Occasions for Reading Pleasure

Although February is a short month, it presents many occasions for reading with children to enhance understandings and enjoy time together. Here is a short list of titles to consider for the month ahead. All ages will learn and hopefully love the books featured at Bank Street Book Store for Black History Month, Valentine's Day, and Chinese New Year.

"Child's Introduction to African American History" by Jabari Asim

"Worm Loves Worm" by J. J. Austrian

"Unbound: A Novel in Verse" by Ann Burg 


"Let the Children March" by Monica Clark-Robinson

"Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac" by Christopher Corr

"Animals Spell Love" by David Cundy

"Love" by Matt de la Pena

"Rookie on Love" by Tavi Gevinson

"Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" by Vashti Harrison

"This Is NOT a Valentine" by Carter Higgins

"March Book One" by John Lewis

"Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" by Grace Lin

"Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down" by Andrea Davis Pinkney

"Betty Before X" by Ilyasah Shabazz

"Red Hat" by David Teague 

"Celebrating the Chinese New Year" by Sam Tuttle

"From the Heart of Africa: A Book of Wisdom" by Eric Walters

"American Born Chinese" by Gene Luen Yang

"Be a Friend" by Salina Yoon




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