Sail Away on the Ship of Friends

"The Truth about Twinkie Pie" author Kat Yeh visits Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. to present her new picture book "The Friend Ship." This is a perfect choice for kids from four to seven years old, especially those learning to reach out to new friends everywhere. Hedgehog is lonely and wants to make and be a friend to others -- and she's not alone. Luckily, she figures out just where and how to look for friends in this delightful story. Kat will read, sign copies of her books, and answer questions from all young story lovers in attendance.

Rhyme Time at Bank Street Book Store

Story time at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. includes a visit from teacher Debbie Finger and her fun-for-all book for beginning readers called "Looking for Color Rhymes." Debbie helps children learn to read through rhyme recognition. She also uses familiar concepts such as colors to create interest and enthusiasm. Join us as Debbie presents (and signs!) her book while kids and families read along.

Celebrating "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" 50 Years Later


"From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E. L. Konigsburg is a living legend of a book, and generations of children and adults are grateful to be among its readers throughout its 50-year history. Celebrate this Newbery Award-winning classic about a sister and brother who find themselves caught in a mysterious adventure after running away to the Metropolitan Museum. The event takes place at New York City's Symphony Space on Sunday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. with illustrious writers (also big-time fans) Blue Balliet ("Chasing Vermeer"), Chris Grabenstein ("Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library"), Wendy Mass ("The Candymakers"), and Alexandra London ("The Wild Ones"). Authors will lead a lively discussion of the book while audience members participate in a creative writing project. For ticket information, visit

See and Hear "The Green Umbrella" Read by Author Jackie Azua Kramer

Imagine a green umbrella, then imagine what else it might be, which is exactly what author Jackie Azua Kramer did when creating her book "The Green Umbrella." Elephant and his most imaginative friends think, "Perhaps it could be a boat," "Or a tent," "Or a flying machine." Young readers will wonder, "Are these suggestions possible?" After all, perhaps the green umbrella has seen far more exciting adventures than just a simple walk in the rain. Enjoy story time at Bank Street Book Store with the author on Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. and take home a signed copy of this delightful book, a wonderful way to welcome spring.


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