Everyone’s favorite boy wizard became the star of millions of new stories that J.K. Rowling never put in her books through a new vehicle: fiction written by thousands of passionate readers all over the world.
Aug. 26 is Equality Day—so, we asked our expert NYPL staff members to recommend some books about women and activism, for all ages and in cultures all around the world.
Yet more scientific evidence has emerged that—shocker!—reading books is good for young children. So, the question isn’t WHETHER to read to kids, it’s WHAT to read.
Books and destinations from around the world were discussed at the most recent Open Book Night, and lots of recommendations were picked up along the way.
We asked our expert NYPL staff members to recommend books that helped them stay sane and navigate life in Gotham.
High adventure, gears and gadgets, fantastical inventions, Victorian-era settings (or not)… the rise of steampunk gives authors of young-adult fiction rich new ground to tread.
Many parents feel intimidated when they first encounter a wordless picture book. Then the possibilities set in: the child can make up the story, the story can change from reading to reading. Not to mention, the art in these wordless books is stunning.
We asked library staff to investigate Ian Fleming's legacy and go “beyond Bond”—to pick out other books starring secret agents.
Escapist YA picks that transport readers to faraway lands.
We asked our experts: “What’s your recommendation for a long, dense, serious beach book?”
Who better to go undetected than a seemingly innocent middle grader. If you have a budding sleuth at home (hint—she probably loves Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated) here are some titles to hone her skills.
Whether teens are dashing headlong into the wilderness or shipped off against their will, summer camp provides the perfect backdrop for YA adventure, romance, and drama.
Our expert NYPL librarians recommend their favorite books about interplanetary travel.
Alexandre Dumas, pere—born on July 24, 1802—dreamed up one of the most famous trios in history: The Three Musketeers. In his honor, we came up with some more classic literary trios.
We asked our expert NYPL staff, “What’s your favorite book that features a protagonist with a disability, and why do you like it?”
Here are five essential reads to celebrate Doctorow's consummate contribution to literature.
Raymond Chandler famously said, “The ideal mystery is one you would read even if the end is missing.” In honor of his birthday this week, we asked our librarian experts to name mysteries they’d read even if there were no endings—books so compelling, with such great characters or such an evocative setting, that the story itself is just a bonus.
Books composed of multiple narrators may help tweens grow empathy as they learn to navigate the complex social structure that is middle school.
Put Armada on hold, and then come back and check out five other gamer books.
Roses are red / violets are blue / Here's some new poetry for kids / That adults might like too.