BookKids: Don’t miss these events at the Texas Book Festival!

Out of all the fun-filled family events and festivals our great city has to offer, we have a soft spot for the Texas Book Festival (TBF). For one weekend, downtown Austin transforms into a book lover's dream. White tents take over Congress Avenue to host amazing author signings, fascinating panels, and activities for readers of all ages. … Continue reading BookKids: Don’t miss these events at the Texas Book Festival!

Chris Barton talks with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko

Author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, the author and illustrators behind Why Am I Me? To sign up for Chris's newsletter and be eligible to win a copy of this great new picture book, click here! Why Am I Me? has quickly become … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko

School’s back in session at BookKids!

We can’t believe summer flew by so quickly, but alas, here we are: it’s back-to-school time! We LOVE helping proud parents find a special gift for their young readers, or kids searching for that perfect title to calm first-day jitters. We put together two displays featuring a few of our most beloved back-to-school titles, including … Continue reading School’s back in session at BookKids!

Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Today is a special day in the world of children's literature as we're celebrating 100 years in the life of Beverly Clearly, whose work has been enjoyed by over three generations. Publishing almost fifty books before retiring, she's received the National Medal of Arts award (in the Oval Office), a Newbery Medal, and was named a Library of Congress … Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Where in the World is Esteban?

(All photos originally posted on Drew Daywalt's instagram feed. Follow him: @drewdaywalt!) Last time we saw Esteban the Peagreen Crayon, a giant yarn crayon knitted by bookseller Merrilee, he was departing Austin with Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit, after a book signing here at BookPeople for Drew's new book, The Day the … Continue reading Where in the World is Esteban?