SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER AND WE'RE GOING TO MISS IT! ~post by Meghan G., BookPeople's Children's Book Buyer Now that pencils and notebooks are giving way to swimsuits and hiking gear, we wanted to take some time to highlight our favorite moments from school year 2013-2014. Between our book fair program, our free classroom … Continue reading SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER AND WE’RE GOING TO MISS IT!
If you’d like to keep up with all of our BookKids news, subscribe to our monthly BookKids e-newsletter. We also have all of our usual fun & fabulous storytimes happening this month for your very young readers. All storytimes and events are free and open to the public. Join us! ______________________________________________________________ U P C O M I N G E … Continue reading What’s Happening in BookKids in April
FICTION HARDCOVER All Our Names by Dinau Mengestu From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 award, The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 award, and a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant, comes a love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in … Continue reading New Releases – 3/4/14
Feast your eyes on the cover of the third book in Tom Angleberger's bestselling Origami Yoda series, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee. This latest origami adventure features everyone's favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca! The book goes on sale August 7th. You can pre-order your copy now. You can also come down to the store tonight at … Continue reading Cover of the Third Origami Yoda Book Revealed!
In Tom Angleberger's new book, Fake Mustache: How Jackie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Guy) Saved the World, regular kid Lenny Flem Jr. comes in possession of a mustache that allows him to hypnotize people into letting him do whatever he wants - including become President. Now if there's anyone who knows … Continue reading What Would You Do with a Hypnotic Mustache?
Here's what's on sale as of today. Book descriptions provided by the publishers. COOKBOOK The Casserole Queens Cookbook by Sandy Pollock and Crystal Cook We're loving this cookbook of tasty one-dish recipes. Sandy and Crystal will be here this Thursday, August 25th, 7p for a big launch party. They'll be mixing up a batch of … Continue reading New Releases
At least, where is he in Austin? For the past few weeks we've been asking for photos of Origami Yoda in various great locations around town. Today was suppossed to be the deadline, but the event isn't for another full two weeks, so we've decided to extend it by another week. You now have until … Continue reading Where in the World Is Origami Yoda?
Our Origami Yoda contest entries have started to trickle in, but I wanted to remind everyone that if you wish to enter, the deadline is next Wed. That's right. You basically have one week left to take your very awesome Origami Yoda (or the one you printed out from us) around town to some of … Continue reading Yoda May Be All Over Austin, But Darth Paper is Conquering the World
We've been running into Origami Yoda all over town this week, how about you? If you've seen him, send us a picture! Maybe you've seen him in origami form, or on the cover of your copy of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, or maybe you've seen him in his Keep Austin Weird t-shirt. Whatever … Continue reading Where Have You Seen Origami Yoda?
OFFICIAL BOOKPEOPLE ANNOUNCEMENT: THE ORIGAMI YODA PHOTO CONTEST BEGINS TODAY!!!!! One of our favorite authors, Tom Angleberger, is coming to BookPeople on Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm, to speak about and sign his new book, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and we want to give him a real Austin welcome. And who better to do that … Continue reading Keep Austin Weird You Will