BookKids: Q&A with Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey

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

Teen Thursday: New Books for the Festival Season!

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!

Teen Thursday: Ah, the smell of new books!

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!

BookKids: In Celebration of Wrinkles

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

Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!

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!

Teen Thursday: Fall Titles We’re Freaking Out Over!

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!