Will B. loves him some spooky reads! Here are a couple that he recommends for the best month of the year... The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz It can be hard to live up to family expectations, but it gets a thousand times harder when you're living up to the expectations of a … Continue reading BookKids: Will’s Spooky Reads for the Season!
Some TTBF highlights to get you ready for the best day ever! This Saturday, October 12th we'll gather at Southwestern University along with some of the best, most exciting voices in the YA world for a day packed with interactive sessions, panels, author signings, and more! Here's a little bit of info to get you … Continue reading Teen Thursday: TTBF is upon us!
Mark your calendars, bookfriends! October is filled with literary stars! Monster Apocalypse with Max Brallier! - Tuesday, October 1st at 6 PM Zombie sluggers! Face painters! Big Mama! We've got all the fixin's for a monster apocalypse starting in our parking lot at 6 pm, followed by a talk & signing with Bluebonnet Award winning … Continue reading BookKids: October Events & Highlights!
Natasha talks about curating the Teen display to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month When I was first asked to write this blog post, I thought, “Why me? I’m a white-passing, mixed Latinx woman who barely speaks Spanish.” I struggled a lot with what to say and how to express how it feels to have half of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Great reads by Latinx authors!
We love getting to know new authors and illustrators, and there's something extra special when they're based in our hometown! We interviewed Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, who co-authored the gorgeous picture book, The Old Truck, which releases in January 2020. Sure, sounds like a long way! But they've come up with a really fun pre-order … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey
Meghan G. talks about some recent favorites that celebrate those wonderful people in our lives: grandparents! Check them out below.... This piece was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. In many stories, grandparents fall into categories of benevolent cookie dispensers, terrifying rule enforcers, or wise but enigmatic relics of a lost age. To be sure, not … Continue reading BookKids: In Celebration of Wrinkles
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!