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The New York Public Library is thrilled to announce our Best Books for Kids and Teens, featuring a curated selection of recommended reads selected by our expert librarians. The lists contain books spanning an array of genres, from picture books to graphic novels, with diverse characters and rich storytelling. Explore these top titles and discover books that will inspire a love of reading.

""Best Books for Kids

Every year, a team of NYPL librarians reads thousands of new releases to select the best books for children. From picture books to poetry, browse the list of our 100 favorite titles.

Interested in other Best Books for Kids lists? Explore our past picks.

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""Best Books for Teens

Every year, a team of NYPL librarians reads hundreds of new releases to select the best books for young adults. From graphic novels to nonfiction, browse the list of our 50 favorite titles.

Interested in other Best Books for Teens lists? Explore our past picks.

20162015 | 2014

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