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Uncertain Summer Release Party

  Bigfoot enthusiasts from across Texas flocked to BookPeople in Austin this past weekend to celebrate the release of acclaimed author Jessica Lee Anderson’s new middle grade novel Uncertain Summer. The story takes place in Uncertain, Texas (which is an actual town!) and follows a group of four kids who set out on a mission to find the illusive Bigfoot.   Joining a discussion with Jessica was our own CBAY publisher Madeline Smoot. We recently…

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Avast! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day

As you may or may not be aware, today, September 19, is Talk Like a Pirate Day, a very serious and totally not made up holiday that we highly encourage you to observe in your classroom, your library, and/or your home. Don’t know your bilge from your bowsprit? What better way to learn than by reading! The pirate subgenre is incredibly popular, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite offerings. Keep in…

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Books Handling Grief

August 30 is National Grief Awareness Day, and while that might not be the most cheerful of commemorations, it’s an important one. In the United States, one in five children will experience the death of someone close to them before the age of eighteen, and one in seven will lose a parent or a sibling before the age of twenty. Fiction can be not only an escape but a critical part of the healing process.…

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CBAY Books on the Road: TLA 2017

We hit the road last week to travel down to San Antonio and the annual Texas Library Association’s conference. Since CBAY is based in Texas, we rounded up all of our Texas authors (and one from California), and did a number of signings. Below are just a few of the photos we got while there:

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