Summer Reading at New York Libraries logoSummer Reading at New York Libraries: Read Books About New York State!

Picture Books:

Cover of Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Cover of The Erie Canal Pirates by Eric Kimmel

The Erie Canal Pirates by Eric Kimmel

Cover of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

For Kids:

Cover of My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Cover of Frozen Summer by Mary Jane Auch

Frozen Summer by Mary Jane Auch

Cover of Don't You Know There's a War On? by Avi

Don't You Know There's a War On? by Avi

For Teens:

Cover of 145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers

145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers

Cover of Backwater by Joan Bauer

Backwater by Joan Bauer

Cover of Who Will Tell My Brother? by Marlene Carvell

Who Will Tell My Brother? by Marlene Carvell

For more reading ideas, visit the New York State Library's Summer Reading Program Web site. (opens in a new window) external link


New York State Symbols

Check out these books about New York's State Symbols!

Beaver, New York's State animal

Animal: Beaver

Cover of Beaver's Lodge by Ingrid Schubert Beaver's Lodge by Ingrid Schubert

Bluebird: New York's State bird

Bird: Bluebird

Cover of Blue Sky Bluebird by Rick Chrustowski Blue Sky Bluebird by Rick Chrustowski

Brook Trout: New York's State fish

Fish: Brook Trout

Cover of Trout by Cherie Winner Trout by Cherie Winner

Apple: New York's State fruit

Fruit: Apple

Cover of Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

Rose: New York's State flower

Flower: Rose

Cover of The Rose In My Garden by Arnold Lobel The Rose In My Garden by Arnold Lobel

Sugar Maple: New York's State tree

Tree: Maple

Cover of Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Louise Ehlert Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Louise Ehlert


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Last Updated: March 5, 2014 -- asm