Children's Literature Blogs @ NYPL

  • by Gwen Glazer
    Mar 10, 2017
    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.
  • by A. E. Butler
    Mar 3, 2017
    Delve into the world of robotics with these great reads.
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    Mar 3, 2017
    Check out some of the latest picture books to hit children's room shelves at a branch near you.
  • by Gwen Glazer
    Mar 2, 2017
    you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land —“Home” by Warsan Shire
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    Feb 16, 2017
    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.
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    Jan 27, 2017
    Check out some of the latest picture books to hit children's room shelves at a branch near you.
  • by Lynn Lobash
    Jan 23, 2017
    The American Library Association announced the winners of their many Youth Media Awards this weekend at the Midwinter meeting in Atlanta.
  • by Gwen Glazer
    Jan 17, 2017

    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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    Jan 10, 2017
    Introducing Aram Kim, who loves all kinds of animals and makes a touching story from tiny, trivial things in life.
  • by Gwen Glazer
    Dec 15, 2016
    We need to see empathy in action, and picture books are the right place to start.
  • by Lynn Lobash
    Dec 1, 2016
    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.
  • by A. E. Butler
    Oct 5, 2016
    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.
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    Sep 22, 2016
    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.
  • by Gwen Glazer
    Sep 16, 2016
    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.
  • by Gwen Glazer
    Sep 7, 2016
    Author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, who created more than 20 picture books about the Llama family and other memorable characters, died yesterday at 50.
  • by Gwen Glazer
    Aug 26, 2016
    Half a century after the Montgomery Bus Boycott that began with Rosa Parks, many authors of children’s literature are writing compelling middle-grade stories about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and ’60s.
  • by Lynn Lobash
    Aug 12, 2016
    Here are five more bedtime books that capture winding down, getting those little eyes to close and little ones to drift off to sleep.
  • by Gwen Glazer
    Aug 11, 2016
    It’s almost impossible to recreate the kind of world-building that J. K. Rowling achieved in her legendary Harry Potter series—which is why Harry Potter readalikes are the holy grail of book recommendations.
  • by Andrea Lipinski
    Jul 18, 2016
    I sprayed myself with sunblock, dressed comfortably for walking, and packed water, an iPod for listening to podcasts, and an extra battery for my iPhone. Then I headed to Inwood Hill Park to see if I could catch ‘em all. Or, at least, I’d see if I could catch more than usual …
  • by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner
    Jun 20, 2016
    The success of the Library's Anti-Prom, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden.