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message 1: by LindaJ^ (new)

LindaJ^ (lindajs) | 2352 comments I found this article about the most checked-out books in the 125 years of the NYC library's history of some interest -- https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/bo.... The first thing that struck me was that 6 of the top 10 (and number 11) were children's books. I think this is positive - either parents are checking out to read to their kids or kids are checking out, showing promise that they will be readers for life.


message 2: by Mark (new)

Mark | 325 comments It turns out there's one book missing: https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/goo...

A lapidary children's book.


message 3: by Robert (new)

Robert | 437 comments Dystopian lit , children’s lit (I agree with Linda)and a self-help book. Plus a novel told from a child’s POV. I guess it does reflect that adults are still fascinated by gloomy futures


message 4: by Lily (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2497 comments Mark wrote: "It turns out there's one book missing: https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/goo...

A lapidary children's book."


Lapidary means...


message 5: by Lily (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2497 comments For all the work she did in promoting childhood reading, despite her distaste for Goodnight Moon, I wonder if there is a childrens book award in the name of Anne Carroll Moore, as there is for Pura Belpré, who did much to add Spanish books for children to the collections.


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