A look into our stellar Kids events programming this month, including a high fiving contest with Adam Rubin, celebrating Mercy Watson's origin story, playing tunes with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat, Independent Bookstore Day, and more! No More Poems! with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat - Tues, Apr 15 @ 6:30 PM WEIRDOS OF THE … Continue reading BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this spring! Trust us friends, you won't want to miss meeting these literary stars-- including Adam Rubin, Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen, Rhett Miller, Dan Santat, and many more! Dr. Seuss's Birthday! - Sat, March 2 @ 10:30 AM What better way to celebrate this iconic author's … Continue reading BookKids: Ready for Spring!
BookPeople is proud to host a book club for kids ages 8-12 along with local volunteer group Austin Allies. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 12:30 PM. Today we're giving you an inside look at our last meeting, where we discussed Flora and Ulysses by Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo! What do squirrels … Continue reading BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action
Explore the full author lineup for the newest reading festival in town, the 5 Book Dive Summer Reading Splash! Saturday May 19, 2018 10 AM - 3 PM @ AISD Performing Arts Center Geared towards students grades 3-6, but all are welcome! FREE & open to the public As part of an initiative to foster … Continue reading Just announced: The 5 Book Dive Author Lineup!
The Regional Office is Under Attack by Manuel Gonzalez "Like the best of the stories it satirizes so gently, it’s rollicking good fun on the surface, action-packed and shiny in all the right places; underneath that surface, though, it’s thoughtful and well considered. Gonzales has created a superheroic fighting force of the kind we’ve grown … Continue reading New Books! 4/12/16
The fall books have started to arrive on the shelves in BookKids! We are getting so many new and great books, that it's hard to keep up. It's also very exciting. So starting with this week, we will be sharing that excitement and rounding up all the new kids books that hit our shelves during … Continue reading New Children’s Chapter Book Releases – week of 8/26/14
~post by Ellen For the next month, there is a display in our Children's section, BookKids, devoted to author Kate DiCamillo. Why, you may ask, would we want to have a display devoted to Kate DiCamillo? The answer is simple: because she is a great writer and her stories speak to us as humans. Everyone … Continue reading A Tribute to Kate DiCamillo
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
This morning the American Library Association announced the winners of this year's Youth Media Awards. Included in the ALA Awards are the 2014 recipients of the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal. Congratulations to all of the winners and honorees! Flora and Ulysses was one of our favorite books of 2013 and we're thrilled (and not … Continue reading ALA Youth Media Awards Announced
Lots of awards and finalists were announced this week. The three Story Prize Finalists were announced; NBCC announced it's 30 finalists for the best books of 2013 as well as awarded A Constellation of Vital Phenomena the first ever John Leonard Prize; Mystery Writers of America announced it's list of 2014 Edgar Awards nominees; and Sinead Morrissey … Continue reading This Week in the World of Books