Guess who visited our 42nd Street building on Monday? That’s right, beloved authors Judy Blume and Eric Carle popped by to help us unveil our list of the top 100 children’s books of the last 100 years, which, of course, featured their works — Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. You can download the list, or pick one up in any NYPL branch. The two legends participated in a panel discussion and read from their works. Carle then signed his new book Friends for over 100 people (that book is not out until November, so NYPL folks got a sneak peek). Blume visited our acclaimed free exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter (which she dubbed “excellent, excellent” and “amazing” – check out the photos of her looking at her book in the exhibition, and sitting in The Phantom Toll Booth car). She also took a photo in our new NYPL photo booths. So visit us soon, see the exhibition, and take your own photo. Come on, you know you always wanted to be like Judy Blume. 

so so jealous. what a wonderful day! love the pics!! 

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