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Twice as Nice: Wendy Mass and Suzanne Selfors at Bank Street Bookstore

Event date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 4:30pm
You won't want to miss the dynamic author duo of Wendy Mass (Pi In The Sky) and Suzanne Selfors (The Sasquatch Escape: The Imaginary Veterinary). Mass and Selfors are a twice-as-nice combo bringing you double the fun with their two exciting new novels for kids.


Pi In The Sky by Wendy Mass chronicles the adventures of Joss, the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe. Joss' not-so-great job is delivering pies which hold the secrets of the universe. But when Earth suddenly disappears, Joss must figure out how to bring it back, with the help of  Annika, an outspoken Earth-girl.
In Suzanne Selfors' The Sasquatch Escape: The Imaginary Veterinary young Ben Silverstein and Pearl Petal find a wounded baby dragon, and take it to the only veterinarian in town. Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital turns out to be a secret refuge for imaginary creatures, and when a rather large, rather stinky and very hairy creature escapes, the two children set out in search of the runaway Sasquatch.


Registration is recommended. Please call Bank Street Bookstore at 212-678-1654 or join the Twice As Nice Facebook event page.
Pi in the Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316089166
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

The Sasquatch Escape Cover Image
By Suzanne Selfors, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780316209342
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

The Sasquatch Escape (Imaginary Veterinary #1) Cover Image
By Suzanne Selfors, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316225694
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2014

"Giant Dance Party" Special Storyhour with Betsy Bird

Event date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 2:30pm
Enjoy a rollicking good time with author Betsy Bird at a special storyhour reading of her picture book Giant Dance Party. Betsy will put on her boogie-down blue boots and lead kids in a mini dance.
Betsy Bird knows all there is to know about kids and books. She is the New York Public Library’s youth collections specialist, she writes a blog hosted by School Library Journal, and has served on the Newbery Medal committee.

Brandon Dorman, an award-winning artist whose work can be found in The Wizard, and on the covers of Fablehaven and Goosebumps, brings the giants and their dance moves to life with his colorful illustrations.

 

Registration is recommended. Please call Bank Street Bookstore at 212-678-1654 or join the Giant Dance Party Facebook event page. 

Giant Dance Party Cover Image
By Betsy Bird, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061960833
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - April 23rd, 2013

"Sometimes Just One Is Just Right" Special Storyhour with Gayle Byrne

Event date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 11:00am
 

Special guest storyteller Gayle Byrne proves that one doesn't have to be loneliest number with her winsome illustrated book Sometimes Just One is Just Right, a lighthearted story about an only child who learns to appreciate being “just one”. 

Gayle will entertain children with a reading (helped by a puppet friend) and coloring activities. 

Gayle Byrne can usually be found reading with little ones at Killingworth Library, where she has been the Children's Librarian for more than ten years. An award-winning educator, she previously taught English and Child Development. Byrne is an active member of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and lives happily with her granddaughter, Jasmine, and Jazzy's Poppy in Killingworth.

Byrne's first book, Sometimes It's Grandmas and Grandpas Not Mommies and Daddies, won the AGHE 2012 Children's Book Award for portraying the aging population in a positive and unique light.

 

Registration is recommended. Please call Bank Street Bookstore at 212-678-1654 or join the Sometimes Just One Is Just Right Facebook event page.

 
Sometimes Just One Is Just Right Cover Image
By Gayle Byrne, Mary Haverfield (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780789211293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abbeville Kids - April 23rd, 2013

Sometimes It's Grandmas and Grandpas: Not Mommies and Daddies Cover Image
By Gayle Byrne, Mary Haverfield (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780789210289
Availability: Special Order
Published: Abbeville Kids - October 1st, 2009

Yom Kippur Puppet Show and Storytime

Event date: 
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 1:00pm
 

A Yom Kippur message for kids is found in a special guest reading of The Hardest Word by Jacqueline Jules

The Ziz, a gigantic and clumsy, but well-intentioned bird, has to find the Hardest Word in order to fix the damage he caused in an unfortunate Yom Kippur accident.

The Hardest Word will be read by special guests Rabbi Marci Jacob Aronchick and Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky, with a little help from the puppets from Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater

The Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580130288
Availability: Backordered
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing - September 1st, 2001

Sammy Spider's First Yom Kippur Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761391951
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing - August 1st, 2013

All about Yom Kippur Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9781580130059
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing - August 1st, 1997

Origami Demonstration with Asher Epstein

Event date: 
Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 2:30pm
 Asher Epstein

Kids rule at this fancy Origami demonstration led by 9-year-old origami artist Asher Epstein. 

For the demonstration Asher will show how he makes some of his more complicated figures, and then lead participants step by step in making a ninja star. Attendees also get to walk away with an origami original created by Asher. 


The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett (Origami Yoda #4) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781419708589
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amulet Books - August 6th, 2013

Origami on the Go: 40 Paper-Folding Projects for Kids Who Love to Travel [With Sticker(s) and Origami Paper Included in Book] Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780761151050
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing - September 1st, 2009

Origami Dinosaurs for Beginners (Dover Origami Papercraft) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780486498195
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dover Publications - January 16th, 2013

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