Kids Poetry Month: Novels & Nonfiction in Verse!

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!

Andrea Davis Pinkney Visits Austin Students with THE RED PENCIL

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

Elizabeth Bluemle – Curiosity, Open Minds, Lively Interest

This is the final month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful … Continue reading Elizabeth Bluemle – Curiosity, Open Minds, Lively Interest

Yuyi Morales: I Am My Hero and So Are You!

This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful … Continue reading Yuyi Morales: I Am My Hero and So Are You!

Phil Bildner: Firsts

Guest Post by Author Phil Bildner This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library … Continue reading Phil Bildner: Firsts

LeUyen Pham: My Kids See Themselves in Every Book They Read

  Guest Post by Author LeUyen Pham This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First … Continue reading LeUyen Pham: My Kids See Themselves in Every Book They Read

Mike Jung Guest Post: More Than A Start

Guest Post by Author Mike Jung This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We’ve enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library … Continue reading Mike Jung Guest Post: More Than A Start

Grace Lin: The Wishes That Many Readers Don’t Know They Have

Guest Post by Author Grace Lin This is the second month in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. We've enjoyed many posts by local Austin authors and now look forward to sharing guest posts written by national authors. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library … Continue reading Grace Lin: The Wishes That Many Readers Don’t Know They Have

Varian Johnson: A Better World

Guest Post by Austin Author Varian Johnson This is the fourth week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and classic picture books to read, visit bookpeople.com. Previous posts in this series: … Continue reading Varian Johnson: A Better World

Varian Johnson: Diversity for Our Youngest Readers

Guest Post by Austin Author Varian Johnson This is the fourth week in a series of author guest posts about diversity in children’s literature and the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. For more about BookPeople’s Modern First Library initiative, and for more recommendations of wonderful new and classic picture books to read, visit bookpeople.com. Previous posts in this series: … Continue reading Varian Johnson: Diversity for Our Youngest Readers