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Fun and educational events for the whole family

"Funny Food" Book signing with Bill and Claire Wurtzel

Event date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 2:30pm
 Funny Food by bill and Claire Wurtzel

They're easy. They're silly. They're healthy. They're clever. They're artistic. They're delicious. They're fun. They're a great way to start the day. One breakfast at a time, Bill Wurtzel is determined to make you laugh and eat and play and laugh some more with Funny Food.

Bill Wurtzel, a jazz guitarist, has been making these plates for his wife, Claire, for as many years as they've been married. Now he is turning a hobby into an art form with a social message.

Come meet Bill and Claire at Bank Street Bookstore and pick up your autographed copy of Funny Food–while they're hot!

Original photographs from Funny Food are on display in the lobby of the Bank Street College of Education through December 9.

The Wurtzels have also been conducting workshops throughout New York City, teaching children to use their imaginations to improve their health "rather than just putting lettuce and vegetables on their trays." The goal is to discourage obesity by inspiring children—and adults—to improve their eating habits by creating meals that are not only nutritious, but also fun. It's your turn... 


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Funny Food: 365 Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599621111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Welcome Books - March 27th, 2012

"Santa Claus-All About Me" Puppet Show Special

Event date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 1:00pm

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus takes a break from all his hard work at the North Pole for a special puppet show at Bank Street Bookstore.

Jolly Saint Nick will read his book Santa Claus: All About Me,  then talk a bit about the history of Santa and traditions around the world. Afterwards, Santa will meet, greet and take photos with kids and families, and of course, sign books!

This Christmas book, compiled by author Juliette Atkinson and illustrated by John Atkinson, draws from St. Nick's previously unpublished private diaries. The secret life of Santa is revealed with these festive anecdotes from over the centuries. Readers will learn the inside story about Santa Claus: where he lives, how he manages the elves in his gift workshops at the North Pole, how the good saint’s outfits have changed over the years, and what his favorite treat is (snowmints.)

Santa Claus: All about Me Cover Image
By J. J. Atkinson (Compiled by)
ISBN: 9789881512659
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minedition - November 1st, 2013

"Patchwork Helps A Friend" Special Story Hour with Jacqueline Schmidt

Event date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 10:30am

Celebrate the power of friendship at a special crafty story hour with Jacqueline Schmidt, illustrator of the Patchwork Helps a Friend, written by Gail Greiner. After her reading, Jacqueline will lead kids in a fun patchwork coloring activity. 

Never underestimate the power of good friends! Patchwork, a colorfully quilted stuffed bear, sets forth on a quirky journey and enlists the help of his wildly eclectic bunch of buddies, including a great blue whale, a mama-loving llama, and a gracious narwhal, to help him repair his best pal, a raggedy bear named Fred.
Jacqueline Schmidt is the illustrator behind Screech Owl Design; her immediately recognizable style has made her whimsical depictions of natural and urban imagery (birds on bicycles is a recurring motif) popular as stationery, prints, and textiles at retailers such as Anthropologie, Papyrus, and more. She has an MFA in creative arts therapy and early childhood development and is the former creative director for Moomah. Jacqueline grew up in New York City, and now makes her home in Brooklyn, NY with her beloved husband, son, and cat.
Patchwork Helps a Friend Cover Image
By Gail Greiner, Jacqueline Schmidt (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781576876428
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Published: POW! - September 17th, 2013

Friendship According to Humphrey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142406335
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Published: Puffin Books - July 20th, 2006

Frosting and Friendship Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442473966
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 24th, 2013

Pickles Helps a Friend Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477264454
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Published: Authorhouse - August 29th, 2012

Samson Shares a Snack: An Adventure to Meet Samson's Wildlife Friends, See What They Eat, and How They Help Perpetuate Life. Come Along! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781475267389
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 6th, 2012