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Lit Talks for Readers Ages 9-17

April 6 and 9

Come one, come all! Bank Street Bookstore's bookseller extraordinaire Regina Teltser leads biweekly read-alouds for ages 9 to 17.

Dramatized readings of middle-grade books, young adult books, classic fiction, and short stories make reading and talking about books a hoot!

Each week features a different short story or passage from a novel to be read aloud and analyzed by the group.

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. and every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (Sunday performances and discussions are repeated and continued every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.).

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan will be read and discussed on Sunday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. The first in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the action-packed adventure book follows its 12-year-old hero on a quest to retrieve the stolen master lightning bolt of the god Zeus.

Doll Bones by Holly Black is the second book to be discussed and analyzed by Regina's readers. It is a great read, Regina promises, especially for young adult readers (and possibly slightly immature adults, she adds.)

The story deals with issues like friendship, identity, growing up, and loss. It is sure to keep the pages turning and the conversation interesting.

April 9 and 13

Book List
$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780786838653
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion, 3/2006

Doll Bones (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781416963981
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 5/2013

Author Patricia Lakin Shares Two New Titles

04/06/2014 2:30 pm

 


 

Chances are some of Patricia Lakin's books already line your children's bookshelves. Here's an opportunity to meet this popular and prolific author and hear two of her newest stories: "Bruno and Lulu's Playground Adventures" and "Muddy, Mud, Bud." Turn your Sunday afternoon into a fun reading adventure by stopping by Bank Street Bookstore to enjoy Patty's latest.

After teaching for 11 years, Patty turned to writing, creating books about things that matter to her -- and to her audience of students and educators. Bruno and Lulu (above) are best friends who love having fun at the playground together. Bud the car (right) wonders what will happen when he visits the car wash. Both books are excellent choices for newly independent readers.

 
Book List
$3.99
ISBN-13: 9780689855757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Spotlight, 6/2003

$3.99
ISBN-13: 9781416925330
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Spotlight, 6/2007

$3.99
ISBN-13: 9780689870323
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon Spotlight, 7/2006

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9781442453937
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Aladdin, 2/2012

Location: 
Street:
610 W 112th St
Additional:
City:
New York
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Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
Country:
United States

"Taking Your Child to the Doctor" with Patricia Weiner

04/10/2014 6:00 pm
 

To celebrate the release of her book "Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital," Bank Street Bookstore hosts child life specialist Patricia Weiner on Thursday evening, April 10. Patty holds a master's degree in special education and has many years of experience teaching, training, and supporting infants, young children, parents, and medical professionals. As the founding director of the master's degree program in child life at Bank Street College of Education, Patty has an experienced perspective to show and share.

"Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital" is filled with helpful suggestions and practical tips to provide parents with the tools they need so they can prepare young children for a visit to the doctor or hospital.

Developmentally Appropriate Play Workshops with Educational Consultant Patty Weiner

After the book is released, Patty will lead several play workshops at the book store (dates to be announced) for guiding and supporting children as they learn to play and interact with each other successfully. Watch for more details to come!


Book List
$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780395070628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books, 3/1966

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780698115743
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin, 9/1997

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9781609052737
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Blue Apple Books, 8/2012

Wash Your Hands! (Paperback)

$3.99
ISBN-13: 9781416991724
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon Spotlight, 9/2010

$11.95
ISBN-13: 9781575421971
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Free Spirit Publishing, 1/2006

Location: 
Street:
610 W 112th St
Additional:
City:
New York
,
Province:
New York
Postal Code:
10025
Country:
United States

Daily Stories at Bank Street Bookstore

Just look at our tot lot from this morning's story time. Ms. Chelsea read and sang while Ms. Mallory strummed the guitar. And the kids? Well, they did just exactly what you would expect: They smiled and swayed and rocked and stomped. They especially loved hearing "Corduroy" by Don Freeman, a longtime favorite that continues to enchant young listeners. Join us on the second floor every day at 10:30 a.m.!

 

Now that Taxes Are Filed

Forget itemized lists and deductions for now (or at least until next tax season) and try counting something fun for a change. In Andrea Menotti's "How Many Jelly Beans?" the big-book format allows young mathematicians to count high and higher to reach big and bigger numbers. Kids will have lots of fun with something so colorful and delicious. Leave it to everyone's favorite -- the humble jelly bean -- to inspire and teach math.

Saving Graces

With its oak bookcases, marble floors, vaulted ceilings, bronze chandeliers, and expansive front window, Rizzoli Bookstore on West 57th Street in New York City showcased the beauty of books. For 50 years it served as the perfect setting for selling luxurious art books produced by the Italian publishing company, as well as photographs, prints, music, and all genres of books.

On Friday, April 11, Rizzoli closed its doors for the last time. The company vows to reopen in a new location, but now it is up to its customers to keep the memory of this grand property alive -- a time when it buzzed, hummed, whispered, and inspired thanks to the glorious goods that were sold inside.

Bank Street Bookstore is facing a similar move, but it is our hope and promise to maintain a special presence in our current neighborhood. Once a new address is finalized and can be announced, please be assured our loyal customers and supporters will be the first to know. Thank you for your interest in us as we continue the important work of selling books.

Helping Kids Understand a Hospital Visit

Author-educator Patty Weiner visited Bank Street Bookstore yesterday to share tips from her book "Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital." Among her wonderful ideas: Help kids feel comfortable with the things they will see before the visit takes place. For example, make a Band-Aid and cotton ball collage or use a play stethoscope to listen to the heartbeats of stuffed animals and dolls. Patty's book can be purchased at Bank Street Bookstore by calling, visiting, or ordering online. Contact us at (212) 678-1654 or www.bankstreetbooks.com.

On This Day in Sports History

Baseball legend Jackie Robinson officially became a Brooklyn Dodger when the team purchased his contract on this day in 1947. The trade from Montreal to New York broke the color barrier for the first time in major-league baseball history. Read about Robinson as an extraordinary man and exceptional athlete in these books, available at Bank Street Bookstore.

                  

Clearly Cleary

In the days leading up to author Beverly Cleary's birthday on April 12, take the time to read (and re-read) some of the timeless tales by this living legend of children's literature. They provide reassuring glimpses of family life that resonate today -- and probably always will. Here are some favorites, all available at Bank Street Bookstore, www.bankstreetbooks.com or (212) 678-1654.
     
 

A Voice Still Rings 75 Years Later

Contralto Marian Anderson possessed one of the most beautiful voices of her day, but she was not allowed to perform in prestigious auditoriums in this country because in 1939, many of them were segregated. Anderson's most famous concert took place 75 years ago today on the National Mall in Washington, DC, because she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall.

After being turned down at the performance hall, Eleanor Roosevelt and other prominent people of the day made it possible for an open-air concert to take place at the Lincoln Memorial. Over 75,000 people attended the event on a chilly April evening and were priviliged to hear Anderson's perfectly pure voice, starting with "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" and ending with three traditional spirituals.

The story is well told in a children's book by Pam Munoz Ryan (author) and Brian Selznick (illustrator). Visit Bank Street Bookstore for a copy of "When Marian Sang" or order online at www.bankstreetbooks.com.

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