Happy new year, book friends! Below, we look into the exciting programming in our January calendar! We hope to see you in the store for some of these events & storytimes.
We have a full month of funny picture book authors, National Book Award finalists, graphic novelists, and more! Don’t miss a beat: subscribe to our Kids e-newsletter and follow us on Twitter & Instagram for updates.
Author Guest Storytime with Tim Miller – Sat 1/5 @ 10:30 AM
It’s always a fun time when author-illustrators host storytime! Come grab a seat in our amphitheater and get ready to LOL with Tim Miller! He’ll be reading his new book Horse Meets Dog and some of his other hilarious titles.
Author Guest Storytime with Kenneth & Sarah Jane Wright – Sat 1/19 @ 10:30 AM
Oh, Lola Dutch, she is simply too much! We love this picture book, filled with gorgeous illustrations and writing that reflects Lola’s enthusiasm and passion for life! Lola Dutch is perfect for kids who have been told to sit back! Calm down! You’re simply TOO MUCH TODAY! Sound familiar? Then join us for storytime today as we read both Lola Dutch books and get copies signed by author Kenneth Wright and illustrator Sarah Jane Wright! We can’t wait to meet this dynamic duo!
M.T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin – Mon 1/21 @ 7 PM
BookPeople and Texas Book Festival are proud to present M.T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin to kick off the new year! Their new novel, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, has been called a “Middle Earth-Cold War-buddy comedy” by Elizabeth Bird on NPR and a “wildly entertaining cautionary tale” by our Kids buyer Meghan Goel. This book was also a National Book Award finalist! Come meet these two fascinating authors and snag a signed copy!
Kat Kronenberg – Sun 1/27 @ 2 pm
Join us in supporting Kat Kronenberg, local author of Dream Big, who will be here sharing her new picture book, LOVE BIG! What better way to start the new year, than with books that celebrate kindness?
Nick Bruel – Mon 1/28 @ 6 PM
New year, new BAD KITTY! We can’t wait to meet the creator behind one of our favorite early chapter series. Nick Bruel returns with the laugh-filled Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble. This is gonna be a fun one, friends!
Lincoln Peirce – Tues 1/29 @ 6 PM
We get double the laughs this week! Graphic novelist Lincoln Peirce, author of the bestselling Big Nate series, is coming to tell us all about his new book! Join Max’s quest to become a knight with Max & the Midknights– this book will be beloved by longtime fans of Peirce’s, as well as readers who devour Dav Pilkey and Jeff Kinney books!