BookKids: Q&A with Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey

We love getting to know new authors and illustrators, and there's something extra special when they're based in our hometown! We interviewed Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, who co-authored the gorgeous picture book, The Old Truck, which releases in January 2020. Sure, sounds like a long way! But they've come up with a really fun pre-order … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey

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!

Modern First Library: Creating Lifelong Readers by Varsha Bajaj

We love hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Today, author Varsha Bajaj talks about the value of building a diverse first library for young readers. Explore more from the series here. Your child’s first library hopefully has many picture books with stunning art and magical words. Books are … Continue reading Modern First Library: Creating Lifelong Readers by Varsha Bajaj

Chris Barton talks with Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko

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

Top Shelf in July: OLLIE’S ODYSSEY by William Joyce

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