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Kid's Bookmark Contest 2021

We give out a LOT of bookmarks here at Brazos, and we are always looking for new ideas for their design. So once again we’re asking kids to lend their artistic expertise to our annual Bookmark Contest! Download the official entry form here! Artwork and completed entry forms must be returned to Brazos Bookstore either in store or scanned and emailed to laura.graveline@brazosbookstore.com

 

THE CONTEST IS ENDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS. WINNERS WILL BE EMAILED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 5.

 

Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr: Husband and Wife, Author and Illustrator

What’s more fun than a husband/wife author/illustrator duo? Getting to interview Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr, that’s what? We have been huge fans since they visited the store one Spring Break in the before times, and so it was a great pleasure to chat with them about their new MG series, THE COOKIE CHRONICLES. And they even provided illustrations!

 

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom (Cookie Chronicles #1) Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593302750
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting (Cookie Chronicles #2) Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593302767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Chloe Gong, THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS, and the Importance of Shakespearean Retellings

I'm usually pretty wary when a Shakespearean retelling shows up (especially when it's Romeo and Juliet), however I decided to give These Violent Delights a try and I am so glad that I did! It's sharp as a dagger and thrilling as a sword fight. Gong's intimate grasp of 1920s Shanghai's nuance and energy imbued every page while her fast-paced plot and dimensional characters gave life to the rich setting.

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These Violent Delights Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534457690
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 17th, 2020

Now Open to the Public!

We're now open to the public with adjusted protocols for Covid-19. Please read the slides to learn more!

 

 

Unlikeable Women, Poetry, and Trauma: Laura G Interviews Jessie Ann Foley

As my friends and colleagues know well, I keep a very strict bed time. I read from 9:30-10 (or maybe 10:30 if the book's especially good) and then it's promptly lights out. I tell you this so you understand the significance of the fact that I stayed up until midnight reading You Know I'm No Good

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You Know I'm No Good Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062957085
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 13th, 2020

Joy Interviews Ellen Hopkins, author of CLOSER TO NOWHERE

I first met Ellen Hopkins in person about a decade ago, introduced by a mutual friend at a writer’s conference. I was very new to this industry then, my first YA novel about to come out, basically in awe of getting to talk to someone whose work I so very much admired. Here’s the thing about Ellen that her fans know: She is the real deal: passionate and intense and kind and always willing to pay it forward if she can. Many #kidlit authors are, actually, but Ellen is particularly generous with her time and friendship, and I’ve always appreciated this more than I can say.

Closer to Nowhere Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108611
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Joy Interviews Lucas Rocha, author of WHERE WE GO FROM HERE

One thing we all love here at Brazos Bookstore is discovering new authors! So of course when Scholastic approached us about doing an event with Brazilian debut author Lucas Rocha for his YA novel WHERE WE GO FROM HERE, which Scholastic has recently translated into English from Brazilian Portuguese, I was very excited, even more so when I dug into the book. Characters living with HIV, falling in love, finding their way - Rocha’s book is a superb read.

Where We Go From Here Cover Image
By Lucas Rocha, Larissa Helena (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338556247
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: PUSH - June 2nd, 2020

Joy Interviews Zoraida Córdova, author of THE WAY TO RIO LUNA

I’ve been a fan of Zoraida Córdova’s YA novels since the beginning, so I’m always on the lookout for her newest titles. But what an extra treat to find that she has also dipped her writerly toes in the world of middle grade novels with THE WAY TO RIO LUNA, her newest fantasy out this week from Scholastic. It's got this great classic Narnia sort of feel, with secrets lands and adventures and gently scary villains - perfect for younger middle schoolers and up!

The Way to Rio Luna Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338239546
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 2nd, 2020

French Snail Adventures: Joy and Laura G Interview Dashka Slater

ESCARGOT, the story of a fabulous French snail, is one of our favorite picture books here at Brazos. So of course, Laura and I were totally over the moon with excitement when Macmillan told us that they’d accepted our pitch for events and school visits for its fabulous author, Dashka Slater, for the sequel, A BOOK FOR ESCARGOT. And then came the spread of COVID-19 and events began to cancel one by one. 

A Book for Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374312862
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 7th, 2020

Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374302818
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 11th, 2017

Brazos Bestsellers

Here's a list of the top selling books at Brazos Bookstore this week!

Apeirogon: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781400069606
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Random House - February 25th, 2020

Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781620974209
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: New Press - December 3rd, 2019

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Reinhardt's Garden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895620
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - October 1st, 2019

Scammed (Vale Hall #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250175830
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Tor Teen - February 4th, 2020

The Light Here Changes Everything: A Novella Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781680031928
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Texas Review Press - September 24th, 2019

Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

Homie: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

A History of the Cat in Nine Chapters or Less Cover Image
By Fu Shivani, Anis Shivani (As Told by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781936196968
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: C&r Press - November 1st, 2019

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In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

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Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas (The Texas Bookshelf) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780292759510
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2019

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