Our Kids booksellers recommend exploring these fantastic titles that go beyond the world of Harry Potter... check out their favorites! Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia "My favorite new hero's journey! When Tristan Strong, wracked with grief and guilt over a friend's death, is tricked into destroying a bottle tree … Continue reading BookKids: Fantasies That Go Beyond Harry Potter
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!
Local author Mari Mancusi ran one of the most successful pre-order campaigns we've seen for the release of her new middle grade novel, The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek. We were inspired by her amazing efforts and asked her a few of our most burning questions! Check out the Q&A below and mark … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Mari Mancusi
Here at BookKids we love celebrating our local authors! We can't wait to host Samantha M. Clark for her debut middle grade novel, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast! Sam will be here to sign copies on Saturday, July 28 at 2 PM. We hope to see y'all there! In the meantime, enjoy the … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha M. Clark
Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of the book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and/or socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the Book People community would enjoy. One Page Salon @ The Whip In Tuesday Oct 6th at … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – October
School will be out soon and it will be time for kids of all ages to embark on another great summer adventure. BookKids staff suggest some great adventure stories to get the summer started off on a high note. We also have these books and many more on display in BookKids this month. JOHN G. … Continue reading Amazing Adventures
The Last Wild by Piers Torday Reviewed by Arian B. Full disclosure, I love animals. Pretty much any kind. Even the ones that a lot of people think are gross. I'm the person at a party who will go sit with the host's cat/dog/bunny/chicken and be totally happy and content. As a child I obsessed over … Continue reading BookPeople Review: THE LAST WILD – Adventure, Compassion & A Talking Cockroach
"Adventure can be thrilling, breathtaking, and a powerful obsessive force. But it can also be dangerous, terrifying and painfully lonely. I'm so glad we have each other." Welcome to the first installment of Book Vloggin' with Jan! Each month, Jan will pick a different topic and tell us about her must-read books. This month she's … Continue reading Book Vloggin’ with Jan