Kids Bookseller Natasha shares her love for A Phoenix First Must Burn, which you can order online thru bookpeople.com. We ship worldwide and have curbside pickup available, too! I’ll preface this by saying I usually do not read short story collections. I love long epic fantasies over short snippets. However, I truly believe every person … Continue reading Bookseller Review: A Phoenix First Must Burn
Our Kids booksellers recommend exploring these fantastic titles that go beyond the world of Harry Potter... check out their favorites! Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia "My favorite new hero's journey! When Tristan Strong, wracked with grief and guilt over a friend's death, is tricked into destroying a bottle tree … Continue reading BookKids: Fantasies That Go Beyond Harry Potter
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!
Yesterday we featured some signed books for younger readers! Today, we're showcasing some great signed books for young adults, all recommended by BookPeople booksellers AND members of our Teen Press Corps. These signed books are available at bookpeople.com. Just type "SIGNED COPY" at checkout! Infinity Son by Adam Silvera "My attention was certainly kept by Infinity … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Signed Books Galore!
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!
Bookseller Gina writes about ASH by Malinda Lo, queer fiction, and #ownvoices I am very late to the game when it comes to ASH by the remarkable Malinda Lo. I’ve been on a quest to read more LGBTQIA+ fiction and I’m so glad I found this trailblazer. In the far and distant past, 2009, Lo … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Reading a Trailblazer a Decade After Its Release…
Hi friends! We're introducing a new blog series so you can better get to know your friendly, local booksellers! This month we're featuring Thomas W, a true BookPeople staple, known for his unmatched character voices at storytime and supreme Dungeon Master skills. You can always count on Thomas for good humor and camaraderie! An expert … Continue reading Meet the Bookseller: Thomas W.
Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We've been highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. We're also excited to host the author Mari Mancusi along with … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!
Eugenia talks about YA thrillers that kept her up past her bedtime! I have no idea where my love for teen thrillers comes from-- I'm gonna say it's from growing up on a healthy dose of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl. Yes, I'll argue that in a way, GG was a thriller. Y'all, these … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Hot Summer Thrillers
A look at some of the wonderfully creative staff recommendations in the Teen section! One of our favorite tasks as booksellers here at BookPeople is creating staff recommendation cards. You may have seen them last time you visited, spread out on our shelves all over the store. You may have even bought a book because … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Bookseller Faves!