"Folks who are not familiar with black literature, read this book and read a ton of other books." The following are all the books recommended by Ta-Nehisi Coates during his mesmerizing talk at the Schomburg Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Books in which creepy-crawlies (arachnids, insects, and anything in between) play a starring role and teach readers a meaningful lesson, just like Charlotte.
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.
What’s making us happy in the realms of TV, cooking, art and design, libraries, and online thingamabobs, and then happinesses that defy categorization.
Monsters are scary, sometimes, and sometimes they are courageous and adventurous and funny and mischievous. Some kids might find themselves in these monster stories. Those lovable little monsters!
We asked our library staff members to tell us what’s turning their pages. Here’s the first installment, covering podcasts, music, and—of course—books.
A wide variety of titles, including memoirs, essays, classic and contemporary fiction, history, and poetry connected to New York.
Lewis Carroll’s creative masterpiece turns 150 this fall, and NYPL is celebrating with a major exhibition—and, of course, with book recommendations.
Eleven of our favorite challenged titles.
Our NYPL experts named other books, written from the first-person perspective, that aren’t really about the narrators.
There are a couple kinds of origin stories. There are the backstories that super heroes have to explain how they got their powers. There are origin stories that describe how some reality came into existence. Our staff recommend some favorites here.
We love children's book illustrations and illustrators, but sometimes babies want the real thing. Here are some board books to bring on those smiles and grabs.
A list of our five favorite young-adult books written by Hispanic authors, whose protagonists are shaping how teens see identity, race, and growing up.
Five YA back-to-school stories with ethereal characters and otherworldly settings.