Sunday, April 13, 2014

100 + Children's Books Set in New York City


  1. Ackerman, Peter. (2010). The Lonely Phone Booth. Illustrated by Max Dalton. Boston, MA: David R. Godine.
  2. Adler, David. (2004). The Babe & I. Illustrated by Terry Widener. New York: HMH.
  3. Alko, Selina. (2012). B is for Brooklyn. New York: Henry Holt.
  4. Allen, Debbie. (2001). Brothers of the Knight. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. New York: Puffin.
  5. Barracca, Debra. (2000). The Adventures of Taxi Dog. Illustrated by Mark Buehner. New York: Penguin.
  6. Bartone, Elizabeth. (1997). Peppe the Lamplighter. Illustrated by Ted Lewin. New York: HarperCollins.
  7. Bean, Jonathan. (2007). At Night. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  8. Beaty, Daniel. (2013). Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 
  9. Bootman, Colin. (2009). The Steel Pan Man of Harlem. Minneapols, MN: Carolrhoda Books.
  10. Boulter, Jacqui. (2012). Where Horses Fly. Illustrated by Sabrina Kuchta. Edgartown, MA: Vineyard Stories.
  11. from  Tito Puento, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo
  12. Brown, Marc. (2014). In New York. New York: Knopf.
  13. Brown, Monica. (2013). Tito Puento, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo. Illustrated by Rafael Lopez. New York: Rayo.
  14. Brown, Peter. (2009). The Curious Garden. New York: Little, Brown.
  15. Burleigh, Robert. (2001). Lookin' for Bird in the Big City. Illustrated by Marek Los. San Diego, CA: Silver Whistle Books.
  16. Campbell, Bebe Moore. (2006).  Stompin' at the Savoy. Illustrated by Richard Yarde. New York: Philomel.
  17. from Uptown
  18. Caraballo, Samuel. (2008). Estellita e la ciudad grande/Estellita in the Big City. Illustrated by Pablo Torrecilla. Houston TX: Pinata Books.
  19. Collier, Bryan. (2004). Uptown. New York: Square Fish.
  20. Colon, Edie. (2011). Good-bye Havana! Hola New York. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. New York: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.
  21. Cooney, Barbara. (1999). Eleanor. New York: Puffin.
  22. Copeland, Missy.  (2014). Firebird. Illustrated by Christopher Myers. .New York:  G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers.
  23. Dorros, Arthur. (1997).  Abuela. New York: Puffin.
  24. Dugan, Joanne. (2005). ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City. New York: Henry Abrams.
  25. Dugan, Joanne. (2007). 123 NYC: A Counting Book of New York City. New York: Henry Abrams.
  26. Egan, Tim. (2007). Dodsworth in New YorkNew York: HMH Books.
  27. from The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.
  28. Falconer, Ian. (2009). OliviaNew York: Simon & Schuster.
  29. Frossard, Clarie. (2010). Emma's Journey. Art by Etienne Frossard. Brooklyn: Enchanted Lion Books.
  30. Gerstein, Mordicai. (2007). The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. New York: Square Fish.
  31. Glaser, Linda. (2010). Emma's Poem. Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
  32. González, Lucía. (2008). The Storyteller's Candle/La verlita de los cuentos. Illustrated by Lulu Delacre. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  33. Godwin, Laura. (2002). Central Park Serenade. Illustrated by Barry Root. New York: HarperCollins.
  34. Gutman, Anne. (2009). Lisa in New York. Illustrated by George Hallensleben. New York: Knopf.
  35. Hall, Bruce Edward. (2004). Henry & The Kite Dragon. Illustrated by William Low. New York: Philomel.
  36. Harris, Isobel. (2013). Little Boy Brown. Illustrated by Andre Francois. Brooklyn, NY: Enchanted Lion Book.
  37. Hartfield, Claire. (2002). Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Bearden. Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. New York: Dial.
  38. Heller, Linda. (2007). Castle on Hester StreetIllustrated by Boris Kulikov. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  39. High, Linda Oatman. (2001). Under New YorkIllustrated by Robert Rayevsky. New York:  Holiday House.
  40. Hopkinson, Deborah. (2006). Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building. Illustrated by James E. Ransome. New York Schwartz & Wade.

