We're thrilled to share a review of Madeline Miller's Circe written by one of the newest members of the Teen Press Corps, Ava. This review was originally published in the TPC blog, where you can read thoughtful reviews, author interviews, & more from these Austin teen readers! When it comes to the recent publication of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: CIRCE Review from Teen Press Corps!
Our Kids buyer Meghan G. talks about our growing field trip program! This blog post was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. Last week, we had three preschool field trips in three days, which served as a really sweet end to our summer programming in the store. It’s true that summer’s not exactly over, but everything … Continue reading BookKids: Fun with Field Trips!
Some fall teen titles our booksellers are excited for... Sure, we're a teensy bit sad summer's coming to an end, but we're also DYING FOR THESE BOOKS TO HIT THE SHELVES! We're not the most patient of people. We're BookPeople! Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Akwaeke Emezi is coming to Texas Teen Book Festival this year, … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Fall Titles We’re Freaking Out Over!
In case you were asleep last week, the full author line-up for the 2019 Texas Teen Book Festival is now live! We're counting the days 'til October 12th, when we'll gather with a bunch of our closest *friends* to celebrate all things YA! This will be the 11th annual TTBF and it's the first at … Continue reading Teen Thursday: TTBF Author Line-up!
More book covers that look good enough to eat! Today, we're looking at delicious books for the littlest readers... Yesterday, I went through some YA covers that used food to lure readers to the shelf! As a huge picture book lover, I HAD to look at some of my favorite titles for young readers that … Continue reading BookKids: Books that Make Me HANGRY!
We look at some delicious YA covers, which are perfect for the summer season... Food and books are my favorite things, so I'm really into this trend of book covers with food on them. What a way to draw me to the shelf! Here we look at some old and new faves with covers that … Continue reading Teen Thursday: YA Covers Good Enough to Eat!
Listen, we love summer time, but...can it be fall already?! Here are a few upcoming titles our booksellers can't wait to get on our shelves! Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe (Oct. 1st) This picture book comes highly anticipated by Eugenia, who says: "Are you kidding me with this book?!!!! A picture book hasn't … Continue reading BookKids: Fall Titles We’re Lovin’!
Eugenia talks about YA thrillers that kept her up past her bedtime! I have no idea where my love for teen thrillers comes from-- I'm gonna say it's from growing up on a healthy dose of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl. Yes, I'll argue that in a way, GG was a thriller. Y'all, these … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Hot Summer Thrillers
Pride recommendations from our booksellers and TPC for today's Teen Thursday! IT'S PRIDE, Y'ALL! June celebrates LGBTQ+ history and in honor of that, our booksellers are recommending some of their fave books that feature or center queer characters and their experiences. From lighthearted romance to swashbuckling adventure and magical realism, we have a little bit … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Pride Edition!
Kids booksellers share some of their recommendations to celebrate Pride Month! It's Pride, y'all! We kicked off the month with a wonderful, music-filled Drag Storytime and we've been walking on air ever since! A huge shout-out to the performers who dazzled our guests with their outfits, dancing, and reading: Papi Churro, Channing Ate'em, Mad Max, … Continue reading BookKids: Reading with Pride!