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
Our Bookseller Pirates share the stories behind their tattoos, inspired by Isaac Fitzgerald's upcoming How to Be a Pirate! We can't wait to host The Internet's favorite biker-bar employee turned picture book author, ISAAC FITZGERALD! Isaac will be here March 5th to read us his delightful tale of a girl who desperately wants to be … Continue reading BookKids: Bookseller Pirates (Part 1)
"There's a lot of talk about how do you get kids to read, but I think you can get at them just by getting them interested in storytelling generally, in whatever format that takes, whether it's film or art..." - Jon Klassen Last fall, we had the pleasure of hosting Jon Klassen in partnership with … Continue reading BookKids: Art of the Book with Jon Klassen
This post was originally published on Publisher's Weekly. I’ve already written about how Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge made me love comics and graphic novels. Is it possible that he could make me love basketball as well? I have to be honest, basketball is not my game. It all happens too fast, and I’m … Continue reading BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?
Austin author Chris Barton has written over 15 books, with a strong emphasis on emotionally nuanced, meticulously researched nonfiction. In his upcoming release from Lerner Books, All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, he tackles the aftermath of a terrible tragedy with sensitivity and hope. The book -- to be published just weeks before … Continue reading Q&A with Chris Barton
Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We've been highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. We're also excited to host the author Mari Mancusi along with … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!
Holiday shopping, anyone? Here are some of our booksellers’ favorite Kids books of the year! Find more in our Holiday Catalog, which we distribute in-store. Saturday by Oge More "Saturday is the most special day of the week for Ava. She and her mother look forward to it all week long. The list of things … Continue reading BookKids: Favorite Kids Books of 2019!