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
~post by Meghan G. Last year around this time I wrote a post about reading to my son during his first 16 months, discussing what books had served us well and what I had noticed about his reading preferences along the way. Now he's two and a half, has a brand-new younger brother, and has … Continue reading Reading with Nikhil: Recommended Books for Kids Aged 1 1/2 – 2 1/2
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson Recommended for ages 5 and up Depicting Carl Sagan's journey from imaginative young dreamer to passionate scientist, this beautiful book will inspire inquisitive youngsters to keep looking up into the night sky and dreaming about what's out there. Little Melba and … Continue reading Curious Minds Start Here: Fascinating Nonfiction for Kids
We are right in the thick of the fall release season. Our shelves in BookKids are starting to approach the bursting point because we are getting so many great new books each week. We will probably wrap up our special edition BookKids new release blog posts in the coming weeks. As always, we'll continue to … Continue reading BookKids New Releases – 9/23/14