This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Kids' Event Coordinator, Eugenia, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. As booksellers, we try our best to read as much as we can, not only for our own reading pleasure but in order to recommend books for every … Continue reading BookKids: Eugenia Reads Without Walls
Explore the full author lineup for the newest reading festival in town, the 5 Book Dive Summer Reading Splash! Saturday May 19, 2018 10 AM - 3 PM @ AISD Performing Arts Center Geared towards students grades 3-6, but all are welcome! FREE & open to the public As part of an initiative to foster … Continue reading Just announced: The 5 Book Dive Author Lineup!
From board book biographies to feminist YA, here's something for every BookKid to enjoy this Women's History Month! In a bookstore, we're surrounded by inspiring women -- they're the characters in the pages of our favorite books and the authors who created them. They're the illustrators and artists who give them color, and the subjects … Continue reading BookKids Celebrates Women’s History Month!
Eugenia, coordinadora de eventos y marketing para BookKids, comparte sus recomendaciones en español. Durante un viaje reciente a la ciudad de México, visité la Feria Internacional del Libro del Palacio de Minería. Disfruté muchísimo ver a lectores de todas las edades comprando libros, cargando sus bolsas con las sorpresas que promete cada uno de ellos. … Continue reading BookKids en español: Recomendaciones para divertirnos en dos idiomas
The Kids team is kicking off the new year with love and great books! Here, a look at our latest display, inspired by our upcoming event with Newbery Medal winning author Matt de la Peña and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long on Saturday, January 20 @ 11:30 AM. When we got our hands … Continue reading BookKids kicks off 2018 with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
It's that time of year, y'all! The store is a-buzzin' with folks looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. We're thrilled to share with you the books and fun accompaniments we personally recommend to our customers for the young readers in their lives -- a few of these might even be on our … Continue reading Your BookKids Holiday Gift Guide!
We hit pause on the holidays for an oft-ignored celebration: World Toilet Day! This time of year, turkeys and Christmas trees take over the store. You will find books about these classic holidays on every bookshelf, every display: Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa. But in BookKids, there's always room to play... World Toilet Day (Nov. 19) … Continue reading BookKids celebrates World Toilet Day!
BookPeople and Austin Allies invite you to come gush, rant, swoon, and ramble all about our favorite thing in the world: BOOKS! Join us at the store Saturday, Nov. 18 at 12:30 PM to talk about Cece Bell's graphic novel, El Deafo. All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to attend. This is the perfect place to make new … Continue reading BookKids: Join our new book club!
Out of all the fun-filled family events and festivals our great city has to offer, we have a soft spot for the Texas Book Festival (TBF). For one weekend, downtown Austin transforms into a book lover's dream. White tents take over Congress Avenue to host amazing author signings, fascinating panels, and activities for readers of all ages. … Continue reading BookKids: Don’t miss these events at the Texas Book Festival!
On the eve of Banned Books Week, YA author Patrick Ness spoke to an enthusiastic audience at BookPeople about the inspiration behind his new book, Release. He talked about the impact Judy Blume’s Forever had on him-- its raw honesty and accurate portrayal of teenagers and sexuality was previously unheard of, and for those reasons, … Continue reading Celebrating Banned Books Week in BookKids!