Honoring Martin Luther King: Profile in Courage

On Monday, January 15, we remember one of America's finest: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an activist, thinker, and believer who has left a lasting mark on our country's civil rights history. Read about Dr. King's courage and compassion in these books for children -- a range of titles that reinforce King's continuing importance in all of our lives.

"Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King" by Jean Marzollo

"My Dream of Martin Luther King" by Faith Ringgold

"Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr."? by Bonnie Bader

"Martin Luther King, Jr. Peaceful Leader" by Sarah Albee

"I Am Martin Luther King, Jr." by Brad Meltzer

"Martin Luther King, Jr." by Josh Gregory

"Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." by Doreen Rappaport

"Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America" by Andrea Davis Pinkney

"Martin Luther King, Jr." by Kitson Jazynka

"My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." by Martin Luther King III


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 https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9861/Family-Literature/neil-patrick-....