BookKids: Fantasies That Go Beyond Harry Potter

Our Kids booksellers recommend exploring these fantastic titles that go beyond the world of Harry Potter... check out their favorites! Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia "My favorite new hero's journey! When Tristan Strong, wracked with grief and guilt over a friend's death, is tricked into destroying a bottle tree … Continue reading BookKids: Fantasies That Go Beyond Harry Potter

BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We've been highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. We're also excited to host the author Mari Mancusi along with … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!

BookKids: Middle Grade Magic!

Explore some recent middle grade reads beloved and recommended by the BookKids staff! These are ideal for readers ages 8-12 with a goofy sense of humor and a thirst for great adventure! Charlie Hernández and the Castle of Bones by Ryan Calejo *Recommended by WILL B!* "The first Charlie Hernandez book was something that really … Continue reading BookKids: Middle Grade Magic!

BookKids: Exclusive Dragon Ops COVER REVEAL!

We're honored and thrilled to reveal the cover for Mari Mancusi's forthcoming novel about the world’s first augmented-reality video-game theme park, DRAGON OPS! We've had the pleasure of working closely with the Austin-based author over the years, most recently hosting her for the release of The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek, which is … Continue reading BookKids: Exclusive Dragon Ops COVER REVEAL!

BookKids: Reading with Pride!

Kids booksellers share some of their recommendations to celebrate Pride Month! It's Pride, y'all! We kicked off the month with a wonderful, music-filled Drag Storytime and we've been walking on air ever since! A huge shout-out to the performers who dazzled our guests with their outfits, dancing, and reading: Papi Churro, Channing Ate'em, Mad Max, … Continue reading BookKids: Reading with Pride!

BookKids: Take the summer reading challenge!

Dive into summer reading with the 5 Book Dive challenge! On Saturday, May 18th we kicked off summer reading with some of our favorite middle grade authors at the 5 Book Dive festival! We laughed, we danced, we improv'd... we met Elephant & Piggie, wore ridiculous pool floaties, you name it. You got to watch … Continue reading BookKids: Take the summer reading challenge!