Children's Literature Blogs @ NYPL

  • by Lilian Calix
    Jul 20, 2015
    I love all books by Dr. Seuss. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jul 10, 2015
    Tay-Lo. That's how Tatus and Lori's friends have referred to them for the longest time. They always seem to be together.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jun 23, 2015
    Driving a wagon with runaway horses, freedom from child labor, pining for parents to take care of them, and letting their imaginations run wild. The kids in this story have a bunch of fun…on their own.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jun 19, 2015
    Lyla and Tripp share a guitar room, but only one person is allowed in the room at a time. Two would be a scandal. So, Lyla uses the room on even days and is "Ms. Even;" Tripp is known as "Mr. Odd."
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jun 18, 2015
    birthday

    Have to celebrate special occasions and birthdays with food intolerances? No problem. Gluten-free birthday cake is the answer to this dilemma!

  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jun 16, 2015
    A Chinese legend decrees that a red thread connects those who are destined to meet, and it never breaks. A red thread connects Wen and Shu Ling, as close as sisters in their Chinese orphanage.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jun 12, 2015
    Eleven-year-old Annie, 9-year-old "Rew" (Andrew) and Gran reside together in a country house adjacent to the Zebra Forest. That is, white birch trees interspersed with darkness makes the trees reminiscent of a zebra's stripes. Annie and Rew love the Zebra. They also adore acting out Treasure Island and enjoying other books.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jun 2, 2015
    Sugar Hill is at the heart of Harlem, New York, the mecca of African American art and culture.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    Jun 1, 2015
    The lame jokes, the corny repertoire. None of it is funny, yet you are supposed to laugh. We've all been there with our parents.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 28, 2015
    Andi and Bruce love their dogs, Bebe, Friday, and Red Rover more than anything.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 27, 2015
    Hospitals can be scary places for kids. All of the machines, strange noises and people that they do not know can be confusing. Sometimes, they endure painful procedures. They do not feel well, and they do not know what is going on. They miss their friends and family. Luckily for them, they have Dr. White.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 26, 2015
    Gladys Gatsby is a sixth-grade chef-in-training. A bona fide foodie, she loves everything pertaining to food.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 26, 2015
    12-year-old Tyler is enjoying life at his Vermont farm, and all seems well. Then, his family hires illegal immigrant Mexican workers.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 14, 2015
    Princess Patricia Priscilla and yellow cat, Delicious, lead a life of luxury... but it's boring, boring, boring.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 14, 2015
    Ten-year-old Celeste is living an idyllic life in Chile with her parents, relatives, and friends Gloria, Lucilia, Marisol and Cristobal... until things start changing.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 14, 2015
    In New York City in 1948, Midge "Toughie" Brasuhn and Gerry Murray duke it out on the roller rink for the benefit of thousands of TV viewers.
  • by A. E. Butler
    May 13, 2015
    Many children today are only familiar with the neat and tidy endings to ooey-gooey, sunshine stories. While these types of stories most certainly have their place in childhood, isn't it much more interesting when something unexpected, dark, or silly happens instead?
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 12, 2015
    yellow sky and sun / blue and white jug / grey-green trees and pink sky / yellow buttercups...
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 12, 2015
    U-see-it is small, but what she lacks in size, she makes up for in heart.
  • by Miranda J. McDermott
    May 8, 2015
    The barn on Caton Place was built in 1930. They provide riding lessons, pony rides, parties, and carriages for special events. Gallop, a therapeutic riding program, helps people with disabilities improve their lives through contact with equines.