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Best Books for Kids 2017: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

This list is a century-old tradition in which the New York Public Library’s librarians and other book experts select 100 noteworthy children's titles from several categories: picture books, young readers, middle-grade fiction, graphic novels, folklore & fairy tales, poetry, and nonfiction.Read More ›

A World Languages Holiday Reading Celebration for Children

A brief selection of holiday stories for children in various languages, including bilingual books to celebrate the end of the year holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.Read More ›

#SharkWeek: Take a Bite Out of a Book!

The Library has dozens of children's books about sharks. Here is a short list to get you started.Read More ›

Blessed Ramadan, Blessed Eid: Books for Children and Teens for the Holy Month / Ramadan Mubarak, Eid Mubarak /رمضان مبارك ، عيد مبارك: كتب للمراهقين والأطفال عن الشهر الكريم / আশীর্বাদে রমাদান, আশীর্বাদ ঈদ / مبارک رمضان عید مبارک

The New York Public Library has several picture books, non-fiction books and e-books for children and a few titles for teens observing or wish to learn more about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Read More ›

This Just In! New Picture Books For Spring

Check out some of the latest picture books to hit children's room shelves at a branch near you.Read More ›

Time to Grieve: Books for Children and Families Coping with Death and Dying

These ten suggested novels—fiction and nonfiction—can assist families in starting that conversation, help children sort out their feelings, and ease the grieving process. Read More ›

From Snowy Days to Scientists: Books Featuring Kids and Families of Color

Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day , first published in March 1962, follows a little boy exulting in a big snowfall in New York City. In the tradition of Keats' classic, we asked our NYPL experts to recommend children’s books that feature kids and families of color.Read More ›

RoboBiblio: A Book List

Delve into the world of robotics with these great reads.Read More ›

This Just In: New Picture Books

Check out some of the latest picture books to hit children's room shelves at a branch near you.Read More ›

16 Books about Refugees for Kids & Adults

you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land —“Home” by Warsan ShireRead More ›

Why We Love LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is a notable actor, director, and author. To library folk and other bookworms, however, he is likely best known as the host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow.Read More ›

This Just In: New Picture Books

Check out some of the latest picture books to hit children's room shelves at a branch near you.Read More ›

ALA Announces Newbery, Caldecott, King, Printz Winners 2017

The American Library Association announced the winners of their many Youth Media Awards this weekend at the Midwinter meeting in Atlanta. Read More ›

Newbery Winners We Love

Every January, the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference makes headlines with its announcement of the newest Newbery Medal and Honor winners. The coveted awards, which mark the best children’s books of the year, began in 1922.

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An Interview with Children's Author Aram Kim

Introducing Aram Kim, who loves all kinds of animals and makes a touching story from tiny, trivial things in life. Read More ›

Children’s Books, Inclusivity, and Why It Matters

We need to see empathy in action, and picture books are the right place to start.Read More ›

Best Books for Kids 2016: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

This annual list is a century-old tradition in which The New York Public Library’s book experts select 100 noteworthy children's titles from categories including: picture books, young readers, fiction, graphic novels, folklore & fairy tales, poetry, and nonfiction.Read More ›

Not-So-Scary Monsters: A Book List for Littles

Are you looking for some reads that won't give your little people the frights? Monsters aren't always scary; in fact, sometimes they are silly and sweet. Check out a few of my favorite not-so-scary monsters stories.Read More ›

10 Great Picture Books about Diverse Children and Families

Here are some picture books that can help children appreciate and understand how people and families can be different, and, at the same time, share the same universal value: love. Read More ›

Brainy and Brave: A Salute to Hermione Granger

There can only ever be one Hermione, but these other brainy, brave heroines from young-adult and middle-grade fiction remind us of her in some important ways.Read More ›
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