Continuing our bookseller series with... Ellen! As BookPeople's Bookfairs Manager, Ellen is always busy working with schools to put together awesome bookfairs for their students! Learn more about her favorite books, quotes, and her delicious ice-cream making abilities below! How long have you worked at BookPeople? E: Seven years! What is your favorite thing about … Continue reading Meet the Bookseller: Ellen!
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!
A Mid-year Round-Up for Middle Grade Readers 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 … Continue reading BookKids: Great Books You May Have Missed! Round 1
Kids bookseller Natasha is sharing some of her favorite YA retellings! Check out the list below! Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim: A stunning gender-swapped Count of Monte Cristo retelling. Truly a rags to riches story about a girl, Amaya, working as a slave on a fishing boat and when she is released, she finds … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Natasha’s Favorite Retellings!
Where's the time going? March felt like an eternity...April zoomed by...and now May seems to be picking up speed faster than a rollicking thriller. There's a lot going on, we know, but consider slowing down with a good read. There's a new Jenny Zhang poetry collection, some art criticism from Crudo author, Olivia Laing, and … Continue reading A Look at This Week’s New Release Titles
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!
Bookfairs Manager and Animal Crossing fan Ellen shares some books to pair with the addictive game everyone's talking about! So, is there anyone else out there who is under the spell of Tom Nook? I know it’s not just me. I saw YA author Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) caught a snapping turtle the … Continue reading We Are NookPeople, a Community Bound by Bells
If you're missing the season, we got ya. Here are some great basketball books for kids & young adults, recommended by Bookfairs Manager and avid Spurs fan, Ellen! Usually, the spring is a great time for a sports fan. NBA, NCAA basketball and baseball, MLB resumes, grand slam tennis, Stanley Cup, and the Masters. And … Continue reading BookKids: Dear Sports, We Miss You
Every once in a while a title comes along that sweeps us off our feet, I mean, totally takes booksellers by storm, and in this early part of the year it's Brandon Taylor's Real Life. The first full-length novel from Taylor is a startlingly intimate look at the interior life of a gay Black man … Continue reading Raven Reviews Brandon Taylor’s ‘Real Life’