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Giant Dance Party: A Bank Street Bookstore Appearance

Ah.  I’ve been lax on my announcements here.  Did I mention to you that this past Saturday I’d be hosting a Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL that was all about the Caldecott Award winning artist duo The Petershams?  I did not.  I have been lax.  Thus, in the spirit of humble self-promotion I present my next bookstore appearance.  It’s at the legendary Bank Street Bookstore this Saturday and you’d be doing me a solid if you attended.  I need all the help I can get, after all.  Here are the details!

Bank Street Bookstore – Saturday, September 14, 2013 – 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a rollicking good time with author Betsy Bird at a special storyhour reading of her picture book “Giant Dance Party”. Betsy will put on her boogie-down blue boots and lead kids in a mini dance.

Betsy Bird knows all there is to know about kids and books. She is the New York Public Library’s youth collections specialist, she writes a blog hosted by School Library Journal, and has served on the Newbery Medal committee.

Brandon Dorman, an award-winning artist whose work can be found in “The Wizard”, and on the covers of “Fablehaven” and “Goosebumps”, brings the giants and their dance moves to life with his colorful illustrations.

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. Travel grants for my first grade dance troop? Or maybe if you are in Kalamazoo during the school year, you will want to come dance with us?

  2. YAY! Have a great time!

  3. I can’t dance so don’t ask me;)