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BookFest at Bank Street!

BookFest, an annual fall celebration of books for kids and teens takes place Saturday, October 28 at Tabas Auditorium at Bank Street College, 610 West 112th Street. This day-long event for adults features authors, illustrators, and publishing experts who share their experience and knowledge with all who attend. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues through 4:00 p.m. with whole-group and breakout sessions throughout the day. Book discussions and book signings are also on schedule as well as the opportunity to understand specific topics and genres for young readers from many perspectives, including from the inside. For registration information, visit

Creative Conversation with Authors Nikki Grimes and Andrea Pinkney

On Tuesday, October 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., readers and writers gather at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street, for a special event featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney and Nikki Grimes and their outstanding books for children. Join the conversation with these two members of the publishing literati, authors who write to and about kids in wonderfully relevant ways. For ticket information, visit

"Screaming Chef" is a Tasty Tale by Author Peter Ackerman

Why does the young lad in this book scream, instead of sing, for his supper? Well, maybe it's because he is so accustomed to the fine delicacies his parents prepare every night. Read "Screaming Chef" to learn how this dinner dilemma is solved. As a special treat, author Peter Ackerman visits Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. to share this delightful story. Peter will read and sign copies of "Screaming Chef" as well as two other popular titles he has written: "Lonely Phone Booth" and "Lonely Typewriter." Enjoy these terrific tales of family (and kitchen) humor with no reservations required!