BookKids: Ellen Reads Without Walls

This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Bookfairs' Manager, Ellen, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. For more posts in this series, click here.  I consider myself a fairly omnivorous reader of children’s and YA books. When it was asked of us to consider writing a Reading Without … Continue reading BookKids: Ellen Reads Without Walls

BookKids Celebrates Women’s History Month!

From board book biographies to feminist YA, here's something for every BookKid to enjoy this Women's History Month! In a bookstore, we're surrounded by inspiring women -- they're the characters in the pages of our favorite books and the authors who created them. They're the illustrators and artists who give them color, and the subjects … Continue reading BookKids Celebrates Women’s History Month!

BookKids kicks off 2018 with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

The Kids team is kicking off the new year with love and great books! Here, a look at our latest display, inspired by our upcoming event with Newbery Medal winning author Matt de la Peña and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long on Saturday, January 20 @ 11:30 AM. When we got our hands … Continue reading BookKids kicks off 2018 with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Chris Barton talks with Jason Gallaher and Jess Pauwels

Author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with fellow Austin author Jason Gallaher and Belgian illustrator Jess Pauwels about their picture book Whobert Whover, Owl Detective. BookPeople hosted Jason for this book launch on Saturday, July 22, and it was a WHO-OOT! We learned fun facts about owls, ate some delicious owl … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Jason Gallaher and Jess Pauwels

Primp Your Pooch for Our Wiener Wolf Contest

In only 13 days BookPeople, the Central Texas Dachshund Rescue, and Frank (the local Austin restaurant specializing in hotdogs) will all be coming together to celebrate the release of Jeff Crosby's new book, Wiener Wolf. This fun, wonderful picture book tells the tale of a little wiener dog (oh, all right, a dachshund) who wishes … Continue reading Primp Your Pooch for Our Wiener Wolf Contest

A Week of Ranger’s Apprentice Camp

Last week, our Ranger's Apprentices completed their first week of training at our <a href="">Ranger's Apprentice camp</a>.  Some of us from the store had the opportunity to visit the apprentices working hard at their training, and we were able to shoot a little video: And if you were wondering what all that woodcraft, archery, and … Continue reading A Week of Ranger’s Apprentice Camp