Books

Boogie Down Books Returns to South Bronx Farmers Market with Kids Books & Reading Nook

  If you’re heading to the South Bronx Farmers Market this season, be sure to visit the Boogie Down Books Pop Up! There will be a great selection of children’s books, and even a fun reading nook for kids to relax while you shop the market. The market runs every Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm until November 23rd. It is located on E. 138th St. between Alexander & Willis Ave. In addition

Sedgwick Library to Host Comic Con

  Comic lovers get ready! On July 11th, the Sedgwick Library will host a Comic Con event for the entire family. Patrons can win prizes during their costume contest, learn about the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. They can play games, watch their favorite super heroes on screen, and read the newest comics that are coming soon to a library near you. See the

The Lit. Bar Opening on Independent Bookstore Day

Photo: NY Times   The time has finally come. If you follow Noelle Santos on Instagram, then you’ve had a glimpse into what it took for her to finally bring a bookstore back to the Bronx- making her a pretty awesome story teller herself. On Saturday April 27th, The Lit. Bar will officially open its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration, followed by an invite only

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebrations in the Bronx

      It’s almost time to celebrate a very special person- Dr. Seuss! Check out some fun events happening across the Bronx to celebrate this March. Have an event? Let us know and we’ll add to our list!   Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at Moshulu Library Fri, March 1 @ 3 p.m. 285 East 205th Street Bronx, NY, 10467 Join the Moshulu Library for a fun Dr. Seuss birthday party and

The New York Public Library Unveils Its Best Books of 2018 for Kids, Teens, and Adults

If you’re looking for some good reads to end the year, or even some good gift ideas, then check out this list from the New York Public Library for some inspiration. Librarians from across The New York Public Library system nominated, discussed, and selected their best books of 2018 for children, teens, and adults. The Library released three lists today — 100 Best Books for Kids, 50 Best Books for

Book Clubs in the Bronx

Looking to join a local book club in the Bronx? We’ve done our best to gather a list of local book clubs that meet up in the Bronx. We’ll continue to add to this list as we find more meet ups.   Boogie Down Book Club This book club is run by Boogie Down Books and meets at local eatery Mottley Kitchen. Description: Boogie Down Book Club is a Bronx-based

Free American Girl Books at Your Local Library

  If you haven’t already heard, American Girl is opening their new store in Rockefeller Plaza soon! And to celebrate, they’ve donated $1 million in free American Girl doll books to NYC kids and teens at New York Public Library locations across the city. Any child or teen with a New York Public Library card or who signs up for a card at their local branch will be eligible to

New York Public Library Clears Fines On All Kid & Teen Accounts

  The NYPL knows how important the library can be for school aged kids. So on October 19th, 2017, they are offering a one-time fine amnesty. So head to your nearest branch to clear those past fines, and move on with a clean slate! Learn more below. For more information, visit www.nypl.org/newstart. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for later Tell a

Book Corner: 3 Things We Love

Each month, we’ll highlight some of our favorite books, calendars, and other publications that we believe are worth sharing. Have a recommendation? Comment below and let us know! Contains affiliate links used to keep Bronxmama running     1. While kids often get agendas in school, here’s an awesome planner for them to use for everything from school to sports. National Geographic Kids Weird but True Daily Planner is filled

Barnes & Noble Commits to Returning to the Bronx

While we are still saddened by the closing of the Bay Plaza Barnes & Noble location, we are happy to hear that they have committed to making a return to the Bronx. “We are a borough of book lovers, and Barnes & Noble has been an institution in The Bronx for nearly two decades. I share the concerns of my constituents that they will depart Bay Plaza. However, I understand

Free Monthly Books for Mott Haven Children Ages 0-4

  We’re happy to share that ReadNYC is offering Imagination Library in Mott Haven! ReadNYC is pleased to provide FREE monthly books to children, ages 0-4, in the Mott Haven Community thanks to the Dollywood Foundation. The Dollywood Foundation’s Imagination Library aims to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families. In order to participate, fill out the PDF below and bring to either the Mott Haven Library located at

A Customized Book for Little Ones Starting School

  Starting school is a lot different this time around with my youngest Gia. My older daughter Briana was in school since she was small, and so transition to kindergarten was a breeze- at least for her anyway (I was a mess). Fast forward to her little sister, who has been mostly home with me for the last 4 years. Gia is very social and has been in dance, but