Pannell Award Winners – 2016

Women's National Book Association LogoCongratulations to our 2016 Pannell Award Winners, Brookline Booksmith in the General Bookstore category, located in Brookline, Massachusetts; and Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers in the Children’s Specialty Bookstore category, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Since 1983, the Women’s National Book Association has awarded one of the most prestigious honors in children’s bookselling. Along with WNBA, Penguin Young Readers Group co-sponsors the Pannell Award, which recognizes bookstores that enhance their communities by bringing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading. Given annually at BookExpo America’s Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, the winning stores each receive a check for $1,000 and a piece of original art from a children’s book illustrator. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1p0RwJ4.

BEA Honors 2015 Pannell Award Winners

The winners of the 2015 WNBA Pannell Award were honored at BookExpo America on May 29, 2015. The award is co-sponsored by WNBA and Penguin Young Readers Group. For more information, check out this article by Publishers Weekly.

WNBA 2015 Pannell Award Winners Announced

WNBA honors Anderson’s Bookshop and Once Upon A Time Bookstore with 2015 Pannell Awards. Read more about them in this Shelf Awareness article.

Pannell Award Nominees 2015

Check out this list of the WNBA Pannell Award Nomineess for 2015:

General Bookstore

  • {pages} A Bookstore (Manhattan Beach, CA)
  • Anderson’s Bookshop (Naperville, IL)
  • Astoria Bookshop (New York, NY)
  • Bookshop West Portal (San Francisco, CA)
  • Busboys and Poets Books (Washington, DC)
  • Changing Hands Bookstore (Tempe, AZ)
  • Frugal Bookstore (Roxbury, MA)
  • Landmark Booksellers (Franklin, TN)
  • Laurel Book Store (Oakland, CA)
  • Left Bank Books (St. Louis, MO)
  • MainStreet BookEnds of Warner (Warner, NH)
  • Mostly Books (Gig Harbor, WA)
  • Page & Palette (Fairhope, AL)
  • Prairie Lights Books (Iowa City, IA)
  • Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI)
  • The Bookstore Plus (Lake Placid, NY)
  • Towne Center Books (Pleasanton, CA)

Children’s Specialty Bookstore

  • Blue Manatee Bookstore (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Books of Wonder (New York, NY)
  • Hooray 4 Books! (Alexandria, VA)
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do… (Clarence, NY)
  • Once Upon a Time Bookstore (Montrose, CA)
  • Square Books Jr. (Oxford, MS)
  • Storybook Village of Pentwater (Pentwater, MI)
  • The Reading Bug (San Carlos, CA)

 

Pannell Award Nominees Announced

Women's National Book Association LogoThe Bookstores up for the Pannell Award have been announced. Check out the list on Publishers Weekly. The award will be given at the Children’s Book and Author Breakfast at Book Expo America in 2015! Included in the list is a local bookstore, Landmark Booksellers in Franklin, Tennessee.

Pannell Award Deadline is February 15

Every year two bookstores that excel in connecting children with books are selected by a panel of publishing professionals–one award is given to a general bookstore and one a children’s specialty bookstore. Anyone can nominate a store. Simply email:  pannellaward@gmail.com, with the following information:

1) Name, email address, and phone number of person making the nomination

2) Your connection to the nominated store, e.g. customer, owner, employee, publisher
3) A brief statement outlining the reasons you are nominating that store  

4) Contact info for the owner/manager of the nominated store

Each of the two winners will receive a $1,000 check and a framed signed original piece of art by a children’s illustrator during a presentation at the BEA/ABA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, which draws more than 1,000 attendees.

 

Along with WNBA, Penguin Young Readers Group co-sponsors the award, which was established in honor of Lucile Micheels Pannell, founding member of one of the WNBA chapters.

 

 

Pannell Award Nominations Needed

Since 1983, the Women’s National Book Association has awarded one of the most prestigious honors in children’s bookselling. Given annually at BookExpo America’s Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, the WNBA Pannell Award recognizes bookstores that enhance their communities by bringing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading in their young patrons.

Every year two winners are selected by a panel of publishing professionals – a general bookstore and a children’s specialty bookstore. The store nominations come from customers, sales reps, store personnel, or anyone who has been impressed with the work of a particular independent bookstore. People can nominate a store by sending an e-mail to PannellAward@gmail.com including the following information:

1) Name, email address, and phone number of person making the nomination, 2) That person’s connection to the nominated store (such as customer, owner, employee, publisher), 3) A brief statement outlining the reasons that store is being nominated, 4) Contact info for the owner/manager of the nominated store.

Nominations are due December 15, 2013. A press release will be issued listing the nominees. The nominated store then puts together an electronic submission with a description of activities, goals, or any contribution to the local community that involves young people and books. Photos, media coverage, letters from customers, or anything else that transmits the degree of contribution can be included in the submission.

Once the Pannell Award jurors make their decision, the winners will be notified by phone, and all submitting stores will receive a phone call. Each of the two winners will receive a $1,000 check and a framed signed original piece of art by a children’s illustrator during a presentation at the BEA/ABA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, which draws more than 1,000 attendees.

