Think fast! What do Eloise, Knuffle Bunny, Lyle and Little Elliot have in common? How about some of the most memorable fictional families: Sydney Taylor’s All-of-a-Kind Family sisters, Elizabeth Enright’s scrappy and enterprising Melendy siblings and Karina Yan Glaser’s endearing Vanderbeeker clan. Each of these beloved characters and families live a story that has (in the words of Frank Sinatra) “New York, New York . . . right through the very heart of it.” And it’s at the heart of the following books. Offering small glimpses into the city’s bustling urban energy, dazzling lights and diverse neighborhoods, these books show students that, contrary to popular belief, they are not the center of the universe. That honor belongs to New York City.