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Lit Talks for Readers Ages 9-17

April 6 and 9

Come one, come all! Bank Street Bookstore's bookseller extraordinaire Regina Teltser leads biweekly read-alouds for ages 9 to 17.

Dramatized readings of middle-grade books, young adult books, classic fiction, and short stories make reading and talking about books a hoot!

Each week features a different short story or passage from a novel to be read aloud and analyzed by the group.

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. and every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (Sunday performances and discussions are repeated and continued every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.).

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan will be read and discussed on Sunday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. The first in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the action-packed adventure book follows its 12-year-old hero on a quest to retrieve the stolen master lightning bolt of the god Zeus.

Doll Bones by Holly Black is the second book to be discussed and analyzed by Regina's readers. It is a great read, Regina promises, especially for young adult readers (and possibly slightly immature adults, she adds.)

The story deals with issues like friendship, identity, growing up, and loss. It is sure to keep the pages turning and the conversation interesting.

April 9 and 13

Book List
$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780786838653
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion, 3/2006

Doll Bones (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781416963981
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 5/2013

Author Patricia Lakin Shares Two New Titles

04/06/2014 2:30 pm

 


 

Chances are some of Patricia Lakin's books already line your children's bookshelves. Here's an opportunity to meet this popular and prolific author and hear two of her newest stories: "Bruno and Lulu's Playground Adventures" and "Muddy, Mud, Bud." Turn your Sunday afternoon into a fun reading adventure by stopping by Bank Street Bookstore to enjoy Patty's latest.

After teaching for 11 years, Patty turned to writing, creating books about things that matter to her -- and to her audience of students and educators. Bruno and Lulu (above) are best friends who love having fun at the playground together. Bud the car (right) wonders what will happen when he visits the car wash. Both books are excellent choices for newly independent readers.

 
Book List
$3.99
ISBN-13: 9780689855757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Spotlight, 6/2003

$3.99
ISBN-13: 9781416925330
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Spotlight, 6/2007

$3.99
ISBN-13: 9780689870323
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon Spotlight, 7/2006

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9781442453937
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Aladdin, 2/2012

Location: 
Street:
610 W 112th St
Additional:
City:
New York
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Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
Country:
United States

"Taking Your Child to the Doctor" with Patricia Weiner

04/10/2014 6:00 pm
 

To celebrate the release of her book "Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital," Bank Street Bookstore hosts child life specialist Patricia Weiner on Thursday evening, April 10. Patty holds a master's degree in special education and has many years of experience teaching, training, and supporting infants, young children, parents, and medical professionals. As the founding director of the master's degree program in child life at Bank Street College of Education, Patty has an experienced perspective to show and share.

"Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital" is filled with helpful suggestions and practical tips to provide parents with the tools they need so they can prepare young children for a visit to the doctor or hospital.

Developmentally Appropriate Play Workshops with Educational Consultant Patty Weiner

After the book is released, Patty will lead several play workshops at the book store (dates to be announced) for guiding and supporting children as they learn to play and interact with each other successfully. Watch for more details to come!


Book List
$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780395070628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books, 3/1966

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780698115743
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin, 9/1997

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9781609052737
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Blue Apple Books, 8/2012

Wash Your Hands! (Paperback)

$3.99
ISBN-13: 9781416991724
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon Spotlight, 9/2010

$11.95
ISBN-13: 9781575421971
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Free Spirit Publishing, 1/2006

Location: 
Street:
610 W 112th St
Additional:
City:
New York
,
Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
Country:
United States

Lost-and-Found Belly Button

When fourth-grader Artie MacGivillray wakes up one morning to discover his belly button is missing, he also realizes it has left a hole in his stomach -- and his life. What does he do to solve the problem? He calls in Detective Fred Gurwitz, of course, who saves the day with lessons of how to live, love, and laugh. Meet author Charles Zigman at Bank Street Bookstore on Friday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of his book "The Belly Button that Escaped," ideal for kids from second to fifth grade.

World Book Night, April 23, 2014

Spread the love of reading person to person by participating in WORLD BOOK NIGHT on Wednesday, April 23. Visit www.facebook.com/worldbooknightusa for information and ideas to plan an evening of reading for pure pleasure while watching the moon rise.

Community Reading Challenge

The office of Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell announced the 11th annual Community Reading Challenge today by encouraging students from pre-k through grade 8 to embrace the three Rs of learning: reading, reading, and reading! This year's theme is "Reading Saves the Day," honoring historical and living heroes. Stop by your local New York Public Library branch to pick up a book list, reading log, and suggested activities. The challenge will culminate in May with three book festivals. For more information, call Assemblyman O'Donnell's office at (212) 866-3970.

Daily Stories at Bank Street Bookstore

Just look at our tot lot from this morning's story time. Ms. Chelsea read and sang while Ms. Mallory strummed the guitar. And the kids? Well, they did just exactly what you would expect: They smiled and swayed and rocked and stomped. They especially loved hearing "Corduroy" by Don Freeman, a longtime favorite that continues to enchant young listeners. Join us on the second floor every day at 10:30 a.m.!

 

Now that Taxes Are Filed

Forget itemized lists and deductions for now (or at least until next tax season) and try counting something fun for a change. In Andrea Menotti's "How Many Jelly Beans?" the big-book format allows young mathematicians to count high and higher to reach big and bigger numbers. Kids will have lots of fun with something so colorful and delicious. Leave it to everyone's favorite -- the humble jelly bean -- to inspire and teach math.

Saving Graces

With its oak bookcases, marble floors, vaulted ceilings, bronze chandeliers, and expansive front window, Rizzoli Bookstore on West 57th Street in New York City showcased the beauty of books. For 50 years it served as the perfect setting for selling luxurious art books produced by the Italian publishing company, as well as photographs, prints, music, and all genres of books.

On Friday, April 11, Rizzoli closed its doors for the last time. The company vows to reopen in a new location, but now it is up to its customers to keep the memory of this grand property alive -- a time when it buzzed, hummed, whispered, and inspired thanks to the glorious goods that were sold inside.

Bank Street Bookstore is facing a similar move, but it is our hope and promise to maintain a special presence in our current neighborhood. Once a new address is finalized and can be announced, please be assured our loyal customers and supporters will be the first to know. Thank you for your interest in us as we continue the important work of selling books.

Helping Kids Understand a Hospital Visit

Author-educator Patty Weiner visited Bank Street Bookstore yesterday to share tips from her book "Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital." Among her wonderful ideas: Help kids feel comfortable with the things they will see before the visit takes place. For example, make a Band-Aid and cotton ball collage or use a play stethoscope to listen to the heartbeats of stuffed animals and dolls. Patty's book can be purchased at Bank Street Bookstore by calling, visiting, or ordering online. Contact us at (212) 678-1654 or www.bankstreetbooks.com.

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