Last week, Philissa asked about your kids' favorite books, for parents looking to bolster summer reading lists. In a week thick with real-life confusion, a little fiction escape may be more than welcome.
One reader, bermbaby, responded with a few select NYC-based titles, awfully clear-eyed for a 2:29am post. But plenty of terrific city books deserve a nod -- among them, Anna Banana and Me (a picturebook set in Central Park), the old-school series All-of-a-Kind Family (on the Lower East Side and in Seward Park Library), and the Upper East Side classic, Harriet the Spy. And then there's always A Cricket in Times Square, the story of a city boy and a lyrical insect in this complicated, amazing town.
What are we missing? What are your best NYC book picks? Nonfiction fans, don't be daunted -- let's have your favorite city fact titles, too.