Explore some recent middle grade reads beloved and recommended by the BookKids staff! These are ideal for readers ages 8-12 with a goofy sense of humor and a thirst for great adventure! Charlie Hernández and the Castle of Bones by Ryan Calejo *Recommended by WILL B!* "The first Charlie Hernandez book was something that really … Continue reading BookKids: Middle Grade Magic!
We're honored to host Jean Mendoza for An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, which she adapted for young readers along with Debbie Reese. Mendoza will be here Tuesday, November 26th at 7 PM-- we hope you'll join us! In the meantime, check out this Q&A with the author and bookseller Rachel R, who has … Continue reading Q&A with Jean Mendoza
This week our booksellers have their sights set on fantastical happenings and...murder? See what your favorite bookfriends have to say about their current reads.The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern I had my nose buried so deeply in Erin Morgenstern's sophomore novel, The Starless Sea, that I missed several overhead pages at BookPeople and a storewide … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/20
November's flying right by and we haven't even had time to enjoy the mild weather settling in. It's been a busy couple of weeks for sure, but we're always thankful for a moment to slow down and appreciate all the lovely new titles coming into the store. Check out these new books that are giving … Continue reading Thankful for New Releases!
Earlier this month we had the honor of welcoming back to the store bestselling author André Aciman for a reading and discussion of his latest novel, Find Me. In it, he continues the story of Oliver and Elio that began with the smash-hit Call Me By Your Name. It's a title that our booksellers absolutely devoured (Read … Continue reading André Aciman on the BookPeople Podcast!
A look at some YA books that bookseller Rachel R has been lovin' lately! Rachel always has some amazing recommendations up her sleeve... check 'em out below: Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot "I've always loved Dinah, and this graphic novel is full of the best parts of this incredible character. The art by Cara … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Rachel R’s Latest Loves!
The Lost Coast by Amy Rose CapettaThis book blew me away. The deftness of Capetta's writing pulls off what in another author's hands would come off as cheap or silly. I was particularly drawn to the representation of the landscapes' flora and fauna as characters just as important as the humans. This transhumanism invokes such … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/13
BookFriends, the cold is settling in on Central Texas, but our new releases keep coming and they're keeping us cozy while inside the store. This week we've got a few titles celebrating some icons we've lost in recent years, some stellar non-fiction, and a special treat for Michael Crichton fans! Read along for more! Carrie … Continue reading Brace for Cold Weather with ~HOT~ New Releases!
Last month we had the pleasure of hosting Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of Ego is the Enemy and The Obstacle is the Way, for a presentation on his new book, Stillness is the Key -- a title that offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. Holiday spoke at length about … Continue reading Ryan Holiday on the BookPeople Podcast!
This was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. At the beginning of Tuesday night’s Wrecking Ball release event, Jeff Kinney said that after 14 years of straightforward tours, he wanted to mix it up—and that’s exactly what he did. The show pulled out all the stops and more—raising the bar for interactive, kid-oriented fun that rewards longtime super-fans … Continue reading BookKids: Letting Kids Be Kids: A ‘Wrecking Ball’ Event for the Ages