Little Kid, Big City!: New York
by Beth Beckman
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 2 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 17 Sep 2021
Would you walk the Brooklyn Bridge for a huge slice of pizza, see the dazzling lights in Times Square, or visit the whale at the Museum of Natural History?
Create your own itinerary, choose which places to visit at the end of every page, and follow along with an adventurous family as they explore New York.
• Visit iconic sites like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the legendary Broadway theater district.
• Grab a slice from New York's iconic pizzerias, sample world-famous bagels, and try a taste of Harlem Soul food.
• Discover off-the-beaten-path destinations such as the Little Red Lighthouse, the Underground Transit Museum, and the Boardwalk of Coney Island.
• Travel through the city that never sleeps by waterway ferry, subway and the iconic yellow taxi.
• Get to know the diversity of the city through visits to Chinatown, Little Italy, Queens, and Harlem.
Featuring playful illustrations, a diverse and lovable cast of characters, an invaluable resources section, and a fun foldout map, this book is an ingenious way for kids to take the lead while planning a vacation or learning about one of the largest cities in the world.
Whether you’re an armchair traveler or a real-life tourist, the Little Kid, Big City series has everything you need to invent your own adventure!
Next stop, Little Kid, Big City!: London
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 28 members
Loved this book. It was so much fun, informative and gave children a really good insight into what life in the big Apple is like. The illustrations are beautiful and the chatty style of the book makes it highly accessible.
Taking a trip to New York with the Kiddies? Make sure you get them this book! Nice tour of all the important sites to visit on their visit! How did I miss the carousel?? I guess I'll have to go back! Illustraions are fun
Oh my word, I absolutely loved this book! One of my favorite book genres is literary travel...a chance to travel through the pages of the book. And Little Kid, Big City!: New York does that incredibly well! Not only are there absolutely gorgeous illustrations (seriously, I want back and looked at every single page after my first read through the book!) but the choose your own adventure style lets readers plan their own journey through New York City. From the lions at the New York Public Library to Yankee Stadium to where you can find a fountain in NYC that you are allowed to splash in, this book is literary travel perfection! I loved the Adventure Index at the back of the book and I can not wait to buy multiple copies of the book. I'll need a couple for my classroom, one to display in my home library and a couple in stock to give away as gifts. And I am beyond excited to see the London edition next year! With thanks to NetGalley and Quirk Books for an early copy in return for an honest review.
Sweet book with great illustrations. I loved the descriptions of different places in the city and how the 'little kid' fit into each place. This brings back memories of being in a big city. Loved it.
Like the London version of the book, I thought this was an excellent information text showing the key landmarks and destinations in New York, I found myself learning a great deal about things I didn't know! I know that my children would LOVE this book and would pour over the illustrations and facts, so I will definitely be buying a copy!
I enjoyed this book so much! I was born and raised in NYC and due to the pandemic I haven’t been to visit my family, the sights, and eat all the yummy food! And yes it is definitely the water that makes the bagels fluffy and oh so good! I read this book with my toddlers and it’s wonderful to see their reactions to the landmarks and answering their questions. I cannot wait to show them in person! Thank you to Quirk Books, NetGalley, and the author for a gifted copy. This is my honest review.
Little Kid, Big City!: New York was absolutely amazing – the perfect amount of information and eye catching illustrations! I read it several times and thought about my many travels to NYC…while also being sad as my teenage daughter and I had our first trip planned to NYC last March but cancelled due to COVID-19. I will definitely be purchasing this book when it is available and giving it to my daughter as a promise of our NYC some day soon. #LittleKidBigCityBook #NetGalley
Fantastic! similar to a choose your own adventure, this book tours around New York with the reader picking where to go next. The illustrations are superb, painting the most beautiful picture of this amazing city. The ideas of places to visit are a mix of traditional and non-traditional, some are very unique which is fantastic. This would be the perfect gift for a child who was visiting New York or for those who just love looking at the world and different cities. I can’t wait to see the others in this collection and I’m sure I will end up buying this as a gift in the future.
My daughter loved looking through this book (she is just a few months shy of 4yo) and getting to know where her cousins live! This is a beautifully illustrated "tour book" about NYC aimed for children. All of the sights, sounds and tastes of NY are covered from Pizza & Bagels to Coney Island and the Staten Island ferry, and much, much more. This book touches on different means of transportation, many different locations, and different foods of the area. It really is like a tourism book for kids filled with great information and facts as well as a map at the end. There is a bit of a choose your own adventure, which really is a choice of what part of NY do you want to read about (or visit in the pages of a book) next? I would recommend this to anyone with kids planning a trip to New York to get them a little familiar with all that the city has to offer and get excited, or to anyone with family in New York, like us!
I really enjoyed this book! It would be great to give to a child ahead of any trip so that they can have a look at the sights ahead of the journey. I liked how the book was laid out and that there was a little more detail at the end too on the different places, or foods that are recommended! It is 5 stars from me for this one, I loved the facts, it was a punchy read and the illustrations were great - very highly recommended!
I love this book! (Although I think reading it after being stuck and unable to travel for over a year is probably making me a bit emotional, ha.) Pandemic travel bug emotions aside, I thought that the illustrations and blurbs about the various attractions in the city is so lovely! I like that the book doesn't just cover the mainstream tourist attractions, but also includes gems like the lighthouse, the transit museums, Harlem, and the Prospect park. The way the book sort of "directs" you by telling you to jump into different pages based on your fancy makes it fun, as well. I can visualise my students enjoying this book, and exploring the city with it. I love it!
The illustrations are breathtaking and realistic, it is as if you are in New York eating the pizza and strolling through the beach!!!! And the tiny little guides at the bottom which tell you where to explore more are so cute!! They let you decide and explore to the parts you want to see, so you can travel the way you want!!!!! I learnt so much about New York and now I HAVE to visit it!! This book is so detailed and it describing the famous places beautifully!!! This is a fun read and kids will love this, and its a great guide if you are planning a NY trip!! My rating 4.5 out of 5
Such a lovely book! This is the perfect guide for children to New York. Full of interesting age-appropriate facts covering so many parts of New York. The choosing which page to visit next with questions on what the child may like to do next was such a great idea. Everything was covered from parks to bridges to funfair rides to theatres to food. At the back there are more facts for young people to read and ideas on where to visit. This would be a perfect for a child travelling to New York to maybe pick up on the journey there. The most beautiful illustrations! A lovely read
The Little Kid Big City series is a wonderfully illustrated book series about the world's greatest cities, specifically written for children. I haven't visited New York with my kids but I thought I knew it quite well... well! this book taught me about Rockaway beach, Jane's carousel AND the bug carousel (and a few other places). I love they included other fantastic locations such as the One World Observatory and of course The Strand! I highly recommend the book if you travel to NY with kids!