Like many of you, our Children's Book Buyer Meghan is spending a little more time than usual at home with her family. So we thought it would be useful-- and even, dare we say, fun?-- to have her try out some activities and share her recommendations for y'all to keep kiddos engaged and busy at … Continue reading BookKids: Homeschooling Recommendation of the Week!
Looking for the perfect puzzle for your whole family? Meghan G. tried a few with her kids this week! We have these puzzles in stock at the store, and you can order online via the link in the blog. Enjoy! Looking for something to entertain your stir-crazy kids? Me too! Luckily, we are a family … Continue reading BookKids: A Great Time to Start a New Puzzle!
Hey friends! We're all looking for a laugh right now, so we rounded up some of our booksellers' go-to funny reads. Every title is linked to our website, where you can get free shipping thru 3/22. You can also call us at 512-472-5050 for curbside pick-up, or to chat with a bookseller for other funny … Continue reading Keeping it Light with Funny Reads!
Hey everyone! My name is Eugenia and as part of my job here at BookPeople I get to do all sorts of fun things-- from booking author events to coming up with storytimes and hosting field trips-- and one of the coolest parts of my job here is coordinating BookPeople's Teen Press Corps. The TPC … Continue reading Teen Thursday: TPC Interviews Marissa Meyer on the BookPeople Podcast!
We're SO excited to feature Austin author Christina Soontornvat as a guest blogger today! Christina's upcoming middle grade novel, A Wish in the Dark, is set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world where food has an important role. As soon as we're introduced to our hero, Pong, we also see his interesting connection to nearby hanging … Continue reading BookKids: A Literary Treat!
Our Bookseller Pirates share the stories behind their tattoos, inspired by Isaac Fitzgerald’s upcoming How to Be a Pirate! Check out Part 1 here. Picture book author Isaac Fitzgerald will be here March 5th to read us his delightful tale of a girl who desperately wants to be a pirate and turns to her tattooed … Continue reading BookKids: Bookseller Pirates (part 2)
Meghan G, BP's Children's Programming Director, shares her experience at Austin ISD's Battle of the Books! This blog post was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. I’ve been hearing about Austin ISD’s epic Battle of the Books events for years from the middle school librarians we work with. I’ve always been curious, but I didn’t actually … Continue reading BookKids: Austin Kids Take on Battle of the Books
Griffin (like the monster) recommends some of the latest comics to hit our shelves... Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Goux Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Goux have introduced one of the least known Batgirls, Cassandra Cain, to a wider audience with energy and style. This is a whole 'nother Batgirl, steeped in … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Griffin Recommends…
A look at the amazing literary starts coming our way... plus, new releases, signed books, & TPC love! Upcoming Events for Teens Sunday, March 1 at 5 PM - Marissa Meyer - Lunar Ever After Tour So many fun treats and giveaways await at this event! Come meet the author of this iconic YA fantasy … Continue reading Teen Thursday: March Madness!
Bookseller Gina writes about ASH by Malinda Lo, queer fiction, and #ownvoices I am very late to the game when it comes to ASH by the remarkable Malinda Lo. I’ve been on a quest to read more LGBTQIA+ fiction and I’m so glad I found this trailblazer. In the far and distant past, 2009, Lo … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Reading a Trailblazer a Decade After Its Release…