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Picture Book Overflow

At this time of the year our picture book collection just can’t handle the deluge of books that come in from classrooms and kids’ homes. So, what’s a library to do? In our case it’s called “overflow.” It’s a special

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Colors: How to Pick Them

Sometimes it’s kind of hard picking or choosing colors for a website, a picture book, a poster, or an assignment that requires a lot of visuals. There are a number of online tools to help you make decisions that lead

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Todd Parr: Author Visit

Todd Parr, author of It’s Okay To Be Different, Underwear Do’s and Don’ts, and his newest, The Thankful Book, came to visit the 5/6s last week. Todd read aloud, drew a picture of a princess (complete with polka-dot underwear), and led

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iBooks Author

This is just out from Apple, and yes we like iBooks Author because it’s so jolly easy to use. It’s designed for textbook writers, but we can see tons of potential for early childhood, special education, bilingual… gosh the list

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An Afternoon with the Ezra Jack Keats Awards

The Children’s Literary Salon at the Children’s Center at 42nd Street is pleased to announce “An Afternoon with the Ezra Jack Keats Awards,” on Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. New York Public Library Children’s Center at 42nd Street Room

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Making Picture Books

Something we see a lot of in the library are handmade picture books, nearly always as part of a thesis. They are often inserted without page numbering in the middle of a thesis, and are usually made on MS Word

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​@katyehbooks talking to the 11/12s about The Truth About Twinkie Pie last spring​. Can't wait to welcome Kat back to Bank Street as our Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence this spring! Yay! #tbt Love this shot of Pres. John Niemeyer and his wife reading The Runaway Bunny, taken for Australian Women's Weekly in 1961 #tbt #bankstreetarchives Organizing Irma Black Award submissions! Wall tattoo. What a pleasure to listen to these two amazing women last night!! Childhood friends Meg Medina & RJ Palacio discussed their lives, families, work, and inspiration and how to offer hope and support to all right now. Just came across this quote from Lucy Sprague Mitchell in an old newsletter. "...I should wish to work along many lines to develop people who both understand and care about what happens to human beings everywhere." #tbt Happy Election Day! @hervetullet signing while @sussingoutbooks & Brian Pinkney chat #bookfest16