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NYPL Recommends: New & Noteworthy


See which books we can't stop buzzing about! Check out monthly updates about the newest and most exciting titles our librarians are reading right now.

New & Noteworthy: E-Audiobooks

When the old becomes new again listeners can win the prize. These works of literary fiction are nods to some past familiar tales, but with twists placing them firmly in the present. Check out these new adaptations.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Books for Teens

This year has a lot to offer YA readers so far. Here are a few books our staff here at NYPL are calling out as special.Read More ›

Spring into New Staff Picks!

Yeah, we went with the dorky season pun! That's just how excited we are about our newest round of Staff Picks—more than 100 titles that our NYPL book experts are super-excited about reading right now.Read More ›

2018 Winners: Newbery, Caldecott, King, Printz & More

It was a big morning in literature for young people: The American Library Association announced the winners of their prestigiousYouth Media Awards at the Midwinter meeting in Atlanta.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: E-Audiobooks

Here are some great titles to explore on the commute home, in the gym, or during your next ride out of town.Read More ›

The Best Middle Grade Books of 2017

Middle grade books are generally considered to be books written for readers ages eight to twelve, falling somewhere between children's literature and YA. This year, there were plenty of middle grade books published, and we've selected some of our favorites. Read More ›

The Best Books About Friendship for Kids of 2017

Friendship is one of the most important themes in children's literature. From the Peter Rabbit books to Winnie-the-Pooh, many of our favorite works for younger readers have retained their meaningfulness precisely because they taught us about how empathize, communicate, and play in our earliest relationships.Read More ›

NYPL’s Most-Anticipated YA Books of 2018

Our young-adult specialists are eagerly anticipating a flurry of upcoming releases this year! Check out the books and graphic novels that have them the most fired up.Read More ›

Most-Anticipated Adult Books of 2018

We asked our adult specialists which books due out in 2018 they are most looking forward to reading, and here is what they said. Read More ›

The Best Picture Books for Kids of 2017

Pictures books are some of the earliest reading experiences for many children. We love how they introduce kids to storytelling and provide a rich multi-sensory experience perfect for reading aloud. Read More ›

Start Your Reading Year with New Staff Picks

Ready to expand your reading horizons in 2018? Embrace the challenge with our newest round of Staff Picks!Read More ›

The Best Funny Books for Kids of 2017

When the going is tough, a good laugh from a good book keeps us going. Plus, we think humor is a great way to hook kids on the joys of reading. Read More ›

The Best Science Fiction Books for Kids of 2017

Science fiction shows us a new way of envisioning our relationship to technology and discovery. That's why we hope you'll sit down and explore other worlds with the kid readers in your life. Read More ›

The Best Fairy Tale & Folklore Books for Kids of 2017

We all need a little magic sometimes, and we love sharing magic with young readers. That's why we selected some of our favorite fairy tale and folklore books for kids this year.Read More ›

NYPL's 10 Best Books of 2017

NYPL staff votes for their favorite books published in 2017.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Superhero Stories

Here are a few exceptional new superhero stories. May justice prevail!Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA Fiction, Dog Days Edition

Romance, relationships, action, adventure, Korean dramas, letters to Mars... what more could a YA fan ask for? Read More ›

Staff Picks: Kanopy Streaming Video

Your NYPL card now gives you access to thousands of films via Kanopy. Our staff offers up some of their favorites here. Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Historical Middle Grade Fiction

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.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Culturally Diverse Middle Grade

These are exactly the kind of books that will teach our next generation to be accepting and open-minded.Read More ›
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