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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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"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
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City:
New York
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Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
Country:
United States

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