Father's Day Giveaway: World's Greatest Dad from Twigtale

  We can’t believe we’re already 10 days into June either! June 19th is Father’s Day this year, so if you’re still looking for a customized gift that will arrive in time, then we love this personalized book idea from Twigtale. In their World’s Greatest Dad book, kids can help customize the story about any special father figure in their life with photos and the ability to change the text

Opening of the Tim Hetherington Photobook Library

A Photobook Library is opening up at the Bronx Documentary Center on May 14th: Opening Celebration & Photobook Drive  Tim Hetherington Photobook Library   Saturday, May 14th, 1-5PM Please join us to celebrate the opening of the Tim Hetherington Photobook Library, one of New York City’s few libraries dedicated to photography. The library is stocked with the books of the late Tim Hetherington, an Oscar nominee and World Press Photo award winner, who

Bronx Book Fair 2016

THE BRONX BOOK FAIR – A TWO-DAY EVENT THAT BRINGS BOOKS, WRITERS, AND PUBLISHERS TO THE BRONX LIBRARY CENTER/NYPL Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2016 Bronx, NY The Bronx Book Fair presents a two-day event that will connect writers and readers of all ages. The book fair features a diverse array of authors,small presses, readings, panels, and a live music performance and will take place at New York

Reading Corner: The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home

  Personalized books are such a fun way to encourage reading among little ones, and they make for a great keepsake or thoughtful gift. If you know someone who is into spaceships and outerspace, then they will think this book is out of this world (corny pun intended). The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home from Lost My Name books is a fun story about an adventure from outer space that is

Bronx Libraries Extend Hours

Grab that library card (or sign up for one!) and head to your local library- many NYC locations just announced they have extended their hours and we have the scoop on the Bronx libraries.   Here is a list of Bronx branches who extended their hours. Check for additional information. Hunts Point Melrose West Farms Francis Martin Jerome Park Sedgwick Mosholu Riverdale Spuyten Duyvil Van Cortlandt Woodlawn Heights High

The Care & Keeping of Us: A How to Say it Book

Dear moms of girls: We know it’s not easy. Beyond the fun girl stuff, there is a whole lot to tackle in the short time we have to raise them- and by age 7 there are a lot of topics that should be covered. American Girl is often a staple in many girl’s lives, and beyond the adorable dolls and accessories they also help parents connect with their daughters through

Kadir Van Lohuizen Via PanAm Book Signing & Discussion at the Bronx Documentary Center

Kadir van Lohuizen Via PanAm Book Signing & Discussion  Thursday, October 22, 7PM Free and Open to the Public Join photographer Kadir van Lohuizen for a book signing and discussion at the BDC as he shares work from his long-term project and book Via PanAm. In Via PanAm, van Lohuizen follows the footsteps of migrants from the south of Chile to the northern reaches of Alaska, covering 15 countries along the

Must Haves For New Dads

Father’s Day shouldn’t be the only time we focus on dads. With so many products and services out there, we figured we’d reach out to Pope Jackson, who just had a baby boy with his wife Nicole, and see what has stood out to him so far with his new son Seth. We’ll continue to share the things he finds and likes along the way. Let’s start with two things

New Knock-Knock Joke Books Help Fund Child Medical Grants for Families in Need

*This is a sponsored post with some great news we wanted to share with readers! Happy #WorldSmileDay!  To celebrate, we thought we’d share some news to make you smile. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) has just come out with two new books of knock-knock jokes, thanks to the help of children nationwide. Full of jokes, and 500 riddles written by children, the proceeds from the book will help fun child medical grants