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Book Recommendations

We have selected titles from a range of categories to make it easier for you to choose books from The New York Public Library's digital collection.

We will continue to update the list throughout the year.


To find the books on this list:

Using the SimplyE app, tap the "magnifier" icon (top right) to access the Search field from the Home Page of the app.


You will know you are on the Home Page if you see a red house in the top left corner. If you don't see it, tap "< Back" until it appears, then Search. (Search is available from elsewhere in the app but seems finicky to us and we recommend you search from the Home Page using the full title of each book.) 


Should all the licenses of the book you want already be checked-out, you can select "Reserve"to receive a notification when the book becomes available. ​

Picture Books

Picture Books

The Little House

Green is a Chile Pepper

A Stone Sat Still

Brave Molly

Cinderella (Kinuko Y. Craft)

Brave Red, Smart Frog

The Wild Swans

Uni the Unicorn

The Fox Wish

Little Red Gliding Hood

The Good Egg

Grown-ups Never Do That

If You Come to Earth

A Funny Thing Happened at the Museum

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code


Most Marshmallows

Stella Brings the Family 

Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age

The Name Jar

Julián Is a Mermaid

The Juggling Pug

Land Shark

Take Your Time

The Bear's Song

Baby Farm Animals


Tricking the Tallyman

George Washington's Birthday

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Ready for Pumpkins

Sophie's Squash


Iggy Peck, Architect

Ada Twist, Scientist

Penguin Cha-Cha

Egg Drop

Grandfather's Journey

Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope

A Porcupine Named Fluffy


Itzhak a Boy Who Loved the Violin

Snow & Rose

Sylvia Long's Thumbelina

Lemonade in Winter

The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-be

The Night at the Museum

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 

Boy and Bot

Three by the Sea

The Almost Terrible Playdate

Baby Polar

Dragon was Terrible

Leo A Ghost Story

T.Rex Time Machine

Donut Chef

Pete with No Pants

Audio Books

Audio Books

Picture Book/Easy Reader Audio Books

The Berenstain Bears' Stories

Chicken Soup with Rice

Corduroy Takes a Bow

Crocodile and Hen

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Harry the Dirty Dog

I Want My Hat Back

Knuffle Bunny Books

Pumpkin Soup

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin


Paddington Here and Now

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Sophie's Squash

Arthur's Audio Collection

Mouse Tales Audio Collection

Frog and Toad Audio Collection

The Olivia Audio Collection

The Eloise Collection

The Arnold Lobel Audio Collection

Corduroy Audiobook Collection

Doctor De Soto

The Amazing Bone


The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

Chapter Book Audio Books

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Aesop's Fables

Mary Poppins

Pippi Longstocking

Amelia Bedelia Audio Collection 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Alice in Wonderland

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Tuck Everlasting

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Dahl)

The Roald Dahl Audio Collection

The Beverly Cleary Audio Collection

Lemony Snicket (Series)

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Series)

Junie B. Jones Collection, Books 1-4

The House at Pooh Corner

Ramona the Brave


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

James and the Giant Peach 

The Twits, The Minions & The Magic Finger

The Secret Garden

Tuck Everlasting

Early Readers

Early Readers

Early Readers Series

Ivy & Bean

Inspector Flytrap

Captain Pug


Early Readers Fiction

The Miniature World of Marvin and James


Operation Bunny

Grizzly Peak

Desolation Canyon

Bella Bella

Early Readers Non-Fiction

Abe Lincoln's Hat

Ballerina Dreams

Pompei... Buried Alive!

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares

Chapter Books

Chapter Books 

Chapter Book Series

Greenglass House Series

The Lost Fairytales

Here's Hank

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

Tuesday's At The Castle Series

Diary of a Wimpy kid

The Land of Stories

Masterpiece Adventure Series

The Book Wanderers

Fantastic Frame

Chapter Books Classics

Winnie the Pooh

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

The Chronicles of Narnia

The House at Pooh Corner

The Borrowers

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Chapter Books Contemporary

Orphan Island

Hazel's Theory of Evolution

Secrets of the Terra Cotta Soldier

The Tale of Despereaux

The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

Hermes God of Thieves


Myths & Legends

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology

Treasury of Greek Mythology

Myths & Legends
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