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BKLYN Picture Books that Take Place in NYC

Another Night at the Museum
Another Night at the Museum By Trenc, Milan (Book - 2013 ) J-E TRENC Available in some locations

Annotation:When the night guard arrives at the Ocean room at the Museum of Natural History, he wonders if he left the bathtub faucet on at home.

The Lonely Phonebooth
The Lonely Phonebooth By Ackerman, Peter (Book - 2010 ) J-E ACKERMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:When cellular telephones arrive on the scene, a once-popular Manhattan phonebooth becomes shabby and lonely until a power outage reminds everyone of how useful it can be.

A Walk in New York
A Walk in New York By Rubbino, Salvatore, 1970- (Book - 2009 ) J-E RUBBINO Available in some locations

Annotation:Experience the wonders of New York as readers follow a wide-eyed boy and his dad on their walk around Manhattan, from Grand Central Terminal to the top of the Empire State Building, from Greenwich Village to the Statute of Liberty. Includes lots of facts and trivia and a gatefold of the Empire State building.

Down in the Subway
Down in the Subway By Cohen, Miriam, 1926- (Book - 2003 ) J-E COHEN Available in some locations

Annotation:On a hot day on the subway, Oscar spies the "Island Lady," who proceeds to pull an island breeze, Caribbean foods, and even a steel drum band out of her bag to share with her fellow travelers.

Cool Daddy Rat
Cool Daddy Rat By Crow, Kristyn (Book - 2008 ) J-E CROW Available in some locations

Annotation:A young rat hides in his father's bass case and tags along as he plays and scats around the big city.

Ollie
Ollie The Purple Elephant By Krosoczka, Jarrett (Book - 2011 ) J-E KROSOCZKA Available in some locations

Annotation:Ollie the purple elephant is delighted to move into the McLaughlin family's New York City apartment but their cat, Ginger, is not pleased and devises a plan to send Ollie away with the circus.

Me and Momma and Big John
Me and Momma and Big John By Rockliff, Mara (Book - 2012 ) J-E ROCKLIFF Available in some locations

Annotation:Little John is proud of his mother's work as a stonecutter for a cathedral called "Big John," but struggles to understand the importance of spending so much time on one stone that no one will know Momma cut. Includes a history of New York City's Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Chicken and Cat
Chicken and Cat By Varon, Sara (Book - 2006 ) J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:When Cat feels sad about living in the hustle and bustle of the city, Chicken finds colorful ways to make Cat feel better.

Knuffle Bunny
Knuffle Bunny A Cautionary Tale By Willems, Mo (Book - 2004 ) J-E WILLEMS Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 31 copies

Annotation: After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing.

You Can't Take A Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum
You Can't Take A Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum By Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss (Book - 1998 ) J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:In this wordless story, a young girl and her grandmother view works inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while the balloon she has been forced to leave outside floats around New York City causing a series of mishaps that mirror scenes in the museum's artworks.

My Taxi Ride
My Taxi Ride By Jacobs, Paul DuBois (Book - 2006 ) J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:Illustrations and rhythmic text describe the sights and sounds of a taxi ride in New York City.

B Is for Brooklyn
B Is for Brooklyn By Alko, Selina (Book - 2012 ) J-E ALKO Available in some locations

Annotation:An ABC tour of the New York borough celebrates a range of definitive regional highlights, from Coney Island and Prospect Park to jazz music and bagels, in a colorful tribute to urban culture and community that invites youngsters to identify familiar aspects of their own neighborhood lives.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile By Waber, Bernard (Book - 1965 ) J-E WABER Available in some locations

Annotation:Lyle is perfectly happy living with the Primms on East 88th St. until irritable Mr. Grumps next door changes all that.

How Little Lori Visited Times Square
How Little Lori Visited Times Square By Vogel, Amos (Book - 1991 ) J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:Little Lori's trip to Times Square turns into an epic journey.

Kay Thompson's Eloise
Kay Thompson's Eloise A Book for Precocious Grown Ups By Thompson, Kay, 1911- (Book - 1955 ) J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:Story about a little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel.

The Gardener
The Gardener By Stewart, Sarah, 1939- (Book - 2007 ) J-E STEWART Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.

Madlenka
Madlenka By Sis, Peter (Book - 2000 ) J-E SIS Available in some locations

Annotation:Madlenka, whose New York City neighbors include the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the South American grocer, and the Chinese shopkeeper, goes around the block to show her friends her loose tooth and finds that it is like taking a trip around the world.

Blackout
Blackout By Rocco, John (Book - 2011 ) J-E ROCCO Available in some locations

Annotation:When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

In the Night Kitchen
In the Night Kitchen By Sendak, Maurice (Book - 1995 ) J-E SENDAK Available in some locations

Annotation:A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.

A Teeny, Tiny Baby
A Teeny, Tiny Baby By Schwartz, Amy (Book - 2000 ) J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:A two-week-old baby describes the many activities he enjoys, both at home and out in the busy city.

Tar Beach
Tar Beach By Ringgold, Faith (Book - 1996 ) J-E RINGGOLD Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.

Wow!
Wow! New York City By Puck (Book - 2010 ) J-E PUCK Available in some locations

Annotation:"Can you build a city with a paper clip? Well, you'll need a bunch...and your imagination!"

Twenty-one Elephants and Still Standing
Twenty-one Elephants and Still Standing By Prince, April Jones (Book - 2005 ) J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:Upon completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, P.T. Barnum and his twenty-one elephants parade across to prove to everyone that the bridge is safe.

Subway
Subway By Niemann, Christoph (Book - 2010 ) J-E NIEMANN Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 35 copies

Annotation:Simple, rhyming text follows two boys and their father as they spend a rainy day riding the various lines of the New York City subway system.

Chinatown
Chinatown By Low, William (Book - 1997 ) J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:A boy and his grandmother wind their way through the streets of Chinatown, enjoying all the sights and smells of the Chinese New Year's Day.

Little Toot
Little Toot By Gramatky, Hardie, 1907-1979 (Book - 2007 ) J-E GRAMATKY Available in some locations

Annotation:Little Toot the tugboat conquers his fear of rough seas when he single-handedly rescues an ocean liner during a storm.

Mermaids on Parade
Mermaids on Parade By Greenberg, Melanie Hope (Book - 2008 ) J-E GREENBERG Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl participates in Coney Island's Mermaid Parade to celebrate the opening of the ocean during the summer solstice.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers By Gerstein, Mordicai (Book - 2003 ) J 791.3 G Available in some locations

Annotation:A mouse who works as a page turner at the Metropolitan Opera House has only one enemy, a cat; but, during a performance of "The Magic Flute," something magical happens to change their lives.

Pet of the Met
Pet of the Met By Freeman, Lydia (Book - 2008 ) J-E FREEMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:A mouse who works as a page turner at the Metropolitan Opera House has only one enemy, a cat; but, during a performance of "The Magic Flute," something magical happens to change their lives.

Uptown
Uptown By Collier, Bryan (Book - 2000 ) J-E COLLIER Available in some locations

Annotation:A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River.

The Curious Garden
The Curious Garden By Brown, Peter, 1979- (Book - 2009 ) J-E BROWN Available in some locations

Annotation:Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.

The Adventures of Taxi Dog
The Adventures of Taxi Dog By Barracca, Debra (Book - 2000 ) J-E BARRACCA Available in some locations

Annotation:A stray dog in New York City is adopted by a taxi driver, with whom he thereafter rides and shares adventures each day.

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Children's picture books that are set in New York City.


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