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20 Terrific Children’s Books by Brooklyn Authors

It’s no secret that Brooklyn is a well-known writer’s mecca, and for obvious reasons: a strong sense of community, tree-lined beauty, homes with a sense of history, fantastic parks, a family-friendly vibe, and an abundance of options to either feed your procrastination or fuel your next masterpiece.

Below are 20 of our family’s favorite kid-approved children’s books, written by Brooklyn authors. Find them in local bookstores, like Powerhouse Books, Community Bookstore, Terrace Books,  Greenlight Bookstore, Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, Word, and more.

  1. B Is for Brooklyn by Selina Alko
  2. Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  3. Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
  4. Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
  5. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
  6. Down in the Subway by Melanie Hope Greenberg
  7. Dragons Love Tacos by Daniel Salmieri
  8. I Live in Brooklyn by Mari Takabayashi
  9. Last Stop On Market Street by Matt de la Peña
  10. Locomotive by Brian Floca
  11. My Subway Ride by Paul DuBois Jacobs & Jennifer Swender
  12. Ooko by Esme Shapiro
  13. Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe
  14. Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
  15. The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
  16. The Moon Is Going To Addy’s House by Ida Pearl
  17. The Teacher’s Pet by Anica Mrose Rissi
  18. This is the Rope by Jacqueline Woodson
  19. Ursa’s Light by Deborah Marcero
  20. Why Am I Me? by Sean Qualls