“Write what you know,” they say. So, for TransgenderAwareness Month, we present trans authors (and one author with trans family members) who’ve written memorable trans characters—one book for children, one for young adults, and one for adults.
This Veterans’ Day, when we honor the contributions of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, we’re thinking about books told from the perspective of soldiers, pilots, medical personnel, and everyone who’s served in combat.
We asked our NYPL book experts to name some books that aren’t technically scary—not horror or dystopia or anything else intended to freak you out—but that have some kind of eerie, haunting element they just can’t get out of their heads.
We went in search of some books that would be off the beaten path to the haunted house and asked our NYPL book experts to name some unusual, specific, super-cool sub-genres of horror.
Kids have an amazing capacity for repetition. Here are a few collections of kids’ music to listen to around the house or in the car that you will be less likely to throw out the window upon the hundredth play.
October’s Open Book Night began with a 19th-century slasher story. We discussed Lizzie Borden and the fascinating tale of how she murdered her mother and father, and got away with it. Many more creepy suggestions followed.
More YA books that echo the sense of mystery and fantastic storytelling of the novel and Broadway show.
Get ready—or participate from afar, if you can’t make it to the Big Apple—with books from a few of the event’s featured authors.
"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.