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
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!
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!
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
Help a local child celebrate the holidays by donating to our Giving Tree program! Every year, Merrilee hand-cuts dozens of delicate paper snowflakes to decorate our Giving Tree. On the back of each snowflake is the name and age of a child who would like a book for the Holidays, or a request for a specific … Continue reading The Giving Tree is Up!
The weather on Monday was perfect, the crowd of Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter campers was perfect, and the signing just flew by. I guess you could sum up the event in one word: Perfect! Here are some of the adorable photos of kids having a great time at our Son of Neptune Party for … Continue reading Son of Neptune Party Pics
Where to begin? First off we have the wonderful Rick Riordan joining us next Monday to sign copies of his new book, Son of Neptune. This event is going to be big and fun and a little crazy so for information, click here. However if the fact that Rick Riordan's going to be here isn't … Continue reading What’s Happening in BookKids?
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
Last week, our Ranger's Apprentices completed their first week of training at our <a href="http://web.me.com/camphalfblood/Rangers_Apprentice_Camp/Home.html">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
When you are young, summer is the best part of the year. There's no school, no homework, no bossy teachers. Days are spent at camp, swimming in the pool, or lazing around the house watching TV and playing video games. I envy the youth this summer, and not just because they don't seem to find … Continue reading O’ To Be Young in the Summer