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Bear and Wolf Cover Image
Good Morning, Snowplow! Cover Image
Snow Cover Image
I Wish It Would Snow! Cover Image
All Right Already!: A Snowy Story Cover Image
A Penguin Story Cover Image
The Big Book of Snow and Ice Cover Image
The Snow Leopard Cover Image
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder Cover Image
Breadcrumbs Cover Image
First Light Cover Image
The Polar Bear Explorers' Club (The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club #1) Cover Image
Pugs of the Frozen North (A Not-So-Impossible Tale) Cover Image
Once Upon a Winter (An Orchard Novel #2) Cover Image
Stone Fox Cover Image
Where's the Penguin? Cover Image
Counting on Snow Cover Image
Color Wonder Winter Is Here! Cover Image
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:30am

Join award winning author, illustrator and storyteller, Amalia Hoffman in Astro Pea adventure with props, lights and her finger puppet, Pete the pea. Follow Pete on his cosmic adventure where a carrot transforms into a spaceship, an artichoke turns into a satellite, plain vegetables into planets and much more.
With Astro Pea, space is only as far as your imagination will take you.
Color and name the vegetables in the book. See how much fun healthy food can be.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:30am

Join author Lora Heller for an interactive Story Time around her series Baby Fingers!

Baby Fingers was designed to promote family communication while enhancing motivation to speak, increasing IQ, improving vocabulary and literacy skills, decreasing frustration, refining motor coordination and spatial reasoning skills, and bridging the gap between Deaf & hearing communities. Bond with your child through creative communication and self-expression. Strengthen your interaction through songs and musical play. Begin to learn a new language and bridge the gap between two languages you already speak.

Lora Heller, MS, MT-BC, LCAT developed Baby Fingers after her son Zeke began to sign at 6 1/2 months old! She is a music therapist and teacher of the Deaf; Lora is also a certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). In addition to directing Baby Fingers, she is Special Projects Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor in Music Therapy at Molloy College. Lora is author of Sign Language ABCSign Language for Kids: A Fun and Easy Guide to American Sign Language, and Baby Fingers: Teaching your Baby to Sign (board book series) with Sterling Publishers, and the ASL Content Consultant for the 2nd series of Story Time with Signs & Rhymes picture books written by Dawn Babb Prochovnic. Lora has also written for music therapy professional publications and national parenting magazines. She is a frequent presenter at music therapy and early childhood conferences and is the on-line expert for various parenting programs including baby sign language video series.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:30pm

What happens when Kate, an 8-year-old girl from Austin, Texas, meets Michelle, a professional wildlife guide, while on safari in South Africa? The two new friends turn their adventures into a book encouraging kids everywhere to advocate for wild animals!

Kate Gilman Williams wrote Let’s Go On Safari! when she was 8 years old, following a trip to South Africa with her family. On a safari adventure, she became friends with their guide, Michelle Campbell, who taught her about the many threats facing wildlife. Kate came home determined to do something to protect wild animals whose survival was being endangered by humans – and she knew her young generation could be inspired to help.

Michelle Campbell was born in South Africa and schooled in the UK. Working first as an economist, it was her love for nature that drew her back home to South Africa, where she worked as a safari guide for 6 years. She then spent a year volunteering for wildlife projects (living in her Land Rover!), documenting and sharing her conservation adventures on her website, Wild Wonderful World. Today she is working on conservation projects of her own, advocating for wildlife and encouraging children, through education and exposure, to get involved in saving wildlife.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

Join us for a special Crayon Time Story Time with author Natascha Biebow!

Natascha's favorite crayon color is periwinkle blue because it makes her heart sing.  She loves to draw and make stuff, just like the inventor of the Crayola crayons. She lives in London, where she writes, edits, coaches and mentors children’s book authors and illustrators at Blue Elephant Storyshaping, and is the long-time Regional Advisor of SCBWI British Isles. In 2018, she was awarded an MBE for her services to children, writers, and illustrators.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:30am

Bank Street Bookstore is excited to host writer and singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and illustrator Jemima Williams for a special musical story time event for Hibernate with Me! Based on a song of the same name written by Scheuer, Hibernate with Me is a gentle reminder that no matter how sad, small, or scared you feel, you are always worthy of love, and that brighter days are ahead. Benjamin will do a musical performance of the song, and Jemima will lead a drawing activity!

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