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Lower, middle, and upper school audiobook selections for that road trip or that rainy day at home.

Awesome Women & Girls
A selection of autobiographies, biographies, non-fiction, and picture books on awesome women and girls. Awesome Women on Pinterest.

Back to School

For children's librarians "Back to School" means constant requests for the perfect "going to school" book, and "We want books about..." separation, making friends, dealing with new situations, helping our family with the feelings of anticipation, excitement and dread? We hope our "Back to School" list will address some of these issues. Back to School on Pinterest.

Bank Street Philosophy
A research guide on works about Bank Street.

Best Books of the Year (CBC)
Published annually, they include more than 600 titles chosen by the Children’s Book Committee as the best of the best published in the previous year. Stay up-to-date by regularly visiting Children's Book Committee Monthly Picks on Pinterest.

Big Books
Find big books available for check-out near J398.2 opposite the reference desk. We have: Fantastic Fiction, Sesame Street, Math Books, and El libros en Espanol.

Building Blocks (CBC)
A foundation set of books for a family library. Recommendations from the Bank Street Children's Book Committee.

Censorship Bibliography
Compiled by Center for Children's Literature Director Cynthia Weill as a resource for attendees of "Who Are You to Say? Children's Literature and the Censorship Conversation."

Child Development
A starter list of resources.

Confronting Racism
This bibliography was compiled by: The Diversity Committee; Bank Street Library Reference Staff, and Staff Council 2007-2008. There is also a Confronting Racism: Book List for Children. Please visit, Talking Race and Racism With Kids on Pinterest for an update.

Constitution Day
The signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, by the Founding Fathers is one of the most important and influential events in American history. To celebrate Constitution Day, Bank Street College Library has made the following bibliography. Also of interest is Presidents on Pinterest.

Dialect Variation
This list provides examples of children's books on dialect variation in children's literature.

Although this list needs updating, it is a good place to start. There are also Diversity: Older Children and Diversity: Younger Children book lists.


Early Chapter Books
The Library has many early chapter books. They can be found in a number of different locations in the Library, the Early Reader collection (in the Children's Room under the windows); the Paperback Collection (near the Reference Desk), and the Series Collection (near the shelving area).

English-Spanish Bilingual & Spanish Language Books (CBC)
Submissions were reviewed by Spanish-speaking members of the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street. Work was chosen for its excellent literary quality, engagement, cultural authenticity and accuracy of translation.

Fall and Harvest
Picture books on fall and harvest ready for reading and pinning.

Introduction to Research
Resources for conducting case studies, qualitative research, designing questionnaires.

The Irma Simonton Black Award

The Irma Black Award goes to an outstanding book for young children - a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The winner and honor books are chosen by children around the world. The Irma Black Award on Pinterest.

Part of a larger research guide on LGBTQIA+ resources. The LGBTQIA+: Books for Children section includes: picture books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, board books, and some young adult.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Library materials to help celebrate MLK Day also known as Day of Service (the third Monday of January).

Many titles to choose from. A good option is to browse the Juvenile Biography section (JB). There is also a smaller selection for Younger Children.

Occasional Paper Series
Bank Street Occasional Paper Series can be found online and in print, and through Bank Street's institutional repository educate.


Picture Books!A collection of "must read" picture books. Includes tips on how to choose the right picture book.

Much more than a bibliography. Includes web resources as well. Children's Poetry on Pinterest.

Reading Aloud With Children Twelve and Older

Bookslisted in Reading Aloud With Children Twelve and Older PDF, allow adults to match their listening audience with powerful texts focusing on the issues that have historically concerned teens as well as themes particularly relevant today.

Short Story Collection

Lots to choose from here, picture books, juvenile fiction, and young adult. Also, One Minute Stories very short stories that can be used for quick reading comprehension, and enjoyed in one sitting.

Social & Emotional Learning Through Literature
Children's Book Committee bibliographies explores two themes: Accepting One Another, Fitting In, and Identity; and Bullying and Teasing. There are lists for children eight and younger, and for children nine and older.

Social Justice & Changemakers (Pinterest)
We have two separate Pinterest boards, one on Social Justice, and the other featuring picture books on  Changemakers.

Spring (Pinterest)
Picture books on spring ready for reading and pinning.

The number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) books available can seem overwhelming. These titles, culled from the Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of the Year lists, were chosen for their accuracy, age appropriate material and a broad range of presentations.

Summer Reading Lists
Every year Bank Street Children's Librarian, Allie Jane Bruce compiles summer reading lists for upper, middle, and lower school students. Lists include tips for making summer reading a non-chore.

Winter & Snow
Great place to start your Picture Book display on Winter and Snow.

Wordless Picture Books
Start with our Wordless Picture Book Research Guide, and then visit Wordless Picture Books on Pinterest.

World AIDS Day
Books for adults and children, websites, and multimedia items.

Young Adult

Many of these recommendations come from the American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).