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Think You're Too Old for Picture Books? Think Again!

Written with Elisa Garcia. November celebrates National Picture Book Month and will be recognized in many children’s sections of libraries across the city. At Bronx Library Center, we'll also celebrate graphic novels, comic books, and manga. We hope you’ll join us!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 ›

#SharkWeek: Take a Bite Out of a Book!

The Library has dozens of children's books about sharks. Here is a short list to get you started.Read More ›

Why We Love LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is a notable actor, director, and author. To library folk and other bookworms, however, he is likely best known as the host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow.Read More ›

10 African and African American Folktales for Children

These books blend together a rich combination of history, fable, and illustrations that engage and teach children the importance of America's cultural diversity.Read More ›

Curiouser and Curiouser: The World of Wonderland in YA Fiction

I recently finished reading Heartless by Marissa Meyer, and when I finished the book I didn’t want the story to be over. This novel about how a girl grew up to become the diabolical Red Queen made me want to take a deep dive back into the world of Wonderland. 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 ›

Frida Frenzy: Art Projects and Kids' Books Inspired by Frida Kahlo

This summer we went through a mini Frida obsession in Francis Martin Library. After reading some books about her, we created paintings, collages, and small poems inspired by her work in our Art in the Library program.Read More ›

'Read with a Child': Remembering Anna Dewdney

Author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, who created more than 20 picture books about the Llama family and other memorable characters, died yesterday at 50.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Lemony Snicket Edition

Handler attends the American Library Association Conference each year, promoting literacy and library excellence through his Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity award. The book signing gave me the opportunity to ask him a few questions.Read More ›

The Other Secret Garden

The success of the Library's Anti-Prom, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books - The Animal Edition

Our staff have been busy reading and reviewing this year's picture books. Here are a few of their favorites featuring animals to teach kids about, well, animals—but also some other important life lessons.Read More ›

Cinco de Mayo Books for Children

Commemorating a Mexican victory over French forces in 1862 with a celebration of Mexican cuisine, culture, and music.Read More ›

Booktalking "Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco" by Judith Robbins Rose

The race to survive and save her mama dominates Jacinta's young life.Read More ›

Six Picture Books for #Hamilkids

Picture books about the founding figures from the worlds of hip-hop and the American Revolution… all of whom were in the room where it happens. Read More ›

Elections 101

Our staff recommends some primers to help kids feel a part of the election buzz. Read More ›

#1000BlackGirlBooks Founder Marley Dias Joins Us at NYPL

The New York Public Library's iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building had a special guest on Friday, March 25: 11-year-old Marley Dias, the pint-sized powerhouse behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, an initiative to encourage more diversity in books for children and teens.Read More ›

Miles to Go Before We Sleep

In honor of Robert Frost’s birthday, we asked our book experts for a twist on the poet’s infamous line: What’s a children’s book that deals with exhaustion, parental or otherwise?Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books

We have been seeing some wonderful new picture books on our shelves recently. Here are a few of our favorites:Read More ›

Dachshunds in Fiction

For dog and dachshund lovers alike, here are some children's and adult books that celebrate this spunky little dog with the big personality.Read More ›
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