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Ancestor Approved: An Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith, founder of Heartdrum

I’ve known Austin’s remarkable and talented Cynthia Leitich Smith for well over a decade now. In that time she’s been a friend, mentor, and one of the most creative and generous authors I’ve had the privilege of working with. Author, teacher, and now head of the Harper’s new, Native-American focused imprint, Heartdrum, Cyn has always strived to make a difference, to nurture other creatives, and push herself to new projects. It was my pleasure and honor to get to talk to her about all of this as the first Heartdrum book, SEA IN WINTER, arrives onto shelves.

The Sea in Winter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062872043
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Heartdrum - January 5th, 2021

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869944
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Heartdrum - February 9th, 2021

Sisters of the Neversea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869975
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Heartdrum - June 1st, 2021

The Brazos Kids Holiday Catalogue 2020!

We are so very excited to introduce our Holiday Kids’ List! There’s something here for everyone, for all tastes and interests – from our youngest readers to middle schoolers – because we all know that a good book is a good book and that crosses all age lines! Please note that this year our YA picks will be filtered in with our Adult Fiction Picks, found here!

The Texas Bluebonnet Award 2021-2022 List

The Texas Library Association has officially announced their list for the 2021-2022 Bluebonnet Award! You can find their list here on the Brazos website!

Each year, 20 books are chosen for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program, encouraging students to read a minimum of five books from the list. In January, students vote for their favorite title and the books with the most votes win!

Act (A Click Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780358206354
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 21st, 2020

The Best of Iggy Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984813305
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

The Canyon's Edge Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316494694
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2020

Efrén Divided Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062881687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - March 31st, 2020

The Elephant's Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121221
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

Follow Those Zebras: Solving a Migration Mystery Cover Image
$31.99
ISBN: 9781541538375
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - April 7th, 2020

A Hatful of Dragons: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684371501
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Wordsong - March 18th, 2020

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442850
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Neal Porter Books - February 4th, 2020

The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781368051835
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2020

Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780762466986
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Running Press Kids - October 1st, 2019

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read Cover Image
By Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524768287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 7th, 2020

Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524766719
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Scary Stories for Young Foxes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250181428
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver Cover Image
By Gene Barretta, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062430151
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello Cover Image
By Monica Brown, Elisa Chavarri (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780892394234
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - August 18th, 2020

Someplace to Call Home Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781585364145
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 1st, 2019

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368042413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 22nd, 2020

Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Novel #1) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547600564
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020

Words on Fire Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338275476
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

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: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

The Werewolves Are Howling Again: Joy Interviews Romina Garber, author of LOBIZONA

One of the best things about being a bookseller is getting to read books months before they publish. We received Advanced Reader Copies of LOBIZONA back in Winter of 2019, so I’ve been excited about the book for a long time now - the kind of excited anticipation that helps get a girl through a pandemic. Especially because werewolves are back - this time with Argentinian folklore!

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Lobizona: A Novel (Wolves of No World #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250239129
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Wednesday Books - August 4th, 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 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
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: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 2nd, 2020

Kid's Summer Reading Guide 2020!

As summertime comes into full swing we’re looking forward to some amazing new reads! Check out our Summer Reading Guide for 2020 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 2020 Winners!

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to this year's bookmark contest! It was so difficult to choose between all your lovely entries as they were all so full of talent and passion. Please see the winners below and check out their amazing artwork!

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

 

Kindergarten Winner: Navomi 

1st & 2nd Grade Winner: Claudia

Joy Interviews Brandy Colbert, author of THE ONLY BLACK GIRLS IN TOWN

We are so thrilled that our postponed event from March with Brandy Colbert, author of numerous of our YA favorites, has been rescheduled for July 20, at 2 pm CT on the Brazos IG Live!  Brandy will be discussing her debut middle grade novel, THE ONLY BLACK GIRLS IN TOWN, in conversation with friend of store and phenomenal Houston author, Liara Tamani, whose much buzzed about new YA novel, ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW is out now as well.

The Only Black Girls in Town Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316456388
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The Voting Booth Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368053297
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 7th, 2020

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