BookKids: Austin Kids Take on Battle of the Books

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

BookKids: Bookseller Pirates (Part 1)

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)

BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?

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?

Q&A with Chris Barton

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

BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

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!