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Austin Reading Mama

A Moon of My Own Launch Party

September 1, 2016 0

We featured local author Jennifer Rustgi a couple of years ago, and now you have the chance to meet her, as well as local illustrator Ashley White, at the upcoming launch party for an all […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Elizabeth Crook

August 15, 2016 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Molly McAdams

February 10, 2016 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Gifts For Book Lovers In 2015

December 7, 2015 0

Books are a great gift. They force us to slow down, they are inexpensive, they are portable and for our kids, they help them grow and learn. Here are a few things to pick up […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Jan Bozarth

November 11, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Ali Katz

October 26, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Event: Neil Gaiman at the Long Center, 11/13

October 22, 2015 0

See author, blogger, screenwriter and new dad Neil Gaiman in what he claims will be “one of the last events I will do before I retire from public life” on November 13, 2015 at The […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Event: ABCs of ATX Book Launch, 10/22

October 19, 2015 0

Join Author Kelly Sharp and Illustrators Joy Buran and Noelle Melody at Mockingbird Domestics on Thursday, October 22nd for a Book Launch of The ABCs of ATX. This children’s book will delight adults, too. Kelly, […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Mary Helen Specht

September 22, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Event: Cuentos at H-E-B Dual-Language Storytimes

September 1, 2015 0

This fall, Austin Public Library’s Cepeda Branch is teaming up with Texas-based grocery store, H-E-B, to offer Cuentos, a dual-language (Spanish and English) storytime series at H-E-B, 2701 E 7th St., near Pleasant Valley Rd., […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Susanne Kerns

August 26, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Event: Carnival of Books at BookPeople, 8/8

July 27, 2015 0

BookPeople will be hosting a Carnival of Books on Saturday, August 8th to celebrate all things books and reading with raucous merriment, bookish carnival games, tons of giveaways, an epic family read-aloud with favorite kids […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Jennifer Ziegler

July 24, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Jonathan Hewitt

June 17, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Texas Teen Book Festival Writing Contest

May 28, 2015 0

A new component for this year’s Texas Teen Book Festival is the Writing Contest, sponsored by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. This entry form must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Jill Coody Smits

May 27, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Deanna Roy

May 6, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Chris Barton

April 8, 2015 1

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Event: Tales from Another Mother Runner Book Party

March 23, 2015 0

Part book tour event, part mother runner meet-up, this event celebrates the March 2015 debut of Tales from Another Mother Runner, the third book from Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea (the authors of Run Like a […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Spike Gillespie

March 11, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

New Book Club For Middle Readers from BookPeople

March 5, 2015 0

BookPeople’s Rockin’ Readers Book Club is open to passionate readers between the ages of 8 and 14 who love to read and discuss books! Once a month, BookKids experts Thomas and Demi lead a discussion […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Julia Aziz

February 11, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Amanda Eyre Ward

January 7, 2015 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Music Mama

Last Minute Austin Gift Ideas

December 16, 2014 0

I cringed as I typed the title, because growing up, my dad and I would always hit the mall on Christmas Eve to get my mom her presents. I have a standing policy that I […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Holiday Gift Ideas for Readers

December 10, 2014 1

I hung out with a friend yesterday, and as we were catching up, I discovered she was one of those people I didn’t realize really existed: People Who Finished Holiday Shopping By December Tenth. Although […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Catherine Avril Morris

October 14, 2014 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Jodi Egerton

September 16, 2014 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Britney King

May 28, 2014 0

Britney King, a local Austin mama, is married to a man she adores and is the mother of five kids. She is the author of three novels, Bedrock, Breaking Bedrock, and Somewhere With You, with […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Kari Anne Holt

April 24, 2014 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Local Author Reading List: Liz Garton Scanlon

March 27, 2014 0

It’s hard enough for us parents to find time to read, let alone to decide what to read. Head to the library and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stacks upon stacks of interesting-sounding […]

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Austin Reading Mama

The Best Books for Siblings-to-Be

November 6, 2013 1

When we found out we were expecting our second child, we wanted to include our then-2-year-old in the excitement. Of course, we didn’t want to overwhelm her, but we did want her to understand what […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Q & A with Jon Scieszka & Mac Barnett

October 24, 2013 0

When I first heard about a collaboration between children’s authors Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, I couldn’t imagine anything less than hilarious from this duo. And and their picture book that was released earlier this […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Q & A with Lemony Snicket

October 23, 2013 0

Daniel Handler, best known under his pen name, Lemony Snicket, will be presenting this Sunday at the Texas Book Festival. And as a big fan, I was almost giddy to have the opportunity to ask […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Inside Scoop on Top Picks for Book Fest

October 21, 2013 0

Browsing through the impressive schedule for the upcoming Texas Book Festival, held at the State Capitol on Oct. 26th and 27th, I am conflicted about which events to attend. Where to go when? The selection […]

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Austin Health and Beauty Mama

Special Feature and Giveaway: Jessica Alba

May 5, 2013 0

*This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Heather on winning. Thanks to all who entered! I must admit that I am generally a bit leery when it comes to reading books written by celebrities, especially […]

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Texas Book Festival Preview: Amanda Eyre Ward

October 18, 2011 0

This weekend marks the 16th installment of the Texas Book Festival, which will include author readings, panel discussions, book signings, live music, a cooking tent and more. The Festival is free and takes place in […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Interview with Elusive Author Pseudonymous Bosch

September 19, 2011 14

When my daughter was younger, I delighted in sharing my favorite authors with her, regularly reading aloud from my beloved childhood books.  But somewhere along the way, the tables turned.  My daughter learned to read […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Virtual Playground: What are you reading?

November 15, 2010 1

Often times, as moms, we gather around the slide or the sandbox while our kids play to discuss issues that are on our minds. Since LiveMom is primarily an online community of local Austin moms, […]

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Austin Reading Mama

Courageous Parents, Confident Kids

April 12, 2010 3

Ok, so Parenting is challenging, right? They don’t send us home from the hospital/birth center/inflatable pool in your living room with a handbook that tells you how to handle every situation you will come across […]