New York City

Books for planning a family vacation to The Big Apple.

Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing
By April Jones Prince
The story of building the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Barnum Bailey Circus testing it with twenty-one elephants to gain public confidence in the stability of the bridge.

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
One of my favorite books as a child, this is the story of two kids who run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I loved their nighttime adventures in the museum when no one else was there.

New York State Of Mind
Watercolors illustrate the lyrics to Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” as a dog travels to NYC to visit his girl dog friend.  Scenes are from George Washington Bridge, Hudson River, Broadway Theater District, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center decorated for Christmas, The Plaza Hotel, Bethesda Fountain, Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wollman Rink in Central Park, Chinatown, New York City Subway, Empire State Building, and Greenwich Village.

By Allan Drummond
The excitement at the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty, and what she means to America and the world.

Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade
By Melissa Sweet

You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum
By Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and Robin Glasser

The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends)

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
Anne Carroll Moore thought that children should be allowed to borrow library books and that there should be lots of good books for them at libraries. She designed the Children’s Room in the New York Public Library. This story makes me even more interested than before in visiting the New York Public Library with my family.

How the Sphinx Got to the Museum

How the Meteorite Got to the Museum