Teen Thursday: The TPC’S 2019 Favorites!

This was originally published in the Teen Press Corps' blog: bookpeopleteens.wordpress.com The Teen Press Corps recently got together to talk BOOKS (as we do), going over what stories captured our hearts in 2019 and what we’re dying to get our hands on in 2020, like Infinity Son and Sword in the Stars! Here are a bunch of our … Continue reading Teen Thursday: The TPC’S 2019 Favorites!

Teen Thursday: Favorite Teen Books of 2019!

Holiday shopping, anyone? Here are some of our booksellers' favorite teen books of the year! Find more in our Holiday Catalog, which we distribute in-store. Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden "From the Austin author of the graphic novels On a Sunbeam and Spinning, comes an all-new tale to wrap yourself in. Are You Listening? … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Favorite Teen Books of 2019!

BookKids: October Events & Highlights!

 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!

Teen Thursday: Great reads by Latinx authors!

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!

BookKids: Q&A with Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey

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

BookKids: In Celebration of Wrinkles

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

Teen Thursday: Fall Titles We’re Freaking Out Over!

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!