Our Bookseller Pirates share the stories behind their tattoos, inspired by Isaac Fitzgerald's upcoming How to Be a Pirate! We can't wait to host The Internet's favorite biker-bar employee turned picture book author, ISAAC FITZGERALD! Isaac will be here March 5th to read us his delightful tale of a girl who desperately wants to be … Continue reading BookKids: Bookseller Pirates (Part 1)
"There's a lot of talk about how do you get kids to read, but I think you can get at them just by getting them interested in storytelling generally, in whatever format that takes, whether it's film or art..." - Jon Klassen Last fall, we had the pleasure of hosting Jon Klassen in partnership with … Continue reading BookKids: Art of the Book with Jon Klassen
This post was originally published on Publisher's Weekly. I’ve already written about how Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge made me love comics and graphic novels. Is it possible that he could make me love basketball as well? I have to be honest, basketball is not my game. It all happens too fast, and I’m … Continue reading BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?
There's a new YA-lovin' bookseller in town, friends! Her name is Gina, and she's been recommending fantastic books all over the place! If you're looking for graphic novels, aw-inducing romance, and more great stories with LGBTQ+ characters, this is the list for you! Here are some of her recent faves: The Deep & Dark Blue … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Gina’s Picks!
Some exciting announcements, new releases, fun pre-order opportunities, and more! Upcoming Events for Teens Isabel Ibañez, Adrienne Young & Shea Ernshaw - January 31 @ 7 PM We're so excited to celebrate magic, romance, and mystery with these three YA Fantasy picks! Join us at 7 pm and come meet the authors! Linsey Miller- February … Continue reading Teen Thursday: What’s to come…
Austin author Chris Barton has written over 15 books, with a strong emphasis on emotionally nuanced, meticulously researched nonfiction. In his upcoming release from Lerner Books, All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, he tackles the aftermath of a terrible tragedy with sensitivity and hope. The book -- to be published just weeks before … Continue reading Q&A with Chris Barton
Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We're highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. Let's see what bookseller Will B. has to say about the start … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!
Kick off 2020 with great new YA reads, exciting author events, and more! Upcoming Events for Teens Carolyn Cohagan - January 11 @ 5 PM Whether you're an established fan or new to the Time Zero trilogy, this event is great for sci-fi readers who are looking for a heart-pounding, fast-paced series! Ransom Riggs - … Continue reading Teen Thursday: New Year, New Books!
A couple of recommendations from members of our Kids Book Club! The Kids Book Club meets every third Saturday of the month right here at BookPeople! This book club focuses on titles that build empathy in young readers, specifically for kids ages 8-12, but all are welcome! The December meeting was on the smaller side-- … Continue reading BookKids: Book Club Recommends…
A video interview with former White House Photographer Pete Souza and Teen Press Corps journalist Xander Christou! Guess what, friends? We learned a big lesson recently: IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK! Pete Souza, former Official White House Photographer, was coming to the store to celebrate the paperback release of his book, Shade. So we asked … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Interview with Pete Souza