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Reading Buddies Meg Medina and R. J. Palacio

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm

Meg Medina and R. J. Palacio, two esteemed authors who have contributed much to the recent wealth of beloved children's books, grew up together in Queens, New York, sharing their love of reading. On Thursday, November 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. these longtime friends talk about how books, public schools, and families have a strong hand in shaping young readers of today and tomorrow. The event is open to adult members of the Bank Street community and takes place at Bank Street College's Tabas Auditorium at 610 West 112th Street. If you plan to attend, register at no cost at Participants should arrive by 4:45 p.m. to be seated by 5:00 p.m. Latecomers may not be admitted. Bank Street Book Store will sell books by both authors, including "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass," "Mango, Abuela, and Me," "Burn Baby Burn," "Wonder," and "Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories."

New York: Writing about Place

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Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Writing the city setting is a special talent these three writers share. Hear them describe their craft at Bank Street Book Store on Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. as they present their most recent books for middle-grade readers. Rebecca Behrens' "Summer of Lost and Found" is the story of a city girl expecting to spend her summer in New York, but must follow her mother on a research trip to North Carolina instead. "Counting Thyme" by Melanie Conklin takes place in San Diego until a family moves to New York City to meet the medical needs of their young son. In Sarah Darer Littman's "Charmed, I'm Sure," a Manhattan eighth-grader, who just happens to be the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, needs a date for an upcoming school dance.

These three books capture character and plot well, but are especially attuned to place, something most middle school readers relate to and understand. Enjoy a lively discussion with the authors as well as other young readers and their families. This event is free of charge and requires no pre-registration.

Summer of Lost and Found Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481458962
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - May 24th, 2016

Counting Thyme Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399173301
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2016

Charmed, I'm Sure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481451277
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 27th, 2016

Pratt Institute Children's Book Exhibit Closing Reception

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

After a summer-long run, the Pratt Institute exhibit "The Picture Book Re-Imagined" will close. Attend a closing reception on Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a panel discussion with children's book historian Leonard Marcus and other special authors, illustrators, and publishers. This event takes place at the Pratt Manattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor. Both the reception and panel discussion are free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit For more information about the exhibit, visit