Our Kids buyer Meghan G. kicks off the 2018 Modern First Library series. Over the next few months, we'll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Learn more about the initiative below. Four years ago, I got a query from Chris Barton, wondering if there was a … Continue reading BookKids: What is a Modern First Library?
Here at BookKids we love celebrating our local authors! We can't wait to host Samantha M. Clark for her debut middle grade novel, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast! Sam will be here to sign copies on Saturday, July 28 at 2 PM. We hope to see y'all there! In the meantime, enjoy the … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha M. Clark
BookPeople is proud to host a book club for kids ages 8-12 along with local volunteer group Austin Allies. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 12:30 PM. Today we're giving you an inside look at our last meeting, where we discussed Flora and Ulysses by Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo! What do squirrels … Continue reading BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action
Even before working at BookPeople, I always recognized Merrilee when I visited my local bookstore. I loved exploring the kids section, and she was hard to miss-- she's tall and exuberant, ready to share her many hilarious stories at the drop of a hat. Once I started working here, it became even clearer to me … Continue reading BookKids: Merrilee on 24 Years at BookPeople
The days are long and the weather is HOT-- you need something COOL to read! Below, the Kids team recommends a few books to keep your summer reading fresh and fun. Whether you're taking a dip in Barton Springs Pool or hiding at home enjoying the AC, we all need something cool to read this … Continue reading BookKids: Read Something COOL This Summer!
Our Kids buyer Meghan shares some of her favorite books to kick off Pride Month! This blog post was originally posted in Publisher's Weekly. This Tuesday we were joined by fabulous Drag Queens Honey St. Claire, Louisianna Purchase and Mascara Rivers along with Drag King Papi Churro and over 60 listeners for our second successful Drag … Continue reading BookKids: Reading with Pride!
In honor of International Museum Day, we sat down with Museum Educators Sabrina Phillips (School and Teacher Programs) and Monique O’Neil (Family and Community Programs) from the Blanton Museum of Art to chat about Art of the Book (part 1), a new collaboration between the Blanton and BookPeople, where we invite students to interact with authors and … Continue reading BookKids: Art of the Book (part 2)
In honor of International Museum Day, we sat down with Museum Educators Sabrina Phillips (School and Teacher Programs) and Monique O’Neil (Family and Community Programs) from the Blanton Museum of Art to chat about Art of the Book, a new collaboration between the Blanton and BookPeople, where we invite students to interact with authors and … Continue reading BookKids: Art of The Book (part 1)
We're thrilled to host local debut author Cate Berry on Sunday May 20th at 2 PM to share her picture book, Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime! Mark your calendars and check out our Q&A with this wonderful author below. BP: What or who inspired you to write Penguin & Tiny Shrimp? CB: Although … Continue reading Q&A with Cate Berry
We're so excited to host author Michael Fry on Sunday, May 6th at 2 PM to discuss his new book, How to Be a Supervillain: Born to Be Good. This is the follow-up to his hilarious middle grade novel, How to Be a Supervillain. Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer, this series is sure … Continue reading Q&A with Michael Fry