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Authors Renee Watson and Jason Reynolds at the Langston Hughes House

Join a creative conversation between writers Renee Watson and Jason Reynolds on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street in New York City as they discuss their novels for middle-graders and young adults. This is the first of monthly talks between contemporary authors who are influenced by literary giants from the past, such as poet Langston Hughes. Renee, launching her new book "Piecing Me Together," will be talking with Jason, whose new book is "Ghost." To RSVP for this event, email For ticket information, visit Books by both authors will be available for purchase at the Bank Street Book Store table at the event.

Mythology Fans Unite! Author/Illustrator George O'Connor Introduces "Artemis Wild Goddess of the Hunt"

Bank Street Book Store is as close to Mount Olympus as we'll get on Sunday, April 9 when author/illustrator George O'Connor presents his newest graphic myth: "Artemis Wild Goddess of the Hunt." At 2:00 p.m. George reads from his book and talks to kids and families about his boundless knowledge of Greek goddesses, gods, and beasts. Come and be amazed -- at George's encyclopedic information AND his series of books that interest and fascinate readers of all ages.

Thoroughly Thankfully Talented

Authors and illustrators gathered at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, November 26 to read, sign, and share during Indies First, a celebration of children's books. These fellow bookworms were as generous with their time as they are with their talent, and we had a terrific time hosting them. Here's a group photo of everyone (basically from left to right): Eric Velasquez, Dan Gutman, Ame Dyckman, Vin Vogel, Leslie Martini, Jessica Olien, Emily Arnold McCully, Julie Fogliano, Beth Ferry, Steve Light, and George O'Connor. Thank you, friends -- and keep up the great work!