BSB: Jane Yolen Storytime and Birthday Celebration!

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Bank Square Books presents an author storytime and birthday celebration for the bestselling author Jane Yolen! 

During this fun event we will hear from Jane and listen to storytime picks from the author!

A collection of books by Jane will be available for sale. We hope you join us!


Owl Moon Cover ImageAbout Jane Yolen's Books

Jane Yolen is the author or editor of more than 350 books, including the The Devil's Arithmetic, the Nebula Award−winning short story "Sister Emily's Lightship", the novelette "Lost Girls", Owl MoonThe Emperor and the Kite, the Commander Toad series and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight.

About Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen’s books and stories and poems have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, three World Fantasy Awards, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, two Golden Kite Awards, the Jewish Book Award and the Massachusetts Center for the Book award. She has also won the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Science Fiction Writers of America’s Grand Master Award, and the Science Fiction Poetry Associations Grand Master Award (the three together she calls the Trifecta). Plus she has won both the Association of Jewish Libraries Award and the Catholic Libraries Medal. Also the DuGrummond Medal and the Kerlan Award, and the Ann Izard story-telling award at least three times. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates for her body of work, so–she jokingly says–you could call her Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Yolen though she can’t set a leg. However, she does warn about winning too many awards as one of them set her good coat on fire. If you meet her, you can ask about that!

Owl Moon By Jane Yolen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399214578
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Philomel Books - October 23rd, 1987

Celebrating 30 years of the beloved classic Owl Moon from renowned children's book author Jane Yolen and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator John Schoenherr!

Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.


How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? (How Do Dinosaurs...?) By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545153539
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: The Blue Sky Press - September 1st, 2011

Surprise! Our bestselling little dinosaurs are back for a BIG birthday celebration!

Everyone has a birthday, and from riotous birthday parties to the excitement of being one year older, having a birthday is the highlight of a young child's year. All little dinosaurs love to get presents, and this new board book will be an immediate favorite.


How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338233018
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: The Blue Sky Press - June 26th, 2018

America's favorite dinosaurs romp and roar as they soak books in the bathtub, throw them, and finally learn how to enthusiastically -- and carefully -- read them...with Mama and Papa at bedtime.

Get ready to laugh at this lighthearted, heartwarming, and funny approach to books!


Arch of Bone By Jane Yolen, Ruth Sanderson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Ruth Sanderson (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616963507
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Tachyon Publications - November 9th, 2021

Continuing the story from where Moby Dick left off, this compelling boyhood adventure, penned by beloved author Jane Yolen (Owl Moon), hearkens to timeless coming of age tales of yore. Lovingly illustrated by Ruth Sanderson, the journey of a boy and his dog comes to life on the page, renewing the joy of a classic tale.


I Am the Storm By Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Kristen Howdeshell (Illustrator), Kevin Howdeshell (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593222751
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - October 27th, 2020

A tornado, a blizzard, a forest fire, and a hurricane are met, in turn, with resilience and awe in this depiction of nature's power and our own.


The Midnight Circus By Jane Yolen, Theodora Goss (Introduction by), Alethea Kontis (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Theodora Goss (Introduction by), Alethea Kontis (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616963408
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Tachyon Publications - October 1st, 2020

2021 Locus Award Finalist


Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355