What better way to dive into summer than with a great book! The Teen Reading Ambassadors compiled a list of their favorite reads for kids of all ages to kick off the summer.
These titles showcase the wonder of the world around us, and teach us how to give back to our planet.
Originally compiled by Teen Reading Ambassadors in celebration of Women’s History Month, these graphic novels for kids are written and illustrated by women and feature strong girl leads. The characters in these stories represent diverse identities, backgrounds, ages, and interests.
Discover books for kids that are filled with humor and joy.
Explore books for kids featuring Indigenous authors, illustrators and narratives.
Explore recommended titles for children about fantasy, imagination, and magic.
Explore books for kids that celebrate LGBTQ+ identities. These titles emphasize love and acceptance as they explore family relationships, gender, and more.
Explore children’s books that honor the richness and resilience of Black culture, affirm the identities and experiences of Black children, and illuminate the lives of historic African American figures, both before and after Emancipation.
Explore engaging nonfiction titles for children. These titles are sure to introduce kids to new facts and spark their curiosity!
Discover books for young readers that explore all types of friendships and what it means to be a good friend.
Discover recommended titles for children from AAPI authors and illustrators showcasing multiple identities, experiences, and traditions.
Discover recommended titles for children in other languages or titles by authors and illustrators from countries other than the United States.
Discover books for children that feature the work of Black authors and illustrators and showcase Black characters, experiences, and history.
View engaging comic strips, created by the Teen Reading Ambassadors, that teach you how to create your own digital comics using your library card.
Discover smart and practical suggestions for figuring out math word problems, staying organized, and, of course, reading some great books from the Teen Reading Ambassadors.
Explore books for children that showcase characters from diverse cultures and backgrounds as a part of the annual Multicultural Children's Book Day celebration.
Explore NYPL's 2021 Best Books for Kids list through the eyes of Teen Reading Ambassadors and discover what makes these titles so exceptional!
Designed by NYPL’s Teen Reading Ambassadors, these posters will help you showcase your love of reading year-round!
Discover children’s books written and illustrated (primarily) by women that explore vital questions and highlight important issues about gender, identity, and justice.
Enjoy children’s books from writers all around the world! Languages featured include Español (Spanish), العَرَبِية (Arabic), Polski (Polish), Français (French), বাংলা (Bengali), and 中文 (Chinese).
Learn about and read recommended children’s books that showcase the many experiences and achievements of Asian American and Pacific Islander people.
Read these recommended books that help kids identify and work through big feelings and emotions.
The New York Public Library’s Teen Reading Ambassadors program offers internships to teens to help develop job readiness and leadership skills. Participating teens will have the opportunity to act as leaders and role models to younger kids, ambassadors for the Library's mission to inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning, and writers and editors of their very own magazine.
Discover the work of NYPL’s Teen Reading Ambassadors and find out how you can get involved!