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!
Celebrating the beginning of fall with a LOT of new books & TTBF goodness! New Releases Loki by Mackenzi Lee Mackenzi Lee is a huge bookseller favorite, enchanting Thomas and Rachel R-- just to name a few-- with her previous books, Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue and Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. Loki comes … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Ah, the smell of new books!
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!
More book covers that look good enough to eat! Today, we're looking at delicious books for the littlest readers... Yesterday, I went through some YA covers that used food to lure readers to the shelf! As a huge picture book lover, I HAD to look at some of my favorite titles for young readers that … Continue reading BookKids: Books that Make Me HANGRY!
Listen, we love summer time, but...can it be fall already?! Here are a few upcoming titles our booksellers can't wait to get on our shelves! Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe (Oct. 1st) This picture book comes highly anticipated by Eugenia, who says: "Are you kidding me with this book?!!!! A picture book hasn't … Continue reading BookKids: Fall Titles We’re Lovin’!
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!
Kids booksellers share some of their recommendations to celebrate Pride Month! It's Pride, y'all! We kicked off the month with a wonderful, music-filled Drag Storytime and we've been walking on air ever since! A huge shout-out to the performers who dazzled our guests with their outfits, dancing, and reading: Papi Churro, Channing Ate'em, Mad Max, … Continue reading BookKids: Reading with Pride!
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!
For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Tomoko is celebrating some of her favorite books written by authors of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer so badly. I wrote all the time and I loved the idea of being the crafter of a world that … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Tomoko Recommends
Happy Teen Thursday, y'all! Below, some exciting upcoming events and new releases to add to your TBR piles... Kick off the summer with these amazing authors: Emma Berquist - Thurs May 30 @ 7PM We're thrilled to welcome local author Emma Berquist back to BookPeople! She captivated readers with her debut, Devils Unto Dust, which … Continue reading Teen Thursday!