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!
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. In a dilapidated shared house in Sheffield, Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar and Randeep are middle-class boys whose families are slowly sinking into financial ruin, bound together by Avtar’s secret. Randeep, in … Continue reading New Books! 3/29/16
We were very excited to have hosted George Saunders in our store this past Sunday. He delighted us with his conversation on his new book The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip and has now gifted us his favorite children's book recommendations. Check them out! The Happy Hocky Family by Lane Smith Here is the Hocky family … Continue reading George Saunders Recommends for Kids…
~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
~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
~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!
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