Natasha talks about curating the Teen display to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month When I was first asked to write this blog post, I thought, “Why me? I’m a white-passing, mixed Latinx woman who barely speaks Spanish.” I struggled a lot with what to say and how to express how it feels to have half of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Great reads by Latinx authors!
We love getting to know new authors and illustrators, and there's something extra special when they're based in our hometown! We interviewed Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, who co-authored the gorgeous picture book, The Old Truck, which releases in January 2020. Sure, sounds like a long way! But they've come up with a really fun pre-order … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey
Meghan G. talks about some recent favorites that celebrate those wonderful people in our lives: grandparents! Check them out below.... This piece was originally published in Publisher's Weekly. In many stories, grandparents fall into categories of benevolent cookie dispensers, terrifying rule enforcers, or wise but enigmatic relics of a lost age. To be sure, not … Continue reading BookKids: In Celebration of Wrinkles
Kids booksellers share some of their recommendations to celebrate Pride Month! It's Pride, y'all! We kicked off the month with a wonderful, music-filled Drag Storytime and we've been walking on air ever since! A huge shout-out to the performers who dazzled our guests with their outfits, dancing, and reading: Papi Churro, Channing Ate'em, Mad Max, … Continue reading BookKids: Reading with Pride!
Dive into summer reading with the 5 Book Dive challenge! On Saturday, May 18th we kicked off summer reading with some of our favorite middle grade authors at the 5 Book Dive festival! We laughed, we danced, we improv'd... we met Elephant & Piggie, wore ridiculous pool floaties, you name it. You got to watch … Continue reading BookKids: Take the summer reading challenge!
Here's what the Kids team is reading and loving lately. Every month we'll feature a few titles, from picture books to middle grade, graphic novels, YA fiction, fantasy & more! Check out more Kids bookseller recommendations on our Instagram (@bookpeople)! Savannah raved about Llama Destroys the World for months-- and it's finally out! She said: … Continue reading BookKids: What We’re Lovin’
All the May happenings in BookKids including the 5 Book Dive Festival, a special guest at Kids Book Club, a 9-year-old author, & more! Kate Williams & Michelle Campbell - Sun, May 5th @ 2 PM What happens when Kate, an 8-year-old girl from Austin, meets Michelle, a professional wildlife guide, while on safari in … Continue reading BookKids: May Events & Highlights!
April is National Poetry Month, so we were EXTRA excited to host Rhett Miller and Dan Santat for the release of their hilarious collection of poetry, No More Poems! Rhett Miller, frontman of the Old 97s, has a natural knack at writing. He writes songs, sure, but more recently he took it upon himself to … Continue reading BookKids: What does poetry mean to YOU?
Eugenia's most anticipated titles for spring and summer, which you can pre-order through your local independent bookstore! One of the biggest perks of working at a bookstore is being able to get our grubby hands on books months before their release. Advanced Readers Copies (ARCs) are scattered all over our offices, the break room, the … Continue reading BookKids: What We’re Lovin’ – Early Readers Edition
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!