Shakespeare at 450 Years Young

The New York Times' Learning Network is full of tips and techniques to support teachers and their students in the classroom. Here is how the Learning Network suggests bringing William Shakespeare (and his 450th birthday this month!) into focus for young learners of all ages:

Visit the bookstore for outstanding Shakespeare books such as "The Children's Shakespeare" by Edith Nesbit, "How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare" by Ken Ludwig, and "Starting with Shakespeare: Successfully Introducing Shakespeare to Children" by Pauline Nelson.

Putting Education to the Test

Thank you to author-educator Lesley Koplow for visiting Bank Street Bookstore this afternoon to read from her new book "Politics Aside: Our Children and Their Teachers in Score-Driven Times." Lesley concludes that changing the test-driven climate is essential to the well being of young children, citing how some schools have managed the change. For great ideas and conversations, attend special bookstore events by visiting our calendar listings at

 Lesley's book is available at Bank Street Bookstore. Please visit us at 610 West 112th Street or order a copy by calling (212) 678-1654.


Spring Book Fairs

Just as spring brings April showers and May flowers, so too book fairs. This one, merchandised entirely by Bank Street Bookstore, takes place at the new Speyer Legacy School on Ninth Avenue at West 59th Street. Let us know if we can provide an outstanding selection of spring (and summer) reading for your city school.