Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
written and illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Jessie, a subway car, is put into service during the 1964 World’s Fair and spends the next fifty years happily carrying passengers all over New York City. But what will happen to her when she is too old to refurbish and repair? A surprise ending gives new meaning to the words "reuse and recycle"!
ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City
by Joanne Dugan
All the photos of every alphabet letter in this bold and graphic book were taken at locations around New York City. The best part is the last page, which gives the location of every letter depicted in the book. On your next trip to NYC, see if you can find them!
Go Wild in New York City
by Brad Matsen, illustrated by Paul Corio
J 974.71 MATSE
Discover another side of New York City-- the wild side! Use this book as a guide to discover the locations of New York's earliest creeks and wells, the geology of Manhattan, the oldest living New Yorker (hint: it's not a person), the city's largest green spaces, and more! Find science and nature in unexpected places on your next trip to the City.
Chalk and Cheese
written and illustrated by Tim Warnes
Cheese is a country mouse from England, and Chalk is a city dog from New York City. Cheese comes to NYC to visit and Chalk shares his beloved city with his good friend. They may not agree on a lot of things, but one thing they can agree on is that they are best friends.
A Walk in New York
by Salvatore Rubbino
J 917.471 RUBBI
This is a wonderful whirlwind tour of Manhattan with a lot of interesting facts and trivia along the way-- from Grand Central Terminal to the top of the Empire State Building, from Greenwich Village to the Statue of Liberty. Illustrations capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of New York firsthand.
Storied City: A Children's Book, Walking-Tour Guide to New York City
by Leonard S. Marcus
J 974.7 MARCU
With maps, photos, illustrations, and more than one hundred site references, young readers will enjoy walking-tours inspired by such authors as E.B. White, Judy Blume, and the late Maurice Sendak.
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
by Linda Glaser, illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
J 811 GLASE
Give me your tired, your poor... begins the famous poem written by Emma Lazarus for the Statue of Liberty. This book tells the story of Lazarus, a woman of privilege, who became an advocate for the immigrants arriving in NYC in the 1880's. The vivid paintings also show the juxtaposition of the upper class and the indigent in the late 19th century.
City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male
written and illustrated by Megan McCarthy
J 598.944 MCCAR
A red tailed hawk named Pale Male and his mate, Lola, build a nest in a strange spot in NYC-- the ledge of an apartment building-- and become one of the city's greatest tourist attractions.
New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z
by Laura Krauss Melmed, illustrated by Frané Lessac
J 974.7 MELME
Just like New York City, this book has something to offer everyone, from A to Z. A perfect book to prepare for a trip to the Big Apple. Fun facts and beautiful illustrations accompany this well-thought-out alphabetical tour!
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