Children's Literature Blogs @ NYPL

  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Oct 29, 2014
    Louise's mother is out of the picture, and her dad is on a writing assignment for National Geographic in Brazil. She finds herself staying with Aunt Kay and Uncle Jack for the summer.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Oct 21, 2014
    These cows have an issue with their living conditions. So they decide to do something about it. They start communicating their suggestions to the farmer.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Oct 20, 2014
    Stacy Whiteman and Cheryl Klein are editors, and Joseph Bruchac and Eric Gansworth are Native authors. It was interesting to see the interchange between authors and editors during the program.
  • by Tracy O'Neill
    Oct 15, 2014
    Recently, we published a list of the most outstanding teachers in adult fiction, but now it's time to turn the spotlight on the teachers of children's literature! We asked NYPL librarians to share the children's books with the best teacher characters and to tell us what makes them extraordinary.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Oct 14, 2014
    Want to know more about the authors of children's literature, where they came from, and why they write the books that they do? This book will provide some elucidation, as well as a brief chronology of the evolution of kid lit.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Oct 10, 2014
    Imagine being stuck in a dark, dank cell overnight with men twice or thrice your age, or more. At least 10-year-old Jake had his own cell in the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Oct 7, 2014
    There is a terrific dance out there that you may not know about—the Halloween hustle. Moving and grooving to the beat of the Halloween treat.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Sep 29, 2014
    Marc Aronson led a discussion at the library about nonfiction for kids.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Sep 22, 2014
    Jillian is a sensory maven. She loves all her senses: taste, smell, touch, vision and hearing.
  • by A. E. Butler
    Sep 19, 2014
    It is never too early to read with your child. In fact, earlier this year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood formally recognized the importance of consistent and early exposure to the printed word.
  • by Anne Barreca
    Sep 4, 2014
    Did you know that September 6 - 14th is Hug-A-Book Week? Well, it is! Here at Battery Park City Library, we're celebrating in style by grabbing our favorite titles and giving them a squeeze. Why don't you try it, too?
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Sep 3, 2014
    Seventh-grader Allison has decided that she is finished with horses. Her best friend Cara has an adorable pony called Dumpling, and she invites Ali to ride her mother's horse any time. Allison declines. The girls become concerned about two Appaloosas on a neighboring farm that are emaciated.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Sep 2, 2014
    Sef is at the center of Cassie's family. Everyone adores Sef; he seems to keep the family together, and Cassie loves her early morning runs with him. The world crumbles when he decides to fight in the Iraq War.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Aug 11, 2014
    I was happy to have Katie Davis, John Sellers and Matthew Winner as podcasters on the latest Children's Literary Salon panel. This event is hosted by Betsy Bird, Youth Materials Specialist at BookOps. Katie Davis is a children's and teen author as well as the host of the podcast "Brain Burps About Books." John Sellers works for Publisher's Weekly, and he hosts the "PW Kids Cast." Matthew Winner is a school librarian, one of the 2013 Library Journal Movers and Shakers, and he hosts the "Let's Get Busy" podcast.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Aug 8, 2014
    Mandy was used to doing everything exclusively with her sister; they even dressed alike. She feels as though half of herself, half of her person hood is gone forever. Amanda cannot express her feelings to her family since she thinks that they will not understand. The kids at school do not know what to say to her.
  • by Marianna Vertsman
    Jul 22, 2014
    Books on this list offer young travelers a great opportunity to explore new cultures through a colorful world of illustrated stories and fairytales. These books will introduce your children to the rich cultural heritage and traditions of your international destinations.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jul 21, 2014
    Hobie Hanson's father is fighting in World War II, and now the Dogs for Defense is looking for any German Shepherds that people can possibly spare for the war effort.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jul 17, 2014
    Sunrise Elementary School had a dragon lady, literally, as its new librarian. The school had never had a dragon in the library before. She considered it her job to guard the books and protect them from sticky fingers. Every book was in its correct place, and she took the liberty of burning any books that she perceived to have anti-dragon sentiment contained within them.
  • by Andrea Lipinski
    Jul 11, 2014
    Books for kids and teens that tie into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are all the rage nowadays. Here is a list of books for kids and teens that are related to those subjects but which you’ll find in some unexpected areas of the library -- fiction, graphic novels, and poetry!
  • by Ruth Rodriguez
    Jul 7, 2014
    It is with sad news that I write here today, a very short poem of a great writer that has just gone away. A man who's presence is no longer here, But whose words and spirit would remain and never disappear.