Kids' Books

Back to School

One of the many fun jobs we get as booksellers is seasonally changing displays, pulling out old favorites and bringing in new additions with the changing of season, holidays and special events.  Normally with the approach of summer's end, we start gathering our return to school and fall favorites, books for calming nervous jitters and to welcome the changing seasons. 

Shark Week

Did you know that the Discovery Channel's Shark Week is the longest running annual event on cable television?  The celebration of one of nature's most feared and misunderstood creatures has been a feature since 1988!  In honor of this year's event, we couldn't resist sharing a few of our favorite literary sharks.


 

Storytime with Jamie Lee Curtis

Story time with your family is always great, but sometimes it's nice to hear stories read by other people too. That's why, over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing videos of our favorite children's books read by fantastic authors, celebrities, and book lovers all over the world! Who knows, maybe you'll be hearing from some of the Brilliant Books Staff too...

Road Trip Books

I love roadtrip novels any time of the year whether it's January or June. But, in an effort to spend as much time at home as I can, I'm looking for even more adventure-filled tales to escape into. Here's some of my favorite roadtrip (and tracktrip?) books to help you travel the world from the comfort of your couch.

Jason Reynolds Recommends

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Meet Jason Reynolds, (if you haven't already). He's an incredible award-winning author of books for both children and young adults and a huge indie bookstore advocate. Last week, Jason sat down with PBS to recommend his favorite books for young readers to check out this summer. Some are incredibly timely, others offer a bit of escapism. All are books worth reading. 

That's why we work in the other direction.

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Storytime with Zachary Levi

Story time with your family is always great, but sometimes it's nice to hear stories read by other people too. That's why, over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing videos of our favorite children's books read by fantastic authors, celebrities, and book lovers all over the world! Who knows, maybe you'll be hearing from some of the Brilliant Books Staff too...

Mythology for Teens and Beyond

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Many middle grade readers dive deep into these fun mythology based series emerging with a love of mythology, but are unsure what to read next. This tends to be right around the time they are aging into Young Adult books and a whole new world of reading to navigate. Hunger Games are a logical next step for many, Suzanne Collins, has often spoke of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur influencing her books. But what next?

Luckily there are still lots of great options for those not ready to leave the mythology based fantasy as they move into YA, for the transitional reader and those ready for more mature content.

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