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Posts by Lynn Lobash

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 ›

New York Times Read Alikes: July 19, 2015

Here are the bestselling fiction titles from the New York Times for the week of July 19, 2015. If you are among the thousands who read and enjoyed these books, and you want to repeat that feeling of suspense or romance, here are a few read alikes to keep you going. Enjoy!Read More ›

If You Like Mo Willems...

We love Mo Willems for so many reasons: 1.) He is silly 2.) His books are character driven 3.) He uses art to make his characters expressive, 4.) His books beg the reader to participate in the storytelling, and 5.) He focuses on issues we grapple with (still!) as adults.Read More ›

Summer Shorts

Twelve staff members here at the library selected a short story. We recorded them each reading the story and talking about the reason behind their selections. We will release one story per week for the entire summer.Read More ›

Books for the Twenty-Somethings

Can you recommend any books with female protagonists who are in their early to mid-20s?Read More ›

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Picks for Adults

It is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so to celebrate these writers we asked our staff here at NYPL to name some of their favorites. Here is what they had to say.Read More ›

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Picks for Young Readers

It is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so to celebrate these writers we asked our staff to name some of their favorites for kids, middle grade and YA readers. Here is what they had to say.Read More ›

Salute to Narrative Nonfiction: Journalism and Social Sciences

Narrative or creative nonfiction is somewhat newly recognized genre. Naturally, as librarians we have a great appreciation for the research, the primary source documents and interviews, but it is the narrative, the skillful pacing, the phrasing, and the insight that make it read like a thriller that set these books apart from other nonfiction.Read More ›

Happy Mother's Day to Our Reading Role Models

For Mother's Day, we asked our staff to tell us something about their mothers and share her favorite book, or a book they remember reading with her as a child. Here is what they had to say:Read More ›

Ask the Author: Sally Mann

Sally Mann comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, May 13 to discuss her latest work, Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs. We asked her six questions about what she likes to read.Read More ›

Our Favorite New York Stories for Kids and Teens

The staff at New York Public Library love their city. Here are some books for young children, middle graders, and teens they feel deliver all the charm, mystique, and humanity that makes this place great.Read More ›

Our Favorite New York Stories

The staff at the New York Public Library loves their city as well as a story that captures what is truly special and wonderful about this place. Here are a few of their favorites.Read More ›

Salute to Narrative Nonfiction: Memoirs

Narrative or creative nonfiction is somewhat newly recognized genre. Naturally, as librarians we have a great appreciation for the research, the primary source documents and interviews, but it is the narrative, the skillful pacing, the phrasing, and the insight that make it read like a thriller that set these books apart from other nonfiction.Read More ›
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