  41. Hughes, Langston. (1995). The Block. Paintings by Romare Bearden. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  42. Hyde, Heidi Smith. (2010). Feivel's Flying Horses. Illustrated by Johanna Van Der Sterre. Minneapolis, MN: Kar-Ben Publishing.
  43. Jacobs, Paul Dubois & Swender, Jennifer. (2006). My Taxi RideIllustrated by Selina Alko. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith. 
  44. Jacobs, Paul DuBois. (2004). My Subway Ride. Illustrated by Selina Alko. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith. 
  45. Jakobsen, Kathy. (2003). My New York. New York: Little, Brown.
  46. from Next Stop Grand Central

  47. Kalman, Maira. (2001). Next Stop Grand Central. New York: Puffin.
  48. Kalman, Maira. (2005). Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of John J. Harvey. New York: Puffin.
  49. Kalman, Maira. (1990). Max Makes a Million. New York: Viking Juvenile.
  50. Keats, Ezra Jack. (1962). The Snowy Day. New York: Puffin.
  51. Khalsa, Dayal Kaur. (1995). How Pizza Came to Queens. New York: Clarkson Potter.
  52. Kirk, Connie Ann. (2013). Sky Dancers. Illustrated by Christy Hale. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  53. Lewin, Ted. (2007). At Gleason's Gym. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
  54. Ted Lewin's Big Jimmy's Kum Kau Chinese Take Out. 
  55. Lewin, Ted. Take Out. (2001). Big Jimmy's Kum Kau Chinese Take Out. New York: HarperCollins.
  56. Littlesugar, Amy. (1999). Tree of Hope. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. New York: Philomel.
  57. LLoyd-Jones, Sally. (2018). Goldfish on Vacation. Illustrated by Leo Espinosa. New York: Schwartz & Wade
  58. Low, William. (1997). Chinatown. New York: Henry Holt.
  59. Manning, Maurie. J. (2012). Laundry Day. New York: Clarion Books.
  60. Markle, Michelle. (2013). Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. New York: Balzer & Bray.
  61. Melmeed, Laura Krauss. (2005). New York, New York: The Big Apple from A to Z. Illustrated by Frané Lessac. New York: HarperCollins.
  62. Michelson, Richard. (2005). Happy Feet: The Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and Me. Illustrated by EB. Lewis. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
  63. Myers, Walter Dean. (1997). Harlem. Illustrated y Christopher Myers. New York: Scholastic.
  64. Nargi, Lela. (2011). The Honeybee Man. Illustrated by Krysten Brooker. New York: Schwartz & Wade
  65. Neubecker, Robert. (2004). Wow! City! New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  66. Niemann, Christoph. (2010). Subway. New York: Greenwillow.
  67. Norman, Lisette. (2006). My Feet are Laughing. Illustrated by Frank Morrison. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  68. Ochiltree, Dianee. (2012). Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Wiliams, America's First Female Firefighter. Illustrated by Katleen Kemly.  Honesdale, PA: Calkins Creek.
  69. Perdoma, Willie. (2002). Visiting Langston. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Henry Holt.
  70. Pinborough, Jan. (2013).  Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children. Illustrated by Debby Atwell. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  71. Prince, April Jones. (2005). Twenty One Elephants and Still Standing. Illustrated by Francois Roca. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  72. Rael, Elsa Okon. (1997). When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street. Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. New York: Simon & Schuster. 
  73. Quilt from Tar Beach
  74. Rael, Elsa Okon. (1996). What Zeesie Saw on Delancey Street. Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. New York: Simon & Schuster. 
  75. Richardson, Justin & Peter Parnell. (2005). And Tango Makes Three. Illustrated by Henry Cole. New York: Simon & Schuster. 
  76. Ringgold, Faith. (1996). Tar Beach. New York: Firefly Books.
  77. Rocco, John. (2011). Blackout. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  78. Rubbino, Salvatore. (2009). A Walk in New York. Candlewick.
  79. Sasek, Miroslav. (2003 ). This is New York. New York: Universe.
  80. Schroeder, Alan. (2009). In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage Illustrated by JaeMe Bereal. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  81. Schulman, Janet. (2008). Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City. Illustrated by Meilo So. New York: Knopf.
  82. Sendak, Maurice. (1970/2001). In the Night Kitchen. New York: Red Fox.
