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100 Best Children’s Books as chosen by the librarians at the New York Public Library


100 best NYPL
Have you read them all? Check out our display of the 100 best children’s books from the past 100 years. We have copies of the list compiled by the librarians at the New York Public Library, or you can download it at home from their website:

Halloween at the Hunt!




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Kids’ Reviews

Through our “Kids’ Reviews” program, local kids and teens review their latest picks from our collection, providing a helpful suggestions and feedback for other young readers. All of our young patrons are invited to participate, and should contact Rita for more information.

Some recent reviews:

“An inspirational and life changing book, that grips your attention until the end leaving the reader wanting more.” -Matt Lopes’s review of The Fault in Our Stars

“Loved this book!” – Charlie Hamilton’s review of Attaboy, Sam!

Amazing book! Would totally read this again!” – Jess Haggard’s review of Don’t Turn Around

The 2016 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees
“The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. We currently have lists for three divisions: Intermediate (grades 4-6), Teen (grades 7-8) and now High School (grades 9-12). Starting in 2015, we have a fourth division for students in grades 2-4. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL),the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children’s librarians and school library media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.” –

Take a peek at the elementary, teen and high school nominees too!