For Educators

Events for teachers and educators, and education students

Kitten's First Full Moon Storyhour

Event date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:30am


Caldecott Medal-Winner Storyhours in December
As announced on New York Public Radio


Kitten's First Full Moon

by Kevin Henkes

and other award-winning children's books


Kitten's First Full Moon Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060588281
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 2nd, 2004

Old Bear Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061552052
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - August 19th, 2008

SCBWI "Inside Story" Author Event

Event date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 2:30pm

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) will launch its first international "Inside Story" event at Bank Street Bookstore this November. 

Designed as an opportunity for teachers, librarians, and children's book lovers to become acquainted with 2013 releases, a group of traditionally-published authors and illustrators will share the "inside story" behind their publications. Middle Grade authors will present at 2:30pm and Young Adult authors at 4:30pm, with a short intermission between presentations.

Refreshments will be provided.

2:30pm - Middle Grade Authors
  • Beth Ain - Starring Jules (As Herself)

  • John J. Bonk - Madhattan Mystery
  • Laurie Calkhoven - Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943
  • Paula J. Freedman: My Basmati Bat Mitzvah
  • Chris Grabenstein - Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
  • Maryann MacDonald - Odette's Secrets

  • Charise Harper - Just Grace and The Trouble with Cupcakes

  • Jane Kelley - The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and Alya
  • Patricia Lakin - Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently
  • Josanne La Valley - The Vine Basket
  • Geoff Rodkey - New Lands: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 2
  • Jane Breskin Zalben - Four Seasons: A Novel in Four Movements

4:30pm - Young Adult
  • Claire J. Griffin - Nowhere to Run
  • Shandy Lawson - The Loop
  • Natalie Standiford - The Boy On The Bridge
  • Vicki Wittenstein - For the Good of Mankind? The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. It serves as a consolidated voice for professional writers and illustrators the world over.

"Mi Familia Calaca" Presentation with Cynthia Weill

Event date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 4:30pm

Celebrate the Day of The Dead with Cynthia Weill for the book launch of her latest bilingual children's book, Mi Familia Calaca / My Skeleton Family: A Mexican Folk Art Family in English and Spanish. Young readers learn basic information about relationships, while also celebrating the colorful tradition of Mexico's Day of the Dead.

A great event for teachers and librarians, there will be a short power point which will give a sense of how the skeleton is represented in Mexican popular art.  There will be a few photos too showing how the skeletons in My Skeleton Family were made.

Refreshments will be served.


Cynthia Weill holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College Columbia University. She is on the board of the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art which seeks to promote and preserve the artists and artisanal work of that Mexican state. La Familia is her fifth book featuring the folk art of Oaxaca.

Jesus Canseco Zarate is a young Oaxacan folk artist whose medium of choice is paper mâché. Jesus' long-limbed sculptures are a playful twist on traditional Mexican iconography of the skeleton that stretches back through the country's art history to José Gualdalupe Posada's engravings and Aztec sculpture. In 2008 he won first prize in the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art completion for young artists.

Jesus Canseco Zarate and Cynthia Weil
Mi Familia Calaca/My Skeleton Family Cover Image
By Cynthia Weill, Jesus Zarate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781935955504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - November 19th, 2013