1. Stan Lee's Favorite Children's Book →

    This week we’re borrowing a page from Flavorwire’s 10 Celebrities’ Favorite Children’s Books. In particular Stan Lee’s contribution. The man of many-awesome-things was a fan of Leo Edward’s Poppy Ott series when he was a young boy. 

    “When I was young, I read everything I could lay my hands on. My mother used to say that if I didn’t have a book to read while I was eating, I’d read the label on the ketchup bottle. But I particularly liked the books by Leo Edwards, the Poppy Ott series. There was a tremendous amount of humor and adventure in these books. They bore titles that were ridiculously imaginative — Poppy Ott and the Stuttering ParrotPoppy Ott and the Galloping SnailPoppy Ott and the Freckled Goldfish, and Poppy Ott Hits the Trail.” [via Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children’s Book]

    Interested in learning more about the wonderful world of kid lit? Visit NYPL’s exhibition, The ABC Of ItWhy Children’s Books Matter!

  2. A very happy 90th birthday to comic legend Stan Lee! Did you know that NYPL has an interesting connection with the iconic writer of Spider-man, X-Men, Thor, and more? A portion of the movie Spider-man was filmed outside the Library’s iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. How icon-orific  spidey-tastic great!
This flashback Friday was brought to you by the books, Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics, Essential Hulk and The Fantastic Four.
(That’s Patience standing guard in the above photo) 

    A very happy 90th birthday to comic legend Stan Lee! Did you know that NYPL has an interesting connection with the iconic writer of Spider-man, X-Men, Thor, and more? A portion of the movie Spider-man was filmed outside the Library’s iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. How icon-orific  spidey-tastic great!

    This flashback Friday was brought to you by the books, Stan Lee’s How to Draw ComicsEssential Hulk and The Fantastic Four.

    (That’s Patience standing guard in the above photo)