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Books Make Earth a Better Place

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Bank Street Book Store with special guests, special books, and special readings. Bank Street College president Shael Polakow-Suransky, one of our favorite readers (and children's literacy advocates), will join us to read stories that inspire young readers to make the planet a better, safer, healthier place for all.

Noah Webster Is Wordly Wise

Get to know a true wordsmith! Noah Webster was willing to fight for the correct use, spelling, and pronunciation of words. It is such a great story that author Tracy Maurer decided to write a book all about the man who created the first American-English language dictionary. Meet Tracy and hear her read her book "Noah Webster's Fighting Words" at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. Tracy will talk about this fascinating historical figure who recognized the power of language and words -- and how to put both to good use.

Spring into Books

We just love that Nathaniel chose to spend a morning at Bank Street Book Store during his school's spring break. Nathaniel and his mother Nyisha took home lots of good books for himself and his sister.

Middle Ages Come Alive in Adam Gidwitz's "Inquisitor's Tale"

Time travel to the days of medieval stories and songs on Saturday, April 1 with author Adam Gidwitz and musician Benjamin Bagby. These two talents base their performance on Adam's book "The Inquisitor's Tale," a Newbery honor book set in the Middle Ages. Children ages eight years old and up will be surprised, entertained, and amused by this Symphony Space event taking place at 11:00 a.m. Participants are encouraged to come in costume (it is April Fool's Day, after all). A discussion of the book is included, as well as a staging of a scene from the book using audience members as participants. For tickets, visit

Authors Renee Watson and Jason Reynolds at the Langston Hughes House

Join a creative conversation between writers Renee Watson and Jason Reynolds on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street in New York City as they discuss their novels for middle-graders and young adults. This is the first of monthly talks between contemporary authors who are influenced by literary giants from the past, such as poet Langston Hughes. Renee, launching her new book "Piecing Me Together," will be talking with Jason, whose new book is "Ghost." To RSVP for this event, email For ticket information, visit Books by both authors will be available for purchase at the Bank Street Book Store table at the event.


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