General blog posts

Children's Book Drive Benefiting the HAWC

This July as part of our Summer of Women, Brazos will be running a Children’s Book Drive benefiting the Houston Area Women’s Shelter (HAWC). You can purchase books online or in store to donate during the month of July and receive 10% off your entire purchase (using the code HAWC online). 

When placing your online order, please specify in the comments which books you would like to be donated.

HAWC is only accepting new books at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

Kids Summer Reading Guide 2021!

As summertime comes into full swing we’re looking forward to some amazing new reads! Check out our Summer Reading Guide for 2021 to discover our picks for each age group and genre below – and be sure to look for the Treehouse stamp of approval noting our favorite books in each section! 


Kids Bookmark Contest 2021 Winners!

We received so many wonderful submissions filled with talent and passion! It was so difficult to choose winners from your beautiful artwork. Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork. We loved seeing your creativity.

Check out below to see our 2021 Winners!

We will be printing and using their bookmarks all summer long, so order some books and check out the amazing art!


Kindergarten Winner: Isabel 

Colorism, Classism, and Contemporary Romance: An Interview with Ismée Williams

2020 was obviously a tough year for all of us. And one of the toughest parts of publishing fell on those authors whose books debuted at the beginning of the pandemic, particularly those that came out last Spring. To say that they got a little lost in the shuffle, is definitely understating how difficult it was! 

This Train Is Being Held Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419734939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - February 11th, 2020

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




Maintaining Covid Protocols

Our priority has always been the safety of our staff and customers. We have kept ourselves accountable and safe since last March by following the guidelines of the CDC. Despite the lifting of the mask mandate and the decision to open the state back up, we at Brazos Bookstore will continue our safety protocols, including masks being required and 7 customers in store at a time until further notice. 


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)
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)
ISBN: 9780593302767
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Brazos Treehouse Spring Break 2021: Digging for Dinos!

We couldn't be more excited to announce our Virtual Spring Break program for 2021: Digging for Dinos! Check out our schedule below to learn more about our Paleontological Plans!


Saturday, March 13 at 3pm

CLOSED on Tuesday, February 16

Hope you're all staying warm and reading some good books! We will be closed on Tuesday, February 16 due to the snow. Stay safe!

CLOSED on Monday, February 15

Head's up, Houston! We will be closed this Monday, February 15 due to weather! Stay safe and warm!