Reviews by: Griffin (like the monster) Look what I found! Ya know, when Nathan Hale isn't writing graphic novel versions of historical cannibals, pirates, and warriors, he gets into some crazy and unique works of imagination. While his Hazardous Tales are almost universally beloved, these works, while maybe lesser known, offer utterly unique stories. Meet Apocalypse … Continue reading BookKids Reviews: Apocalypse Taco and One Trick Pony
Review by: Griffin (like the monster) Hi y'all, here we go again! More wonderful graphic novels to stimulate the imagination and increase critical thinking with a wonderfully emotionally complex and fictionally complete choice: Amelia Erroway: Castaway Commander! Twelve-year-old Amelia burns to pilot the great ornithopters of the city of Ables, but her father, Commander Erroway, once … Continue reading BookKids Review: Amelia Erroway, Castaway Commander
Hi y'all! It’s me, Griffin (like the monster), reading your kids’ books so you don’t have to! So, I read these three graphic novels for young readers, more middle than high school, but rife with adolescent drama: The Dragon Path, by Ethan Young (coming May 18th); Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter; … Continue reading BookKids: New Graphic Novels with Griffin (like the monster)
Celebrating the start of fall with some great new(ish) books we're excited about! Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor "Featuring a young protagonist learning to channel his anger responsibly through a talisman given to him by the ghost of his murdered father, this is a superhero origin story set in contemporary Nigeria. After his father--the Chief of … Continue reading BookKids: New Books We Love!
The last few months have been a whirlwind for us all, and we haven’t been able to see any of you in person to share our favorite new releases! For those middle grade readers, aged 8-12, a lot of great books have released this year that we think you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re … Continue reading BookKids: Great Books You May Have Missed – Round 2!
Our Children's Book Buyer Meghan shines the spotlight on three books she's excited about this month! Check out her August picks-- they're all available to order at bookpeople.com. The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story By Tina Cho, illus. by Jess X. Snow Recommended for ages 4 & up Dayeon years to dive deep under the … Continue reading BookKids: Book Buyer’s Spotlight!
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
Meghan shares five books she loves, to inspire young readers to use their voice and change the world! These are all available at bookpeople.com for shipping or curbside pick-up! We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson "In the largest “Own Voices” project ever published, fifty artists … Continue reading BookKids: Use Your Voice, Change the World!
If you love great stories as much as we do, you'll appreciate the value of a signed book. There's something so special when a creator leaves their mark on the page, and we're fortunate enough to host author events year-round that contribute to our collection of signed stock. Here are a mere few that BookKids … Continue reading BookKids: Signed Books We Love!
We all need a laugh these days, right? Here are some books that hit us right in the funny bone... Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea, illus. by Zachariah O'Hora "A gloriously silly whodunnit! Bob Shea is a master storyteller and I am obsessed with Zachariah O'Hora's illustrations, which fill the pages to the … Continue reading BookKids: Books that Make Us Giggle!