This Caldecott Medal-winning book is one of the most beloved in children’s literature. It follows the adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Keats (1916–1983) was born and raised in Brooklyn, and the book speaks to the diversity of the borough—it is one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation supports several BPL programs, including a children’s bookmaking competition and themed storytimes.
Handpicked by BPL librarians, The Shop’s book selections will help you get to know the history and heart of Brooklyn.