Some fall teen titles our booksellers are excited for... Sure, we're a teensy bit sad summer's coming to an end, but we're also DYING FOR THESE BOOKS TO HIT THE SHELVES! We're not the most patient of people. We're BookPeople! Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Akwaeke Emezi is coming to Texas Teen Book Festival this year, … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Fall Titles We’re Freaking Out Over!
In case you were asleep last week, the full author line-up for the 2019 Texas Teen Book Festival is now live! We're counting the days 'til October 12th, when we'll gather with a bunch of our closest *friends* to celebrate all things YA! This will be the 11th annual TTBF and it's the first at … Continue reading Teen Thursday: TTBF Author Line-up!
Pride recommendations from our booksellers and TPC for today's Teen Thursday! IT'S PRIDE, Y'ALL! June celebrates LGBTQ+ history and in honor of that, our booksellers are recommending some of their fave books that feature or center queer characters and their experiences. From lighthearted romance to swashbuckling adventure and magical realism, we have a little bit … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Pride Edition!
Dive into summer reading with the 5 Book Dive challenge! On Saturday, May 18th we kicked off summer reading with some of our favorite middle grade authors at the 5 Book Dive festival! We laughed, we danced, we improv'd... we met Elephant & Piggie, wore ridiculous pool floaties, you name it. You got to watch … Continue reading BookKids: Take the summer reading challenge!
Here's what the Kids team is reading and loving lately. Every month we'll feature a few titles, from picture books to middle grade, graphic novels, YA fiction, fantasy & more! Check out more Kids bookseller recommendations on our Instagram (@bookpeople)! Savannah raved about Llama Destroys the World for months-- and it's finally out! She said: … Continue reading BookKids: What We’re Lovin’
All the May happenings in BookKids including the 5 Book Dive Festival, a special guest at Kids Book Club, a 9-year-old author, & more! Kate Williams & Michelle Campbell - Sun, May 5th @ 2 PM What happens when Kate, an 8-year-old girl from Austin, meets Michelle, a professional wildlife guide, while on safari in … Continue reading BookKids: May Events & Highlights!
Eugenia's most anticipated titles for spring and summer, which you can pre-order through your local independent bookstore! One of the biggest perks of working at a bookstore is being able to get our grubby hands on books months before their release. Advanced Readers Copies (ARCs) are scattered all over our offices, the break room, the … Continue reading BookKids: What We’re Lovin’ – Early Readers Edition
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this month, including a high fiving contest with Adam Rubin, celebrating Mercy Watson's origin story, playing tunes with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat, Independent Bookstore Day, and more! No More Poems! with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat - Tues, Apr 15 @ 6:30 PM WEIRDOS OF THE … Continue reading BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!
A look at the new displays in our Kids section, inspired by the spring season! This blog post was originally posted in Publisher’s Weekly. Although it is still technically February as I write this blog, by the time it posts it will be March. And March around here means spring (no matter the official dates on … Continue reading BookKids: Spring Comes to Texas!
What's going on in the YA world? A look into this week's releases and upcoming events for teens! New Releases! SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson Twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak came out. It was life-changing for many who read it, and yet, two decades later, the system is still broken. SHOUT is a … Continue reading Teen Thursday!