Get Ready for School!

Dinosaur vs. School (A Dinosaur vs. Book) Cover Image
Chu's First Day of School Board Book Cover Image
Maisy's Preschool: Complete with Durable Play Scene Cover Image
All Are Welcome Cover Image
The Someone New Cover Image
Goodbye Brings Hello: A Book of Firsts Cover Image
We Don't Eat Our Classmates Cover Image
Que nervios! El primer dia de escuela (Mrs. Hartwell's Classroom Adventures) Cover Image
The King of Kindergarten Cover Image
Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School Cover Image
It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! Cover Image
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Cover Image
Back to School: A Global Journey Cover Image
We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom Cover Image
Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens Cover Image
My School in the Rain Forest: How Children Attend School Around the World Cover Image
We Got This.: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be Cover Image
I Learn from Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education Cover Image
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30am

Join us to celebrate the launch of  A LIKKLE MISS LOU: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice. Listen to a reading and get a signed copy to  celebrate the 100th birthday of this Caribbean icon who would later influence the language and music of Jamaica.  Join in song, games, rhymes, story, and reading from the Land of Wood and Water.
10:30-11:30am Story Time
11:30am-12:30pm Meet n' Greet

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:30am

Esther Crow is coming back to Story Time! On Thursday, September 26 at 10:30 am, award-winning singer/songwriter Esther Crow will be guest-hosting. She'll bring her signature puppets and original music, and rock the Bookstore!

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:30am

Bippity, boppity, boo!
Cinderella will be visiting the Bookstore on September 28th for a magical story time! Join us as she shares a few of her favorite stories with you - and stay for meet & greet, photos, autographs, hugs, and coloring time afterwards!
Little ones are encouraged to dress in their favorite princess dresses! 
Princess character is provided by Joy's Princess Parties NYC - providing magical children's entertainment in the NYC area. Birthday parties, corporate events, family gatherings, and more!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:30am

Join author Tracey Hecht as she reads a couple of her new titles from the Nocturnal series!

The Tasty Treat
In The Tasty Treat, Dawn the fox wakes up and goes looking for her friends, Tobin the
pangolin and Bismark the sugar glider, to share a tasty treat—a pomelo! Using basic
language, emerging readers are introduced to the Nocturnal Brigade.

The Kooky Kinkajou
Tobin, Bismark, and Dawn are bored. There's nothing to do!  So when Karina the kinkajou
comes along, she gives them a lesson on using their imaginations. Soon the three nocturnal
friends are following Karina and the ‘sparkle sprite’ over rivers, under waterfalls, and to the
end of a rainbow.

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:30am

Join us for a Story Time reading with Jackie Azúa Kramer!

Prunella wakes up on the morning of her birthday and announces, “I’m a big kid now.” She doesn’t want to do any of the things she usually loves.

“That’s for babies,” she says over and over again. Even her favorite doll is abandoned. But what happens when a big kid gets scared during the night?

Come and hear a story about growing up, for little kids and big kids ages 5 years and up.

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