We are 2 sleeps away to our vacation to the Big Apple. This will be the furthest trip we’ve made as a family. We’ve limited our travels to the region for the past few years just to save up for this so you can imagine our anticipation. The prep work began months back, right after our air tickets were booked. We loaned books from the National Library to introduce Dana to this amazing city. For titles which are not available from NLB, I purchased them from Amazon (enjoying the free international shipping for orders over USD125). I hope this book list will be useful for families planning to visit NYC in the near future.
1. This Is New York (3 and up). Written by Miroslav Sasek.
Call Number: English 974.71 SAS
2. New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z (4 to 8 years old). Written by by Laura Krauss Melmed.
Call Number: English 974.7 MEL
3. Larry Gets Lost in New York City (3 to 7 years old). Written by John Skewes.
Call Number: English 974.71 MUL
4. Subway (2 to 6 years old). Written by Christoph Niemann.
Call Number: English NIE
5. Fodor’s Around New York City with Kids (5 to 10 years old). Written by Paul Eisenberg.
Call Number: English 917.47104 ANYCWK -[TRA]
6. Hello, New York City! (2 to 4 years old). Written by David Walker.
Call Number: English WAL -[BA]
7. Balloons over Broadway: the true story of the puppeteer of Macy’s Parade (4 to 8 years old).Written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
Call Number: English 791.5 SWE
8. New York, Baby! (3 to 5 years old). Illustrated by Ward Jenkins.
Call Number: English JEN
9. B is for Brooklyn (2 to 6 years old). Written by Selina Alko.
Call Number: English 974.7 ALK
10. Subway (2 to 4 years old). Written by Anastasia Suen; illustrated by Karen Katz.
Call Number: English SUE -[BA]
10 other recommended titles available on Amazon:
11. Not For Parents New York City: Everything you ever wanted to know (8 to 12 years old) by Lonely Planet.
12. City Walks with Kids: New York: 50 Adventures on Foot. Written by Elissa Stein; illustrated by Dave Needham.
13. The Mystery in New York City (8 years old and up) by Carole Marsh.
15. The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber.
16. Exploring the American Museum of Natural History (2 to 6 years old). By Patricia J. Wynne.
17. A Walk in New York (4 to 8 years old) by Salvatore Rubbino.
18. States Shapes: New York ( 6 to 10 years old) by Erik Bruun and Rick Peterson.
19. New York City History for Kids: From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk.
20. I Lego N.Y. Board Book by Christoph Niemann.
If you’ve visited NYC and have great recommendations for us, do leave us a comment! Happy Holidays to all.
What an extensive list! You guys seem so well prepared!! It’s getting really hot and humid these days in the States. So be prepared for it to feel like Singapore on some days. Also be ready for the rain. Weather forecasts are super accurate here.
This list was fantastic! Just placed a wholesale order for many of the books you suggested. Thanks!