BookKids: October Events & Highlights!

 Mark your calendars, bookfriends! October is filled with literary stars!


Monster Apocalypse with Max Brallier! – Tuesday, October 1st at 6 PM

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Zombie sluggers! Face painters! Big Mama! We’ve got all the fixin’s for a monster apocalypse starting in our parking lot at 6 pm, followed by a talk & signing with Bluebonnet Award winning author Max Brallier in the store at 6:30 PM. Join the fun!

Have you tuned into the Netflix adaptation of Last Kids on Earth? No?!! What are you waiting for? Check out the trailer below:

Meet Redwood, Ponytail, & K.A. Holt! – Monday, October 7 at 7 PM

9781452172880We’re thrilled to welcome local author K.A. Holt in celebration of her new novel, Redwood & Ponytail. Our Kids Buyer says, “Two girls who, at first glance, fit very different stereotypes look past appearances to find connection, then friendship, and then the spark of something more in an empowering story about finding the courage to follow your heart. This also comes highly recommended by Teen Press Corps member Ivy, who calls it “a brilliant novel from an incredibly gifted author.” 

Support Texas authors Debbie Dunn & Tami Lewis Brown – Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 PM

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Learn about three women who changed the engineering world forever in Instructions Not Included! The book’s co-authors, Debbie Dunn and Tami Lewis Brown, will be here to read and sign, starting at 2 pm. 

Learn about the King of the Tightrope with Donna Janell Bowman – Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM

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Local author Donna Janell Bowman will be here at 2 PM for her latest nonfiction picture book, King of the Tightrope, which tells the story of Jean Francois-Gravelet, the man who walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope! Come snag a signed copy.

Get Inspired by Rebeka Uwitonze & Meredith Davis – Saturday, October 19 at 2 PM

9781338356373Austin-based author Meredith Davis will be here today to share the inspiring story of Rebeka Uwitonze, who co-authored the book, Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl’s Brave Fight to Walk. Rebeka Uwitonze was born in Rwanda with curled and twisted feet, which meant she had to crawl or be carried to get around. At nine years old, she gets an offer that could change her life. A doctor in the US might be able to turn her feet. But it means leaving her own family behind and going to America on her own. Her Own Two Feet tells Rebeka’s inspiring story through her eyes, with the help of one of her hosts. She travels from Rwanda to Austin, Texas, to join the Davis family, despite knowing almost no English. In the face of dozens of hospital visits and painful surgeries, Rebeka’s incredible bravery and joyful spirit carry her to the opportunity of a lifetime. Come learn more and treat yourself to a signed copy at 2 PM.

An Ode to Maya Angelou with Bethany Hegedus & Tonya Engel – Sunday, 9781620145876October 20 at 2 PM

Local author Bethany Hegedus and Houston-based illustrator Tonya Engel will be sharing their ode to Maya Angelou, Rise! Filled with gorgeous prose and mesmerizing illustrations, this picture book is a gift for readers of all ages. See y’all at 2 PM!

txbf19_posterTEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 26-27

Join us on Congress Ave for another AMAZING year of BOOKS!!!! We’re the proud official booksellers of the Texas Book Festival and we’ll be there slingin’ books, helping with signing lines, and fawning over our favorite authors. Don’t miss this wonderful literary celebration. Start planning your weekend! Check out the author line-up here: https://www.texasbookfestival.org/ 

Fashion Extravaganza with Eva Chen & Derek Desierto – Halloween @ 6 PM

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Eva Chen, former editor-in-chief of Lucky Magazine and head of fashion partnerships for Instagram will be here today for her second book, Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure, along with illustrator Derek Desierto! So come show off your Halloween costume or dress in your finest and chicest and join us for this fun event. Treats await all you tricksters! Get your signing line ticket here.

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