Christian Child/Youth Novels Not Evident at Barnes and Noble
While browsing the Christian section at Barnes and Noble last week, I suddenly realized there was something I had never seen at their stores, so I hopped over to the kids section and spoke with a very knowledgeable staffer.
“In the adult section;” I began, “You have Christian books divided into fiction, non-fiction and Bibles, but in the children’s section, there seems to only be a Bible section with a few other non-fiction titles, but no Christian fiction for kids.”
She affirmed that the type of novels and first chapter books I was referring to are not in the stores, though a later check revealed they are available online. She pointed me back to the kids ‘religion’ section, and again noted that it was all non-fiction. Any Christian novels that are making into the section were simply not evident in this particular location.
It concerns me that this particular avenue of teaching our kids isn’t available at B&N, especially when there might not be a Christian bookstore in that community.
How is kids fiction doing in your store?