Kids bookseller Natasha is sharing some of her favorite YA retellings! Check out the list below! Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim: A stunning gender-swapped Count of Monte Cristo retelling. Truly a rags to riches story about a girl, Amaya, working as a slave on a fishing boat and when she is released, she finds … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Natasha’s Favorite Retellings!
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! Where we bring you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps blog! Don't forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news! Texas Teen Book Fest 2015 News! It's that time of year again - … Continue reading Teen Thursday 7/2/15
Believe it or not, our booksellers didn't always want to be booksellers. Sure, we love our jobs now but when we were kids, we had lots of other ideas for what we wanted to do when we grew up. There is a great new book out that uses an infographic-style to take a closer look … Continue reading When I Grow Up . . .
It's that time of year when everything, even familiar things, feels new again. We smile more, the air is clear (unless you count the pollen), the bluebonnets are back, and we are starting to break out our warmer-weather clothing. It's spring! Spring has to be one of the prettiest seasons in BookKids. Easter and spring … Continue reading Bunnies, chicks, and eggs, oh my!
Last month, NPR revealed a new book list called Book Your Trip. It is a list made up of adult and children's books that feature different modes of transportation. Some books focus on boats, some on horses, and some on miscellaneous methods such as a giant peach and time. NPR's list does not include books … Continue reading Walk, Run, Fly, or Ride: Books about Transportation
~post by Merrilee Like Ellen did in April, for my turn in the staff spotlight, I spent a certain amount of time thinking of a theme. I got a great idea, changed my mind, changed it again, thought of something else . . . but eventually went with my first instinct: books I've loved at … Continue reading Staff Spotlight July: Merrilee!