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Booktalking "The Girl Who Heard Colors" by Marie Harris

Jillian is a sensory maven. She loves all her senses: taste, smell, touch, vision and hearing. Read More ›

Have You Hugged A Book This Week?

Did you know that September 6 - 14th is Hug-A-Book Week? Well, it is! Here at Battery Park City Library, we're celebrating in style by grabbing our favorite titles and giving them a squeeze. Why don't you try it, too?Read More ›

«...À CAUSE DE LA COULEUR DU BLÉ»

La bibliothèque Mid-Manhattan et l'association Remembering Saint-Exupéry ont célébré la fête nationale de la France avec une conférence exceptionnelle, dont le thème a été : «...À CAUSE DE LA COULEUR DU BLÉ» - HOMMAGE À ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY.Read More ›

Around The World in 80+ Children's Books

Books on this list offer young travelers a great opportunity to explore new cultures through a colorful world of illustrated stories and fairytales. These books will introduce your children to the rich cultural heritage and traditions of your international destinations.Read More ›

Hommage à Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 70 ans après sa disparition...

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Célèbre écrivain français et aviateur né à Lyon le 29 juin 1900 et disparu en mission aérienne le 31 juillet 1944. Le livre le plus connu de son œuvre est Le Petit-Prince qui a été publié simultanément à New York en français et en anglais le 6 avril 1943. La première édition 

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Pic Pick of The Century: An Homage to Walter Dean Myers

It is with sad news that I write here today, a very short poem of a great writer that has just gone away. A man who's presence is no longer here, But whose words and spirit would remain and never disappear.Read More ›

100 Grandiosos y Diversos Libros para Niños en 100 Años

Una lista extraída de los 100 Grandiosos Libros para Niños en 100 Años (100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years) y compilada por bibliotecarios de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York. También incluye diversas obras multiculturales traducidas del inglés y otros idiomas que han sido ganadoras de varios premios literarios en el ámbito de la literatura infantil.Read More ›

Father's Day Read Alouds

Is your dad a climbing mountain? Is he the captain of family adventures, or the king of bedtime stories? I have it on good authority that my dad is in fact the best dad in the world. If your dad is also the best in the world (and he probably is) celebrate Father's Day by letting him read a story to you. Read More ›

Booktalking "Candyfloss" by Jacqueline Wilson

Floss, half-bro Tiger, fun-loving Dad with a failing cafe, and Mom & Steve comprise Flora's loving but split family. Floss (aka Flora) has a birthday on which Mom drops a bombshell; she has a "gift" for the entire family. Read More ›

Celebrating Diverse Children's Books: These Stories Dazzle and Reflect

A list drawing on the work of children's librarians Jeanne Lamb, Elizabeth Bird, and many of their colleagues, who are at the forefront of promoting diverse titles to readers in New York City and beyond, year after year, through NYPL's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.Read More ›

Booktalking "When I Grow Up" by Al Yankovic

It is show-and-tell day in Mrs. Krupp's class, and eight-year-old Billy has a lot to share. The topic of today's project: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"Read More ›

Read All About It! NYPL's Cameo Appearances in Children's Books

With New York City the undisputed heart of children's book publishing, more American children's book authors and illustrators live here than anywhere else in the world. Naturally it then stands to reason that New York Public Library might make the occasional cameo appearance in works for kids. Here then is a fun, if not thoroughly exhaustive, listing of some of the books we've found that may feel a little bit familiar to the kids of the city.Read More ›

Booktalking "Samphire Song" by Jill Hucklesby

Visions of rides with her father keep flashing into 14-year-old Jodie’s brain. It’s hard to envision a future without him. That, and the frightening panic attacks that she avoids telling anybody about. Hopefully, no one will notice any difference in her behavior.Read More ›

Booktalking "A Caldecott Celebration" by Leonard Marcus

On the 70th anniversary of the inception of the Caldecott Medal, Leonard Marcus wrote this wonderful edition. Included are seven Caldecott Medal winners, one from each decade that the prize has been given.Read More ›

Pic Pick: Francis Martin Creation Station Has Artsy Picture Books for Children

In my efforts to rebel against the paper plate and crayon phenomena I created the kids art program "Creation Station". Every other Tuesday I pick a modern/contemporary visual artist and order some of the library's extensive monographs on that particular artist.Read More ›

Make 'Em Laugh: Gut-Busting Picture Books That'll Have 'Em Rolling in the Aisles

Funny is as funny does. What you find hilarious I might find only mildly mirthful. And what a four-year-old thinks is hilarious is incredibly different from what their parent might find droll. That said, there's nothing quite as great as reading a book to a kid and watching them get some real enjoyment out of the text. Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Photography on March 1, 2014

Photography has historically been rare in children's books, but it seems to be gaining in popularity. We had an interesting discussion in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building about this topic. Panelists included the following photographers: Nina Crews,

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Booktalking "Astra" by Chris Platt

Astra is an Arabian mare whom 13-year-old Lily is in love with. Only problem is that this mare was involved in the accident that caused her mother's death. Lily's father says no riding, and he is particularly wary of Astra. Luckily, though, he allows her to volunteer at neighboring Whispering Pines Ranch, where Astra lives, along with the other endurance racers. Lily finds it quite exciting to feed the horses and await their return from their long workouts.Read More ›

No Joke: Strange but Real Books We Love

We love these quirky gems—and not just for April Fools' Day.Read More ›

Inspired by "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey:" A Science Reading List For Kids

Have you been captivated by Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the recent follow-up to Carl Sagan's seminal documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage? Me too. While the engaging style would likely draw in high school and perhaps middle grade students, it might be a bit too advanced for the younger crowd, despite some amazing visuals and animations. But why wait to introduce them to basic concept of the world, nay, cosmos they live in? History, nature, and the scientific method can really activate an imagination, stimulate curiosity, and provoke inquiry.Read More ›
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