Bookworm 2021

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!

Bookworm 2021 will be a VIRTUAL EVENT held over Zoom!

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:

  1. Click on the name of the panel you want to attend.
  2. Click the link that says "please click here to register".
  3. Type in First and Last name as well as email.
  4. 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

 

The Spring Book Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780316427937
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2021

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.


The Joyful Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316427890
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

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.
Lighting candles is joyful.Playing outside is joyful.Singing holiday songs is joyful.Learning new traditions is joyful.


Marsha Is Magnetic Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Lorena Alvarez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544735842
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Clarion Books - 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.


Outside, Inside Cover Image
By LeUyen Pham, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250798350
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale Cover Image
By Sam Wedelich, Sam Wedelich (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338359015
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: 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...


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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


In the Half Room Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536214567
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: 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 . . .


A Sled for Gabo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534445345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593123348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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?


Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593123300
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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!


Sun Flower Lion Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062866103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


The Barnabus Project Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735263260
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: 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.


Welcome Flower Child: The Magic of Your Birth Flower Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984830395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.