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"The Picture Book Re-Imagined" Exhibit at Pratt Gallery

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:00am to Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

Bank Street College of Education and Pratt Manhattan Gallery present "The Picture Book Re-Imagined," an exhibition exploring the importance of these two New York institutions on the development of children's literature and illustration. The show is open from July 12 through September 15 at 144 West 14th Street on the second floor. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Center for Children's Literature Awards Ceremony

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am

On Thursday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m., the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature will award two prizes for outstanding children's books as chosen by young readers themselves. This year's Irma Simonton Black Award for best read-aloud picture book for first and second grade goes to "It's Only Stanley" by Jon Agee. The Cook Prize for science, engineering, technology, and math goes to "Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France" by Mara Rockliff, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno. The keynote speaker is Scott Magoon.

Tickets are available online.

It's Only Stanley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803739079
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Published: Dial Books - March 17th, 2015

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763663513
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 10th, 2015

Wednesday Lit Talk: "The Unwanteds: Part 1"

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

In the city of Quill, when all 13-year-olds are labeled either Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted, twin boys Alex and Aaron receive different fates, forcing them to separate and ultimately reunite after discovering what their labels actually mean to their lives. Regina reads a passage from "The Unwanteds" by Lisa McMann on Wednesday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m. and encourages a lively discussion with listeners from nine to 14 years old and their families.

The Unwanteds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442407695
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

The Hunger Games Trilogy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545670319
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 24th, 2014

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780590353427
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 7th, 1999

Island of Silence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442407725
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - July 9th, 2013