No, we're not talking about the Oscars. Kids booksellers (and favorite mother-son duo) Merrilee and Thomas share their predictions for the 2019 Caldecott and Newbery Medal winners. Who do YOU think will win? Picture books are Merrilee's thing. As much as we all try to know a little bit about everything, booksellers tend to have … Continue reading BookKids: Awards season is here!
Here's what the Kids team is reading and loving lately. Every month we'll feature a few titles, from picture books to chapter, graphic novels, YA fiction & more! Check out more Kids bookseller recommendations on our Instagram (@bookpeople)! BookPeople Art Director Tomoko is lovin' Elvis is King! by Jonah Winter, illus. by Red Nose Studio … Continue reading BookKids: What We’re Lovin’
Happy new year, book friends! Below, we look into the exciting programming in our January calendar! We hope to see you in the store for some of these events & storytimes. We have a full month of funny picture book authors, National Book Award finalists, graphic novelists, and more! Don't miss a beat: subscribe to … Continue reading BookKids: January Highlights!
We're thrilled to offer 12 Days of Storytime as a special holiday treat! Three times a week, we invite families to gather in our cozy amphitheater to enjoy great books, snacks, crafts, and more! Our storytime program is a great way to bring folks in the community together and help build the next generation of … Continue reading BookKids: 12 Days of Storytime!
Today we shine a spotlight on our newest addition to the Kids team, author Leila Sales! We got a chance to ask her all about her favorite childhood reads, her ideal literary bestie, and gift ideas for all your holiday shopping. Read the Q&A below and come and see us to get some personal recommendations … Continue reading BookKids: Meet our new bookseller!
Local author Mari Mancusi ran one of the most successful pre-order campaigns we've seen for the release of her new middle grade novel, The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek. We were inspired by her amazing efforts and asked her a few of our most burning questions! Check out the Q&A below and mark … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Mari Mancusi
A look into some great titles that inspire young readers to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math, in honor of National STEM Day (Nov. 8) We love books that inspire readers to get out of their comfort zone and discover new skills! Whether it's a recipe book or a graphic novel about science, we … Continue reading BookKids: Celebrating National STEM Day with great books!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, author David Bowles talks about . Explore more from the series here. As a Mexican American kid in South Texas during the 1970s, I found I loved to read, though I had no idea what … Continue reading Modern First Library: Reclaiming Our Children’s Heritage by David Bowles
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, Sabrina Phillips, Museum Educator at the Blanton, shares the story behind her name. Explore more from the series here. Growing up, I was ashamed of my name. Sabrina Camille Mooroogen. It seemed a mouthful … Continue reading Modern First Library: What’s in a Name? by Sabrina Phillips
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Today, Faith Weaver of the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center tells us about her niece (and passionate reader) Sophie. Explore more from the series here. My niece Sophie reads really well. We … Continue reading Modern First Library: Sophie’s Library by Faith Weaver