30 Enriching Books About NYC for Kids

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Read these books about New York City for kids before your next family trip to the Big Apple. Perfect for a homeschool unit on the history of New York City, too!

A photo collage shows several picture book covers with the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, and Skyscrapers on the covers.

If you’re planning a family vacation to New York City this summer, one of the best ways to prepare your kids for the trip is to pick up a few of these children’s books about New York City from your library.

I found an excellent assortment of picture books and a few chapter books that will introduce your kids to:

  • Major New York City landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, and the Met Museum
  • New York geography and an understanding of the five boroughs of NYC
  • Interesting historical figures from New York City
  • Classic children’s stories set in New York

If you’re planning a homeschool unit on New York history or New York geography, these books are a great starting spot.

You could also pair them with these easy activities:

30 Books About New York City for Kids

Heading to the Big Apple for your next family vacation?

Pick up a few of these great books about New York City to read with your kids before you go.

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If love to read books about different places with your kids like I do, you’ll love these book lists:

A photo collage shows several picture books about New York for kids.

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