2021 Caldecott, Newbery and Other Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) announced on Monday, January 25, 2021 the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits taking place virtually from Chicago, Illinois. Watch the awards and learn more at ala.unikron.com.

When You Trap a Tiger: Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

2021 John Newbery Medal


We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

2021 Randolph Caldecott Medal


Fighting Words Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984815682
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Published: Dial Books - August 11th, 2020

Newbery Honor


A Wish in the Dark Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536204940
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Published: Candlewick - March 24th, 2020

Newbery Honor


All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536209457
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

Newbery Honor, Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist


BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763691561
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

Newbery Honor


A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Noa Denmon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374307417
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

Caldecott Honor


The Cat Man of Aleppo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984813787
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

Caldecott Honor


Me & Mama Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534454217
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - August 25th, 2020

Caldecott Honor, King Illustrator Honor


Outside In Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Cindy Derby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328866820
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

Caldecott Honor


Before the Ever After Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

2021 Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award


All the Days Past, All the Days to Come Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399257308
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

King Author Honor 


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

King Author Honor


Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780451481542
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

King Author Honor


RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534452282
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

2021 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award


Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884487975
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - January 7th, 2020

King Illustrator Honor


Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734113
Availability: Backordered
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

King Illustrator Honor, Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor


Legendborn Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

2021 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award


Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140008
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

2021 Michael L. Printz Award


Apple: (Skin to the Core) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140138
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

Printz Honor


Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

Printz Honor


Every Body Looking Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525556206
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

Printz Honor


We Are Not Free Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358131434
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Printz Honor


I Talk Like a River Cover Image
By Jordan Scott, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445592
Availability: Backordered
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

2021 Schneider Family Book Award


All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything Cover Image
By Annette Bay Pimentel, Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins (Foreword by), Nabi Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492688976
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - March 10th, 2020

Schneider Family Honor


Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin Cover Image
By Tracy Newman, Abigail Halpin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419741104
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

Schneider Family Honor


Show Me a Sign Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338255812
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

2021 Schneider Family Book Award


Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554189
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Published: Dial Books - February 25th, 2020

Schneider Family Honor


When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Schneider Family Honor


This Is My Brain in Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316423823
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

2021 Schneider Family Book Award


¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

2021 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award


Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello Cover Image
By Monica Brown, Elisa Chavarri (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780892394234
Availability: Backordered
Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - August 18th, 2020

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor


Efrén Divided Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062881687
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 31st, 2020

2021 Pura Belpré Children’s Author Award


The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374313609
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

Pura Belpré Children’s Author Honor


Furia Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209919
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

2021 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Award


Never Look Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603732
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 15th, 2020

Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Honor


Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442850
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Published: Neal Porter Books - February 4th, 2020

2021 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award


How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780525647416
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist


Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734113
Availability: Backordered
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

King Illustrator Honor, Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor


Beetle & the Hollowbones Cover Image
By Aliza Layne, Aliza Layne (Illustrator), Kristen Acampora (Colorist), Natalie Riess (Colorist)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534441545
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

Stonewall Book Honor - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Honor


Darius the Great Deserves Better Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108239
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Published: Dial Books - August 25th, 2020

Stonewall Book Honor - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Honor


Felix Ever After Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

Stonewall Book Honor - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Honor


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338503265
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

Stonewall Book Honor - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Honor


The Bear in My Family Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555827
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2020

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor


Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom! (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062951090
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor


What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368045735
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 19th, 2020

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor


Where's Baby? Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735264984
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Published: Tundra Books - January 7th, 2020

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor


If These Wings Could Fly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062885029
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 3rd, 2020

2021 William C. Morris Award


Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250309853
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

William C. Morris Finalist


The Black Kids Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534462724
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

William C. Morris Finalist


It Sounded Better in My Head Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250219268
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 7th, 2020

William C. Morris Finalist


Woven in Moonlight Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781624148019
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Published: Page Street Kids - January 7th, 2020

William C. Morris Finalist


The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525646549
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - February 11th, 2020

2021 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction


The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781547604531
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 8th, 2020

YALSA  Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist


How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780525647416
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist


You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358387428
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2020

YALSA  Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist


Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist Cover Image
By Julie Leung, Chris Sasaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524771874
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 24th, 2019

2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature


Prairie Lotus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328781505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Asian/Pacific American Honor for Literature


This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250192387
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Published: Tor Teen - January 7th, 2020

2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature


Displacement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250193537
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Published: First Second - August 18th, 2020

Asian/Pacific American Honor for Literature


Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Susan Gal (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580898829
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 28th, 2020

2021 The Sydney Taylor Book Award Gold Medalist


Turtle Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121573
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

2021 The Sydney Taylor Book Award Gold Medalist


Dancing at the Pity Party Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525553021
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

2021 The Sydney Taylor Book Award Gold Medalist


I Am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681155524
Availability: Backordered
Published: Apples & Honey Press - April 1st, 2020

Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist


No Vacancy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781773064109
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 1st, 2020

Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist


Anya and the Nightingale Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358006022
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Published: Versify - November 10th, 2020

Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist


The Blackbird Girls Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984837370
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Published: Puffin Books - January 19th, 2021

Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist


They Went Left Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316490573
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist


Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781534437678
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice—Crossing Antarctica Alone Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982133122
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Published: Scribner - January 19th, 2021

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419734847
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 8th, 2020

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


The Kids Are Gonna Ask Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778308744
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Published: Park Row - July 28th, 2020

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


The Only Good Indians: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


Riot Baby Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250214751
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Published: Tordotcom - January 21st, 2020

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524748098
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pantheon - March 3rd, 2020

Alex Award fo the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audience


Virtual Book Launch Keila V. Dawson

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Join us in welcoming author Keila V. Dawson back to Cover to Cover on Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 EST! She will share her new book, Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book. Pre-order yours today!

Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book Cover Image
By Keila V. Dawson, Alleanna Harris (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506467917
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Published: Beaming Books - January 26th, 2021

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A New Chapter Begins for Cover to Cover
By Julie Moran Alterio on Monday, Dec 04, 2017

Independent bookstore Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers has a new owner after 37 years and will open in a new neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, in January. Melia Wolf, a former art teacher, purchased Cover to Cover in July from founders Sally Oddi and Randy King after they put the business up for sale in anticipation of retirement. Cover to Cover, which had moved to the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus in the 1990s, will reopen in Upper Arlington. The store’s previous location is being converted to a gym. “When I was in school to become a teacher, I was taken to Cover to Cover by my mentor and introduced to Sally, and I fell in love with the store,” Wolf told Bookselling This Week. “I have a 19-year-old who, over the years, I took there and read to him and purchased books and went to author visits.” (read more)

 



The Next Wave of Children's Bookstores: Part One
The children’s specialty stores that are helping to create an indie bookselling renaissance

By Judith Rosen | Dec 12, 2017

This is the first in a two-part series, providing an in-depth look at new and soon-to-open children’s bookstores.

The number of independent bookstores in the U.S. has risen 35% since 2009, according to American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher. While the bulk of the roughly 2,320 ABA bookstore locations comprise general bookstores, children’s specialty stores have also contributed to the increase. In recent years, not only have new children’s bookstores opened around the country, but established stores like 37-year-old Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers in Columbus, Ohio, have changed hands. New owners like Melia Wolf are investing heavily in their businesses. Following her purchase last summer, Wolf closed the store and is in the midst of moving it to a new neighborhood, where it will reopen in January. (read more)

 

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