We're SO excited to feature Austin author Christina Soontornvat as a guest blogger today! Christina's upcoming middle grade novel, A Wish in the Dark, is set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world where food has an important role. As soon as we're introduced to our hero, Pong, we also see his interesting connection to nearby hanging … Continue reading BookKids: A Literary Treat!
Austin author Chris Barton has written over 15 books, with a strong emphasis on emotionally nuanced, meticulously researched nonfiction. In his upcoming release from Lerner Books, All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, he tackles the aftermath of a terrible tragedy with sensitivity and hope. The book -- to be published just weeks before … Continue reading Q&A with Chris Barton
This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Bookfairs' Manager, Ellen, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. For more posts in this series, click here. I consider myself a fairly omnivorous reader of children’s and YA books. When it was asked of us to consider writing a Reading Without … Continue reading BookKids: Ellen Reads Without Walls
Daniel Kilday stops by the store this Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss his children's book, Molly Warner: School Reporter. Mark your calendars and check out Kilday's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below. BP: What are you reading these days? DK: This is a little embarrassing, but I read a lot of … Continue reading Daniel Kilday on barbecue, orange groves & J.K. Rowling
From board book biographies to feminist YA, here's something for every BookKid to enjoy this Women's History Month! In a bookstore, we're surrounded by inspiring women -- they're the characters in the pages of our favorite books and the authors who created them. They're the illustrators and artists who give them color, and the subjects … Continue reading BookKids Celebrates Women’s History Month!
Emily Ecton stops by the store this Saturday, February 17 at 6 p.m. to discuss her new chapter book, The Ambrose Deception. It's a must read for kids and adults alike! Check out Emily's answers to the BookPeople Questionnaire below. BP: What are you reading these days? EE: I'm not reading much right now because … Continue reading Emily Ecton on staying up late, NPR & the word ‘snort’
It's that time of year, y'all! The store is a-buzzin' with folks looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. We're thrilled to share with you the books and fun accompaniments we personally recommend to our customers for the young readers in their lives -- a few of these might even be on our … Continue reading Your BookKids Holiday Gift Guide!
BookPeople and Austin Allies invite you to come gush, rant, swoon, and ramble all about our favorite thing in the world: BOOKS! Join us at the store Saturday, Nov. 18 at 12:30 PM to talk about Cece Bell's graphic novel, El Deafo. All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to attend. This is the perfect place to make new … Continue reading BookKids: Join our new book club!
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!
Terri Farley has always loved horses, riding, and the wide open sky. She has worked as a waitress, a journalist, and a teacher, and now writes books full time. She is the author of The Phantom Stallion series for young readers and Seven Tears Into The Sea, a contemporary Celtic fantasy YA. In September, she … Continue reading BookKids are Wild at Heart!