"Monsters Beware" Author Jorge Aguirre Reads without Walls at Bank Street Bookstore on Earth Day, April 22

Children are true citizens of the planet because every day they learn about how to get along in the world. That's why Bank Street Bookstore is taking an approach to Earth Day 2018 that includes consideration of the planet as well as its people. We are proud to participate in Macmillan Publishing's READING WITHOUT WALLS program by presenting author Jorge Aguirre as a special guest. On Sunday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. Jorge will share his book "Monsters Beware!," challenging young readers to choose books featuring characters who might see, feel, or think differently than they do. Jorge will read and talk about the themes of difference and diversity (also featured in his books "Dragons Beware!" and "Giants Beware!") that kids enjoy encountering on the written page. Join us at 2780 Broadway to kick off an engaging and thoughtful Earth Day.

Books in Bloom

Every day is bloomsday at Bank Street Bookstore when the April-showers-May-flowers scene steals the show and new books burst into flower. Keep the awe alive as the spring season arrives with a bouquet of new books to pick from the shelf. Here are some suggested titles:

 "Grow" by Cynthia Platt

 "Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt" by Kate Messner

 "Let's Grow Vegetables" by Anne-Sophie Baumann

 "Here We Are" by Oliver Jeffers

 "This Is the Earth" by Diane Shore

 "Round of Robins" by Katie Hesterman

 "Peaceful Garden" by Lucy London

 "Sakura's Cherry Blossoms" by Robert Paul Weston

 "Touch the Earth" by Julian Lennon

 "And Then It's Spring" by Julie Fogliano

 "Little Guide to Gardening" by Jo Elworthy

 "Girl Who Drew Butterflies" by Joyce Sidman

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