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Story Hour Boot Camp

07/15/2014 9:00 am

In honor of Universal Pre-K for New York City, Bank Street Bookstore is offering Story Hour Boot Camp, a series of training workshops in children’s read-aloud literature and performance, taught by award-winning children’s bookseller-performer Andrew Laties, and the storytellers at Bank Street Bookstore’s famed Daily Story Hour.

Boot campers will:

• Learn performance tips and techniques for working with young children
• Explore read-aloud-friendly picture books and identify those that fit well within their performance style
• Have the chance to put their skills into action by reading a story at one of our story hours
• Get feedback about their performance from the teacher and class members 

Pre-K teachers, librarians and parents alike are invited to register in advance for any and all of these dynamic workshops, to be held Tuesday, July 15 through Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9am to 12pm. 

The workshops will cost $25 per session, and $60 for all three. Class size is limited to seven students. Refreshments will be served.

Want to attend but short of funds? Schloarships are available.

Call 212-678-1654 to register.

 
   
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610 W 112th St
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New York
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"Not the Quitting Kind" Reading by Sarra J. Roth

07/12/2014 1:00 pm
   

Special guest author Sarra J. Roth will join the Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater on Saturday, July 12 at 1 pm, to share her debut picture book Not the Quitting Kind

An endearing story about a spunky young girl who tries out different endeavors -- from ballet to karate -- and feels like she fails at each one, Not the Quitting Kind will touch the heart of every child who has ever felt like giving up. This inspirational tale, told in Roth's clever verse and Bishop's playful illustrations, is a must-have for anyone who wishes to encourage a sense of perseverance and confidence in young readers.

Book List
$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781441314154
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peter Pauper Press Inc., 12/2013

Location: 
Street:
610 W 112th St
Additional:
City:
New York
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Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
Country:
United States

Meet Henry

Henry is a young reader who visited Bank Street Bookstore this week. While shopping for books, he told us about his summer reading goal. Henry hopes to finish 25 books before returning to school in the fall, and he is well on his way. He has finished "The Mysterious Benedict Society" by Trenton Lee Stewart and "The School Story" by Andrew Clements, and recommends both. Take a look at Henry's blog at henryreadssummer.wordpress.com.

Number the Books

To our loyal customers we send a big thank you for understanding the need to close the store on Sunday, June 29 for our annual inventory. It took a big effort from the wonderful staff members pictured here, but we managed to get the job done in a day, and we are back in biz with regular hours resumed.

Mr. Smith Goes to Bank Street

Thank you, author AJ Smith, for visiting Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, June 14 to read your delightful children's book "Even Monsters." We can't wait to see your follow-up picture book "Even Dinosaurs," but until then, we are happy to have signed copies of "Even Monsters" to sell to fun-loving families who understand that the psyche of a young monster might be surprisingly similar to that of their own preschooler.

Goodbye to Eric Hill, Spot's Creator

Illustrator and writer Eric Hill died this week. His charming puppy Spot is a character for the ages, one young children have always loved in part thanks to paper flaps that open to reveal special surprises on each page. For over 30 years Spot books have remained favorites around the world, and will continue to delight families everywhere.

Madeline Turns 75

Mais oui! Twelve little girls in two straight lines turn 75 years old this year, including everyone's favorite French jeune fille: Madeline! More than 90 original works by author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans will be on display at the New York Historical Society to celebrate the creation Madeline and her six eponymous books. The exhibit is on view from July 4 and through October 13. For more information, visit http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/madeline-new-york.

And the Gold Daisy Award Goes to...

It is Bank Street Bookstore's honor to be awarded the 2014 Gold Daisy, presented by Macaroni Kid for Harlem's best bookstore. Other favorite Harlem businesses receiving awards are So La Ti Music and Make My Cake Bakery. Thanks to all who voted and who support the importance of reading with kids every day.

Telling Stories with Flannel and Felt

Tuesdays are terrific at Bank Street Bookstore!

That's when Chelsea and Mallory, two talented storytellers-slash-musicians, use felt shapes on a flannel board to sing and tell stories full of delight. Sights and sounds come alive to delight young eyes and ears, and prove the many pleasures of books. Join us at 10:30 every Tuesday morning in the Bank Street Bookstore party room.

Happy Birthday, Norton Juster

Happy birthday to Norton Juster, author of many children's book classics, including his best-known tale, published in 1961 and every bit as magical today, "The Phantom Tollbooth." To watch "The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations," a documentary about the writing of this children's classic, visit http://phantomtollboothdoc.vhx.tv.

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