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Welcome to BookKids!



New For Readers Ages 0-7 


New For Readers Ages 7-12 


Antiracist Reading for Families & Kids


Celebrating BIPOC Voices


Reading With Pride


Signed Books for Kids 


Build Baby's First Library with Great Board Books!


Pre-order from BookPeople!


We Need Diverse Books!

The BookPeople Modern First Library initiative pairs beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century. We've set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Learn more and start building your young readers' Modern First Library!

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Come talk to us!

Our BookKids staff loves to recommend books. We read widely, across every age group and in every genre, and can recommend a great new read for your fan of Magic Treehouse, Percy Jackson, and more. The children's section at BookPeople is enormous, vibrant and playful. Bring the kids down for storytimes, book clubs, or just to read and play! We also work actively with Austin's schools to host book fairs, keep track of summer reading lists, bring authors into schools for visits and much more. We are YOUR community kids' bookstore. 

Come on down and say hi or email us at for recommendations!

Book People Modern First Library

Diversify Your Bookshelves: Modern First Library + Amplify

We absolutely love classics like Goodnight Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but there’s a whole canon of books out there that deserve a spot on your shelves too. After all, a child’s first library offers their first glimpses of life outside the family’s immediate sphere, and we think that view should reflect a reality that’s broad, inclusive, and complex. With that in mind, we bring you two programs that spotlight marginalized voices in children's literature and help families build home libraries that broaden young readers’ ideas of what’s possible, provide fresh perspectives, and open windows to new experiences: all the things that great children’s books should do. Learn more about Modern First Library or Amplify (info to come).

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A variety of Modern First authors