BookPeople and AISD celebrate Grandfather Gandhi in the classroom!

~Post by Meghan G. As part of our mission to foster a love of reading in Austin and actively engage young readers in our community, BookPeople is so pleased to announce we'll continue to partner with Austin ISD’s Office of Academics to develop in-depth curriculum tie-in resources that bring great books to life for Austin students. … Continue reading BookPeople and AISD celebrate Grandfather Gandhi in the classroom!

Curious Minds Start Here: Fascinating Nonfiction for Kids

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

Happy Birthday, Gandhi!

Mahatma Gandhi was born 145 years ago today. To mark the occasion, we're celebrating Austin children's author Bethany Hegedus's beautiful nonfiction picture book, created in collaboration with Gandhi's grandson, Arun Gandhi, Grandfather Gandhi. Bethany had a terrific launch party here earlier this year, with many touching moments addressing how we handle human anger and turn it into a … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Gandhi!

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER AND WE’RE GOING TO MISS IT!

SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER AND WE'RE GOING TO MISS IT! ~post by Meghan G., BookPeople's Children's Book Buyer Now that pencils and notebooks are giving way to swimsuits and hiking gear, we wanted to take some time to highlight our favorite moments from school year 2013-2014. Between our book fair program, our free classroom … Continue reading SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER AND WE’RE GOING TO MISS IT!