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News and highlights from the world of children's literature

Books for Moms: The Giving Tree and Beyond

In honor of Mother's Day, the Library wants to salute books for kids that address the best things motherhood can stand for: love, generosity, a sense of safety in a tumultuous world... and, yes, giving.Read More ›

Reading Across America: Young Readers' Edition

Our NYPL book experts assembled 51 books—one for each state, plus the District of Columbia—for young readers, starting with bright picture books for the littlest kids and ending with evocative novels for young adults. Read More ›

Kidlit: In Praise of the Humble Puddle

Spring is finally here, and with it comes every kid's springtime best friend: the puddle.Read More ›

Happy Lunar New Year: Books and Events to Honor the Year of the Dog | 新年快樂 | 새해 복 많이 받으세요 | Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Begin celebrating The Year of the Dog with a selection of books, recordings, and Library events to suit all ages. Read More ›

The Haberdashery of Kid Lit

Where would some of our favorite literary kiddos be if not for their fabulous headwear? And what better time to celebrate them than National Hat Day? Read More ›

Anything Is Paw-sible with These Literary Pups

Don't let the Library's lion mascot fool you; we have a lot of love for literary dogs. Our four-legged friends often find themselves at the heart of a great book, or tagging along for the adventure as a faithful human companion.Read More ›

Nine New Christmas Classics for Kids

Nothing can ever replace Frosty or the Grinch, or that mouse that isn't stirring. But plenty of talented authors and illustrators have been hard at work creating new characters and stories, so we've picked out a few new Christmas picture books published in the last few years for your holiday consideration. Read More ›

50 Favorite Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

There were lots of wonderful books published in 2017. Not all of them are going to make the “best of” lists, but here are 50 of my favorites.Read More ›

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 ›
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