This month, local author Chris Barton is giving away a hardcover and audiobook version of Flying Lessons & Other Stories, a wonderful middle-grade anthology published by Crown Books for Young Readers in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. The book includes writing from beloved authors like Kwame Alexander, Grace Lin, and Jacqueline Woodson. Barton allowed us … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Ellen Oh and Kelly J. Baptist
Ellen Oh, CEO and President of We Need Diverse Books, joins us today in our Modern First Library blog series. Read on for Ellen Oh's thoughts on the Modern First Library. The word library is a word that is near and dear to my heart. First of all, I am a child of the public … Continue reading Ellen Oh on the Modern First Library
~post by Children's Book Buyer Meghan G. Talking about our country's fraught relationship with race is never easy. Many of us struggle as parents and educators to know how exactly to talk about America's experiences with race and racial prejudice (past and present) with young kids. As "Black Lives Matter" is at the forefront of dialogue in … Continue reading New Children’s Books Tackle Race and History with Candor and Grace
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! Where we bring you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps blog! Don't forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news! Texas Teen Book Festival 2015! It's that time of year again - time … Continue reading Teen Thursday 5/14/15
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! Where we bring you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps blog! Don't forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news! May Buzz Book: The Ember in the Ashes The Ember in the Ashes … Continue reading Teen Thursday – 5/7/15
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: Novels & Nonfiction in Verse!
This morning, we had the pleasure of bringing Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney to Hill Elementary School to share with students her book, The Red Pencil. Told in verse and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Shane W. Evans, this powerful novel tells the story of Amira, a twelve year old girl forced … Continue reading Andrea Davis Pinkney Visits Austin Students with THE RED PENCIL