Along with WNBA, Penguin Young Readers Group co-sponsors the award.

2013 WNBA Pannell Award Winners Announced

TWO MICHIGAN BOOKSTORES WIN THE 2013 WNBA PANNELL AWARD

The Women’s National Book Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 WNBA Pannell Award given annually since 1983 to two bookstores that excel in contributing to their communities in ways that bring books and young people together. The winner in the General Bookstore category is Nicola’s Books of Ann Arbor, MI; and the Children’s Specialty Store category winner is The Bookbug of Kalamazoo, MI.

A jury of five book industry professionals deliberated for four weeks, then selected the winners based on creativity, responsiveness to community needs and an understanding of young readers. Jurors complimented all of the nominees for valuable contributions they make to their communities. The two winners, however, were cited for their “over and above” commitment and “partnering skills to benefit children, families, and the community at large” (Nicola’s Books); as well as having a “terrific history of civic engagement, actively engaging in all aspects of the local community to stay relevant and of service to children and their families” (Bookbug).

In addition to WNBA, the Pannell Award is underwritten by a generous gift from Penguin Young Readers Group. Each winning store will receive a check for $1,000 and framed original art donated this year by James Dean of Pete the Cat fame (HarperCollins) and Susan Stockdale, author and illustrator of Stripes of All Types (Peachtree).  Presentation of the awards will be at the Children’s Book and Author Breakfast on May 31st at BookExpo America in New York.

2013 Pannell Award Nominees

Since 1983, the Women’s National Book Association has awarded one of the most prestigious honors in children’s bookselling.  Given annually at BookExpo America’s Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, the WNBA Pannell Award recognizes bookstores that enhance their communities by bringing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading in their young patrons.

Every year a panel of publishing professionals selects two winners of the award—one a general bookstore and one a children’s specialty bookstore.  The store nominations come from customers, sales reps,  store personnel, or anyone who has been impressed with the work of a particular independent bookstore.  This year’s nominees are:
         General Bookstore                                          Children’s Specialty Store
    Avid Book Shop, Athens, GA                   Books and Cookies, Santa Monica, CA
   Byrd’s Books, Bethel, CT                          4 Kids Books & Toys, Zionsville, IN
   Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor, MI                  Hooray for Books, Alexandria, VA
   Newtonville Books, Newtonville, MA        The Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI
   Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA     The Voracious Reader, Larchmont, NY
   Main Street Books, Davidson, NC            Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, CA
   Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA        
   Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC     
    
The nominated store puts together an electronic submission with a description of activities, goals, or any contribution to the local community that involves young people and books. Photos, media coverage, letters from customers, or anything else that transmits the degree of contribution can be included in the submission. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2013.

The Pannell Award jurors for 2013 are:
        Cheryl Willis Hudson, vice president and editorial director of Just Us Books
        Andrew Karre, editorial director of Carolrhoda, an imprint of the Lerner Publishing Group
        Lisa von Drasek, curator of Children’s Literature Research Collections, Univ. of Minnesota
        Emma D. Dryden, children’s editorial and publishing consultant, Dryden Books
        Kelli Chipponeri, executive editor/children’s, Chronicle Books

 The jurors will make their decision by late April, and a phone call will notify the winners, as well as all stores sending submissions. Each of the two winners will receive a $1,000 check and a framed signed original piece of art by a children’s illustrator.  The presentation of the award will be in New York at the BEA/ABA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, which draws more than 1,000 attendees.

WNBA Pannell Award Nominations Begin

Women's National Book Association LogoSince 1983, the Women’s National Book Association has awarded one of the most prestigious honors in children’s bookselling – the WNBA Pannell Award, which recognizes bookstores that enhance their communities by bringing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading in their young patrons.

Every year a panel of publishing professionals selects two winners – a general bookstore and a children’s specialty bookstore. The store nominations come from customers, sales reps, store personnel, or anyone who has been impressed with the work of a particular independent bookstore

It is time to start the nomination process which has been simplified to ensure the nomination of every deserving store. Electronic nominations can be sent to PannellAward@gmail.com and should include the following:

1. Name, email address, and phone number of person making the nomination,
2. That person’s connection to the nominated store,
3. A brief statement outlining the reasons that store is being nominated,
4. Contact info for the owner/manager of the nominated store.

Nominations are due by January 15, 2013; a press release will be issued listing the nominees. The nominated store then puts together an electronic submission with a description of activities, goals, or any contribution to the local community that involves young people and books. Photos, media coverage, letters from customers, or anything else that transmits the degree of contribution can be included in the submission. The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2013.

The Pannell Award jurors will make their decision by late April, and a phone call will notify the winners, as well as all stores sending submissions. Each of the two winners will receive a $1,000 check and a framed signed original piece of art by a children’s illustrator. The award will be presented in New York at the BookExpo America’s Children’s Book and Author Breakfast.

Along with WNBA, Penguin Young Readers Group co-sponsors the award.