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Announcing the 2017 Irma Black Finalists!

February 15, 2017

 

We are very pleased to announce the 2017 Irma Simonton Black Award finalists as picked by our School for Children third and fourth-graders from sixteen semifinalists.  The finalists are:

 

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Quackers

written and illustrated by Liz Wong

(Knopf Books for Young Readers)

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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

written and illustrated by Alex T. Smith

(Scholastic Press)

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The Night Gardener

written and illustrated by the Fan Brothers

(Simon and Schuster)

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A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals

written and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

(Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

The students spent a month–one week with rotating sets of four books–working with their teacher to vote for their favorite book each week, then met with children’s librarian Allie Bruce to discuss the eight books with the most votes and choose the finalists. 

Registration is now open for any first or second-grade class that would like to join with classrooms around the country (and the world) to choose our Award winner.  Congratulations to all our finalists!

For more information on the Irma Black Award, please see our website

 

Spanish Speaking Author and Illustrator Series/Ciclo de Autores e Ilustradores Hispanoparlantes

February 15, 2017

The Center for Children’s Literature and the Graduate School of the Bank Street College of Education are proud to announce that author Eric Velasquez, winner of the Pura Belpré, Coretta-Scott King and John Steptoe Awards will be our next guest author at:

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

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

 

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Our inaugural event on Friday, September 23rd will feature two-time Pura Belpré winner Raúl Colón, illustrator of Draw!Me Llamo Gabito, and Hillary. Raúl will speak at the Bank Street College Library from 5:00–7:00 pm about his work.

Friday, September 23, 2016
5:00-7:00 pm
Bank Street College Library, 5th Floor

All adult members of the Bank Street community and alumni are invited to attend. The conversation will be in Spanish. Non-native speakers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Raúl will autograph copies of his books and refreshments will be served.

Register now ››

Spanish Speaking Author and Illustrator Series Featuring Eric Velasquez, March 31st

February 7, 2017

The Center for Children’s Literature and the Graduate School of the Bank Street College of Education is proud to announce that Eric Velasquez, winner of the Pura Belpré, Coretta Scott-King and John Steptoe Awards and author/illustrator of El Regalo de Mi Abuela and Los Discos de Mi Abuela  as well as numerous other titles will be our next guest speaker at the:

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

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Eric will speak  at the Bank Street College Library about his work on:

Friday, March 31st 2017
5:00-7:00 pm
Bank Street College Library, 5th Floor

All adult members of the Bank Street community and alumni are invited to attend. The conversation will be in Spanish. Non-native speakers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Eric will autograph copies of his books and refreshments will be served.  The event is free but you must register.

Register now ››

Cook Prize Finalists 2017!

February 1, 2017

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The Cook Prize honors the best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) picture book published for children aged eight to ten.  It is the only national children’s choice award honoring a STEM book.  We are delighted to announce the 2017 finalists for the award!

This year, four books were chosen as finalists for The Cook Prize:

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Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton; illustrated by Don Tate (Charlesbridge 2016)

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Journey: Based on the True story of OR7 The Most Famous Wolf in the West by Emma Bland Smith; illustrated by Robin James (Little Bigfoot an imprint of Sasquatch Books 2016)

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Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Meilo So (Chronicle 2016)

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Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea by Robert Burleigh; illustrated  by Raúl Colón (Simon and Schuster 2016)

The Cook Prize finalists are selected by a jury made up of science and math faculty from the Graduate School of Education, teachers from the School for Children and distinguished alumni.

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The 2017 jury included: (left to right) Emily Linsay, lower school coordinator; Anne Louise Ennis, lower school math coordinator, Berkeley Carroll School; Rebecca Chynsky, graduate school alumni; Jamie Wallace, American Museum of Natural History; Carmen Colón, graduate school faculty; Morika Tsujimura, upper school math and science teacher.

Throughout the United States and abroad, third and fourth grade children will cast the final vote.  Register  your class, library or school to help choose the outstanding STEM picture book of the year!

Please send any insightful comments made by the students about the books to cweill@bankstreet.edu.  We may read them at the award ceremony which will be on May 18th and live streamed by KidLit TV.

Results will be announced at the end of April!

Seeking Authors with Spanish Fluency for Storytime on Saturday, 11:00 – 1:00, May 20th at the Bank Street Bookstore.

January 26, 2017

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On Saturday, May 20th from 11:00 – 1:00, the Bank Street Bookstore will hold a Spanish-speaking story time. Authors of bilingual or Spanish language books will read in Spanish and share their work with children who are native and non-native speakers of Spanish.

We are seeking volunteers to read and talk about their work with elementary level children. Native fluency in Spanish is not required. A working knowledge is enough! If interested, please contact cweill@bankstreet.edu

The bookstore is located at 107th and Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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

January 18, 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

 

 

Author/Illustrator Stephen Savage, Irma Black/Cook Prize Keynote Speaker 2017

January 12, 2017

 

 

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We are delighted to announce that author/illustrator Stephen Savage will deliver the keynote address at the Irma Black and Cook Prize ceremony on Thursday,  May 18th.  The event will take place in the Tabas Auditorium at Bank Street College of Education from 10:00 – 11:30. Stephen has created multiple award winning books including:  Where’s Walrus (Scholastic 2011); Supertruck (Roaring Brook Press 2015) and Little Plane Learns to Write (Roaring Brook Press 2017).

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Works written and/or illustrated by Stephen Savage

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Stephen Savage ( publishing date June 2017)

 

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