A Touch of Green

When March returns and the greening begins again -- the grass, the trees, and, of course, the shamrocks -- it's time to enjoy books that teach spring traditions, including the fun and meaning of St. Patrick's Day. Here are a few favorites for the young readers you know.

 "St. Patrick's Day in the Morning" by Eve Bunting

 "Fine St. Patrick's Day" by Susan Wojciechowski

 "St. Patrick's Day" by Gail Gibbons

 "Fin M'Coul the Giant of Knockmany Hill" by Tomie dePaola

 "Luck of the Irish" by Margaret McNamara

 "Hooray for St. Patrick's Day!" by Joan Holub

 "Leprechaun's Gold" by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Celebrated Author Kat Yeh at Bank Street Book Store

Event date: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Author Kat Yeh appears at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. to present her picture book "The Friend Ship" during morning story time. Kat's new book features a boatload of animals, all seeking the friendly camaraderie of each other's company. Kat is the 2017 Writer-in-Residence as named by the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature. All friend seekers are welcome to join our morning of friendship through books.

The Friend Ship Cover Image
By Kat Yeh, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781484707265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - December 6th, 2016

The Truth about Twinkie Pie Cover Image
By Kat Yeh
ISBN: 9780316236614
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

Black History: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

Begin a February tradition that never ends by honoring towering figures of black history with books that share stories kids never tire of hearing. There is so much to be learned from the books listed here as well as many others currently on the shelves at Bank Street Book Store. Visit us this winter (and long beyond) to keep history and heritage alive through reading.

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

 "Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer the Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement" by Carole Boston Weatherford

 "Freedom Summer" by Susan Goldman Rubin

 "Case for Loving" by Selina Alko

 "If a Bus Could Talk" by Faith Ringgold

 "First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial" by Susan Goodman

 "Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down" by Andrea Pinkney

 "Dream Keeper and Other Poems" by Langston Hughes

 "March, Book 1" by John Lewis

 "Harlem Hellfighters" by J. Patrick Lewis