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Celebrate Community with a Reading List from Hudson Park Library

With the unofficial start of summer coming up on this Memorial Day weekend, our neighbors and longtime partners at Hudson Park Library compiled a bespoke reading list just for CMA readers! To support the library’s summer reading theme of  Imagine Together: What Will You Discover?, Children’s Librarian Kristy Raffensberger compiled personalized book lists for our SoHo neighbors, including Greenwich House Music School, Murray’s Cheese, Big Gay Ice Cream, Myers of Keswick, New York City Fire Museum, Angelica Flowers, City Tails, and Green Below 14. Young patrons are encouraged to explore their community by collecting all 10 pocket libraries. Get involved with NYPL’s summer reading initiative here and happy reading!

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

One little dot marks the beginning of a young artist’s journey of surprise and self-discovery.

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry, Jessica Curry, and Brittany Jackson

Inspired by the viral photo of a child’s awestruck response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait, a young girl visits the National Portrait Gallery and finds her life transformed by the historical examples of its subjects.

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in a memorable picture book about the creative process, and the way in which “mistakes” can blossom into inspiration.

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson

While riding the subway, Milo lets his imagination wander as he assumes what the other passengers’ lives are like — a boy that’s catered to by a butler, a woman on her way to get married, a lonely businessman. Is anything as it seems or has Milo’s imagination jumped to conclusions?

I Love to Paint! by Jennifer Lipsey

While creating finished pieces that will brighten every parent’s heart, budding painters will easily master such techniques as mixing colors, brushwork, and creating texture with sponging, ragging and spattering.

Pictured: Selection from CMA’s Permanent Collection of children’s art.


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