Max and Ruby to Headline Children’s Art Auction

One of the highlights of the Children’s Art Auction and Reception on the evening of June 6 at BEA will be the live auction of five double-spread pages from the dummy photographed for Rosemary Wells’ forthcoming Max & Ruby’s Treasure Hunt.

New Voices Marketing Kits Shipping Soon

Members of the ABC Group at ABA will be receiving a special New Voices Marketing Kit in the Summer Children’s White Box, shipping next week.

Kids’ Bookstores Find Success With Adult Titles

Whether it is to reinforce the message that reading is just as important for adults, or to fill a hole left by the closing of a nearby general bookstore, children’s booksellers have met with success when devoting space to grown-up titles, too.

Children’s Art Auction Preview Online

More than 100 pieces of original art to be auctioned during the Annual Children’s Art Auction and Reception on June 6 at BookExpo America are now available for preview online.

Children’s Book Week Celebrations Underway

Children’s Book Week kicked off on Monday with an awards gala and bookstore events across the country.

Children’s Institute Sold Out: Wait List Now Forming

Registration for the ABC Children’s Institute at BEA is booked to capacity. ABA member booksellers can add their names to a waiting list via the Institute website.

Obituary: Maurice Sendak

Renowned children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died on Tuesday, May 8, in Danbury, Connecticut, from complications of a stroke. He was 83.

The Summer 2012 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here’s a preview of the Summer Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

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