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EYES WIDE OPEN signing with Paul Fleischman

09/23/2014 4:00 pm
 

Newbery award winning author Paul Fleischman (Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, 1989) appears at Bank Street Bookstore on Tuesday, September 23 to celebrate the publication of his newest work.

EYES WIDE OPEN, Going Behind the Environmental Headlines is a book for every young person who is concerned about the environment and wants to understand the psychology, politics and economics behind the media coverage of environmental issues and its often confusing messages.

The goal of this guide, Paul states, is to give “readers 14 and up the briefing they need to comprehend their moment in history.”

The tools Paul teaches in EYES WIDE OPEN engage teenagers in “searching out the principles that decode a thousand headlines at a swoop.”

Paul Fleischman has won a Newbery Honor for Graven Images, the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Bull Run, the California Young Reader Medal for Weslandia, and was a National Book Award finalist for Breakout. In 2012 he was the United States' author candidate for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award for the body of his work.
 
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"Wild Things" Reading with Betsy Bird

09/27/2014 2:00 pm
 

Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature dispels any notion that children’s literature is apolitical and humorless.” -VOYA Magazine

Three creative minds collaborated to write this insider tell-all about the mischievous boys and girls who’ve written some of your favorite contemporary children’s books. Bank Street Bookstore hosts one of them, Betsy Bird, on Saturday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss one of the fall season's widely anticipated releases.

“This book is a mischievous, risky, highly amusing, disturbing, and informative romp. I say, suppress it.”
—Jules Feiffer

Wild Things, written by leading kids’ lit bloggers Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta, goes behind the scenes with anecdotes and backstories highlighting some of the most beloved children's book authors and illustrators in the post-Harry Potter children’s publishing world. Get the inside story on some of the most controversial children’s authors working today.

“The discussion of censorship is particularly thoughtful.”-Kirkus Reviews
 Betsy Bird
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610 W 112th St
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New York
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Newbery Award Winner Paul Fleischman at Bank Street Bookstore

 

 

We roll out the welcome mat for anyone with a great children's book to share, but today Bank Street Bookstore brought out the red carpet for author Paul Fleischman. Paul is in town from California to participate in the Climate Change March in New York City on Sunday, September 21. He dropped by the bookstore to sign copies of his new book "Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines." We recommend you pick up a copy of a book that is thoughtful, insightful, and truthful -- and it provides excellent reading at home and at school.

Bank Street Bookstore Is the Place to Be on Fall Weekends

Just look at the line-up of talent and creativity last weekend at Bank Street Bookstore (left to right): a reading of "Little Melba and Her Big Trombone" by author Katheryn Russell-Brown; a sharing of "Whatever Weather Would I Have If I Could Rule the Weather?" by author-artist Tasha Paley; and a sing-along and serenade in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month by author-performer-songwriter Jose Luis Orozco (pictured with store manager Andy Laties)

A Great Time Was Had by All

At the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 21, Bank Street Bookstore caught up with favorite customers, authors, and illustrators. It was a day to celebrate reading and writing while talking shop with book lovers of all ages. Look who stopped by to visit in between readings and photo ops with fans: Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers; Naoko Stoop; Moose and Richard Morris; Gordon Korman; R. L. Stine; Jon Scieszka; Brian Floca; and Bank Street staffers Peter, Claire, Karen, Suzannah, and Andy.

 

Expert Advice from Patty Weiner on Taking Your Child to the Doctor

Last weekend Patty Weiner, founder of the Bank Street College Child Life program, presented a family workshop at Bank Street Bookstore called "Taking Your Child to the Doctor or Hospital." Patty's tips were so helpful, we invited her back. On Sunday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m., Patty makes a return visit for a medical art collage party! -- a fun, creative, and caring way to prep young children for necessary doctor or hospital appointments. Patty (pictured second from left in photo below) shares easy tips for making doctor visits successful.

Unexpected Guest

One of the pleasures of working at a bookstore is meeting the talented people who create children's books. Jennifer Hansen Rolli is one such person. She wrote and illustrated a favorite summertime title, "Just One More," about Ruby, a child who lives large, always believing that more is more. Jennifer graciously stopped by Bank Street Bookstore to sign "Just One More." Pick up a copy at the bookstore soon!

 

Two Friends, One Fridge

The main character in "Maddi's Fridge" lives in a home with lots of love, but not enough food. As written by Lois Brandt, the book allows children to begin exploring what it means to be hungry. Illustrator Vin Vogel, below, who portrays Maddi and her friend Sofia as charming, contemporary kids, will appear at Bank Street Bookstore September 13 as we read "Maddi's Fridge" to all who attend Saturday storytime at 10:30 a.m.

 

Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou

Celebrate the life of Maya Angelou on Friday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. at the Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive. The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends, and writers who were influenced by Dr. Angelou's outstanding accomplishments. A longtime favorite book at Bank Street Bookstore is "Life Doesn't Frighten Me," poems by Maya Angelou and paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

What's New at Curt's Zoo

Store manager Andy Laties and author/musician Curt Gebhart helped lead Bank Street Bookstore's weekend puppet show Sunday afternoon, September 7, in a read-aloud and sing-along. Other willing and very able participants included kids and families who loved seeing -- and hearing -- Curt's book "At the Zoo," filled with awesome animal images and sounds.

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