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Lovable Little Monsters

Monsters are scary, sometimes, and sometimes they are courageous and adventurous and funny and mischievous. Some kids might find themselves in these monster stories. Those lovable little monsters! Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: October 11, 2015

A novel centered around a wedding among the suspense titles in the top 5 this week. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: October 4, 2015

The top five is suspense filled this week. Suspense in on Mars, in Sweden, and in the FBI. If you want more, here are some recommendations for you. Enjoy!Read More ›

The Banned Books We Love

Eleven of our favorite challenged titles.Read More ›

Origin Stories

There are a couple kinds of origin stories. There are the backstories that super heroes have to explain how they got their powers. There are origin stories that describe how some reality came into existence. Our staff recommend some favorites here.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: September 27, 2015

Jack Reacher is back! Lee Child's Make Me takes the number one spot this week. For fans of Reacher, we have some more cool characters. Read More ›

Board Books with Photographs

We love children's book illustrations and illustrators, but sometimes babies want the real thing. Here are some board books to bring on those smiles and grabs.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: September 20, 2015

An exciting new release, the fourth novel in the Millennium series, hits number one this week. If you finish it in one sitting and want more, here are some readalikes to get you through the rest of the week.Read More ›

Autumn Essays

Fall is a great time for observation and refection. In that spirit, NYPL staff members selected their favorite essays to share with you. Settle in and watch the leaves change and we hope you find something that resonates with you. Read More ›

Bicycle Books for Beginners

Learning to ride a bike is a childhood rite of passage. Here a few titles to encourage kids through the many falls that precede those glorious, autonomous loops around the block or the park. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: September 13, 2015

The twenty-fourth installment of the Kinsey Millhone detective series enters the top 5 this week, along with a new mystery set in Three Pines, and some romance for a single mom in the town of Thunder Point.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: September 6, 2015

A couple of popular suspense series enter the top five this week with new additions. Read More ›

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Wordless Picture Books

Many parents feel intimidated when they first encounter a wordless picture book. Then the possibilities set in: the child can make up the story, the story can change from reading to reading. Not to mention, the art in these wordless books is stunning.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 16, 2015

Romances are selling big this week—second chance romance, paranormal romance, dominance and submission. If any of these leave you longing for more, here are some read alikes to keep you satisfied. Read More ›

Middle Grade Mysteries

Who better to go undetected than a seemingly innocent middle grader. If you have a budding sleuth at home (hint—she probably loves Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated) here are some titles to hone her skills. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 9, 2015

Finished Go Set a Watchman this weekend? Or The Girl On the Train? Looking for more? Here are this week's read alikes. Enjoy!Read More ›

Children's Books Set in Libraries

For many children, libraries are among their first social places. A place where the furniture is their size, where they can be among their peers, and follow their curiosity. Here are a few children's books set in libraries. If you have a library kid, these titles will make them feel right at home. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 2, 2015

A highly anticipated prequel and sequel this week! If either or both leave you wanting more, we've got you covered. Enjoy!Read More ›

Middle School, Multiple Perspectives

Books composed of multiple narrators may help tweens grow empathy as they learn to navigate the complex social structure that is middle school.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: July 26, 2015

If you are among the many who read and enjoyed one of these titles and are looking to repeat that headlong rush to the end or feeling of falling in love with a character, here are a few read alikes to keep you going. Enjoy!Read More ›
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