Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

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 ›

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 ›

He Represents Sean Rosen: Interview with Author Jeff Baron

We asked the kids' author a few questions about his writing and what he likes to read.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Dan Yaccarino

Don't miss out on our special visit from Dan Yaccarino as part of the Fall KidsLIVE! Author Talk series!Read More ›

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

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

Board Books with Photographs

We love children's book illustrations and illustrators, but sometimes babies want the real thing. Here are some board books to bring on those smiles and grabs.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Good, the Bad and the Beagle" by Catherine Lloyd Burns

Cadbury, the lemon beagle at the Paws and Claws Pet Store, beckons to Veronica Morgan. Read More ›

Bicycle Books for Beginners

Learning to ride a bike is a childhood rite of passage. Here a few titles to encourage kids through the many falls that precede those glorious, autonomous loops around the block or the park. Read More ›

Books for Kids' Back-to-School Jitters

Six stories that might help ease the minds of kids feeling anxious about their first days of school.Read More ›

Booktalking "Stella by Starlight" by Sharon Draper

Stella, her brother, Jojo, and her parents struggle to survive in the segregated southern United States in the 1920s. Read More ›

Never Bored: Great Books for Tweens

"I'm bored!" is a dreaded phrase for most parents. I prefer to view such a situation as an opportunity. Precocious tween readers often have difficulty finding books that are challenging and appealing at the same time, so here are some suggestions.Read More ›

Booktalking "Dogtag Summer" by Elizabeth Partridge

Her Vietnamese name sounds like the call of shorebirds, but they call her Tracy in America.Read More ›

Building Young Brains

Yet more scientific evidence has emerged that—shocker!—reading books is good for young children. So, the question isn’t WHETHER to read to kids, it’s WHAT to read.Read More ›

What Would Amanda Palmer Read?

Amanda Palmer—author, performance artist, and fabulous supporter of the New York Public Library—devoted some serious time and patience to help promote children's literacy on August 20.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Worst Princess" by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie

Princess Sue has done all of the right things. She grew her braids long. She waited patiently and looked hopefully out the tower window for her prince.Read More ›

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 ›

Jerome Park Library: Interacting with Kids and the Community

Last weekend, Jerome Park Library set up a table at the Lehman College Kids Rule Weekend. It was a fun-filled day of pony rides, train rides, face painting, a bounce house, performances, and other activities.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 ›

Imagination Academy 2015: Week Three

This week we had C. Alexander London, Laurie Calkhoven, and Geoff Rodkey visit us at Imagination Academy.Read More ›
Page 1 of 17 Next

Chat with a librarian now