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Blog Posts by Subject: Children's Literature

Booktalking "Dear Santa, Please Come to the 19th Floor" by Yin

Carlos is wheelchair-bound due to an accident that damaged his spinal cord. He is depressed due to the injury and the dramatic change in lifestyle, but luckily his best friend lives in the building. Read More ›

Booktalking "Code Talker" by Joseph Bruchac

Sixteen-year-old Ned Begay is used to being called stupid and other names by adults. So joining the Marines and going through boot camp is not especially challenging for him. Read More ›

Booktalking "Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing" by April Jones Prince

The Brooklyn Bridge took fourteen years to build, and the people in Manhattan and Brooklyn all eagerly awaited its completion. Read More ›

Booktalking "Eagle Song" by Joseph Bruchac

Danny does not fit in New York City with his long hair and Mohawk ways.Read More ›

Children's Librarians' Favorite Halloween Books

Our Halloween favorites to read and share with kids.Read More ›

Haunted Children Book List

As you will see, my obsession with horror began in elementary school when my reading list consisted mostly of ghost tales. Thanks to the following authors I often found myself reading under the covers with a flashlight late at night. Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Native Fiction on October 4, 2014

Stacy Whiteman and Cheryl Klein are editors, and Joseph Bruchac and Eric Gansworth are Native authors. It was interesting to see the interchange between authors and editors during the program. Read More ›

Librarians Choose the Best Teachers in Children's Literature

Recently, we published a list of the most outstanding teachers in adult fiction, but now it's time to turn the spotlight on the teachers of children's literature! We asked NYPL librarians to share the children's books with the best teacher characters and to tell us what makes them extraordinary. Read More ›

E-books for the 6-12 Set

Five recommendations from our e-book collection.Read More ›

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 ›
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