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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 

Middle School, Journaling, and a Life in Poems: An Interview with Ellen Hagan

Ellen Hagan is so many things: Author. Poet. Performer. Educator. Self-proclaimed documentarian. She is also the author of RECKLESS, GLORIOUS, GIRL, a lovely, heartwarming middle grade novel in verse set in her home state of Kentucky. I raced through this book, drawn to the characters and story. Seventh grade, as Ellen and I discuss below, is such a strange and specific time, and Ellen brings those feelings and emotions to life so wonderfully. Here’s what she had to say when we chatted. 


 

Reckless, Glorious, Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547604609
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 23rd, 2021

Mystery Houses and Family: An Interview with Elana K. Arnold

I’ve been a huge fan of Elana K. Arnold’s fearless and varied work for years now. Elana writes everything from picture books to middle grade novels to brilliant YA/adult crossovers and more. Always her stories dig into what it means to be human and the often fascinating moments where the everyday and ordinary meet the strange and unusual. Her newest middle grade novel, THE HOUSE THAT WASN’T THERE is simply brilliant and we’ll be hosting her in May to discuss it with our middle grade book club for readers 8-12!

The House That Wasn't There Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062937063
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - March 30th, 2021

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: 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!


TONI BUZZEO - WHEN SUE FOUND SUE

Saturday, March 13 at 3pm

Loving Love and Queer Inclusion: Joy Interviews author Jason June

I first got to know author Jason June when he was my literary agent’s assistant! The three of us would have conference calls about whatever manuscript I was working on and my agent would be tough-loving me with everything that needed to be fixed, while Jason June kept calling out how great it was in the background.

Porcupine Cupid Cover Image
By Jason June, Lori Richmond (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481481014
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - December 1st, 2020

Whobert Whover, Owl Detective Cover Image
By Jason June, Jess Pauwels (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481462716
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 18th, 2017

Search for the Sparkle (Mermicorn Island #1) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338685183
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2021

Narwhal Adventure! (Mermicorn Island #2) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338685190
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2021

Jay's Gay Agenda Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015159
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 1st, 2021

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: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heartdrum - January 5th, 2021

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heartdrum - February 9th, 2021

Sisters of the Neversea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heartdrum - June 1st, 2021

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