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 local author and illustrator Divya Srinivasan, … Continue reading Modern First Library: Divya Srinivasan on Mama (Amma)
Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land, by John Coy with photographs by Wing Young Huie is an "attractive and inspiring look at immigration to the United States, sure to spark discussions at home or in the classroom," according to School Library Journal. Local author Chris Barton has allowed us to … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie
It’s here, the book we’ve all been waiting for, the epic conclusion to Austin author and illustrator Edward Carey’s Iremonger Trilogy, Lungdon. Carey has taken us through The Heap House, digging up secrets and whispering to objects; he’s opened our eyes to Foulsham as objects change to people and people change to objects; and now … Continue reading An Uncommon Evening with Edward Carey
Another Kind of Hurricane, is a debut middle grade novel by Tamara Ellis Smith. It is a moving and powerful novel about two boys - one in Vermont and one in New Orleans - during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Local author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with Tamara. To keep … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Tamara Ellis Smith
~ post by children's book buyer Meghan G. Local author Liz Garton Scanlon has been giving us beautifully written picture books to sell for years, so I was intrigued to hear she was coming out with her first novel for kids. And, with an enchanting blend of science, faith, dreams, and adventure, I'm happy to … Continue reading Having a GREAT GOOD SUMMER with LIZ GARTON SCANLON
Anywhere but Paradise, is a new chapter book by Anne Bustard. It tells the story of Peggy Sue, a girl who has to move from Texas to Hawaii in the 1960s. She is definitely not happy about the move -- she faces a bully at school, her cat is in quarantine, tsunamis threaten her family, … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Anne Bustard
“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” Fish in a Tree, is a new chapter book by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. It focuses on a smart girl named Ally who struggles with dyslexia and often … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Lynda Mullaly Hunt