All the May happenings in BookKids including the 5 Book Dive Festival, a special guest at Kids Book Club, a 9-year-old author, & more! Kate Williams & Michelle Campbell - Sun, May 5th @ 2 PM What happens when Kate, an 8-year-old girl from Austin, meets Michelle, a professional wildlife guide, while on safari in … Continue reading BookKids: May Events & Highlights!
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this month, including a high fiving contest with Adam Rubin, celebrating Mercy Watson's origin story, playing tunes with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat, Independent Bookstore Day, and more! No More Poems! with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat - Tues, Apr 15 @ 6:30 PM WEIRDOS OF THE … Continue reading BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this spring! Trust us friends, you won't want to miss meeting these literary stars-- including Adam Rubin, Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen, Rhett Miller, Dan Santat, and many more! Dr. Seuss's Birthday! - Sat, March 2 @ 10:30 AM What better way to celebrate this iconic author's … Continue reading BookKids: Ready for Spring!
Happy February, friends! Below, check out a round-up of our upcoming events in the Kid Lit world! We hope to see you around the store this month, whether it's for storytime, a book signing, or to decorate cookies! Don’t miss a beat: subscribe to our Kids e-newsletter and follow us on Twitter & Instagram for updates. Author Guest Storytime with Nikkolas … Continue reading BookKids: February Highlights!
Happy new year, book friends! Below, we look into the exciting programming in our January calendar! We hope to see you in the store for some of these events & storytimes. We have a full month of funny picture book authors, National Book Award finalists, graphic novelists, and more! Don't miss a beat: subscribe to … Continue reading BookKids: January Highlights!
We're thrilled to offer 12 Days of Storytime as a special holiday treat! Three times a week, we invite families to gather in our cozy amphitheater to enjoy great books, snacks, crafts, and more! Our storytime program is a great way to bring folks in the community together and help build the next generation of … Continue reading BookKids: 12 Days of Storytime!
Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, Austin drag queen and storyteller Honey St. Claire shares her story. Read more from the series here. I’m Honey St. Claire, Austin’s most prominent gluten-free drag queen. During my time as a performer … Continue reading Modern First Library: Books for Current and Future Queens by Honey St. Claire
I'm not really sure where or when my love of reading began, but I know it's a love that I was very fortunate to have encouraged and enabled by the adults in my life. I was raised by parents who read for themselves and also read aloud to my brother and me. Books were - … Continue reading You’re never too old to be read to
Austin crayons have had enough! Between sloppy, outside-the-lines coloring, inequitable workloads, and unsatisfactory name awareness (BEIGE!), things have finally gone too far. And now the crayons have QUIT! They will be presenting their dissatisfaction live and in person at tomorrow's 11:30 storytime when we read The Day the Crayons Quit. Don't miss it!