Celebrating Banned Books Week in BookKids!

On the eve of Banned Books Week, YA author Patrick Ness spoke to an enthusiastic audience at BookPeople about the inspiration behind his new book, Release. He talked about the impact Judy Blume’s Forever had on him-- its raw honesty and accurate portrayal of teenagers and sexuality was previously unheard of, and for those reasons, … Continue reading Celebrating Banned Books Week in BookKids!

School’s back in session at BookKids!

We can’t believe summer flew by so quickly, but alas, here we are: it’s back-to-school time! We LOVE helping proud parents find a special gift for their young readers, or kids searching for that perfect title to calm first-day jitters. We put together two displays featuring a few of our most beloved back-to-school titles, including … Continue reading School’s back in session at BookKids!

Chris Barton talks with H.M. Bouwman

Local author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with author H.M. Bowman about her novel A Crack In The Sea, a magical new middle-grade novel with illustrations by Yuko Shimizu. To sign up for Barton’s newsletter and be eligible for free book giveaways, click here! Chris: The starred review the book received from … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with H.M. Bouwman

Cinnamon Cover Reveal! New Neil Gaiman book with illustrations by local author Divya Srinivasan!

Cinnamon is the story of an Indian princess who is blind and does not talk, her mother, father, great-aunt, a parrot, and... a tiger. I received the manuscript for Cinnamon around the same time I found out I was going to have a baby. It seemed like such a wonderful project and I thought, what a special way … Continue reading Cinnamon Cover Reveal! New Neil Gaiman book with illustrations by local author Divya Srinivasan!

Modern First Library: Guadalupe Garcia McCall on building a granddaughter’s library

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Joining us this afternoon is Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of Shame the Stars, Summer … Continue reading Modern First Library: Guadalupe Garcia McCall on building a granddaughter’s library