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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 ›

Still Curious after 'Curious Incident'?

More YA books that echo the sense of mystery and fantastic storytelling of the novel and Broadway show.Read More ›

Prepping for Book Riot Live

Get ready—or participate from afar, if you can’t make it to the Big Apple—with books from a few of the event’s featured authors.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 1, 2015

Secret pasts, government coverups, global intrigue and, of course, The Martian. If you are looking for more, here are a few read alikes for the top 5 bestsellers this week. 

#5 Recommendations for readers who enjoyed Foreign Affairs by Stuart Woods, more global intrigue:

Secrets of State by Matthew Palmer

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Ask the Author: Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest book, The Clasp.Read More ›

Remembering Vera B. Williams

Social justice issues aren't usually the provenance of children's books, but esteemed author Vera B. Williams, who died last week at 88, made it hers.Read More ›

Literary Getaways for Teen Read Week

During Teen Read Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association encourages teens to pick up a new book and get away, so we're offering up five YA selections from our Staff Picks that involve adventure and literary escape. Read More ›

Waiting for the National Book Award Finalists? Try These.

While the final five books soak up all the attention (and create huge wait times as they pile up on hold lists), here are some books on similar themes that might ease the wait.Read More ›

Back to the Bookish Future

In 1985, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Crispin Glover brought time travel via DeLorean into the hearts and minds of Americans. Here are a few more tales of time travel.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 ›

Simon Winchester's Favorite Books

Author Simon Winchester is our guest at LIVE from the NYPL on October 30 at 7 pm. We asked him to talk about his favorite books.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: October 25, 2015

A compilation of George R.R. Martin novellas, prequels to A Song of Ice and Fire enters the top 5 this week, along with some a new installment of the Mistborn series and new Mitch Rapp novel. Read More ›

Elvis Costello's Favorite Books

See Elvis Costello at LIVE from the NYPL Friday October 16, at 7 p.m. Below Elvis answers some questions about himself as a reader. 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 ›

Battling Bullying

We're thinking about Malfoy effect during National Bullying Prevention Month, and we’ve come up with six recently published titles that feature bullies in the roles of both antagonist and—unexpectedly—protagonist.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: October 18, 2015

From The Martian to The Murder House, and everything in between, here are some readalikes to quench your thrill thirst.Read More ›

Staff Picks: Drowned City by Don Brown

Every month, library staff members are bringing you 100 books we love, culled from the millions upon millions out in the world.Read More ›

The Worst Worst Book Reviews

These are reviews with no critical teeth that nevertheless bare their fangs, reviews we remember for their faulty metrics and unexamined aesthetic prejudices. In short, these are some of the worst worst book reviews. Share your book review pet peeves with us in the comment section below!Read More ›
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