Today we shine a spotlight on our newest addition to the Kids team, author Leila Sales! We got a chance to ask her all about her favorite childhood reads, her ideal literary bestie, and gift ideas for all your holiday shopping. Read the Q&A below and come and see us to get some personal recommendations … Continue reading BookKids: Meet our new bookseller!
This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Art Director, Tomoko, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. For more posts in this series, click here. I’ve been dying to read Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi because it's based on a subject I know … Continue reading BookKids: Tomoko Reads Without Walls
It's that time of year, y'all! The store is a-buzzin' with folks looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. We're thrilled to share with you the books and fun accompaniments we personally recommend to our customers for the young readers in their lives -- a few of these might even be on our … Continue reading Your BookKids Holiday Gift Guide!
BookPeople and Austin Allies invite you to come gush, rant, swoon, and ramble all about our favorite thing in the world: BOOKS! Join us at the store Saturday, Nov. 18 at 12:30 PM to talk about Cece Bell's graphic novel, El Deafo. All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to attend. This is the perfect place to make new … Continue reading BookKids: Join our new book club!
Ollie thought of every trick he’d ever seen in every battle movie he and Billy had watched and in every book that had been read to them. “Okay!” he commanded. “Our plan is gonna be: do some Robin Hood, and some Use the Force Luke, and some Trojan Horse, and some...Yellow Submarine.” - Ollie’s Odyssey, … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: OLLIE’S ODYSSEY by William Joyce
Terri Farley has always loved horses, riding, and the wide open sky. She has worked as a waitress, a journalist, and a teacher, and now writes books full time. She is the author of The Phantom Stallion series for young readers and Seven Tears Into The Sea, a contemporary Celtic fantasy YA. In September, she … Continue reading BookKids are Wild at Heart!
Believe it or not, our booksellers didn't always want to be booksellers. Sure, we love our jobs now but when we were kids, we had lots of other ideas for what we wanted to do when we grew up. There is a great new book out that uses an infographic-style to take a closer look … Continue reading When I Grow Up . . .
We love this state of ours. It's rich in history, culture, beauty, great food, and talent. Here are some of our favorite kid's books written by Texas authors or books about the Lone Star State. Merrilee~ Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein My mom used to say you could … Continue reading Home Sweet Texas
Here at BookPeople, we believe that there is nothing better to do on a lazy summer day than to dig into a great book. And that’s why our new motto is Carpe Librum! We say: Seize the summer, and seize the book! In this spirit, we're happy to once again offer a free summer reading … Continue reading Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!
"So why test children’s and teens’ books for representation? The Bechdel Test is a great exercise that we can all use to be aware of the people around us. It teaches us to think more critically. Being aware of how people are represented in the books that children read can lead to children being aware … Continue reading Book Vloggin’ with Jan: The Bechdel Test