Today we shine a spotlight on our newest addition to the Kids team, author Leila Sales! We got a chance to ask her all about her favorite childhood reads, her ideal literary bestie, and gift ideas for all your holiday shopping. Read the Q&A below and come and see us to get some personal recommendations … Continue reading BookKids: Meet our new bookseller!
A look into some great titles that inspire young readers to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math, in honor of National STEM Day (Nov. 8) We love books that inspire readers to get out of their comfort zone and discover new skills! Whether it's a recipe book or a graphic novel about science, we … Continue reading BookKids: Celebrating National STEM Day with great books!
Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, Austin drag queen and storyteller Honey St. Claire shares her story. Read more from the series here. I’m Honey St. Claire, Austin’s most prominent gluten-free drag queen. During my time as a performer … Continue reading Modern First Library: Books for Current and Future Queens by Honey St. Claire
Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, author Xelena González shares her story. If you missed the introduction to the series, you can read it here. Before becoming an author I was a librarian. And before librarianship came motherhood. It … Continue reading Modern First Library: A Story of Skin by Xelena González
Our Kids buyer Meghan G. kicks off the 2018 Modern First Library series. Over the next few months, we'll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Learn more about the initiative below. Four years ago, I got a query from Chris Barton, wondering if there was a … Continue reading BookKids: What is a Modern First Library?
Even before working at BookPeople, I always recognized Merrilee when I visited my local bookstore. I loved exploring the kids section, and she was hard to miss-- she's tall and exuberant, ready to share her many hilarious stories at the drop of a hat. Once I started working here, it became even clearer to me … Continue reading BookKids: Merrilee on 24 Years at BookPeople
The days are long and the weather is HOT-- you need something COOL to read! Below, the Kids team recommends a few books to keep your summer reading fresh and fun. Whether you're taking a dip in Barton Springs Pool or hiding at home enjoying the AC, we all need something cool to read this … Continue reading BookKids: Read Something COOL This Summer!
Our Kids buyer Meghan shares some of her favorite books to kick off Pride Month! This blog post was originally posted in Publisher's Weekly. This Tuesday we were joined by fabulous Drag Queens Honey St. Claire, Louisianna Purchase and Mascara Rivers along with Drag King Papi Churro and over 60 listeners for our second successful Drag … Continue reading BookKids: Reading with Pride!
In honor of International Museum Day, we sat down with Museum Educators Sabrina Phillips (School and Teacher Programs) and Monique O’Neil (Family and Community Programs) from the Blanton Museum of Art to chat about Art of the Book (part 1), a new collaboration between the Blanton and BookPeople, where we invite students to interact with authors and … Continue reading BookKids: Art of the Book (part 2)
Eugenia, coordinadora de eventos y marketing para BookKids, comparte sus recomendaciones en español. Durante un viaje reciente a la ciudad de México, visité la Feria Internacional del Libro del Palacio de Minería. Disfruté muchísimo ver a lectores de todas las edades comprando libros, cargando sus bolsas con las sorpresas que promete cada uno de ellos. … Continue reading BookKids en español: Recomendaciones para divertirnos en dos idiomas