by E.L. Konigsburg
June 17, 2014 From cabs to cable cars, there are all sorts of ways to travel around downtown. Step through the turnstile to find books that will take you from the London Tube to the New York City subway.
August 5, 2013 Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
April 22, 2013 Also: A rare recording of Flannery O'Connor speaking on "The Grotesque in Southern Literature," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg writes a poem; and the best books coming out this week.
September 7, 2011 As we grow older, our reading changes. The alphabet books of our toddler years just aren't going to cut it after college. But author Adam Mansbach revisits three books from his young adult years and finds that the best stories can be appreciated at any age.
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August 12, 2009 As summer vacations draw to a close and school-age children begin the mad scramble to fulfill their summer reading obligations, author Lesley M. M. Blume recommends a few timeless books that may not be on the required book lists.
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