Storytime at WORD BK with Allison Pataki and Marya Myers

05/19/2019 - 1:30pm


WORD is beyond excited to welcome Allison Pataki and Marya Myers to Greenpoint for a storytime with their new children's book, Nelly Takes New York: A Little Girl's Adventures in New York


Allison Pataki is the multiple New York Times bestselling author of four fiction novels, one nonfiction memoir, an upcoming new fiction novel in Spring 2020, and now an exciting new children’s book series. Allison’s books have been translated into more than 18 languages. A former news writer and producer, Allison graduated cum laude from Yale University with a major in English. An avid traveler and reader, Allison is the daughter of former New York Governor George Pataki. She lives in New York with her husband, children, and rescue pup. To learn more and connect with Allison, please visit

Marya Myers is an early literacy author and editor. Having worked with children in a broad capacity from teaching, coaching, tutoring, and developing curricula for classrooms across the country, she became inspired to combine her passion for traveling and teaching into storytelling. She graduated from Yale University with a major in history and received her Master’s degree in early childhood education and special education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She grew up in New York and now lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and child.  

Nelly Takes New York: A Little Girl's Adventures in the Big Apple (Big City Adventures) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534425040
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019

The Big Apple may be hiding in the place you least expect it in this spunky introduction to the best parts of New York.

Nelly lives in New York, the greatest city in the world.

Every morning, she wakes up to the rumble of the subways and the honking of cars.
Every morning, she can smell the food cart downstairs and hear the rat-a-tat-tat of the street musicians outside.