"Tale of the Monkey Balloon" by Speech Specialist Rebecca Eisenberg

"Tale of the Monkey Balloon" tells the story of Mimi and her father who can't help wondering what happens to balloons once they fly free. Rebecca Eisenberg's book floats along with language and learning to help kids imagine possible outcomes after the loss of a prized balloon. Rebecca uses her experience as a speech specialist to engage listeners in a story that allows them to create their own what-if scenarios. Hear Rebecca read her book at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m.

"Whoosh" Over to Bank Street Bookstore for a Reading by Author Chris Barton

"Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions" is the story of the man who created what has become one of the world's top-selling toys. Learn about Lonnie Johnson, a passionate engineer who took an idea and saw it through until the Super Soaker water gun was a reality in the hands of fun-loving kids everywhere. Author Chris Barton joins us at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, March 10 for a reading and a behind-the-scenes description of how Lonnie's invention has made such a huge splash. Join us at 10:30 a.m. at 2780 Broadway.

Shakespeare Saturday at Bank Street Bookstore on March 3

It's Shakespeare Saturday at Bank Street Bookstore on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. Join us to see and experience "Pop-Up Shakespeare" with authors (and actors!) Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. Catch this dynamic duo before they race off to New Victory Theater for a performance by the Reduced Shakespeare Company. The bookstore is located at 2780 Broadway at West 107th Street. This event is free of charge and reservations are not required.


Esther Reads and Sings at Bank Street Bookstore on the First Day of the New Month

Be here Thursday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. for the best possible way to welcome the new month. Bank Street Bookstore's favorite guest Esther Crow entertains with songs and stories just right for the tod set. Enjoy original music as well as greatest hits, then be ready for a reading or two of Dr. Seuss in preparation for the Seuss-e-bration (his actual birthday is Friday, March 2). Visit the bookstore on Thursday and throughout the weekend, then take a look at for fun ways to celebrate a new month and another birthday for the good doctor (who would be turning 114 years old). Bank Street Bookstore is located at 2780 Broadway at the corner of West 107th Street.



Celebration of Bilingual Books

To examine the impact of the Latinx community on the world of children's books and the publishing industry, attend Bank Street's Celebration of Bilingual Books conference on Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1402. This learning opportunity offers the chance to meet authors and illustrators who shape characters and images in important ways. Keynote speaker is Duncan Tonatiuh, creator of "Separate Is Never Equal," "Princess and the Warrior," "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote," and other great reads for kids. For more information or to register, visit



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