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July Lit Talk with Regina

Join Regina every Wednesday in July as she presents different books from one of her favorite genres: fantasy! Lit talks take place at 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. If you are ready to enter a world of wonder, listen and learn as Regina reads excerpts from classic fantasy titles.

$8.99
ISBN: 9780804844970
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tuttle Publishing - May 12th, 2015

Bank Street Award Winners 2015

Irma Black Award Finalists 2015:

Blizzard by John Rocco
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox, illus. by Brian Floca

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen
Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton 

You can purchase the books on the Irma Black Award Finalists 2015 list below, or purchase the whole set at a discount here.

 

Cook Prize Finalists 2015:

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle by Cheryl Bardoe, illus. by Alan Marks
Galapagos George by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, illus. by Gilbert Ford
Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell, photos by Sarah C. Campbell & Richard P. Campbell

See below to purchase the chosen books.

Or, you can purchase the set of all four 2015 Cook Prize Finalist books at a savings here.

 

Children's Book Committee award winners 2015

Josette Frank Award
for Older Readers:
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
for Younger Readers:
Rain Reign
by Ann M. Martin

Flora Stieglitz Straus Award
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Claudia Lewis Award
for Older Readers:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
for Younger Readers:
Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Rick Allen

See below to purchase the chosen books.

Or, you can purchase the set of all five 2015 Children's Book Committee Award-Winning books at a savings here.

 

By Cheryl Bardoe, Alan Marks (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781580895545
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - March 11th, 2014

Cook Prize finalist


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ISBN: 9780060287931
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2014

Cook Prize finalist


By Kathryn Gibbs Davis, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547959221
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 2nd, 2014

Cook Prize finalist


By Sarah C. Campbell, Sarah C. Campbell (Photographer), Richard P. Campbell (Photographer)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781620916278
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - April 2014

Cook Prize finalist


By John Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423178651
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 30th, 2014

Irma Black Award Finalist


By Lynne Cox, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375858888
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - May 13th, 2014

Irma Black Award Finalist


By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763662295
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 14th, 2014

Irma Black Award Finalist


$15.99
ISBN: 9780763672935
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 9th, 2014

Irma Black Award Finalist


$17.99
ISBN: 9780803734968
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Published: Dial Books - September 16th, 2014

Josette Frank Award for Older Readers


$16.99
ISBN: 9780312643003
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 7th, 2014

Josette Frank Award for Younger Readers


$22.99
ISBN: 9780763656119
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 11th, 2014

Flora Stieglitz Straus Award


$16.99
ISBN: 9780399252518
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

Claudia Lewis Award for Older Readers


By Joyce Sidman, Rick Allen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547906508
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - November 4th, 2014

Claudia Lewis Award for Younger Readers


Happy Birthday, A. A. Milne

January 18 is A. A. Milne's birthday so let's all celebrate this writer's most famous creation with ten fun facts about Winnie-the-Pooh: http://mentalfloss.com/article/61099/10-fun-facts-about-winnie-pooh.

Man or Mouse? A Mascot for NYC

Who would you choose from a favorite children's book to represent this wonderful city of ours? Would it be an animal (Lyle the Crocodile or Stuart Little perhaps) or a human (Eloise or Harriet the Spy for example)? Is it even possible to do such a thing, as London seems to have managed by adopting Paddington Bear? Take a look at a few suggested candidates in this recent article in the New York Times and see if you agree with some of the choices: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/nyregion/seeking-a-paddington-bear-for....

Surprise!

Mallory and Chelsea are now at Bank Street Bookstore Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. as well as Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.! Come enjoy stories and songs.

Shop Around the Corner

A group of students from Bank Street School for Children visited Bank Street Bookstore today as part of their study of community. Teachers Claire Mansfield and Emma Marks guided the conversation so well that the six- and seven-year-olds asked thoughtful questions about how the bookstore is managed, how it makes money, and why it is such an important part of the neighborhood community. Thanks to the entire class for being good thinkers and listeners.

 

New Year Highlight

The Barnard Toddler Center is the first step in a child's school experience. While children play, grown-ups supervise and support the kind of developmentally appropriate learning that takes place every day. Since Bank Street Bookstore is a close neighbor, it made sense when director Tovah Klein approached us about a book drive for Hunts Point Alliance for Children in the South Bronx. As a result of working together to provide access to books for kids attending the Hunts Point program, many bags of books were collected and donated to this outstanding resource for kindergarten readiness. Teacher Rachel Flax picked up the books this week with the help of Bank Street Bookstore's own Peter Soter, both pictured below. Thanks to all who contributed!

Winters Wonders

How best to survive winter? Read about it in these delightful children's books -- from a classic favorite like "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats to a new charmer like "Flora and the Penguin" by Molly Idle. Nothing warms body and soul like curling up with young readers for a good winter's tale. All titles shown here (and more) are currently available at Bank Street Bookstore.

 

Libraries Around the World

Set foot inside any -- or all -- of these bookstores from around the world and find yourself in the presence of great beauty (and even greater learning): http://thebookinsider.com/beautiful-bookstores/

 

New Year's Resolution: Books for Everyone Everywhere

Every child has a right to learn, play, and grow. First Book, a non-profit social enterprise providing brand-new books to kids in need, helps deliver on that right by distributing over 120 million children's books (and counting!) to students who know that reading makes them smarter, stronger, and kinder. Lend a hand this new year -- and every new year ahead -- by learning more about how to donate and get involved at www.firstbook.org.

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