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NYPL 100 Great Children’s Books

Great stories never grow old! Chosen by children’s librarians at The New York Public Library, these 100 inspiring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents — and are still flying off our shelves. Use this list and your library card to discover new worlds of wonder and adventure!

100 Great Children’s Books has been published on the occasion of The New York Public Library’s acclaimed exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, on view at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The list was selected by The New York Public Library’s Jeanne Lamb, Coordinator, Youth Collections, and Elizabeth Bird, Supervising Librarian.

The Library Shop is offering special discounts on themed book sets from the 100 Great Children’s Books list. Choose from curated collections such as Best Picture Books, Best Baby and Toddler Books, and Best Easy Books for children ages 4-6. Or buy a package of all 100 books and get the complete collection! Learn more.

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