Matt Baron Brings His Band and His Book to Bank Street

Wake up and warm up Saturday, December 16 and head to Bank Street Book Store's morning story time at 10:30 a.m. to see and hear teacher Matt Baron play with his Future Hits band. Matt is also a songwriter who combines music with words in clever, creative ways to help kids with reading fluency. The event is free and the fun is endless. Join us to sing, hum, and sway along -- and pick up some great holiday gifts, including Matt's "Songs for Learning Playbook."

Reading Through the Holidays

Holidays invite good books -- for reading, certainly, but also for giving. Here is a short list of titles currently available at Bank Street Book Store for every young reader you know who loves a good cup of cocoa with a peppermint stick swizzle served with stories that warm the season in wonderful ways.

"Waltz of the Snowflakes" by Elly Mackay

"Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story" by Lemony Snicket 

"Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg

"Hanukkah Lights" by David Martin

"Nutcracker in Harlem" by T. E. McMorrow

"Christmas Wish for Corduroy" by B. G. Hennessy

"Story of Holly and Ivy" by Rumer Godden

"Celebrate Kwanzaa" by Carolyn Otto

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss

"Happy Hanukkah, Curious George" by H. A. Rey

"Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker" by Jessica Courtney-Tickle

"Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances" by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle



Neil Patrick Harris and His Book "The Magic Misfits" at Symphony Space

Bank Street Book Store is proud to be the official bookseller at an event on Monday, December 4 featuring actor/author Neil Patrick Harris. Neil's new book "The Magic Misfits" (his first children's novel!) will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway. We all know Neil as a gifted and versatile actor, but add to his lengthy list of accomplishments magician and you will see the wonderful connection to the theme of his book. Hear Neil interviewed by Maureen Johnson (co-author with John Green and Lauren Myracle of "Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances") and walk away with a signed copy of this charming tale of friendship and family, what is real and what is imagined. For more information, visit