Begun in 2014, the Bookworm Festival is a fun event 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 2022 will be a VIRTUAL EVENT held over Zoom! The panels will be uploaded to YouTube each evening, for on-demand viewing, and will remain there for 2 weeks.
PLEASE NOTE: Individuals are not allowed to record panels.
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!
This year's authors are:
Monday, January 31st: Juana Medina & Greg Pizzoli
Tuesday, February 1st: Margaret Chiu Greanias, Tracy Subisak & Nancy Krulik
Wednesday, February 2nd: Mike Curato & Jennifer E. Smith
Thursday, February 3rd: Antwan Eady, Gracey Zhang & Meg Wolitzer
From Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina, I WILL! helps young readers to affirm how they will act with bold, colorful illustrations and simple text. This paper-over-board picture book is the first in Medina's I WILL! series.
I will be kind to others.
I will tell the truth, even if it’s hard.
Baloney and friends are reaching for the stars—but not without some funny obstacles along the way! Whether they're creating a masterpiece, destroying a birthday cake, or debating online comments about themselves, these lovable characters know how to dream big!
A delightful story of a child's visit to a grandmother and home far away, and of how families connect and love across distance, language, and cultures.
Kylie is nervous about visiting her grandmother-her Amah-who lives SO FAR AWAY.
A new young chapter book series about a chicken who loves math, science, and learning new things--by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Krulik for fans of Unlimited Squirrel and Bumble and Bee.
In Mike Curato's funny, poignant picture book Where Is Bina Bear?, a little rabbit throws a party—but can't find best friend Bina Bear anywhere!
A delightful picture book about a creature of habit whose routine suddenly gets disrupted by the unexpected arrival of a new friend. A perfect story for little readers learning social emotional skills that explores the joy of trying something new!
From debut author Antwan Eady and artist Gracey Zhang comes a glowing tale about the young dreaming big. A perfect story to demonstrate how pride in where we come from can bring a shining confidence.
When Nigel looks up at the moon, his future is bright. He imagines himself as…an astronaut, a dancer, a superhero, too!
Max discovers that uniqueness is more than just a name, in this funny, lively picture book debut by the bestselling author of The Interestings.
Winner of the 2022 Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award!
From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely picture book that celebrates the unassuming power of kind words.
Oh, there goes Lala! She carries a pot of water around the corner, down the block, and over the fence, to a patch of dirt and concrete where tiny weeds sprout.
The big sea’s littlest mischief-maker, Oona, is back in another delightful tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Raissa Figueroa.
A young boy on a crowded bus discovers that, after some wiggles and giggles, there’s room for everyone in this lighthearted rhyming picture book set in Zanzibar.
The dala dala rumbles and roars as Musa and Dada drive off to the shore—but the bus stops for multiple detours: “Do you need a ride? It’s hotter than peppers out there in the sun!
New York Times bestselling team Joanna Ho and Dung Ho present Eyes That Speak to the Stars, companion to the acclaimed Eyes That Kiss in the Corners.
“A brilliant treatise to love of self and heritage.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
This vibrantly illustrated picture book celebrates a variety of woodland creatures as they make their homes and prepare for their young.
A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2021
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2021
The creators of The Old Truck set sail with an old boat and an evocative, intricately crafted exploration of home and family.
Off a small island,
an old boat sets sail
and a young boy
A fresh, urban take on bedtime stories in the spirit of The House That Jack Built and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, from debut author Anne Wynter and Caldecott Honoree Oge Mora.
Everybody in the red brick building was asleep. Until . . .
Rraak! Wake up!
Pitter patter STOMP!