Friday, July 18, 2008

City Kids

New York City is a great place for a family vacation. You can tour the NBC studios, ride a double-decker bus, see mummies and knights in shining armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, eat cannoli in Little Italy and taro cakes in Chinatown, catch a space show at the American Museum of Natural History, and for the best view in town--hitch a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry.

No matter what, you absolutely, positively must experience the bright lights of Times Square at night. (Don't worry. The peep shows have been replaced by Disney and M&M's.)

Picture Books:
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber
Peppe the Lamplighter by Elise Bartone and Ted Lewin
The Man Who Walked Across the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
Chapter books:
The Teddy Bear Habit by James Lincoln Collier
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh