Holiday shopping, anyone? Here are some of our booksellers’ favorite Kids books of the year! Find more in our Holiday Catalog, which we distribute in-store. Saturday by Oge More "Saturday is the most special day of the week for Ava. She and her mother look forward to it all week long. The list of things … Continue reading BookKids: Favorite Kids Books of 2019!
Explore some recent middle grade reads beloved and recommended by the BookKids staff! These are ideal for readers ages 8-12 with a goofy sense of humor and a thirst for great adventure! Charlie Hernández and the Castle of Bones by Ryan Calejo *Recommended by WILL B!* "The first Charlie Hernandez book was something that really … Continue reading BookKids: Middle Grade Magic!
We're honored and thrilled to reveal the cover for Mari Mancusi's forthcoming novel about the world’s first augmented-reality video-game theme park, DRAGON OPS! We've had the pleasure of working closely with the Austin-based author over the years, most recently hosting her for the release of The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek, which is … Continue reading BookKids: Exclusive Dragon Ops COVER REVEAL!
This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Art Director, Tomoko, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. For more posts in this series, click here. I’ve been dying to read Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi because it's based on a subject I know … Continue reading BookKids: Tomoko Reads Without Walls
In case you're keeping track of things BookPeople staff love, here's one more to add to the list - our pets! Pets are great. They love unconditionally, trust us 100%, exhibit unique personalities, provide us endless entertainment & companionship, and are definitely part of the family. Pets are also great for struggling, emerging, or reluctant … Continue reading BookPeople Pets!
~ post by children's book buyer Meghan G. Local author Liz Garton Scanlon has been giving us beautifully written picture books to sell for years, so I was intrigued to hear she was coming out with her first novel for kids. And, with an enchanting blend of science, faith, dreams, and adventure, I'm happy to … Continue reading Having a GREAT GOOD SUMMER with LIZ GARTON SCANLON
~Post by Demi, the BookKids Marketing and Merchandising Manager. She enjoys dramatic acts of heroism, complex and conflicted villains, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which has both. This month in BookKids we’re celebrating heroes and villains, good guys and bad guys. Some of my favorite heroes and villains come from children’s books--Harry Potter, Severus Snape, … Continue reading Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?
If you are a regular reader of this blog and follow our BookKids blog posts, then you already know that we love dogs and summer time. Here's one more bookseller love you can add to the list - food. Yes, there are a bunch of foodies and home chefs on our staff. As a result, … Continue reading Food, Glorious Food!
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson is a recent release that the staff has fallen in love with. It's about a blue-haired girl named Astrid who finds herself without the company of her best friend, loves roller derby but isn't very good at it, and is in big trouble with her mom. Demi says, "it's about friendships, … Continue reading Roller Girl Revolution!
Believe it or not, our booksellers didn't always want to be booksellers. Sure, we love our jobs now but when we were kids, we had lots of other ideas for what we wanted to do when we grew up. There is a great new book out that uses an infographic-style to take a closer look … Continue reading When I Grow Up . . .