We love getting to know new authors and illustrators, and there's something extra special when they're based in our hometown! We interviewed Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, who co-authored the gorgeous picture book, The Old Truck, which releases in January 2020. Sure, sounds like a long way! But they've come up with a really fun pre-order … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey
A huge HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to David Yoon, Akwaeke Emezi, and Nandini Bajpai, who are all going to be at the Texas Teen Book Festival on October 12th. Their books all released this week: Frankly in Love This book comes highly anticipated from members of the Teen Press Corps, a few of whom met David … Continue reading Teen Thursday: New Books for the Festival Season!
We have Austin author P.J. Hoover at the store Saturday, September 14 at 2 PM for her latest and greatest adventure, The Hidden Code. She’ll be speaking and signing copies of the new book, so we better see you there! BP: What inspired The Hidden Code? PJ: Thanks so much for asking! I’ve always had … Continue reading Q&A with P.J. Hoover
Celebrating the beginning of fall with a LOT of new books & TTBF goodness! New Releases Loki by Mackenzi Lee Mackenzi Lee is a huge bookseller favorite, enchanting Thomas and Rachel R-- just to name a few-- with her previous books, Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue and Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. Loki comes … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Ah, the smell of new books!
Meghan G. talks about some recent favorites that celebrate those wonderful people in our lives: grandparents! Check them out below.... This piece was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. In many stories, grandparents fall into categories of benevolent cookie dispensers, terrifying rule enforcers, or wise but enigmatic relics of a lost age. To be sure, not … Continue reading BookKids: In Celebration of Wrinkles
Don't miss these amazing family-friendly events in August & September! Kids Book Club with Austin Allies! - Sat, Aug. 17th @ 12:30 PM We're thrilled to welcome special guest Samantha M. Clark to Kids book club! We'll be discussing her book, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast and asking her all of our burning … Continue reading BookKids: Events & Highlights!
We're thrilled to share a review of Madeline Miller's Circe written by one of the newest members of the Teen Press Corps, Ava. This review was originally published in the TPC blog, where you can read thoughtful reviews, author interviews, & more from these Austin teen readers! When it comes to the recent publication of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!
Our Kids buyer Meghan G. talks about our growing field trip program! This blog post was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. Last week, we had three preschool field trips in three days, which served as a really sweet end to our summer programming in the store. It’s true that summer’s not exactly over, but everything … Continue reading BookKids: Fun with Field Trips!
Some fall teen titles our booksellers are excited for... Sure, we're a teensy bit sad summer's coming to an end, but we're also DYING FOR THESE BOOKS TO HIT THE SHELVES! We're not the most patient of people. We're BookPeople! Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Akwaeke Emezi is coming to Texas Teen Book Festival this year, … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Fall Titles We’re Freaking Out Over!
In case you were asleep last week, the full author line-up for the 2019 Texas Teen Book Festival is now live! We're counting the days 'til October 12th, when we'll gather with a bunch of our closest *friends* to celebrate all things YA! This will be the 11th annual TTBF and it's the first at … Continue reading Teen Thursday: TTBF Author Line-up!