BookKids Celebrates Banned Books!

It's a special week. September 21-27, 2014, is Banned Books Week. This week, "is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community - librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, … Continue reading BookKids Celebrates Banned Books!

Elizabeth Bluemle – Curiosity, Open Minds, Lively Interest

This is the final month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful … Continue reading Elizabeth Bluemle – Curiosity, Open Minds, Lively Interest

LeUyen Pham: My Kids See Themselves in Every Book They Read

  Guest Post by Author LeUyen Pham This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First … Continue reading LeUyen Pham: My Kids See Themselves in Every Book They Read

Mike Jung Guest Post: More Than A Start

Guest Post by Author Mike Jung This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library … Continue reading Mike Jung Guest Post: More Than A Start

Grace Lin: The Wishes That Many Readers Don’t Know They Have

Guest Post by Author Grace Lin This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We've enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library … Continue reading Grace Lin: The Wishes That Many Readers Don’t Know They Have

Varian Johnson: A Better World

Guest Post by Austin Author Varian Johnson This is the fourth week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and classic picture books to read, visit bookpeople.com. Previous posts in this series: … Continue reading Varian Johnson: A Better World

Don Tate Guest Post: Maybe It’s Just Plain Fate

Guest Post by Austin Author Don Tate This is the fourth week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and classic picture books to read, visit bookpeople.com. Previous posts in this series: … Continue reading Don Tate Guest Post: Maybe It’s Just Plain Fate

Liz Garton Scanlon: All the World Is All of Us

Guest Post by Austin Author Liz Garton Scanlon This is the third week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and classic picture books to read, visit bookpeople.com. … Continue reading Liz Garton Scanlon: All the World Is All of Us

Liz Garton Scanlon: Fear No Difference

Guest Post by Austin Author Liz Garton Scanlon This is the third week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and classic picture books to read, visit bookpeople.com. … Continue reading Liz Garton Scanlon: Fear No Difference