BookKids: Don’t miss these events at the Texas Book Festival!

Out of all the fun-filled family events and festivals our great city has to offer, we have a soft spot for the Texas Book Festival (TBF). For one weekend, downtown Austin transforms into a book lover's dream. White tents take over Congress Avenue to host amazing author signings, fascinating panels, and activities for readers of all ages. … Continue reading BookKids: Don’t miss these events at the Texas Book Festival!

New Children’s Books Tackle Race and History with Candor and Grace

­­ ~post by Children's Book Buyer Meghan G. Talking about our country's fraught relationship with race is never easy. Many of us struggle as parents and educators to know how exactly to talk about America's experiences with race and racial prejudice (past and present) with young kids. As "Black Lives Matter" is at the forefront of dialogue in … Continue reading New Children’s Books Tackle Race and History with Candor and Grace

Merrilee Knits a Crayon Named Esteban and other Creations Inspired by Children’s Books

~post by Merrilee, Children's Bookseller & Assistant IM & one of our many resident crafty folk I suspect that knitting and children's books don't usually go together in the average person's mind, but when you love them both as much as I do, it seems inevitable. I've worked here at BookPeople in the children's section … Continue reading Merrilee Knits a Crayon Named Esteban and other Creations Inspired by Children’s Books

BookPeople’s Day with the Legendary Jerry Pinkney!

~post by Meghan G., Children's Book Buyer Yesterday, we had the tremendous fortune to host one of our favorite children's book creators, the acclaimed and many times awarded Jerry Pinkney (seriously, we're talking a Caldecott medal, five Caldecott Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards and four New York Times Best Illustrated Awards). Mr. Pinkney was … Continue reading BookPeople’s Day with the Legendary Jerry Pinkney!

150 Years of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland at The Ransom Center

Quite a long time ago, 150 years in fact, down down down the rabbit hole little Alice went, and when she came out again she was not the same person as went in. Not at all! Her curiously wonderful journey, filled with as many rash impulses and poor choices as any adolescent's life could possibly be, … Continue reading 150 Years of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland at The Ransom Center