Inspired by the new year, we’ve set new goals for ourselves! Reading goals, that is. Over the next few months, our booksellers will share their own personal journeys to achieve their reading goals for 2019. Below, adult events coordinator Christina M. tells us about committing to reading more Kids & Teen books! Keep up with … Continue reading BookKids: Rediscovering Kid & Teen Lit in 2019
We're halfway through March and have been busy putting together fresh displays, diving into new releases, and planning for upcoming Teen events! Plus-- it's Women's History Month! What feminist reads are on your TBR pile?! New releases with strong female characters Internment by Samira Ahmed We've been waiting for this book for months and are … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Women’s History Month edition
Eugenia, coordinadora de eventos y marketing para BookKids, comparte algunas de sus biografías favoritas. Parte de la colaboración entre BookPeople y Austin ISD es el 5 Book Dive, un programa que fomenta la lectura de verano. Esta semana me senté frente a nuestros libreros, leyendo libro tras libro en español, y algunos títulos bilingües, que … Continue reading BookKids en español: Descubriendo a nuestros héroes
What's going on in the YA world? A look into this week's releases and upcoming events for teens! New Releases! SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson Twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak came out. It was life-changing for many who read it, and yet, two decades later, the system is still broken. SHOUT is a … Continue reading Teen Thursday!
Some thoughts on book covers, YA tropes, and trends straight from our Teen Press Corps, reported by our Kids buyer Meghan G. This blog post was originally posted in Publisher’s Weekly. Last week I blogged about what some of our local teens are reading, but I also like to check in with our teens toward … Continue reading Teen Thursday: What Austin Teens Wish Publishers Knew
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 THRILLED about the release of Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen … Continue reading BookKids: What We’re Lovin’
UPCOMING EVENTS Laurie Halse Anderson in conversation with Wendy Davis - April 5th @ 6 PM Join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable night at Central Presbyterian Church! We're currently reading Laurie's memoir, SHOUT, and absolutely loving it. Get your tickets now! Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu - April 9th @ 7 … Continue reading Teen Thursday
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this spring! Trust us friends, you won't want to miss meeting these literary stars-- including Adam Rubin, Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen, Rhett Miller, Dan Santat, and many more! Dr. Seuss's Birthday! - Sat, March 2 @ 10:30 AM What better way to celebrate this iconic author's … Continue reading BookKids: Ready for Spring!
Inspired by the new year, we’ve set new goals for ourselves! Reading goals, that is. Over the next few months, our booksellers will share their own personal journeys to achieve their reading goals. Below, Kids bookseller & event host Savannah tells us about her own personal resolution to read at least 4 books per month! … Continue reading BookKids: Resolutions to Becoming a Joyful Nerd
We love hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Today, author Varsha Bajaj talks about the value of building a diverse first library for young readers. Explore more from the series here. Your child’s first library hopefully has many picture books with stunning art and magical words. Books are … Continue reading Modern First Library: Creating Lifelong Readers by Varsha Bajaj