Books for Kids

By CoverSpy

By CoverSpy

A selection of books young New Yorkers were seen reading between 2009 and 2020.

Indestructibles Wiggle! March!

Kaaren Pixton

$5.95 $5.47

Reader who Agent Saurus spied: Male, 6yo, blond hair, flip flops, showing books to 3yo in stroller, C train

Hate That Cat

Sharon Creech

$7.99 $7.35

Reader who Agent Velocipede spied: 12ish, curly hair, red hat, gray coat, sneakers, backpack at feet, pestering younger sibling, F train

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

$7.99 $7.35

Reader who Agent Velocipede spied: Male, 30s and 2ish, reading book together on B54

Bob's Burgers: Well Done

Bob's Burgers

$14.99 $13.79

Reader who Agent Saurus spied: Female, 10yo, grey t-shirt, striped shorts, purple sneakers, C train

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis and Pauline Baynes

$17.99 $16.55

Reader who Agent Velocipede spied: Male, 9ish, brown hair, R train

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen

$6.99 $6.43

Reader who Agent Velocipede spied: Male, 8ish, brown hair, black coat, singing quietly and swinging around pole, with siblings, R train

The Year of the Three Sisters, Volume 4

Andrea Cheng and Patrice Barton

$6.99 $6.43

Reader who Agent Laundry spied: Female, 6ish, pink top and skirt, reading while mom steered her in the right direction, Grand Central

The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3)

Jeff Kinney

$14.99 $13.79

Reader who Agent Saurus spied: Male, 10, orange coat, being towed in a collapsible blue cart at the Women’s March, 76th and Central Park West

Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter

Rachel Ren Russell

$13.99 $12.87

Book who Agent Laundry spied: Female, 9ish, dress over pink leggings, walking with dad, Third Ave at 51st St

The Spell Thief

Tom Percival

$5.99 $5.51

Reader who Agent Laundry spied: Female, 8ish, gray leggings, fleece jacket, feet tucked on seat, M15+ bus

This Isn't What It Looks Like

Pseudonymous Bosch

$9.99 $9.19

Reader who Agent Saurus spied: Female, 10yo, long black hair with blond tips, glasses, G train

1984

George Orwell

$9.99 $9.19

Reader who Agent Saurus spied: Male, 10yo, brown hair, sunglasses, walking with M, 40s, Varick St and Charlton St

More All-Of-A-Kind Family

Sydney Taylor

$12.95 $11.91

Reader who Agent Velocipede spied: Female, 7ish, brown hair with a teal streak, white funfetti dress with fringe, C train

Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Reprint)

Cynthia Rylant and Carolyn Bracken

$4.99 $4.59

Reader who Agent Laundry spied: Female, 6ish, blue leggings, black high tops, with grandpa, M103 bus

OMG! All about Me Diary!

Rachel Ren Russell

$13.99 $12.87

Reader who Agent Laundry spied: Female, 10ish, pink jacket, going to school, M102 bus

The Lemonade War

Jacqueline Davies

$7.99 $7.35

Reader who Agent Laundry spied: Female, 8ish, pink jacket, walking with mom, 84th and Lexington

The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9)

Jeff Kinney

$14.99 $13.79

Reader who Agent Saurus spied: Female, 12yo, braids, shorts, thunderstorm pattern backpack, G train

The Twits

Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

$7.99 $7.35

Reader who Agent Touchdown spied: Female, under 10, fading butterfly tattoos on arm, asked mom to read a chapter’s title, Q train

Brown Bear & Friends Little Bear Library

Bill Martin and Eric Carle

$15.99 $14.71

Reader who Agent Velocipede spied: Male, approx. 1yo, was given pacifier, then shown book, then began kicking off sneakers and socks and cried when they were put back on, Q train

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

Ibi Zoboi

$16.98 $15.62

Reader who Agent Sunshine spied: Female, 8ish, white scarf and hat, black North Face coat with hood up, polka-dotted pants, A train

Blueberries for Sal

Robert McCloskey

$7.99 $7.35

Reader who Agent Sunshine spied: Male, 7ish, navy beanie, clutching closed book to chest, A train

African-American Folktales

Judy Dockrey Young and Richard Young

$16.95

Reader who Agent Velocipede spied: Female, 20s, glasses, A train

The Giver

Lois Lowry

$9.99 $9.19

Reader who Agent Sunshine spied: Male, 12ish, black backpack, New Balances, eating red lollipop, C train

Asterix Omnibus #1: Collects Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and the Golden Sickle, and Asterix and the Goths

René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo

$22.99 $20.69

Reader who Agent Touchdown spied on vacation: Male, under 10, fell back in chair but kept reading, Solstice Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, Eugene, Oregon

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Bonnie Bader, Who Hq, et al.

$5.99 $5.51

Reader who Agent Touchdown spied: Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?, Bonnie Bader (Female, 30s, leaving St. Luke’s School, Hudson Street)