The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, is a new picture book biography created by two Austinites - author Chris Barton, and illustrator Don Tate. Eight years in the making, this incredible, emotional, and important book about a unique and brave person is finally here and garnering praise. Published while the United States has its … Continue reading Chris Barton & BookKids talk about THE AMAZING AGE OF JOHN ROY LYNCH
We are thrilled to welcome LeVar Burton, an icon of reading for generations of book lovers, to BookPeople to share his new picture book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves, until he is given a … Continue reading LeVar Burton Is Coming to BookPeople!
Mahatma Gandhi was born 145 years ago today. To mark the occasion, we're celebrating Austin children's author Bethany Hegedus's beautiful nonfiction picture book, created in collaboration with Gandhi's grandson, Arun Gandhi, Grandfather Gandhi. Bethany had a terrific launch party here earlier this year, with many touching moments addressing how we handle human anger and turn it into a … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Gandhi!
The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert Reviewed by Ellen, BookKids Inventory Manager Lois Ehlert is one of those artists whose work is deceptively simple at first glance. It’s full of bright colors, stark-lined recognizable shapes, and many deal with beginning concepts like the alphabet or colors. But take a closer look … Continue reading Lois Ehlert: A Colorful Artist
We've fallen in love with, Sophie's Squash, a delightfully weird new picture book written by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. Our Kid's Book Buyer Meghan G. is a big fan: "Sophie's Squash is about a girl who adopts a squash as a pet. As the squash slowly rots and rots, she refuses … Continue reading Chris Barton talks to Pat Zietlow Miller