Eugenia, coordinadora de eventos y marketing para BookKids, comparte sus recomendaciones en español. Durante un viaje reciente a la ciudad de México, visité la Feria Internacional del Libro del Palacio de Minería. Disfruté muchísimo ver a lectores de todas las edades comprando libros, cargando sus bolsas con las sorpresas que promete cada uno de ellos. … Continue reading BookKids en español: Recomendaciones para divertirnos en dos idiomas
Hey Witchlanders! There's no denying the Witchlands are full of magic, but it takes an extraordinary power to create such a dynamic world. Our YA Specialist, Shannon, talked with Sightwitch author Susan Dennard about how much the Witchlanders impact her and all things magic! Check out the interview below and come see Susan at BookPeople … Continue reading Q&A with Susan Dennard
Love is in the air and it's got the Kids team rhyming... How do we celebrate love? Let us count the ways... With a slice of rich chocolate cake paired with books that make our hearts ache A hug for you A hug for me A great big bear squeeze Just like the Hug … Continue reading BookKids: Literary Valentines, Drag Queen Storytime & more!
The Kids team is kicking off the new year with love and great books! Here, a look at our latest display, inspired by our upcoming event with Newbery Medal winning author Matt de la Peña and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long on Saturday, January 20 @ 11:30 AM. When we got our hands … Continue reading BookKids kicks off 2018 with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
It's that time of year, y'all! The store is a-buzzin' with folks looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. We're thrilled to share with you the books and fun accompaniments we personally recommend to our customers for the young readers in their lives -- a few of these might even be on our … Continue reading Your BookKids Holiday Gift Guide!
We hit pause on the holidays for an oft-ignored celebration: World Toilet Day! This time of year, turkeys and Christmas trees take over the store. You will find books about these classic holidays on every bookshelf, every display: Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa. But in BookKids, there's always room to play... World Toilet Day (Nov. 19) … Continue reading BookKids celebrates World Toilet Day!
BookPeople and Austin Allies invite you to come gush, rant, swoon, and ramble all about our favorite thing in the world: BOOKS! Join us at the store Saturday, Nov. 18 at 12:30 PM to talk about Cece Bell's graphic novel, El Deafo. All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to attend. This is the perfect place to make new … Continue reading BookKids: Join our new book club!
Out of all the fun-filled family events and festivals our great city has to offer, we have a soft spot for the Texas Book Festival (TBF). For one weekend, downtown Austin transforms into a book lover's dream. White tents take over Congress Avenue to host amazing author signings, fascinating panels, and activities for readers of all ages. … Continue reading BookKids: Don’t miss these events at the Texas Book Festival!
by Gregory Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan “The idea came to him all of a sudden, as a burst of light in his brain. He spoke of hosting something inside his body, something other than guts and entrails. It poured out and steered him, encouraged him to kill.” This is vicious stuff. Eka Kurniawan’s Indonesia … Continue reading Found in Translation: Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan
On the eve of Banned Books Week, YA author Patrick Ness spoke to an enthusiastic audience at BookPeople about the inspiration behind his new book, Release. He talked about the impact Judy Blume’s Forever had on him-- its raw honesty and accurate portrayal of teenagers and sexuality was previously unheard of, and for those reasons, … Continue reading Celebrating Banned Books Week in BookKids!