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 . . .
When most people think of poetry for kids, Shel Silverstein often comes to mind, and rightly so since his poems are a silly and delightful right-of-passage for any child. April, being National Poetry Month, offers the perfect time to take a look at the variety and scope of poetry for children beyond the Silverstein collections. … Continue reading Kids Poetry Month: Novels & Nonfiction in Verse!
There are only so many hours in the day, so many days in a year, and always, there are more books than we can possibly read. You probably understand this problem. Many of us on staff at BookPeople keep track of the books we read over the course of a calendar year. There are always … Continue reading Kids Books from 2014 You Might Have Missed
We love this state of ours. It's rich in history, culture, beauty, great food, and talent. Here are some of our favorite kid's books written by Texas authors or books about the Lone Star State. Merrilee~ Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein My mom used to say you could … Continue reading Home Sweet Texas
Keep Austin Weird is a familiar and apropos motto here in Austin. In BookKids, we even have a weird picture book section. Books get shelved in weird if they are just a little off beat for some reason. It could be the artwork, story, format, or the general "feel" of the book that gets it … Continue reading Keep Austin Reading Weird 2015