The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education is thrilled to announce the four contenders for the 2020 Irma S. and James H. Black award for best picture book: Rocket Says Look Up by Nathan Bryon; illustrated by Dapo Adeola (Random House Publishers) The Most Terrible of All by Muon Thi Van […]
Center for Children’s Literature
Learning to read gives a child a tool for acquiring information. Loving to read equips a child with a set of skills for developing a rich, imaginative and ever-expanding life. The Center provides workshops, guides and content for learning and social-emotional/aesthetic development at all levels of childhood education.
The faculty of Bank Street College of Education seeks to address a growing challenge: the diminishing use of children’s literature in literacy programs, particularly in the early grades. As a result, many children are finding it much more difficult to “engage” in their own learning.
The components of the Center are the Children’s Book Committee, Irma Simonton and James H. Black Award, The Cook Prize, BookFest@ Bank Street, and the Writers Lab. The Center is housed in the Bank Street College Library, home to a circulating collection of more than 44,500 children’s books.