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 Community Bookstore: Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo

For a brand new title, the Community Bookstore's Bruns picks Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo by Brooklyn author Jon Scieszka. The third in a popular series for kids 7 to 12, the book's story follows kid genius scientist and inventor Frank and his best friend Watson's creation of the BrainTurbo — which gives the human body a power boost — and their quest to rescue their robot pal Klank from arch-rival T. Edison. With fun illustrations by Brian Biggs and many hijinks, this "science fiction meets science fact" adventure makes learning fun.

Release date: August 25


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

— Mimi O’Connor