This was originally published in the Teen Press Corps' blog: bookpeopleteens.wordpress.com The Teen Press Corps recently got together to talk BOOKS (as we do), going over what stories captured our hearts in 2019 and what we’re dying to get our hands on in 2020, like Infinity Son and Sword in the Stars! Here are a bunch of our … Continue reading Teen Thursday: The TPC’S 2019 Favorites!
Holiday shopping, anyone? Here are some of our booksellers' favorite teen books of the year! Find more in our Holiday Catalog, which we distribute in-store. Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden "From the Austin author of the graphic novels On a Sunbeam and Spinning, comes an all-new tale to wrap yourself in. Are You Listening? … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Favorite Teen Books of 2019!
We look at some delicious YA covers, which are perfect for the summer season... Food and books are my favorite things, so I'm really into this trend of book covers with food on them. What a way to draw me to the shelf! Here we look at some old and new faves with covers that … Continue reading Teen Thursday: YA Covers Good Enough to Eat!
Eugenia sat down to chat with YA author Sarah Dessen on the release day of her 14th novel, The Rest of the Story. Dessen kicked off her tour at BookPeople to a packed house of adoring fans. We have a limited number of signed copies left, so get yours while you can! Eugenia Vela: Congratulations … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Q&A with Sarah Dessen
What's going on in the YA world? A look into this week's releases and upcoming events for teens! New Releases! SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson Twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak came out. It was life-changing for many who read it, and yet, two decades later, the system is still broken. SHOUT is a … Continue reading Teen Thursday!
Some thoughts on book covers, YA tropes, and trends straight from our Teen Press Corps, reported by our Kids buyer Meghan G. This blog post was originally posted in Publisher’s Weekly. Last week I blogged about what some of our local teens are reading, but I also like to check in with our teens toward … Continue reading Teen Thursday: What Austin Teens Wish Publishers Knew
We had the pleasure of hosting YA author Kiersten White in-store Feb. 15th for the release of her new book, SLAYER. Bookseller Rachel Roepke sat down with Kiersten to chat about the Buffyverse, her writing process, comics, and more. Check out the interview below! If you missed the event, you can still order a signed … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Q&A with Kiersten White
TEEN THURSDAY DANCE BREAK! SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN! LET'S PARTY WITH SOME AWESOME BOOKS! THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES A Reaper At The Gates Sabaa Tahir Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives … Continue reading Teen Thursday:
This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Bookfairs' Manager, Ellen, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. For more posts in this series, click here. I consider myself a fairly omnivorous reader of children’s and YA books. When it was asked of us to consider writing a Reading Without … Continue reading BookKids: Ellen Reads Without Walls
If you thought SXSW was busy, just wait 'til next week when BookPeople is full of action-packed Teen Lit events! Just in case you haven't heard, here's who is coming to the store: Farrah Penn Author of Twelve Steps to Normal March 20, 2018 at 7 PM Neal Shusterman Author of Thunderhead March 22, … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Prepare for the busiest week ever!