Celebrating Banned Books Week in BookKids!

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!

Chris Barton talks with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko

Author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, the author and illustrators behind Why Am I Me? To sign up for Chris's newsletter and be eligible to win a copy of this great new picture book, click here! Why Am I Me? has quickly become … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko

School’s back in session at BookKids!

We can’t believe summer flew by so quickly, but alas, here we are: it’s back-to-school time! We LOVE helping proud parents find a special gift for their young readers, or kids searching for that perfect title to calm first-day jitters. We put together two displays featuring a few of our most beloved back-to-school titles, including … Continue reading School’s back in session at BookKids!

April Browsing in BookKids

Spring came early in Austin, as it tends to, and the wildflowers— at least the bluebonnets, the Indian paintbrush, and the poppies— are making room for the heartier Mexican hats and sunflowers. Gardens are growing lush with all the wonderful rain, ready to burst with fruits and vegetables!  It’s the perfect time of year to learn more … Continue reading April Browsing in BookKids