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Booktalking "Becoming Maria" by Sonia Manzano

The real life story of one of the stars of Sesame Street.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Latino Literature on October 31, 2015

I was excited to learn about Latino literature for youth on October 31 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. We had some very interesting panelists, including Daniel Jose Older, Adam Silvera, Sonia Manzano, Torrey Maldonado, and Crystal Velasquez. Read More ›

Take Career Cruising Out For a Spin

Learn more about a database that is the next best thing to a career counselor, and free with your library card.Read More ›

Soldiers’ Stories

This Veterans’ Day, when we honor the contributions of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, we’re thinking about books told from the perspective of soldiers, pilots, medical personnel, and everyone who’s served in combat.Read More ›

Booktalking "After" by Francine Prose

Following a shooting at a neighboring school, things begin to change at Central High.Read More ›

Booktalking "Another Day" by David Levithan

A inhabits a different body every day of his/her life. A gets the opportunity to experience vastly different people's lives and to forever alter them for better or worse.Read More ›

Booktalking "Why Kids Kill" by Peter Langman

The book covers the psychological causes of school shootings and offers unprecedented insight into why certain teens exhibit the potential to kill. The author shows how to identify early signs of possible violence and offers preventative measures that parents and educators can take to protect their communities.Read More ›

Books We Know by Heart

Reading a book aloud to a child is one of life’s sweetest pleasures, and children sometimes ask to repeat the experience with the same book over and over. And over. And over.Read More ›

Booktalking "Belles" by Jen Calonita

Things are a bit different in Emerald Cove than they were in Izzie's home town. Read More ›

Booktalking "Skelly, the Skeleton Girl" by Jimmy Pickering

Skelly lives in a haunted mansion, where she makes a surprising discovery…a bone! Who does it belong to?Read More ›

What’s Making Us Happy, Part 2

What’s making us happy in the realms of TV, cooking, art and design, libraries, and online thingamabobs, and then happinesses that defy categorization.Read More ›

What’s Making Us Happy, Part 1

We asked our library staff members to tell us what’s turning their pages. Here’s the first installment, covering podcasts, music, and—of course—books.Read More ›

Booktalking "Silent Alarm" by Jennifer Banash

Luke had been moody and subject to spells of depression, but no one expected this.Read More ›

Booktalking "A Grand Old Tree" by Mary Newell DePalma

There once was a large tree that had deep roots that planted herself sturdily in the ground. She was a helpful part of the forest.Read More ›

Down the Rabbit Hole

Lewis Carroll’s creative masterpiece turns 150 this fall, and NYPL is celebrating with a major exhibition—and, of course, with book recommendations.Read More ›

The Banned Books We Love

Eleven of our favorite challenged titles.Read More ›

Booktalking "A Smart Girl's Guide: Money" by Nancy Holyoke

Tips for young girls on saving and managing money.Read More ›

Booktalking "No Such Person" by Caroline Cooney

Lander is the type of person that everyone walks on egg shells around. Including her sister, Miranda. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths" by Pat Brown

Profilers provide information about possible suspects; law enforcement solves cases. Read More ›

Booktalking "I'm No Monster" by Stefanie Marsh and Bojan Pancevski

The 1980s in Austria was a very patriarchal time and place, and it seems that everyone and their brothers were building underground bunkers to retreat to in case of nuclear attack. This was the the tenor of that country when Elisabeth ("Sissi") disappeared in 1984.Read More ›
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