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"Unfriended" with Author Rachel Vail

10/19/2014 2:30 pm
  Author Rachel Vail (Justin Case, If We Kiss) will treat us to a reading from her newest release, Unfriended, a book that connects with middle schoolers on two of the issues that matter most to them: friendship and social media.

When Truly is invited to sit at the popular table everyone seems so nice and kind, but then the complex social media relationships of the eighth-graders spiral into a tempest of deceit and betrayal.

Rachel Vail once studied to be a spy in college, before switching to a major in English and Theater.

“I learned to write books by learning to write, direct, and act in plays,” says Rachel. She has written 23 books for young people.


Book List

Unfriended (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780670013074
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Juvenile, 9/2014

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780312563578
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish, 5/2011

If You Only Knew (Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780147511188
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin, 6/2014

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780439669412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks, 3/2005

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

It's a Wonderful Weekend

While kids and families enjoyed activities at the Bank Street Fall Fair on Saturday, October 18, Bank Street Bookstore tried to keep pace with fun festivities of our own:

* Author Michelle Markel and artist Melissa Sweet (both pictured above) talked about their book "Brave Girl," the inspiring story of Clara Lemlich, who led one of the largest labor walk-outs in U. S. history to protest unfair working conditions for children and women.
* Illustrator Doug Cushman (pictured above) shared his book "Pumpkin Time!" a seasonal treat that delights in the result of a well-tended autumn garden.
* "Unfriended" author Rachel Vail (pictured above) treated middle-schoolers and many others to a reading of her new book, a smart (and cautionary) tale of friendship in a world of hyper-connectedness.

Autumn's Bounty and Beauty

In Jewish tradition the Sukkot holiday celebrates the fall harvest and the gathering of food and family. To help share and explain this wonderful time of year, Rabbi Yael Hammerman of Congregation Ansche Chesed visited Bank Street Bookstore on October 12 to read Sukkot stories. Here is Rabbi Hammerman interacting with kids and puppets during the Yippee Skippy Theater production that takes place every Sunday.

A Favorite Fable

Ada Chukwukeme remembers growing up hearing the story of the turtle and its shell, but when she became a teacher and wanted to tell the tale to her students, she couldn't find a version she liked. So what did she do? She wrote her own, of course. On Sunday, October 12, Ada treated listeners at Bank Street Bookstore to "Why Turtles Have Patchy Shells," which was enjoyed by all. Come by for a signed copy!

ABC by AJ

Just look at the overflow crowd author AJ Angsley drew when she appeared at Bank Street Bookstore on Friday, October 10. AJ introduced her alphabet books based on positive attributes (Aa for adventure, Bb for believe, Cc for counting, etc.) to encourage reading development. For more information about AJ's work, visit www.ajangsley.com.

 

Celebrate Sukkot

10/12/2014 1:00 pm
 

In Jewish tradition Sukkot is a time to celebrate the fall harvest and give thanks with gatherings of family, food, and friends. There is special appreciation this year as Rabbi Yael Hammerman of Congregation Ansche Chesed joins us at Bank Street Bookstore for a Sukkot storytime. Enjoy stories with us Sunday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m

Book List

It's Sukkah Time! (Hardcover)


ISBN-13: 9781580130844
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing, 8/2003

$7.95
ISBN-13: 9781580130837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing, 8/2004

$7.95
ISBN-13: 9781580130288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing, 9/2001

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

A Firefighting First

It's a story worth telling, as author Carol Butler knew all along, and thanks to Carol's determination, she published her book "Genois Wilson, Firefighter: She Dared to Be First" to much well-deserved acclaim. Genois, the first female firefighter in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, met with both challenge and success during her long career, becoming a district chief before her retirement. Read Genois' inspiring story in Carol's book, available at Bank Street Bookstore.

New Novel for Seventh Graders

Ever wonder what life is like for kids with food allergies? Author Andrea Pyros has first-hand experience since one of her two kids can't enjoy certain foods most of us consider not just delicious, but safe. Andrea's novel, "My Year of Epic Rock," features seventh-grade Nina, a character who learns to deal with foods at school and home while managing friends and feelings in the process. Andrea, pictured center below with two fans, appeared at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, October 4. Pick up a signed copy of her book today!

Morning Meditation

Even though the books on the shelves quietly occupy their places, the children who visit Bank Street Bookstore are much livelier. On Saturday morning, October 4, yoga instructor Kate Roselyn brought a sense of peace, quiet, and calm to the entire store while teaching sun salutations and tree poses to her young learners. For more information on My Omagine, Kate's yoga practice specializing in yoga for kids, visit www.myomagine.com.

An Evening with Leonard Marcus

Join historian Leonard Marcus as he discusses the groundbreaking contributions to children's literature made by author Margaret Wise Brown, and her life-changing student-mentor relationship with Bank Street founder Lucy Sprague Mitchell. The event takes place Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets and information are available at bankstreet.edu/cps/programs-events/evening_leonard_marcus.

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