If you love great stories as much as we do, you'll appreciate the value of a signed book. There's something so special when a creator leaves their mark on the page, and we're fortunate enough to host author events year-round that contribute to our collection of signed stock. Here are a mere few that BookKids … Continue reading BookKids: Signed Books We Love!
We all need a laugh these days, right? Here are some books that hit us right in the funny bone... Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea, illus. by Zachariah O'Hora "A gloriously silly whodunnit! Bob Shea is a master storyteller and I am obsessed with Zachariah O'Hora's illustrations, which fill the pages to the … Continue reading BookKids: Books that Make Us Giggle!
Bookfairs Manager and Animal Crossing fan Ellen shares some books to pair with the addictive game everyone's talking about! So, is there anyone else out there who is under the spell of Tom Nook? I know it’s not just me. I saw YA author Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) caught a snapping turtle the … Continue reading We Are NookPeople, a Community Bound by Bells
If you're missing the season, we got ya. Here are some great basketball books for kids & young adults, recommended by Bookfairs Manager and avid Spurs fan, Ellen! Usually, the spring is a great time for a sports fan. NBA, NCAA basketball and baseball, MLB resumes, grand slam tennis, Stanley Cup, and the Masters. And … Continue reading BookKids: Dear Sports, We Miss You
Like many of you, our Children’s Book Buyer Meghan is spending a little more time than usual at home with her family. So we thought it would be useful– and even, dare we say, fun?– to have her try out some activities and share her recommendations for y’all to keep kiddos engaged and busy at home! … Continue reading BookKids: Homeschooling Recommendation of the Week!
Like many of you, our Children's Book Buyer Meghan is spending a little more time than usual at home with her family. So we thought it would be useful-- and even, dare we say, fun?-- to have her try out some activities and share her recommendations for y'all to keep kiddos engaged and busy at … Continue reading BookKids: Homeschooling Recommendation of the Week!
Looking for the perfect puzzle for your whole family? Meghan G. tried a few with her kids this week! We have these puzzles in stock at the store, and you can order online via the link in the blog. Enjoy! Looking for something to entertain your stir-crazy kids? Me too! Luckily, we are a family … Continue reading BookKids: A Great Time to Start a New Puzzle!
We're SO excited to feature Austin author Christina Soontornvat as a guest blogger today! Christina's upcoming middle grade novel, A Wish in the Dark, is set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world where food has an important role. As soon as we're introduced to our hero, Pong, we also see his interesting connection to nearby hanging … Continue reading BookKids: A Literary Treat!
Our Bookseller Pirates share the stories behind their tattoos, inspired by Isaac Fitzgerald’s upcoming How to Be a Pirate! Check out Part 1 here. Picture book author Isaac Fitzgerald will be here March 5th to read us his delightful tale of a girl who desperately wants to be a pirate and turns to her tattooed … Continue reading BookKids: Bookseller Pirates (part 2)
Meghan G, BP's Children's Programming Director, shares her experience at Austin ISD's Battle of the Books! This blog post was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. I’ve been hearing about Austin ISD’s epic Battle of the Books events for years from the middle school librarians we work with. I’ve always been curious, but I didn’t actually … Continue reading BookKids: Austin Kids Take on Battle of the Books