Author Chris Barton has allowed us to share his conversation with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, the author and illustrators behind Why Am I Me? To sign up for Chris's newsletter and be eligible to win a copy of this great new picture book, click here! Why Am I Me? has quickly become … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko
Ollie thought of every trick he’d ever seen in every battle movie he and Billy had watched and in every book that had been read to them. “Okay!” he commanded. “Our plan is gonna be: do some Robin Hood, and some Use the Force Luke, and some Trojan Horse, and some...Yellow Submarine.” - Ollie’s Odyssey, … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: OLLIE’S ODYSSEY by William Joyce
Here they are, in no particular order, our top picture books of 2015.
(All photos originally posted on Drew Daywalt's instagram feed. Follow him: @drewdaywalt!) Last time we saw Esteban the Peagreen Crayon, a giant yarn crayon knitted by bookseller Merrilee, he was departing Austin with Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit, after a book signing here at BookPeople for Drew's new book, The Day the … Continue reading Where in the World is Esteban?
~post by Merrilee, Children's Bookseller & Assistant IM & one of our many resident crafty folk I suspect that knitting and children's books don't usually go together in the average person's mind, but when you love them both as much as I do, it seems inevitable. I've worked here at BookPeople in the children's section … Continue reading Merrilee Knits a Crayon Named Esteban and other Creations Inspired by Children’s Books
In case you're keeping track of things BookPeople staff love, here's one more to add to the list - our pets! Pets are great. They love unconditionally, trust us 100%, exhibit unique personalities, provide us endless entertainment & companionship, and are definitely part of the family. Pets are also great for struggling, emerging, or reluctant … Continue reading BookPeople Pets!
If you are a regular reader of this blog and follow our BookKids blog posts, then you already know that we love dogs and summer time. Here's one more bookseller love you can add to the list - food. Yes, there are a bunch of foodies and home chefs on our staff. As a result, … Continue reading Food, Glorious Food!
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson is a recent release that the staff has fallen in love with. It's about a blue-haired girl named Astrid who finds herself without the company of her best friend, loves roller derby but isn't very good at it, and is in big trouble with her mom. Demi says, "it's about friendships, … Continue reading Roller Girl Revolution!
Believe it or not, our booksellers didn't always want to be booksellers. Sure, we love our jobs now but when we were kids, we had lots of other ideas for what we wanted to do when we grew up. There is a great new book out that uses an infographic-style to take a closer look … Continue reading When I Grow Up . . .
When most people think of poetry for kids, Shel Silverstein often comes to mind, and rightly so since his poems are a silly and delightful right-of-passage for any child. April, being National Poetry Month, offers the perfect time to take a look at the variety and scope of poetry for children beyond the Silverstein collections. … Continue reading Kids Poetry Month: Rhymes & Rhythms!