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Children’s Book Committee-May 2017 Pick

May 3, 2017

 

 

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Digitized art captures the iconic creations of a young artist who drew on vinyl, streets, buildings, and subway walls- all inspired by breakdancing. Back matter.
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing
by Kay A. Haring; Illustrated by Robert Neubecker
Our Young Reviewer Says:
I love this book! His drawing are great. Really great. I like that some of his drawings are funny. I like the drawings because they made the world more special. Some of the drawings are complicated and confusing like a maze, and some of the drawings are very simple. The drawings are art. I like his idea that art is for everyone. I like his idea that no one can think that art is right or wrong, because it is just your own drawing. That idea makes me feel very happy because no one is the best or worst drawer in the world. Everyone draws how they are. I also like the idea that he just kept drawing because I just keep dancing, writing, drawing and painting so I understand.
Annette, age 6, Brooklyn

Spanish Speaking Author and Illustrator Series Featuring Angela Dominguez

April 18, 2017
The Center for Children’s Literature and the Graduate School of the Bank Street College of Education are proud to announce a new program in Spanish:

Ciclo de Autores e Ilustradores Hispanoparlantes/ Spanish Speaking Authors and Illustrators Series

Conversations with Spanish-speaking children’s book authors and illustrators

Two time Pura Belpré winning author/illustrator Angela Dominguez will speak in Spanish about her children’s books at the Bank Street College Library on Friday, May 19th, 2017 from 5:00-6:30 pm. Dominguez is a native of Mexico City. She is the author and illustrator of numerous works including: Santiago Stays, Marta Big & Small, Knit Together, How Do You Say?/¿Cómo se Dice? and Let’s Go Hugo.

After the event, guests will mingle over refreshments and purchase autographed copies of Angela’s books through the Bank Street Bookstore.

Both native and non-native speakers are welcome to attend!

You may be able to receive field work credit from your institution for attending this function.

Register now ››

For more information about Angela go to: http://www.angeladominguezstudio.com.

Friday, May 19th, 2017
5:00-7:00 pm
Bank Street College Library, 5th Floor

The Children’s Book Committee’s 2017 Best Book List Is Now Available!

April 11, 2017

 

The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2017 Edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2016. In choosing books for the annual list, committee members consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotypes.

We are very pleased to announce The Best Children’s Books of the Year is back in print! Purchase a print copy of the 2017 Edition for your collection for $10.00 (plus $3.00 shipping). Please contact bookcom@bankstreet.edu to place your order.

PDFs of the 2017 list by age range are available online.

Best English/Spanish and Spanish Language Books 2007-2017 created by The Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education

April 11, 2017

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The Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education has developed an online list entitled “Best English/Spanish Bilingual and Spanish Language Books 2007 – 2017 for books published 2006 – 2016”. Created from yearly selections by the Children’s Book Committee, the list was posted online at the same time as the Committee’s annual list of the Best Children’s Books of the Year.

We are requesting the submission of books, published in 2017,  to be considered for the 2018 edition.  We are seeking bilingual and Spanish language literature for children in all genres and for all ages. Submissions will be reviewed by Spanish-speaking members of the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College. Work should be of excellent literary quality, engaging, culturally authentic, and accurate in translation.

If you have books you would like reviewed please send copies to:

The Children Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street, New York, New York 10025

and

Dr. Cynthia Weill, Center for Children’s Literature, Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street, New York, New York 10025

The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2017 Edition

April 11, 2017

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The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2017 Edition includes more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in 2016. In choosing books for the annual list, committee members consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotypes.

We are very pleased to announce The Best Children’s Books of the Year is back in print! Purchase a print copy of the 2017 Edition for your collection for $10.00 (plus $3.00 shipping). Please contact bookcom@bankstreet.edu to place your order.

PDFs of the 2017 list by age range are available online.

Children’s Book Committee-March Pick

March 2, 2017

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Multiracial children depicted in gouache and pen and ink illustrations record their joyful interaction with the seasons in free verse in a diary style format.

When Green Becomes Tomatoes

By Julie Fogliano
Pictures by Julie Morstad
Our Young Reviewer Says:
This book is my favorite book I have read. I love this book. It is a book
about the seasons and it has poems for different days, but the book skips
some days. In the poems the girl in the book describes things that you really
can’t do like listening to the flowers sing instead of looking at them. And
smelling the warm sun and tasting the warm sun instead of just feeling it on
your body. It makes the seasons more interesting and it makes the seasons
more like imagination. The girl talks to the seasons also. Like for example,
she asks the winter to – please tell the snow, thank you very much, but no.
When she too cold or too wet she asks the seasons to change. It makes me
feel like the seasons listen to her and that the seasons could listen to me
too. I might start talking to the seasons too. The whole book makes me feel
calm.
And the book reminds me of all of the things I do in all of the seasons.
I just looked out of the window like the girl in the book and told the sun, I’m
tired of mittens, I asked the sun to tell winter thank you very much but no!
YR: Annette, age 6, _______
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Please Join Us At An Event Introducing Bank Street’s 2017 Dorothy Carter, Writer-in-Residence, Kat Yeh!

February 28, 2017

Friday, April 7th 2017

5:30 – 7:00

Library

Bank Street College of Education

610 West 112th Street

New York, New York 10025

The occasion is free. Please RSVP.

Kat, will guide 9/10s students on creative writing during the first two weeks of April 2017.

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Kat is the author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie, The Friendship, You’re Loveable to Me and The Magic Brush.

Established in 2015, the Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence program invites a prominent author to work with School for Children students to craft their writing each spring.

At the event, hear more about the legendary Dorothy Carter, the work taking place in the classroom and the permanent endowment being created so that all Bank Street students will be able to benefit from the writer-in-residence experience. Dorothy’s daughter, Carol Carter will also be in attendance.

 

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Dorothy Carter with the author, Eric Carle

Please RSVP.

Kat will autograph books for sale through the Bank Street Bookstore at the event.

Donations to the Dorothy Carter Writer-In-Residence endowment will be accepted at the event. Please make checks payable to: Bank Street College. Please put Dorothy Carter Endowment Fund in the memo.

Credit card donations also accepted.

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