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Adventures on the High Seas of Life with "Billy and the Secret Ship"

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Billy and his grandfather have a nightime ritual that helps ease Billy into a gentle sleep. They tell tales of ocean voyages while Billy's grandfather carves wooden ships that are completed before Billy wakes up the next morning. One day the ship is not yet finished, but by then, Billy understands that it is his job to compete his own stories and adventures. This is the tale of "Billy and the Secret Ship," to be featured at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. Author Mardee Kravit and illustrator Juliet Hitchner will read their story, then instruct kids in how to fold origami ships of their own. Join us at 2780 Broadway for a morning of creativy and smooth sailing.

Children's Book Week Event with Author Emma Otheguy

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Children's Book Week is an annual event emphasizing the myriad ways to enjoy the quality and inspiration of books for children and teens. Its "Every Child a Reader" motto has propelled it since 1919, helping it become the nation's largest literacy initiative. On Saturday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. we welcome author Emma Otheguy to Bank Street Bookstore to celebrate Children's Book Week. Emma shares "Marti's Song for Freedom," her biography of Cuban freedom fighter José Marti. Marti's life is well described in this book about understanding the need for freedom in the lives of Cubans -- and all people around the world. Meet Emma and hear a story of strength and standing up for important principles and beliefs.

Marti's Song For Freedom/Marti y Sus Versos Por la Libertad Cover Image
By Emma Otheguy, Beatriz Vidal (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780892393756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - July 1st, 2017

April 28 Is Independent Bookstore Day at Bank Street Bookstore!

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Forget virtual! Forget fake! Join us at Bank Street Bookstore to continue the tradition of browsing and buying at an actual brick-and-mortar store on Saturday, April 28 when we celebrate independent booksellers on Independent Bookstore Day. Special guests include author/illustrator Tim Miller and illustrator Misa Saburi who read and sign their wonderful books for children at 10:30 a.m. This day of family fun takes place at 2780 Broadway at the corner of West 107th Street. If you have questions, call us at 212-678-1654 or visit; otherwise, just show up for reading, sharing, shopping, and memory making. No fees or reservations required!


"Always Anjali" -- Perfect for Bank Street Bookstore's Pre-Mother's-Day Story Time

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Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Author Sheetal Sheth reads her book "Always Anjali" at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. The story celebrates taking pride in one's name to truly understand ourselves -- and each other. Families appreciate the lighthearted, but important message the book conveys in helping kids fit in while feeling special about the one-of-a-kind combinations that make us unique. Join us at 2780 Broadway the day before Mother's Day for a delightful reading and signing.

Poems in English and Spanish

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

ESL teacher Jamelle Nnakwe reads from her poetry book for children at Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway, on Saturday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. The poems included in her book "I Can Speak Two Languages" can be enjoyed in English or Spanish -- or both for dual language readers! Hear Jamelle share her work for April's celebration of National Poetry Month.


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