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?
Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We've been highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. We're also excited to host the author Mari Mancusi along with … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!
Mark your calendars, bookfriends! October is filled with literary stars! Monster Apocalypse with Max Brallier! - Tuesday, October 1st at 6 PM Zombie sluggers! Face painters! Big Mama! We've got all the fixin's for a monster apocalypse starting in our parking lot at 6 pm, followed by a talk & signing with Bluebonnet Award winning … Continue reading BookKids: October Events & Highlights!
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!