Celebrating the start of fall with some great new(ish) books we're excited about! Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor "Featuring a young protagonist learning to channel his anger responsibly through a talisman given to him by the ghost of his murdered father, this is a superhero origin story set in contemporary Nigeria. After his father--the Chief of … Continue reading BookKids: New Books We Love!
The last few months have been a whirlwind for us all, and we haven’t been able to see any of you in person to share our favorite new releases! For those middle grade readers, aged 8-12, a lot of great books have released this year that we think you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re … Continue reading BookKids: Great Books You May Have Missed – Round 2!
Our Children's Book Buyer Meghan shines the spotlight on three books she's excited about this month! Check out her August picks-- they're all available to order at bookpeople.com. The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story By Tina Cho, illus. by Jess X. Snow Recommended for ages 4 & up Dayeon years to dive deep under the … Continue reading BookKids: Book Buyer’s Spotlight!
If you love great stories as much as we do, you'll appreciate the value of a signed book. There's something so special when a creator leaves their mark on the page, and we're fortunate enough to host author events year-round that contribute to our collection of signed stock. Here are a mere few that BookKids … Continue reading BookKids: Signed Books We Love!
We all need a laugh these days, right? Here are some books that hit us right in the funny bone... Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea, illus. by Zachariah O'Hora "A gloriously silly whodunnit! Bob Shea is a master storyteller and I am obsessed with Zachariah O'Hora's illustrations, which fill the pages to the … Continue reading BookKids: Books that Make Us Giggle!
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!
Our Bookseller Pirates share the stories behind their tattoos, inspired by Isaac Fitzgerald’s upcoming How to Be a Pirate! Check out Part 1 here. Picture book author Isaac Fitzgerald will be here March 5th to read us his delightful tale of a girl who desperately wants to be a pirate and turns to her tattooed … Continue reading BookKids: Bookseller Pirates (part 2)
Our Bookseller Pirates share the stories behind their tattoos, inspired by Isaac Fitzgerald's upcoming How to Be a Pirate! We can't wait to host The Internet's favorite biker-bar employee turned picture book author, ISAAC FITZGERALD! Isaac will be here March 5th to read us his delightful tale of a girl who desperately wants to be … Continue reading BookKids: Bookseller Pirates (Part 1)
"There's a lot of talk about how do you get kids to read, but I think you can get at them just by getting them interested in storytelling generally, in whatever format that takes, whether it's film or art..." - Jon Klassen Last fall, we had the pleasure of hosting Jon Klassen in partnership with … Continue reading BookKids: Art of the Book with Jon Klassen
This post was originally published on Publisher's Weekly. I’ve already written about how Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge made me love comics and graphic novels. Is it possible that he could make me love basketball as well? I have to be honest, basketball is not my game. It all happens too fast, and I’m … Continue reading BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?