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Helping Kids Understand a Hospital Visit

Author-educator Patty Weiner visited Bank Street Bookstore yesterday to share tips from her book "Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital." Among her wonderful ideas: Help kids feel comfortable with the things they will see before the visit takes place. For example, make a Band-Aid and cotton ball collage or use a play stethoscope to listen to the heartbeats of stuffed animals and dolls. Patty's book can be purchased at Bank Street Bookstore by calling, visiting, or ordering online. Contact us at (212) 678-1654 or

On This Day in Sports History

Baseball legend Jackie Robinson officially became a Brooklyn Dodger when the team purchased his contract on this day in 1947. The trade from Montreal to New York broke the color barrier for the first time in major-league baseball history. Read about Robinson as an extraordinary man and exceptional athlete in these books, available at Bank Street Bookstore.


Clearly Cleary

In the days leading up to author Beverly Cleary's birthday on April 12, take the time to read (and re-read) some of the timeless tales by this living legend of children's literature. They provide reassuring glimpses of family life that resonate today -- and probably always will. Here are some favorites, all available at Bank Street Bookstore, or (212) 678-1654.