NYPL Recommendations

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New York Times Read Alikes: October 9, 2016

Romantic urban fantasy, gritty mysteries, and tales of amateur detectives... three more newcomers on the list this week!

Celebrando el mes de la Herencia Hispana: Biografías

En honor del "mes de la Herencia Hispana", presentamos a continuación una selección de biografías recientes que esperamos sea de su agrado.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage!

Discover facts, stories, events, activities, and reading resources.

Books for Fans of Law & Order

Here are a few colorful detectives and crime/thriller/mystery series from NYPL staff for all you crime drama fans.

'Read with a Child': Remembering Anna Dewdney

Author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, who created more than 20 picture books about the Llama family and other memorable characters, died yesterday at 50.

The Ultimate Gilmore Girls Reading List

Here's a list of books that I'd recommend to the citizens of Stars Hollow if I were behind the reference desk at the SHPL.

World Literature: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Readers recommended books from Norway to Egypt, and Japan to the Dominican Republic. Please share your favorite international reading with us in the comments section below.

6 Books for Kids about the Civil Rights Movement

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.

New York Times Read Alikes: August 28, 2016

Two new titles join this list this week: historical fiction about the Underground Railroad and the newest installment of a popular series of F.B.I. thrillers.

Books for Boys Who Think Books are Boring

An interview, a book list, and a discussion of author Jason Reynolds

NYPL Recommends: New YA

Our Best Books for Teens committee has been busy reading and reviewing 2016 titles. Below are a few of their favorite new comics and graphic novels.

A Salute to Goodnight Moon

Here are five more bedtime books that capture winding down, getting those little eyes to close and little ones to drift off to sleep.

Books for Fans of Adventure Time and Steven Universe

There are many other books in this vein featuring magic, adventure, and a style that will appeal to fans.

16 Harry Potter Readalikes... Because The Cursed Child Is Not Enough

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.

Book Pairings for Olympic Sports

Just as with fine wines and meals, you need the right book to pair with the right sport, and we have some suggestions.

Books in Chelsea Clinton’s DNC Speech

Her speech was relatively quick, but Clinton managed to mention multiple books and give a shout-out to the local library of her childhood.

Are You Getting the Whole Story? Beware the Filter Bubble

The "filter bubble": social media and exposure (or lack thereof) to differing viewpoints.

Literary Bad Boys

In honor of Heathcliff, we asked our book experts here at The New York Public Library: Who’s your favorite literary bad boy and why?

Cullman Center Recommends: 15 Books for Summer Reading

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has had seventeen classes of fellows in residence at The New York Public Library. These gifted independent scholars, creative writers, academics, and visual artists have produced more than one hundred books since 1999, and we recommend fifteen of their recent titles for 2016 summer reading.

Read 20 Minutes a Day? Finish Moby-Dick before Fall

Twenty minutes a day. That's all it takes for kids and adults alike to avoid a summer reading slump... and, as it turns out, to read some really amazing books. So, with our Summer Reading Challenge in full swing, we decided to do a little math.