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Great Reads About Great Places

Each year the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book asks each state to submit a title to be included in the "Great Reads About Great Places" reading list. The list is then included on the Discover Great Places Through Reading Map that is distributed in the Pavilion of the States at the National Book Festival.

The Empire State Center for the Book, the New York State affiliate of the national Center for the Book is proud to provide the list of these good read for children or teens selected since 2002.

Suggest a book that features New York or is by a New York author/illustrator to be considered by the Empire State Center for the Book for the 2013 list.  Suggestions may be sent to by March 15th.

2002Stuart Little by E.B. White
2003: Stuart Little by E.B. White
2004: Eloise, a Book for Precocious Grown Ups by Kay Thompson
2005My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
2006: Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
2007: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
2008: Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman
2009: River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River by Hudson Talbott
2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
2011: Journey to Mohawk Country by George O'Connor
2012: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick