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!
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!
Local author Mari Mancusi ran one of the most successful pre-order campaigns we've seen for the release of her new middle grade novel, The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek. We were inspired by her amazing efforts and asked her a few of our most burning questions! Check out the Q&A below and mark … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Mari Mancusi
Here at BookKids we love celebrating our local authors! We can't wait to host Samantha M. Clark for her debut middle grade novel, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast! Sam will be here to sign copies on Saturday, July 28 at 2 PM. We hope to see y'all there! In the meantime, enjoy the … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha M. Clark
Explore the full author lineup for the newest reading festival in town, the 5 Book Dive Summer Reading Splash! Saturday May 19, 2018 10 AM - 3 PM @ AISD Performing Arts Center Geared towards students grades 3-6, but all are welcome! FREE & open to the public As part of an initiative to foster … Continue reading Just announced: The 5 Book Dive Author Lineup!
We have tons of great events for young readers this fall - from picture books to middle grade novels to YA, we've got all of your kid lit needs covered. Take a look, mark your calendars, and join us! Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. INGRID LAW - Switch Thursday, September … Continue reading Fall Kids & YA Author Event Preview
~post by Meghan G. As we have mentioned, Varian Johnson is awesome because he is going to be personalizing any pre-orders we get for his new book, The Great Greene Heist. PLUS, BookPeople is able to exclusively offer signed copies of The Kelsey Job, a prequel to The Great Greene Heist along with these personalized … Continue reading More Reasons Why Varian Johnson Is Awesome!
Austin author Varian Johnson has promised to SIGN & PERSONALIZE every single copy of The Great Greene Heist pre-ordered through BookPeople! That's not all! You'll also received a SIGNED BOOKMARK and a SIGNED COPY of The Kelsey Job, the short prequel to The Great Greene Heist! This offer is being made exclusively to BookPeople customers. We ship worldwide! … Continue reading Varian Johnson Is Awesome. Here’s Why.
Earlier this week Topher, our Kid's Outreach Director, took one of our favorite middle school authors, Brandon Mull, to visit local schools to talk about his new book, Sky Raiders. Brandon is the author of the bestselling, must-read-if-you-love-adventure-and-fairies series, Fablehaven, AND the awesome Beyonders series. (See all of Brandon's books right over here.) Here are a few … Continue reading A Day with Brandon Mull
The Last Wild by Piers Torday Reviewed by Arian B. Full disclosure, I love animals. Pretty much any kind. Even the ones that a lot of people think are gross. I'm the person at a party who will go sit with the host's cat/dog/bunny/chicken and be totally happy and content. As a child I obsessed over … Continue reading BookPeople Review: THE LAST WILD – Adventure, Compassion & A Talking Cockroach