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
BookKids: October Events & Highlights!
Mark your calendars, bookfriends! October is filled with literary stars! Monster Apocalypse with Max Brallier! - Tuesday, October 1st at 6 PM Zombie sluggers! Face painters! Big Mama! We've got all the fixin's for a monster apocalypse starting in our parking lot at 6 pm, followed by a talk & signing with Bluebonnet Award winning … Continue reading BookKids: October Events & Highlights!
Teen Thursday: Ah, the smell of new books!
Celebrating the beginning of fall with a LOT of new books & TTBF goodness! New Releases Loki by Mackenzi Lee Mackenzi Lee is a huge bookseller favorite, enchanting Thomas and Rachel R-- just to name a few-- with her previous books, Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue and Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. Loki comes … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Ah, the smell of new books!
BookKids: Take the summer reading challenge!
Dive into summer reading with the 5 Book Dive challenge! On Saturday, May 18th we kicked off summer reading with some of our favorite middle grade authors at the 5 Book Dive festival! We laughed, we danced, we improv'd... we met Elephant & Piggie, wore ridiculous pool floaties, you name it. You got to watch … Continue reading BookKids: Take the summer reading challenge!
BookKids: May Events & Highlights!
All the May happenings in BookKids including the 5 Book Dive Festival, a special guest at Kids Book Club, a 9-year-old author, & more! Kate Williams & Michelle Campbell - Sun, May 5th @ 2 PM What happens when Kate, an 8-year-old girl from Austin, meets Michelle, a professional wildlife guide, while on safari in … Continue reading BookKids: May Events & Highlights!
BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this month, including a high fiving contest with Adam Rubin, celebrating Mercy Watson's origin story, playing tunes with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat, Independent Bookstore Day, and more! No More Poems! with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat - Tues, Apr 15 @ 6:30 PM WEIRDOS OF THE … Continue reading BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!
BookKids: Ready for Spring!
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this spring! Trust us friends, you won't want to miss meeting these literary stars-- including Adam Rubin, Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen, Rhett Miller, Dan Santat, and many more! Dr. Seuss's Birthday! - Sat, March 2 @ 10:30 AM What better way to celebrate this iconic author's … Continue reading BookKids: Ready for Spring!
Modern First Library: Creating Lifelong Readers by Varsha Bajaj
We love hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Today, author Varsha Bajaj talks about the value of building a diverse first library for young readers. Explore more from the series here. Your child’s first library hopefully has many picture books with stunning art and magical words. Books are … Continue reading Modern First Library: Creating Lifelong Readers by Varsha Bajaj
BookKids: February Highlights!
Happy February, friends! Below, check out a round-up of our upcoming events in the Kid Lit world! We hope to see you around the store this month, whether it's for storytime, a book signing, or to decorate cookies! Don’t miss a beat: subscribe to our Kids e-newsletter and follow us on Twitter & Instagram for updates. Author Guest Storytime with Nikkolas … Continue reading BookKids: February Highlights!
BookKids: 12 Days of Storytime!
We're thrilled to offer 12 Days of Storytime as a special holiday treat! Three times a week, we invite families to gather in our cozy amphitheater to enjoy great books, snacks, crafts, and more! Our storytime program is a great way to bring folks in the community together and help build the next generation of … Continue reading BookKids: 12 Days of Storytime!