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Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:30am

Join author Erin Madras as she reads from her book Austin's Allergies.

Is it possible to be a ‘typical little boy’ if one has several life-threatening food allergies? Yes! As long as the little boy understands and is aware of ways to stay safe and healthy, it is very possible for him to still enjoy the things he loves to do—strum his guitar, enjoy the playground, play sports, go to birthday parties, and attend preschool! Austin describes the importance of acting quickly, the diligence to avoid allergen foods, and shares new tricks on what they can, also, do to help keep him safe.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:30am

Esther Crow is coming back to storytime! On Thursday, February 28 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!

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:30pm

DEAR BALLERINA author/illustrator Monica Wellington, with her daughter Lydia Wellington, ballet dancer with New York City Ballet and Bank Street School for Children alum, will share pointe shoes, behind-the-scenes ballerina tips, and “ballerina kiss” cupcakes for all!

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:30pm

Join Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal for a reading and signing of her newest book Babymoon!

Inside the cozy house, a baby has arrived! The world is eager to meet the newcomer, but there will be time enough for that later. Right now, the family is on its babymoon: cocooning, connecting, learning, and muddling through each new concern. While the term “babymoon” is often used to refer to a parents’ getaway before the birth of a child, it was originally coined by midwives to describe days like these: at home with a newborn, with the world held at bay and the wonder of a new family constellation unfolding. Paired with warm and winsome illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal, Hayley Barrett’s lyrical ode to these tender first days will resonate with new families everywhere.

Juana Martinez-Neal is the author-illustrator of Caldecott Honor winner Alma and How She Got Her Name and the Pura Belpré Award–winning illustrator of La Princesa and the Pea and of La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños, both by Susan Middleton Elya. Juana Martinez-Neal was born in Lima, Peru and now lives in Arizona.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:30am

Join us on April 6 for a special Story Time in honor of National Poetry Month! Amy Losak will be reading from H Is For Haiku.

In H Is For Haiku, the late Sydell Rosenberg and illustrator Sawsan Chalabi offer an A to Z compendium of haiku that brings out the fun and poetry in everyday moments we may sometimes overlook. Haiku poetry is a way to enter with sensory awareness and appreciation into the world around us. Each simple but striking poem in this collection is like a story in miniature, celebrating nature and human nature in “nuggets.” H Is For Haiku introduces young readers to this short but expansive Japanese poetic form, and includes helpful notes by the author’s daughter, Amy Losak, as well as by the author herself.

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Books Matter

The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice

This recommended collection of books is representative of the excellent anti-bias and multicultural literature available for educators and parents of young children through age twelve. All the titles in Books Matter have been reviewed by ADL staff and are frequently updated with new and noteworthy books.

Irma Black Award Semi-Finalist Package 2019


The Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black Award is unusual in that children are the final judges of the winning book.

Price: $60.00