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New York Times Read Alikes: November 22, 2015

Los Angeles crime dominates the top five this week, follwed by some small town crime and survival on Mars. Read More ›

Lost in Place: Middle School Novels Set in NYC

Here are a few contemporary titles that capture that sense of young, daring adventure in NYC.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 22, 2015

Michael Connelly, Nora Roberts, Stephen King and John Grisham and The Martian rank in the top five. No strangers to the bestseller list this week.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 8, 2015

A legal thriller and an intricately plotted gruesome mystery, Grisham and Galbraith join the top five this week.Read More ›

Introducing NoveList

We’ve added a new service to our suite of recommendation tools: NoveList, an interactive database that specializes in readers’ advisory. So how do you use it?Read More ›

Kids Music That Won’t Make Parents Want To Die

Kids have an amazing capacity for repetition. Here are a few collections of kids’ music to listen to around the house or in the car that you will be less likely to throw out the window upon the hundredth play.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 1, 2015

Secret pasts, government coverups, global intrigue and, of course, The Martian. If you are looking for more, here are a few read alikes for the top 5 bestsellers this week. 

#5 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed Foreign Affairs by Stuart Woods, more global intrigue:

Secrets of State by Matthew Palmer

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Back to the Bookish Future

In 1985, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Crispin Glover brought time travel via DeLorean into the hearts and minds of Americans. Here are a few more tales of time travel.Read More ›

Simon Winchester's Favorite Books

Author Simon Winchester is our guest at LIVE from the NYPL on October 30 at 7 pm. We asked him to talk about his favorite books.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: October 25, 2015

A compilation of George R.R. Martin novellas, prequels to A Song of Ice and Fire enters the top 5 this week, along with some a new installment of the Mistborn series and new Mitch Rapp novel. Read More ›

Elvis Costello's Favorite Books

See Elvis Costello at LIVE from the NYPL Friday October 16, at 7 p.m. Below Elvis answers some questions about himself as a reader. Read More ›

KidsLIVE! Interview with Jerry Craft

Jerry Craft, author and illustrator of The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention as well as the illustrator of Patrik Henry Bass's The Zero Degree Zombie Zone is coming to KidsLIVE! October 22nd at the Riverdale Library. We were lucky enough to ask him a few questions.Read More ›

Middle Grade Horror

Much like kids love the thrill they feel on a rollar coaster, young readers seek out books that appeal to their sense of terror and excitement. Browse this selection of quality scary, spine-chlling, unnerving books for middle grade readers.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: October 18, 2015

From The Martian to The Murder House, and everything in between, here are some readalikes to quench your thrill thirst.Read More ›

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 ›
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