Begun in 2014, the Bookworm Festival is a fun morning that celebrates emerging readers, and those who write for them. Librarians and language arts teachers from across Houston comprise the steering committee for this event. Their goal is to connect emerging readers with authors to foster the joy of reading. We hope you'll join us!
All Bookworm books will come with a custom bookplate signed by the author. Bookplates will be available while supplies last. To purchase books, scroll through this page and add them to your cart!
To register for a panel:
- Click on the name of the panel you want to attend.
- Click the link that says "please click here to register".
- Type in First and Last name as well as email.
- Click the blue "Register" button.
You should receive an email from Zoom with the link information confirming your registration. That's it, you're ready to go!
The panels will be uploaded to YouTube and will remain there for 2 weeks. PLEASE NOTE: Individuals are not allowed to record panels for future viewing.
This year's authors are:
Monday, February 1st: Todd Parr & Beth Ferry
Tuesday, February 2nd: LeUyen Pham & Sam Wedelich
Wednesday, February 3rd: Joanna Ho & Carson Ellis
Thursday, February 4th: Emma Otheguy, Stephen Shaskan & Kevin Henkes
Friday, February 5th: Fan Brothers & Brigette Barrager
New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr captures the beauty of Spring with his signature blend of kid-friendly art and text in this sweet book about the wonders of a season.
Birds are singing and everyone is sneezing because Spring is here!
The Spring Book captures a variety of moments that encompasses this season.
Perfect for the gift-giving season, beloved and New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr explores the many ways to be joyful when holidays and celebrations occur.$17.99ISBN: 9780544735842Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021
It turns out that the best way to "attract" friends to invite to your birthday is by being yourself in this sweet, STEAM-minded picture book from New York Times best-selling author Beth Ferry.
Marsha's birthday is coming up, and she needs to make some friends to invite to her party.$18.99ISBN: 9781250798350Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - January 5th, 2021
From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed.
Everybody who was outside . . .
. . . went inside.$17.99ISBN: 9781338359015Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020
If you like Mo Willems’ Pigeon, you’ll love Sam Wedelich’s Chicken Little!Who are you calling little?"In this clever spin on the classic tale... empathy ends up saving the day, and the moral (don't believe everything you hear; check the facts) is broadcast loud and clear." -- The Horn Book"Whimsy reigns in Wedelich's debut picture book...$17.99ISBN: 9780062915627Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021
A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller
This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.$16.99ISBN: 9781536214567Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020
From the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Home and Du Iz Tak? comes a striking tale of a wholly extraordinary room where everything is a half.
The light of the half moon
Shines down on the half room . . .$17.99ISBN: 9781534445345Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021
The Snowy Day meets Last Stop on Market Street in this heartwarming classic in the making about a young boy who is in a new town and doesn’t have much, but with the help of a loving community discovers the joys of his first snowy day.
On the day it snows, Gabo sees kids tugging sleds up the hill, then coasting down, whooping all the while.$9.99ISBN: 9780593123348Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021
The second in a hilarious young graphic novel series about Pizza and Taco. This time around Pizza and Taco are bored, so they decide to throw an awesome party! What could possibly go wrong?$9.99ISBN: 9780593123300Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020
The first in a hilarious young graphic novel series about Pizza and Taco. Two best friends, lots of toppings...but only one of them can be the BEST, right? Fans of Narwhal and Jelly will eat this book up...and be hungry for more!$18.99ISBN: 9780062866103Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Greenwillow Books - September 22nd, 2020
A sun. A flower. And a lion. With three visual motifs, three colors, and fewer than 200 words, renowned Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times-bestseller Kevin Henkes cracks open the wide world and the youngest child’s endless imagination. This irresistible picture book is a must-have for every reader and every family.
$18.99ISBN: 9780735263260Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tundra Books - September 1st, 2020
In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure. A stunning picture book from international bestsellers The Fan Brothers, joined by their brother Devin Fan.$17.99ISBN: 9781984830395Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021
A beautiful gift book that reveals the meaning of birth flowers for babies born each month of the year.
Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.