Best Baby & Toddler Books About New york

The 8 Best Books About New York You Will Ever Read

Updated Mar. 26, 2019

New York is a magical place. There is a feeling of determination in the air. Now you will be able to share this with your children whether they are newborn or reading chapter books on their own. We hope you enjoy the enthusiasm you'll find here as much as we do.

Good Night New York City book
#1
Good Night New York City
Written by Adam Gamble and illustrated by Joe Veno
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3
Thoughts from Mom of Boys

This is definitely a favorite of ours. It is fun to flip through these pages of famous destinations throughout the city and remember our time in the city. All who have been or want to go to New York City will love this short and sweet book of a day in the hustle and bustle.

Easy-to-read text introduces the sights of New York City through a full day of sightseeing.

My Little Cities: New York book
#2
My Little Cities: New York
Written by Jennifer Adams and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

In this delightful series written by BabyLit author Jennifer Adams and illustrated by kidlit darling Greg Pizzoli, each book showcases a different city with lighthearted baby-appropriate text and ridiculously charming illustrations. Take a whirlwind tour of the Big Apple: cheer with the roaring crowds at Yankee Stadium, chug along peacefully on the Staten Island Ferry, wonder at the bright lights of Times Square, and say good night to the famous New York City skyline.

Old Manhattan Has Some Farms book
#3
Old Manhattan Has Some Farms
Written by Susan Lendroth and illustrated by Kate Endle
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A clever new spin on “Old MacDonald,” this fun book explores the popular trend of urban farming. From rooftop farms and gardens on Manhattan high rises to neighborhood gardens in empty lots in Atlanta to hydroponic gardens in Seattle, growing food locally has become an important part of city-dwelling life. Set to the tune of the popular children’s song, this bouncy rhyming text will get everyone reading (or singing) out loud. If you’re not comfortable singing aloud, download the free recording of the song created by popular children’s performer Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew, lead singer and songwriter for the band The Presidents of the United States of America). Six North American cities are highlighted, but included in the back matter are tips and tricks on how to alter the text so you can sing about your own hometown gardens. Back matter also includes more information about the different types of gardens introduced, additional resources, and the sheet music for the song.

New York Baby book
#4
New York Baby
Written by Puck and illustrated by Violet Lemay
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A fast-paced tour of the Big Apple from the viewpoint of local babies showcases where they live and play while introducing famed attractions and iconic landmarks. By the author of the Cool Counting Books series.

Above New York book
#5
Above New York
Written by Robert Cameron and illustrated by Nina Gruener, Robert Cameron
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-5

Join Cam as his imagination inspires the flight of a lifetime - soaring high above Central Park, hovering over the Empire State Building and zooming out to Brooklyn! The beloved photographs of Robert Cameron evoke a childlike wonder when viewed through the eyes of a young boy as he explores above New York.

123 New York book
#6
123 New York
Written by Puck and illustrated by Kevin Somers
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Making basic numbers fun to learn, this board book has the young reader count from 1 to 10 using some of New York's most famous symbols. The Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, apples, subway cars, yellow taxis, and more are all depicted here using beautiful illustrations, vivid colors, and detailed design. The book also includes a complete bilingual location list in both English and Spanish.

New York book
#7
New York
Written and illustrated by Ashley Evanson
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Introducing Hello, World, an exciting new book series that pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of cities around the world. In New York City, you can visit the green Statue of Liberty, hail a yellow taxi, and see blue lights in Times Square. Explore colors all over New York City in this gorgeous board book!

Hello, New York! book
#8
Hello, New York!
Written by Christopher Franceschelli and illustrated by Géraldine Cosneau
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

From bestselling author Christopher Franceschelli comes Hello, New York! and Hello, Paris!, board books about the most visited cities in the world. Each book opens with a simple map that puts all of the city sites in context before taking readers on a journey of the landmarks in each city. Playful die-cuts peek into windows and under bridges on each spread, culminating in an iconic gatefold at the end.

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