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Entries by The New York Public Library from 12/2010

Your Baby Can Read? That's Nice, But It's Not What Toddler Story Time Should Be About

| Posted 12.03.2010 | New York

Reading to children isn't about pressuring your kid into becoming some sort of prodigy who can wow your friends at parties by reading index cards at six months.

It's Alive: Mary Shelley's first Work Gets Remixed

| Posted 12.10.2010 | New York

Back in 1808, a 10-year-old Mary Shelley broke into the book business. Her anarchist philosopher father owned a publishing company, and was creating a children's book called Mounseer Nongtongpaw.

Making the Lions Rap: The Transformative Power of Jay-Z

| Posted 12.23.2010 | New York

Jay-Z's music and now his tremendous new book bring us one step closer to feeling what it was like growing up in the project

Returning to Busytown: Remembering Richard Scarry

| Posted 12.30.2010 | New York

Born in Boston in 1919, Scarry was a terrible student who loathed school. He was, however, a talented illustrator.

Telling Time on New Year's Eve: Why the First Ball Was Dropped in Times Square

| Posted 12.30.2010 | New York

By Carmen Nigro Librarian, New York Public Library, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy On New Ye...