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Donna Barba Higuera at BookFest @ Bank Street 2022

BookFest @ Bank Street Celebrates Literature for Children and Teens

On October 16, Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature hosted BookFest @ Bank Street, an annual event that welcomes authors and illustrators, librarians, editors, and other members of the children’s literature community for a virtual celebration and discussion of books for children and teens. This year, Donna Barba Higuera, 2022 Newbery and Pura Belpré Winner […]

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Bank Street Irma Black Award and Cook Prize Honor Outstanding Children’s Literature

In April, the Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College announced the winners and honorees of the annual Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Irma Black Award) and Cook Prize. This year, It Fell From the Sky by The Fan Brothers was awarded the gold medal for […]

Carlos Hernandez

Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence Carlos Hernandez Visits the School for Children

In April, the Bank Street School for Children welcomed award-winning author Carlos Hernandez as this year’s Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence. Hernandez, author of the science fiction novel Sal and Gabi Break the Universe and other children’s books, was selected for the program by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature. Throughout the two-week residency, Hernandez worked […]

Linda Sue Park presents at BookFest @ Bank Street 2020

Children’s Literature Community Gathers for Virtual BookFest @ Bank Street

On October 17, members of the children’s literature community from across the country tuned in to BookFest @ Bank Street, an annual event hosted by the Center for Children’s Literature for authors, illustrators, educators, and publishers to celebrate books and discuss important topics in literature for children and teens. This year, Linda Sue Park, Newbery […]

Yuyi Morales on stage with members of the Children's Literature Committee

Bank Street Hosts Inaugural Best Spanish Language Picture Book Awards

On March 10, Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature hosted its inaugural Best Spanish Language Picture Book Award Ceremony recognizing high-quality, culturally authentic children’s books published or translated in Spanish. Expanding on the work of the Children’s Literature Committee’s Spanish language affiliate, which is comprised of Spanish-speaking members of the committee as well as Bank […]

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Bank Street Releases Occasional Paper Series #42

The new Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #42—”Promise in Infant-Toddler Care and Education”—launched today to highlight inequities in the early childhood field and explore how we can work toward designing and funding more meaningful care and education for our youngest children. In the interview below, Guest Editors Sharon Ryan and Virginia Casper provide additional insight […]

Award winners on stage with young reviewers

Bank Street Honors Children’s Book Authors at Annual Awards Ceremony

On April 4, the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College welcomed librarians, authors, illustrators, editors, and more from the children’s literature community for its annual awards ceremony. Presented by the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature, the awards recognize the recipients of the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for nonfiction, the Claudia Lewis Award for […]

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Library Salon #19 Features Treasures From Bank Street’s Archives

On Friday, January 25, the Bank Street Library hosted the “Treasures From the Archives” Library Salon featuring a presentation by Bank Street’s archivist, Brett Dion followed by an audience discussion and sharing of memories. Dion described the content of the archives, the cataloguing work that has been in progress since 2003, and the scope of […]

Panel discussion at Bookfest 2018

Literary Luminaries Gather at Bank Street’s Ninth Annual BookFest

On October 24, Bank Street’s annual BookFest event brought together some of the most celebrated names in children’s literature for a day of exploration, discussion, and discovery. This year, guests heard from a number of renowned authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, and scholars on hot topics in children’s literature through panel discussions, thought-provoking presentations, and interactive […]

Cynthia Weill, Director of the Center for Children’s Literature; Dean Cecelia Traugh; Graduate School faculty members Nancy McKeever and Peggy McNamara at the Library Salon.

Dean Cecelia Traugh Speaks at the Library Salon

On December 4, alumni, faculty, and students gathered at the fourth Library Salon to meet Cecelia Traugh, Dean of the Graduate School of Education. After mingling with guests over wine and hors-d’oeuvres, Cecelia discussed her longtime interest in the ongoing development of teacher knowledge and shared insights about her use of the inquiry method throughout her career. […]

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Irma Black and Cook Prize Finalists Recognized

On May 14, Bank Street hosted an event to honor the finalists of the 42nd annual Irma Black Award and those of the 4th annual Cook Prize. The Irma Simonton and James H. Black Award recognize outstanding children’s books by specifically evaluating the way the words and pictures work together to enhance each other and create a […]