City: Books For Kids

This list of the best kids books about city is sure to include a new favorite for the voracious young reader in your life! From Good Morning, City to Mr. Boddington's Studio: NYC ABCs there's something here for everyone's tastes. Do you have a favorite book about city? Let us know!

Good Morning, City book
Good Morning, City
Written by Pat Kiernan and illustrated by Pascal Campion
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

It's dark and quiet. The moon still glimmers in the sky. While the baker, the ferry boat captain, and the TV anchorman are busy at work, most people are cozily snuggled in bed. Then dawn's first light peeks through the tree branches. Wake up, city! There is much to be done in neighborhoods all across the metropolis. As the morning gets brighter, the city streets bustle with people ready to begin the day. GOOD MORNING, CITY, by morning news anchor Pat Kiernan, is sure to start the day off right.

The ABCs of Annapolis book
The ABCs of Annapolis
Written by Golzar Kheiltash, Lisa Hall and illustrated by Lisa Hall
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Discover Maryland's beautiful capital city by the Chesapeake Bay in this one of a kind board book. From "A" for Art Scene to "Z" for Zooplankton, Annapolis is brought to life from the distinct perspective of a long-time resident and local enthusiast in this vibrant board book. Little ones will love practicing their ABCs while learning about this capital city!

Brown Rabbit in the City book
Brown Rabbit in the City
Written and illustrated by Natalie Russell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Brown Rabbit takes the bus to visit his best friend in the city, but the visit does not go as Brown Rabbit expected.

The ABCs of Washington, DC book
The ABCs of Washington, DC
Written by Golzar Kheiltash, Lisa Hall and illustrated by Lisa Hall
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

The ABCs of Washington, DC brings to life the nation's capital with a cheerful and distinctly native take on D, J and R, to name a few.

Cityblock book
Written by Christopher Franceschelli and illustrated by Peskimo
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Cityblock explores city life in an exciting and unique way, from up in a high-rise building to down in the subway. Divided into three sections—things that go, things to see, and things to eat—it features 24 different aspects of city living. As with the other acclaimed books in the series, die-cut icons hint at the larger context on the next spread. Each section opens with a full city scene but gradually focuses in on the small, unique neighborhoods that make the city large and grand. This clever book will attract young readers living in a metropolis as well as those in the countryside with urban life that pops off each page.

  1. Sweep - Ed’s bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spreads through the whole town. Can Ed sweep his troubles away?

  2. My City - A young boy discovers the excitement and unexpected delight of exploring his city--and so will readers of this vibrant picture book. Max is asked to mail a letter for his mother. As he walks through his neighborhood in search of a mailbox, he encounters all sorts of interesting things like falling leaves dancing in the wind, skyscrapers towering in the distance, and junk being piled into a garbage truck. All around him adults hurry on their various errands, too busy to appreciate these wondrous details. His walk through the city leads Max to discover that the mailbox is actually right next door to his own house. Children will enjoy following Max on his adventure and seeing things from his perspective as they explore Joanne Liu's colorful celebration of everyday life in a busy city.

  3. Mr. Boddington's Studio: NYC ABCs - Based on the beautiful designs of Mr. Boddington's Studio, this board book is the perfect introduction to the ABCs of NYC. This board book teaches the letters of the alphabet with illustrations of people, places, and things unique to the greatest city in the world. It is the perfect gift for anyone who loves New York!

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