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!
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!