Raising Readers

Anytime is the right time to read to (and with) your children. Start now and you will experience a lifetime of enjoyment while spending time with books AND kids -- always a winning combination. Introduce young ones now to encourage a lasting pastime. Here is a good guidepost: And please don't forget that Bank Street Book Store carries New York's best selection of children's books -- for summer reading and long beyond.

Thank You for Persisting, Chelsea Clinton!

Chelsea Clinton adds yet another item to her growing list of achievements. After writing one inspiring book for children ("It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going!"), Chelsea is now the published author of "She Persisted." Hear her share stories about women through the ages who have done what they know is right: They have persevered (sometimes in the face of danger or adversity) by speaking up, making a difference, and bringing about positive change. Chelsea talks about her book at Symphony Space on Saturday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. so young readers can learn about people like Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Ruby Bridges, and ten other women of courage and ideals. Joining the conversation is Annie Q ("The Leftovers") and a panel of actors and writers. Visit for ticket information.


"Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea" by Robert Burleigh

If you love ocean adventures and marine biology, you will love author Robert Burleigh's new book "Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean." And who wouldn't? The book tells the story of real-life scientist Marie Tharp, who was the first to successfully map the ocean floor. Marie grew up watching her father make maps, but even he had not considered such an ambitious undertaking as Marie's desire to chart the sea. With ideas that helped her meet the challenge, Marie became a true pioneer in several scientific fields of study. Hear all about Marie when Robert shares this new biography at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. Other books by Robert will be featured at the event, including "Clalng! Clang! Beep! Beep! Listen to the City", including perfect for young listeners. Reservations are not required and the event is free of charge.



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