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Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury – One Time NYC Showing!

If you know me then you know that I am cheap. I don’t dole out the cash for every two-penny Tom, Dick, and Harry to come to town. New York is the center of all things free and it takes something extra special to get my attention and my interest. But when Lisa Von Drasek convinced me of the true fabulousness of this event, I was hooked. If you’re in New York on October 15th, I hope you will join me for this once-in-a-lifetime pairing. From the press release:

In celebration of The Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College, we are having a benefit celebrating their almost 100th birthday starring two internationally renowned Children’s Book creators, Mem Fox  (Australia) and Helen Oxenbury. (England) They will be discussing and signing their collaboration, a new book, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes.

When- October 15th, 5:30 to 7:30

Where- Bank Street College of Education, 112th and Broadway
(how do I get there? Number 1 train to 110th Street, Walk two blocks north.)

What is the Children’s  Book Committee? The CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE was founded almost 100 years ago to help parents, teachers and librarians choose the books that children will find captivating and transforming.

Our Publications: The Best Children’s Books of the Year

How much are tickets? $50.00 and you get a copy of Ten Little Fingers that can be signed at the event.

How do I get tickets? call the Bookstore- 212.678.1654

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. They’re in DC on the 13th for free, so I wonder if there are other stops on a tour.

  2. Had the chance to get it signed @ BEA. When I told Mem Fox that it was for my daughter, now almost 7, she suggested I save it for her pillow the night before she goes to college. It is yet another wonderful book.

  3. Ooh! Yeah, there probably are other stops on the tour. That would make more sense, now that I think about it.