BookPeople and Austin Allies invite you to come gush, rant, swoon, and ramble all about our favorite thing in the world: BOOKS! Join us at the store Saturday, Nov. 18 at 12:30 PM to talk about Cece Bell's graphic novel, El Deafo. All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to attend. This is the perfect place to make new … Continue reading BookKids: Join our new book club!
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!
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
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!
As June approaches, the BookKids team is hard at work, preparing for all things SUMMER—we’re talking the 5 Book Dive Reading Challenge, Camp Half-Blood, author-led storytimes, and more awesome projects to keep our readers busy until school returns. This is an amazing season at BookPeople; the store fills with the sounds of summer, music and … Continue reading Preparing for Summer in BookKids
Summertime is a great time for superheroes. New movies, books, and comic books are all coming out right about now, telling some of our favorite stories. BookKids staff LOVE these stories--you can hear us talking about them pretty much anywhere in the store! One of our favorite conversations is about who belongs to which side: … Continue reading Heroes vs. Villains: The Infinite Struggle
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!
Help a local child celebrate the holidays by donating to our Giving Tree program! Every year, Merrilee hand-cuts dozens of delicate paper snowflakes to decorate our Giving Tree. On the back of each snowflake is the name and age of a child who would like a book for the Holidays, or a request for a specific … Continue reading The Giving Tree is Up!
Here they are, in no particular order, our top picture books of 2015.
(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?