Children’s Institute Filling Up

Registration for the ABC Children’s Institute is open exclusively to ABA member booksellers and limited to 150 people. Registration will close once the limit is reached or by May 1, whichever comes first.

Authors Abound at ABC Children’s Institute

Among the highlights of ABA’ s June 6 ABC Children’s Institute are two events offering booksellers the opportunity to meet and discuss new projects with established and upcoming authors.

Walter Dean Myers to Chair Children’s Art Auction at BEA

Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, who has confronted numerous challenges to his books for young people, will help raise funds to support the free speech rights of kids by serving as the honorary chair of the Annual Children’s Art Auction and Reception at BookExpo America.

Toolkit Promotes Children’s Choice Book Award Voting

The Children’s Book Council’s Digital Toolkit offers resources to encourage voting among children and teens for this year’s Children’s Choice Book Awards.

Institute Offers Full-Day of Kids-Centric Programming

The Children’s Institute combines ABA’s in-depth education sessions and roundtable discussions, which are free and open to all ABA member booksellers, with a specially priced package of popular author events.

Indies Invited to Jump on Board The Boxcar Contest

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Boxcar Children Mysteries series, Albert Whitman & Company is sponsoring The Boxcar Children Contest, open to all ABA member stores.

Kids’ Booksellers Take Fight for Literacy to Hospitals and Schools

Booksellers Leslie Reiner, Carol Chittenden, Roxanne Coady, Sam Droke-Dickinson, Valerie Koehler, Ellen Mager, and Kenny Brechner talk about their efforts to close the widening literacy gap between the rich and the poor.

Registration Opens for ABA’s Children’s Institute

Registration for the first-ever American Booksellers Association ABC Children’s Institute is now open to booksellers at all ABA member bookstores. The daylong program of learning, networking, and festivities focusing on children’s books and bookselling will take place on Wednesday, June 6, at BEA.

ABA to Launch Children’s Institute at BEA

Updated March 5, 2012:     The first-ever American Booksellers Association ABC Children’s Institute will be held on Wednesday, June 6, at New York’s Javits Convention Center during BookExpo America 2012.

March 1 Deadline for “Find Waldo Local”

Next Thursday, March 1, is the last day for indie booksellers to sign up for the July celebration of “Find Waldo Local,” a community-wide Shop Local promotion, co-sponsored by Candlewick Press and ABA.

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