EMILY K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling I'm reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the first time. I love it!! I wanted something that I knew that would be a fun, light, read, but I was surprised and impressed with how much more depth it has … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Hello readers and book friends! Here's a sample of recent news from the vasty book multiverse, brought to you each week here on the BookPeople blog: Alex Malarkey, the co-author of the title The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven has released a statement saying that the book is not a true account, and the … Continue reading News From the Book Multiverse
It's Halloween and, as promised, J.K. Rowling has delivered us the treat of a new story from the wizarding world of our hero, Harry Potter. But before jumping in, let's not forget that this a day of fright. This story fittingly features one of the most sinister, cringe-inducing characters to come across Harry Potter's path, … Continue reading Halloween Treat: NEW STORY FROM J.K. ROWLING
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news kiddos, but the Austin school year begins in two weeks and summer vacation 2014 will be in the books. To get in the mindset of heading back to class, here are some of our staff's favorite books about school, which prove that school a great place to … Continue reading Books that Are too Cool for School
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! Texas Teen Book Fest News! There have been a lot of announcements from the fest in the past few weeks. Many amazing authors have joined the line up, so here … Continue reading Teen Thursday
The book world is abuzz this morning with news of a brand new story featuring Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling has posted a 1,500 word story about the boy wizard on Pottermore. Now in his thirties, Potter is "attending the final of the Quidditch World Cup with his family and old friends Ron and Hermione", according to the … Continue reading New Harry Potter Story!
In celebration of Father's Day, we're remembering favorite father characters from beloved books. MANDY Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter series "Arthur Weasley is the beloved patriarch of the Weasley family, a role model to his children and a father figure to their friend, Harry. He is a sincere, curious, brave, loyal, hardworking, fair and fun … Continue reading Our Favorite Literary Fathers
Publishers Weekly reports that J. K. Rowling has announced she'll pen a second mystery under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. This follow-up to The Cuckoo's Calling will be titled The Silkworm and is due for publication here in the U.S. June 24, according to the book's publisher, Little Brown. Did you read The Cuckoo's Calling? Will you pick up The … Continue reading Rowling to Write New Galbraith Mystery
ALA Winners: This week the American Library Association announced all their Book & Media Awards. Three of the major awards were given to Katie DiCamillo, Brian Floca & Marcus Sedgwick. Kate DiCamillo (Flora & Ulysses) was awarded the John Newberry Medal. Brian Floca (Locomotive) received the Randolph Coldecott Medal. And, finally, the Michael L. Printz … Continue reading This Week in the World of Books
Which Harry Potter character would you bring to life if you had the power?