This is a literary town, and not just for adults. NYC is home to not only many amazing children’s book authors and illustrators, but also spirited independent bookstores that sell — and support — their work. The impending autumn has us in a bookish mood, so we checked in with some of the city’s major indie booksellers to find out what works from local scribes and scribblers they’re most excited to see and read. Intrigued? Many authors will be dropping in to read works in person at these stores, and the Brooklyn Book Festival is touching down on September 19 and 20 in downtown BKLYN. Click through to see their picks — and don’t forget: Reading is fundamental!


From Greenlight Bookstore: Where’s Walrus, Where’s Penguin?

At Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Jessica Stockton Bagnulo picks the latest from Brooklyn writer/illustrator Steven Savage. A follow-up to his Where's Walrus?, Savage's new book, Where's Walrus? And Penguin? follows the two zoo residents as they escape, flipper-in-flipper, and elude a clueless zookeeper around New York City. A wordless and witty book for the preschool set with crisp and stylish illustrations, this is a good choice for kids (or parents) who've read the delightful Goodnight, Gorilla — which don't get us wrong, we love— one too many times.

Release date: August 25


What fall release is your family looking forward to reading? Tell us in the comments below!

— Mimi O’Connor