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.
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.
A starter list of resources.
Confronting Racism: Books for Adults
This bibliography was compiled by: The Diversity Committee; Bank Street Library Reference Staff, and Staff Council 2007-2008.
Confronting Racism: Books for Children
This bibliography was also compiled by: The Diversity Committee; Bank Street Library Reference Staff, and Staff Council 2007-2008. Please visit, Talking Race and Racism With Kids on Pinterest for an update.
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.
This list provides examples of children's books on dialect variation in Children's Literature.
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).
Fall and Harvest (Pinterest)
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 and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature
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.
Martin Luther King Jr. (Pinterest)
Library materials to help celebrate MLK Day also known as Day of Service (the third Monday of January).
Bank Street Occasional Paper Series
A pathfinder for accessing Bank Street Occasional Paper Series online and in print.
One Minute Stories
Very short stories that can be used for quick reading comprehension, and enjoyed in one sitting.
A collection of "must read" picture books. Includes tips on how to choose the right picture book.
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 book, juvenile fiction, and young adult.
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, and Changemakers (Pinterest)
We have two separate Pinterest boards, one on Social Justice, and the other featuring picture books on Changemakers.
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 and Snow (Pinterest)
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.
Works About Bank Street
Research guide on Bank Street's philosophy.
World AIDS Day
Books for adults and children, websites, and multimedia items.