Out of all the fun-filled family events and festivals our great city has to offer, we have a soft spot for the Texas Book Festival (TBF). For one weekend, downtown Austin transforms into a book lover's dream. White tents take over Congress Avenue to host amazing author signings, fascinating panels, and activities for readers of all ages. … Continue reading BookKids: Don’t miss these events at the Texas Book Festival!
~Post by Demi, the BookKids Marketing and Merchandising Manager. She enjoys dramatic acts of heroism, complex and conflicted villains, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which has both. This month in BookKids we’re celebrating heroes and villains, good guys and bad guys. Some of my favorite heroes and villains come from children’s books--Harry Potter, Severus Snape, … Continue reading Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?
ALA Winners: This week the American Library Association announced all their Book & Media Awards. Three of the major awards were given to Katie DiCamillo, Brian Floca & Marcus Sedgwick. Kate DiCamillo (Flora & Ulysses) was awarded the John Newberry Medal. Brian Floca (Locomotive) received the Randolph Coldecott Medal. And, finally, the Michael L. Printz … Continue reading This Week in the World of Books
_____________________________________________ HARDCOVER FICTION JUST ONE EVIL ACT by ELIZABETH GEORGE Bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than … Continue reading New Releases – 10/15
What's better than a new picture book from Lemony Snicket? A new picture book from Lemony Snicket illustrated by Jon Klassen. Oh, we are indeed very excited for The Dark. Here's the trailer: The Dark descends on April 2nd. We've seen an early copy and it is everything you would expect from this duo - … Continue reading Trailer for Lemony Snicket’s THE DARK Revealed
The ever-mysterious Lemony Snicket has revealed the cover of the second book in his latest series, When Did You See Her Last?: All the Wrong Questions, Book 2. Who is the girl in the laboratory? Was she kidnapped? A runaway? Is it any of your business? We may not know for quite some time. The … Continue reading Cover Reveal: WHEN DID YOU SEE HER LAST?
And this: Also, this: And then this: What could it all mean? That once again, Lemony Snicket failed to appear at BookPeople, and instead we had to have a perfectly awful time with an accordion-playing Daniel Handler who read from Snicket's new book Who Could That Be at This Hour? And that there was a … Continue reading So This Happened on Saturday
(credit: Seth) Sleuths and apprentice sleuths among us, we have a confidential message for you. Non-sleuths, please divert your eyes. Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, will present the first volume in his new series, All the Wrong Questions: Who Could That Be at This Hour? here at BookPeople on Saturday, November … Continue reading Who Could That Be at This Hour?
(credit: Seth) Perhaps the bell will ring on Saturday, November 10 at 4pm.
(credit: Seth) Make sure you are not followed to our secret event with Lemony Snicket.