Here at BookKids we love celebrating our local authors! We can't wait to host Samantha M. Clark for her debut middle grade novel, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast! Sam will be here to sign copies on Saturday, July 28 at 2 PM. We hope to see y'all there! In the meantime, enjoy the … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha M. Clark
BookPeople is proud to host a book club for kids ages 8-12 along with local volunteer group Austin Allies. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 12:30 PM. Today we're giving you an inside look at our last meeting, where we discussed Flora and Ulysses by Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo! What do squirrels … Continue reading BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action
We're thrilled to welcome this new voice to the YA world! Award-winning poet Carrie Fountain talked to us about her debut YA novel, I'm Not Missing. Check out the Q&A below and join us for the launch party Thursday, July 12 at 7 PM! BP: What inspired you to write this story? CF: I’m fascinated by … Continue reading Q&A with Carrie Fountain
Even before working at BookPeople, I always recognized Merrilee when I visited my local bookstore. I loved exploring the kids section, and she was hard to miss-- she's tall and exuberant, ready to share her many hilarious stories at the drop of a hat. Once I started working here, it became even clearer to me … Continue reading BookKids: Merrilee on 24 Years at BookPeople
Kids Event Staff We are seeking help on our part-time event staff for our in-store events, with weekend shifts totaling around 8 hours week/available, with the potential for additional hours to be added. Working weekends is a must. Ideal candidates are book enthusiasts with event hosting experience, as well as some knowledge of YA and … Continue reading We’re Hiring!
The days are long and the weather is HOT-- you need something COOL to read! Below, the Kids team recommends a few books to keep your summer reading fresh and fun. Whether you're taking a dip in Barton Springs Pool or hiding at home enjoying the AC, we all need something cool to read this … Continue reading BookKids: Read Something COOL This Summer!
Our Kids buyer Meghan shares some of her favorite books to kick off Pride Month! This blog post was originally posted in Publisher's Weekly. This Tuesday we were joined by fabulous Drag Queens Honey St. Claire, Louisianna Purchase and Mascara Rivers along with Drag King Papi Churro and over 60 listeners for our second successful Drag … Continue reading BookKids: Reading with Pride!
In honor of International Museum Day, we sat down with Museum Educators Sabrina Phillips (School and Teacher Programs) and Monique O’Neil (Family and Community Programs) from the Blanton Museum of Art to chat about Art of the Book (part 1), a new collaboration between the Blanton and BookPeople, where we invite students to interact with authors and … Continue reading BookKids: Art of the Book (part 2)
We're so excited to host local author Jennifer Donaldson on Saturday, June 2nd at 6 PM to tell us all about her YA thriller, Lies You Never Told Me! This book is already a bookseller fave, perfect for a summer night binge-reading session! Mark your calendars and check out the Q&A with the author below. … Continue reading Q&A with Jennifer Donaldson
In honor of International Museum Day, we sat down with Museum Educators Sabrina Phillips (School and Teacher Programs) and Monique O’Neil (Family and Community Programs) from the Blanton Museum of Art to chat about Art of the Book, a new collaboration between the Blanton and BookPeople, where we invite students to interact with authors and … Continue reading BookKids: Art of The Book (part 1)