Today, the New York Times Book Review published their annual 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017. This is the 65th year this award has been given and for the first time the award was given jointly by The New York Public Library and The Times. We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration or more proud of this list of gorgeous picture books.
A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about sub-genres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend.
Since we could all probably use a little hocus pocus in our lives, here is a list of books filled with witches, romance, magic, and autumn leaves.
Classic self-help books, engaging fiction, 18th-century American history, and Jane Austen were some of the topics we discussed at our last Open Book Night, when the theme was “liberty and happiness.”
Here are a few exceptional new superhero stories. May justice prevail!
Six stories that might help ease the minds of kids feeling anxious about their first days of school.
What happens when an impromptu question is sent to NYPL staff in honor of August 9th “National Book Lovers Day”? It becomes a great conversation starter with amazing recommendations.
Until time travel becomes a reality for us all, fiction is the best way we know to and experience historical times. Here are six exceptional new works of middle grade fiction, all set in times before today.
These are exactly the kind of books that will teach our next generation to be accepting and open-minded.
Check out some new books we recommend in the form of the Short Story Cycle.
For all those young readers out there, some great new science writing on the ocean, and the planets, and the moon, and a couple of noteable biographies.
Epic journeys by ship and by train, stories of survival in wartime, and elephants were some of the topics we discussed at last month’s Open Book Night. We asked readers to share a reading journey with us, including books about travel and transportation, favorite armchair adventures, or virtual voyages.
If you are looking for a serious book for the beach this season—we hear that is a thing since Lin Manuel Miranda read the Hamilton biography on vacation—here are a few we recommend.
May’s Open Book Night was one filled with tales of truly wacky families, plays and novels that have been adapted into films, and many, many questions.
There is something special about a 200-250 page book. The story has a tight scope, the writing is often spare and concise, and the experience of reading it is discrete and memorable. Here are a few little gems we recommend.
Manhattanhenge is coming next week, and we’ve made a reading list to celebrate!
Picture books are delightful for kids of all ages. Here are a few we think are extra-special.
Our discussion in our March Open Book Night: Books Go to the Movies covered a lot of ground. Movies and books strike a chord with everyone and we all had something to say.
I can't stop marveling at the amazing Middle Grade Fiction being published these days. There is something for everyone and here are a few new titles we recommend.
Here are some vivid representations of the New York immigrant experience in fiction, as well as a few memoirs and biographies of New Yorkers past and present, who arrived here from all over the world and made their mark on our city.