  83. Sis, Peter. (2000). Madlenka. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  84. Sis, Peter. (2002). Madlenka's Dog. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  85. Skewes, John.  (2010). Larry Gets Lost in New York City. Illustrated by Michael Mullin. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books.
  86. Smith, Charles R. (2002). Perfect Harmony A Musical Journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem. New York: Jump at the Sun.
  87. Stanbridge, Joanne. (2012). The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives: The True Story of an American Composer. New York: HMH Books.
  88. from The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives: The True Story of an American Composer
  89. Sweet, Melissa. (2011). Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade. New York: HMH Books.
  90. Swift, Hildegarde H. (2003). The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. Illustrated by Lynd Ward. New York: HMH Books.
  91. Takabayashi, Mari. (2004). I Live in Brooklyn. New York: HMH Books.
  92. Tan, Shaun. (2007). The Arrival.  New York: Arthur A. Levine Books.
  93. Taylor, Debbie. (2013). Sweet Music in Harlem. Illustrated by Frank Morrison. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  94. Teachers Writers Collaborative (Ed.) (2012). A Poem as Big As New York City: Little Kids Write About the Big Apple. Illustrated by Masha D'yans. New York: Universe.
  95. Thompson, Kay. (1969). Eloise. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  96. Tonatiuh, Duncan. (2010). Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin. New York: Henry N. Abrams.
  97. Uhlberg, Myron. (2010). Dad, Jackie, and Me. Illustrated by Colin Bootman. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.
  98. Uhlberg, Myron. (2003). Flying Over Brooklyn. Illustrated by Gerald Fitzgerald.Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.
  99. Velesquez, Eric. (2004). Grandma's Records. New York: Walkers Children.
  100. Velesquez, Eric. (2013). Grandma's Gift. New York: Walkers Children.
  101. Vernock, Audrey. (2011). She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story. Illustrated by Don Tate. New York: Balzar & Bray. (Set in Philadelphia and NYC)
  102. from Grandma's Records
  103. Vila, Laura. (2008). Building Manhattan. New York: Viking Juvenile.
  104. Vogel, Amos. (2001). How Little Lori Visited Times Square. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. New York: HarperCollins.
  105. Waber, Bernard. (1987). Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. New York: HMH Books.
  106. Waber, Bernard. (1975).  The House on East 88th Street. New York: HMH Books.
  107. Waldman, Neil. (2001). They Came from the Bronx: How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press. 
  108. Ward, Lindsay. (2012). When Blue Met Egg. New York: Penguin. 
  109. Warhola, James. (2005). Uncle Andy's. New York: Puffin.
  110. Waters, Kate. (1991). Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year. Illustrated by Martha Cooper. New York: Scholastic.
  111. Watson, Renee. (2012). Harlem's Little Blackbird. Illustrated by Christian Robinson. New York: Random House.
  112. Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2014). Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. New York: Albert Whitman & Company.
  113. Wiesner, David. (1999). Sector 7. New York: Clarion. (Begins @ Empire State Building)
  114. Williams, Mo. (2005). Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. New York: Walker Books.
  115. Williams, Mo. (2007). Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identify. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
  116. Winter, Jeanette. (2007). The Tale of Pale Male: A True Story. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
  117. Winter, Jeanette. (2007). Angelina's Island. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  118. Winter, Jeanette. (2004). September Roses. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  119. Winter, Jonah. (2009). Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en la Bronx. Illustrated by El Rodriguez. New York: Atheneum Books.
  120. from This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration
  121. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2013). This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration. Illustrated by James Ransome. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.

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