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12 Best NYC Books for Kids!

You’re coming to NYC with your kids this summer, right?

Or at least planning to in the near/distant future, right?

If NYC is on your horizon, whether planning-wise or dreaming-about-wise, here are the best NYC-based books that will help get your kids ready for the experience.

Click through for 12 best books based in the city that never sleeps. Sound familiar?

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  • ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan 1 of 12
    ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan
    ABC NYC is abook with a NYC twist. B is for bagel, obviously.
    Get it from Amazon $11.53
  • E is for Empire by Ann Burg and Maureen Brookfield 2 of 12
    E is for Empire by Ann Burg and Maureen Brookfield
    E is for Empire is an ABC book with a historical twist. Learning the alphabet and history? Yes, please!
    Get it from Amazon $13.10
  • Subway by Karen Katz and Anastasia Suen 3 of 12
    Subway by Karen Katz and Anastasia Suen
    One of my kids' favorites, Subway is a lyrical look at NYC subways. My kids loved the colorful illustrations and the fun repetitions.
    Get it from Amazon $10.87
  • Curious George in the Big City by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey 4 of 12
    Curious George in the Big City by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey
    Curious George is in New York City and I don't know how to break it to you, but he gets into trouble. Also, the Man in the Yellow Hat is involved. Suspense! Drama! What more could you ask for?
    Get it from Amazon $3.95
  • This is New York by Miroslav Sasek 5 of 12
    This is New York by Miroslav Sasek
    Written in the 1960, this book is a timeless look at NYC. (And kids think it's cool, too!)
    Get it from Amazon $12.21
  • Larry Get Lost in New York City 6 of 12
    Larry Get Lost in New York City
    Larry the dog visits all five NYC boroughs, but oh NO! He gets lost! Will he get reunited with his family?!
    Get it from Amazon $11.55
  • A Walk in the Park by Salvatore Rubbino 7 of 12
    A Walk in the Park by Salvatore Rubbino
    A dad and his son walk around NYC. Fun with interesting NYC tidbits thrown in. Lovely illustrations, too.
    Get it from Amazon $11.55
  • Taxi Dog by Debra and Sal Barracca, Sal Barracca and Mark Buehner 8 of 12
    Taxi Dog by Debra and Sal Barracca, Sal Barracca and Mark Buehner
    My name is Maxi, I ride in a taxi/Around NYC all day. A catchy tale of Maxi the dog and how he got to ride in a NYC taxi.
    Get it from Amazon $5.99
  • Lisa in New York by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben 9 of 12
    Lisa in New York by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben
    Lisa visits NYC and a (mis)adventure ensues!
    Get it from Amazon $9.95
  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein 10 of 12
    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
    The true story of a French aerialist Philippe Petit who walked between the World Trade Center towers in 1974.
    Get it from Amazon $7.64
  • Eloise by Kay Thompson 11 of 12
    Eloise by Kay Thompson
    Eloise in a NYC classic about a girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel. I'm glad I don't have to foot that bill.
    Get it from Amazon $26.39
  • You Can’t Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman 12 of 12
    You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
    No words, but amazing illustrations. A girl has to tie her balloon outside the museum, but it gets untied and flies away!
    Get it from Amazon $7.99

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For more of Marinka, visit her personal blog Motherhood in NYC and The Mouthy Housewives, where she doles out advice as though it were candy. Mmm … candy. Also, follow her on Twitter, where she never refers to herself in the third person, but does have a potty mouth. Sorry!

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