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Children’s Book Committee – March 2019 Pick

Titanosaur: Discovering the World’s Largest Dinosaur Author: Dr. José Luis Carballido & Dr. Diego Pol. Illustrator: Florencia Gigena In this fictionalized account of the discovery and excavation of the largest […]

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Announcing the 2019 Irma Black Award Candidates!

We are delighted to announce the semi-finalists for the 2019 Irma S. Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature. The Irma Black Award goes to an outstanding book for […]

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Learn About Writing for Children from Industry Experts

The Center for Children’s Literature and Continuing Professional Studies is thrilled to announce its Spring Writing for Children classes.      From left to right: Author, Amy Hest; Former Editor, Sharyn November; Author/Illustrator, […]

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Announcing the 2019 Cook Prize Semi-Finalists!

We are delighted to announce the semi-finalists for the 2019 Cook Prize! The Cook Prize is awarded to the best Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) picture book for 8–10 year olds. […]

Tangled Planet
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Children’s Book Committee – February 2019 Pick

Tangled Planet Author: Kate Blair A vivid account of humans in the far distant future, trying to settle a planet and leave their spaceship, home for hundreds of years. Our […]

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Participate in the Irma Black and Cook Prize Award Selections

Elementary School Librarians and Teachers, Make Selection of Two Prestigious Children’s Book Awards Part of Your Spring 2019 Curriculum Want your students to practice their reasoning, persuasive speaking, and sharpen […]

We Are All That's Left Book
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Children’s Book Committee – January 2019 Pick

We Are All That’s Left Author: Carrie Arcos Her mother in a coma after an explosion at a farmer’s market, Zara seeks to uncover her tragic past. Chapters alternate between […]

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Notes From the Bank Street Writers Lab

The Center for Children’s Literature is delighted to share a list of books authored by members of the Bank Street Writers Lab, published in 2018. The Lab was created in 1937 by Bank […]

Emma Otheguy

Announcing the 2019 Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence!

The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College is thrilled to announce that Emma Otheguy, Ph.D. will be our 5th annual Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence! Emma will work with the 9/10s classrooms on […]

This Is It
Young Reviewers

Children’s Book Committee – December 2018 Pick

This Is It Author: Daria Peoples-Riley Our Young Reviewer Says: This book is giving you confidence to do ballet. In this book the girl’s shadow helps her to feel that […]

Belle's Journey
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Children’s Book Committee – November 2018 Pick

Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight Author: Rob Bierregaard and Illustrator: Kate Garchinsky Scientists and children track a female osprey’s immigration from Massachusetts to South America and back. Dramatic watercolor […]