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Morning of Walt Whitman Poems and Poetry for Kids

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Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Walt Whitman expert Karen Karbenier shares poems perfect for kids, starting with "I Hear America Singing." Other kid-friendly selections from her book "Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman" include "Song of Myself" and poems from "Leaves of Grass." Come listen, learn, and enjoy a poetic weekend morning at Bank Street Book Store, 2780 Broadway on Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Karen Karbiener (Editor), Kate Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781633221505
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Moondance Press - May 1st, 2017

Story Time with Esther

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us at Bank Street Book Store for a morning of reading and singing on Thursday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. with musician Esther Crow. Esther takes a lively approach to books and stories, entertaining babies, toddlers, pre-ks, and all other ages with an hour of bouncy fun. Zero cost, no pre-registration, and maximum fun!

Luckily for Us, "She Persisted"

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chelsea Clinton adds another description to her growing list of achievements. After writing several inspiring books for children, Chelsea is now the published author of "She Persisted." Hear her share her book 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. Chelsea will be joined in readings and conversation by Annie Q ("The Leftovers") and a panel of actors and writers. Visit for ticket information.


She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524741723
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - May 30th, 2017

It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399545320
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Published: Puffin Books - April 4th, 2017

"El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía" by Thornton Cline

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Hear a book (in Spanish and English) about a young musician's struggle with his desire to learn to play the violin and the need to practice, practice, practice. Author Thornton Cline presents "El increíble, sorprendente violín que se encogía" with an English translation by Mary Escalante. The event takes place at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, May 27 during morning story time at 10:30 a.m. The reading will be preceded by a yoga session with special guest Motha Nature, who will guide children and families through sun salutations to begin the day with joy and mindfulness.

The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Violin - Spanish Edition: (El Increible Sorprendente Violin Que Se Encogia) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781574243437
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Published: Centerstream Publications - February 14th, 2017

Kangaroo Kisses Are the Sweetest Kind

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Meet Nandana Dev Sen and hear her read "Kangaroo Kisses" at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. Bedtime rituals vary from creature to creature as a reluctantly sleepy young child learns when it's time to say goodnight. Although the main character loves imagining an elephant brush and floss, and a bear comb and curl, she is not quite so willing to settle into her own end-of-day routine. Finally, a last kiss does the trick and it's lights out until another new day begins for a girl and her animal friends. Nandana will read and sign so join us for a special Saturday story.

Kangaroo Kisses Cover Image
By Nandana Dev Sen, Pippa Curnick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781910959008
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Published: Otter-Barry Books - May 3rd, 2016


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