Chris Barton on the Modern First Library

Chris Barton, local author and one of the founders of BookPeople's Modern First Library, joins us today in our Modern First Library series. Barton is the author of ten books for children, most recently 88 Instruments and Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions--illustrated by fellow Austinite Don Tate. Check out the inception of the Modern … Continue reading Chris Barton on the Modern First Library

Elizabeth Bluemle – Curiosity, Open Minds, Lively Interest

This is the final month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful … Continue reading Elizabeth Bluemle – Curiosity, Open Minds, Lively Interest

Yuyi Morales: I Am My Hero and So Are You!

This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful … Continue reading Yuyi Morales: I Am My Hero and So Are You!

Phil Bildner: Firsts

Guest Post by Author Phil Bildner This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library … Continue reading Phil Bildner: Firsts

LeUyen Pham: My Kids See Themselves in Every Book They Read

  Guest Post by Author LeUyen Pham This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First … Continue reading LeUyen Pham: My Kids See Themselves in Every Book They Read

Mike Jung Guest Post: More Than A Start

Guest Post by Author Mike Jung This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library … Continue reading Mike Jung Guest Post: More Than A Start

Grace Lin: The Wishes That Many Readers Don’t Know They Have

Guest Post by Author Grace Lin This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We've enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library … Continue reading Grace Lin: The Wishes That Many Readers Don’t Know They Have

Varian Johnson: A Better World

Guest Post by Austin Author Varian Johnson This is the fourth week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and classic picture books to read, visit bookpeople.com. Previous posts in this series: … Continue reading Varian Johnson: A Better World

Varian Johnson: Diversity for Our Youngest Readers

Guest Post by Austin Author Varian Johnson This is the fourth week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and classic picture books to read, visit bookpeople.com. Previous posts in this series: … Continue reading Varian Johnson: Diversity for Our Youngest Readers