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BookFest @ Bank Street 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
BookFest @ Bank Street is an event devoted to the celebration, discovery, and discussion of books for children and teens. This event, intended for adults, features luminaries from the children's literature community. Authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, and scholars will take part on panel discussions and breakout sessions, which allow participants a closer look at a specific genre or topic in children's literature.
Authors speaking at this year's BookFest @ Bank Street include:
- Bruce Coville (Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink)
- John Coy (Top of the Order)
- Michael Dahl (Hocus Pocus Hotel)
- Caroline Fraser (editor of The Little House Books boxed set)
- Adam Gidwitz (In a Glass Grimly)
- Elizabeth Levy (Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink)
- E.B. Lewis (Each Kindness)
- Mary Pope Osborne (The Magic Tree House series)
- Andrea Davis Pinkney (Bird in a Box)
- Jacqueline Woodson (Each Kindness)
For complete BookFest @ Bank Street 2012 information and details - INCLUDING DISCUSSION GROUP DESCRIPTIONS & BOOK LISTS - please visit the BookFest website.
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The Bank Street Center for Children's Literature
Learning to read gives a child a tool for acquiring information. Loving to read equips a child with an essential set of skills for developing a rich, imaginative and ever-expanding life.
Our mission is to create, identify, and advocate for the highest quality literature for all children from infancy through adolescence. We ensure that such literature is readily accessible to every child, and to foster in parents, educators, and policy makers a commitment to the principle that good literature is fundamental to literacy. The Center will provide 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, BookFest@BankStreet, and the Writers’ Lab. The Center is housed in the Bank Street College Library. The Library has a circulating collection of over 68,000 children’s books, the Claudia Lewis reference research collection, as well as curriculum materials for teachers.
For more information about the Center for Children's Literature and our programs, please visit our website.