Kids Article

Our Year(s) of Virtual Events

I say this next sentence with the utmost of caution. It seems that we are finally headed back to in-person store events and in-person school visits this coming Fall, or so the publishers are telling me. Like everything else since March 2020, we'll see how it goes. But for now we are cheering and excited and relieved! Normalcy.

Kids Summer Reading Guide 2022

As summertime comes into full swing we’re looking forward to some amazing new reads! Check out our Summer Reading Guide for 2022 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! 

Kid's Summer Bookmark Contest 2022!

We give out a LOT of bookmarks here at Brazos, and we are always looking for new ideas for their design. This spring we’re asking kids to lend their artistic expertise to our annual Bookmark Contest! The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 27, 2022. We’ll announce the winners at our Summer Reading Kick Off Party!

 

In Memory of Paula Cohen

One of the things I love most about my job as Children’s Programming Director here at Brazos is creating wonderful author events for all authors, but particularly for debut authors. There is such a happy magic in celebrating the arrival of a new book, letting people know why we at the store love it, putting it in customers’ hands. This is especially satisfying when it’s a book I particularly love or which I feel a personal connection to in some way.

Big Dreams, Small Fish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646141265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Levine Querido - March 1st, 2022

Brazos Treehouse Spring Break 2022: Let's Get Cooking!

Spring Break is right around the corner so be sure to check out our fun programming all about food, cooking, and, of course, books!

Spring Break will be hosted from Saturday, March 12 to Saturday, March 19 both virtually and in person! Click on the images below to learn more!

 

Preorder AAAHHH! to Win an Art Print!

Ten winners will receive a high-quality Wall Art. Preorder below for a chance to win a Limited Edition Art Print! Every Aaahhh! book gives you an entry.

To enter, send the receipt to customer@tapiocastories.com by 11:59pm (EST) March 28.

​Each copy of Aaahhh! gives you one entry. Order multiple copies for multiple chances to win! 

Aaahhh! Cover Image
By Guilherme Karsten, Guilherme Karsten (Illustrator), Eric M. B. Becker (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781734783926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tapioca Stories - March 29th, 2022

A gigantic noise makes its way around the world, knocking the stripes off a tiger, flattening mountains, and rallying all of humanity to respond. What could it be? An alien invasion? A meteor that crashed into a foghorn factory? A saxophone extremely out of tune? Where is the noise coming from?

Both children and parents will relate to this funny tale of the boo-boo heard round the world in this English-language version of an award-winning book originally published in Portuguese. Filled with eye-catching pencil sketch, collage illustrations, Aaahh draws readers into the mystery of the overwhelming sound--and its amusing origin.

About the Publisher

Tapioca Stories, a New York-based publishing house with Latin American soul, introduces young English readers to the finest Latin American children's books, originally written in Spanish and Portuguese.

A gigantic noise makes its way around the world, knocking the stripes off a tiger, flattening mountains, and rallying all of humanity to respond. What could it be? An alien invasion? A meteor that crashed into a foghorn factory? A saxophone extremely out of tune? Where is the noise coming from?

Both children and parents will relate to this funny tale of the boo-boo heard round the world in this English-language version of an award-winning book originally published in Portuguese. Filled with eye-catching pencil sketch, collage illustrations, Aaahh draws readers into the mystery of the overwhelming sound--and its amusing origin.

About the Publisher

Tapioca Stories, a New York-based publishing house with Latin American soul, introduces young English readers to the finest Latin American children's books, originally written in Spanish and Portuguese.


Preorder AUDREY-SAURUS Today!

Houston author Sarah Allison will be releasing her latest picture book, AUDREY-SAURUS, on March 11! Click below to preorder your signed copy and receive a DINO-MITE gift bag with your book!

 

EDIT: Preorders are now closed! Thank you!

Audrey-Saurus Cover Image
By Sarah Allison, Laura Mocelin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9798985199703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: B+a Stories - March 11th, 2022

Audrey-Saurus is spirited, silly, and totally obsessed with dinosaurs. She stomps to the beat of her own drum, and that's just the way she likes it. She loves to wear her sunglasses upside down, shoo monsters away with fly swatters, and eat frozen waffles straight from the freezer! Join her as she adventures her way through the day, and does things exactly her own way!


The Brazos Kids Holiday Catalogue 2021

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 crosses all age lines!

Please note that our YA picks are filtered in with our Adult Fiction Picks, found here!

The Mexican Revolution, Family, and the Writer's Journey: An Interview with Alda P. Dobbs

I first met Alda P. Dobbs through SCBWI, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, where I was fortunate enough to be her mentor when the book that would become BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA won the Joan Lowery Nixon Award. This meant it was a manuscript for children that our committee chose as having the fullest potential to be acquired by a publisher.

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728234656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Preorder Campaign for THE BEATRYCE PROPHECY

PREORDERS HAVE ENDED.

We cannot wait for two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo's (The Tale of DesperauxBecause of Winn-Dixie) latest middle grade novel, THE BEATRYCE PROPHECY! Illustrated by two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall (Hello LighthouseFinding Winnie), THE BEATRYCE PROPHECY is a love letter to the power of the written word.

The Beatryce Prophecy Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213614
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall comes a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world.

We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home.

In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood, and holding fast to the ear of Answelica the goat. As the monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret, one that imperils them all—for the king of the land seeks just such a girl, and Brother Edik, who penned the prophecy himself, knows why.

And so it is that a girl with a head full of stories—powerful tales-within-the-tale of queens and kings, mermaids and wolves—ventures into a dark wood in search of the castle of one who wishes her dead. But Beatryce knows that, should she lose her way, those who love her—a wild-eyed monk, a man who had once been king, a boy with a terrible sword, and a goat with a head as hard as stone—will never give up searching for her, and to know this is to know everything. With its timeless themes, unforgettable cast, and magical medieval setting, Kate DiCamillo’s lyrical tale, paired with resonant black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, is a true collaboration between masters.


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