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!
Here at BookPeople, we LOVE signed books. As avid readers and collectors, we're constantly looking for beautiful books to add to our shelves, to our homes. We also love giving signed books as gifts-- what's the point in finding a book you love if you can't share it with someone who would appreciate it as … Continue reading Introducing our NEW Kids Books by Mail!
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!
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
HAVE YOU VOTED YET? We all know that the presidential election is one of the biggest and most important events of the year. After all, whoever we elect will wield a lot of power, and this is a pretty tight race. The Big Storytime Chair must be filled, after all! Our pollsters are currently monitoring a … Continue reading The BookKids Election is On!
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!
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