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NYPL Recommends: New & Notable: Little Gems

There is something special about a 200-250 page book. The story has a tight scope, the writing is often spare and concise, and the experience of reading it is discrete and memorable. Here are a few little gems we recommend. Read More ›

Best Translated French Fiction: Announcing the Albertine Prize Finalists

Aiming to celebrate the best of contemporary French-language literature, Albertine, the bookshop of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, has revealed the shortlist for the inaugural Albertine Prize, an annual award honoring the author and the translator of one Francophone novel published in the U.S. over the past year.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books

Picture books are delightful for kids of all ages. Some are bright and colorful, some are quiet and subtle. Some are whimsical  (some have talking animals!) others are clever and cheeky. Some are melancholy and others are sweet and others offbeat and funny.  Here are a few we think are extra-special, for all these reasons and more. 

This House Once by Deborah Freedman

This quiet picture book explores 

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NYPL Recommends: New Middle Grade Fiction

I can't stop marveling at the amazing Middle Grade Fiction being published these days. There is something for everyone and here are a few new titles we recommend.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA Fiction

There is some great new fiction for teens coming out this Spring! Here are a seven titles at the top of our to-read piles here at NYPL. Read More ›

14 New Poetry Picks for World Poetry Day

Happy World Poetry Day! There has been a lot of good stuff since Yeats. Get current with these contemporary poetry recommendations.Read More ›

One Book, One New York Winner Announced

One Book, One New York is a program in which residents of all five boroughs are encouraged to read the same book at the same time. But there can only be one winner.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: Middle Grade Fiction

NYPL recommends eight new titles for voracious middle grade readers. Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books

We are loving these new picture books and we think you and your little readers will too. Happy reading, and learning, and laughing, and sharing. Read More ›

The Ultimate Thriller Guide

All thrillers are suspenseful, compelling, and intensifying, but the genre runs both broad and deep.Read More ›

7 Books About Twins For the Carters

Here are seven books about twins for Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy...and the rest of us. Watch out Blue Ivy, everything is about to change! Read More ›

RoboTakeover at NYPL!

Come join us for RoboTakeover at NYPL, a hands-on robotics workshop for kids, at a branch near you. Read More ›

True Stories of Refugees

Two recent works of longform journalism about the plight of refugees that we would like to recommend.Read More ›

ALA Announces Newbery, Caldecott, King, Printz Winners 2017

The American Library Association announced the winners of their many Youth Media Awards this weekend at the Midwinter meeting in Atlanta. Read More ›

Hack the Holds Queue: January 2017

Hack the Holds Queue is a new series from Readers Services in which we alert librarians—on the frontlines in libraries across the city—to books getting a lot of attention.Read More ›

Best Books for Kids 2016: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

This annual list is a century-old tradition in which The New York Public Library’s book experts select 100 noteworthy children's titles from categories including: picture books, young readers, fiction, graphic novels, folklore & fairy tales, poetry, and nonfiction.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: December 4, 2016

'Tis the season for suspense: bounty hunters, the Army, the F.B.I., the C.I.A., forensics, and judicial corruption. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 6, 2016

Wanting more gritty or intricately plotted suspense, more mysteries told from multiple perspectives, or more stories about families? We have some read alikes for you.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: Book Club Books

We asked our book expert staff what books have worked well in the book clubs they host in library branches across the city. Read More ›

7 Books That Will Haunt You Like a Ghost

A list of seven books that will haunt you long after you finish the last line.Read More ›
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