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New York City Books for Kids and Teens

New York City has to be one of the greatest places in America, if not the world. Luckily for us, many authors have chronicled The Big Apple's antics in a way just right for kids.

Here are some of the books available. This is not yet a complete list, but I'm adding books to the list daily. If you wish to purchase any of these books, click on either the title or the book cover to be directed to As a warning, I have put up pictures of the book covers to give you somewhat an idea of the style of each book (I know, I know. "Don't judge a book by its cover") so the pages may load slowly, depending on the speed of your internet connection.

The categories below are sorted by approximate age group and topical categories. Feel free to browse around. The same links are located on the left side of your screen. To return back to this page, simply click on the "Welcome" link on the left.

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The World Trade Center and 9-11-01

General Books About New York City

Christmas in New York City


Fictional Picture Books and "Easy Reader" Stories for Younger Readers

Fictional Stories for Intermediate Readers

Fiction for Young Adults

Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction Books
(Colonial Period and Revolutionary War)

Historical Fiction Books
(Ellis Island & Immigration)

Historical Fiction Books
(Life in the 1800s)

Historical Fiction Books
(Life in the 1900s)


Native Americans from New York

History --
Colonial Period and Revolutionary War

History --
Immigration and Ellis Island

History --
The 1800s

History --
The 1900s


Manhattan Sites and Organizations
(Fiction and Nonfiction)

The World Trade Center and September 11, 2001

The NYC Fire Department (FDNY) and NY Police Department (NYPD)

The Statue of Liberty

The Empire State Building

Central Park

NYC Museums

(Including the Harlem Renaissance)


Little Italy

The Subway System

New York Sports Teams and Players

"The Outer Boroughs" and the "Tri-State Area"
(Fiction and Nonfiction)


The Bronx

New York State

Guide Books

Parenting in New York City

Travel Guides for Families with Children

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