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Blog Posts by Subject: Children's Literature

Tales of Twin Sisters

Twins—a pair of aces, two of a kind, double trouble, peas in a pod, whatever you want to call them—have a companion for life, even if they bicker or banter or spend stretches of time apart. Here are a few favorite books about twins from our children's collection.Read More ›

Growing Up With Judy Blume

When I was a kid, Judy Blume was one of the most important people I had never met. I enjoyed many books she’d written, but it was Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret that I read more times than any other book. By the time I got a little older and started reading Deenie, she’d become my unofficial guide for what I should expect in the milestones of my life. Read More ›

10 Fun Facts About Winnie The Pooh

One of the most beloved children's book characters in recent memory, Winnie-the-Pooh was conceived by A.A. Milne, a British author and playwright. Read More ›

Following in Winnie's Pawprints

Kids cannot live by Winnie-the-Pooh alone, so we asked our picture-book experts here at NYPL to tell us about their favorite stories that feature bears as the protagonists.Read More ›

Unlikely Friendships in Children's Books

Much like the gifs, memes, and images we find online, children's fiction is also full of unlikely animal friendships. Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Alice in Wonderland on December 13, 2015

A panel discussion about how Alice has influenced librarians, teachers, authors and illustrators in their crafts. Read More ›

The Essential Board Book Library

Board books—those thick little books with the hard pages made of paperboard—can withstand teething, stacking, and the whims of toddlerhood.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 ›

Rock 'n' Read: Caspar Babypants

Formerly a President of the United States of America, Chris Ballew became Caspar Babypants in 2009, and has performed at libraries, schools, and other family friendly events. His music makes it easier than ever for humans of all ages to rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

Zetta Elliott Comes to KidsLIVE!

We asked author and educator Zetta Elliott a few questions about what she likes to read.Read More ›

What’s So Scary about 'The Giving Tree'?

We asked our NYPL book experts to name some books that aren’t technically scary—not horror or dystopia or anything else intended to freak you out—but that have some kind of eerie, haunting element they just can’t get out of their heads.Read More ›

Hot Dogs in Space: Meet the Author Max Brallier

Max Brallier, author of Galactic Hot Dogs, is coming to KidsLIVE! November 13 at the Jerome Park Library. We asked him a 

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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 ›

13 Quotes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I recently started reading the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling for the first time! Here are some of my favorite quotes from first book in the series.Read More ›

10 Children's Books by Your Favorite "Adult" Authors

Whether you're a parent hoping to bestow your children with a penchant for literature or just a reader looking to devour an author's ouevre whole, it's a treat to discover the books your favorite "adult" writers have written for younger readers.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 ›

The Legacy of Charlotte's Web

Books in which creepy-crawlies (arachnids, insects, and anything in between) play a starring role and teach readers a meaningful lesson, just like Charlotte.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 ›

The Refugee Experience: Books for Children

A selection of children's books on the refugee experience.Read More ›
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