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What We're Reading in the Children's Section

Welcome to our Children's Section, replete with story times, playhouse, gifts, and curated books for kids of all ages. Bring your kids by to visit us in person. We love to get to know a child's personal tastes and watch their love of reading grow over the years!

Here are some lists of recommendations for books we are excited about!

  • Our Kids and Teens Top Ten of 2019 is now online! Check out what our staff were most passionate about this past year. Here you can find an archive of our past Top Ten Lists.
  • Our bestsellers from the year 2019 are available for perusal here.
  • A collective list of our great staff pick selections can be found here.
  • The Washington State Book Award Nominees have been announced! Check out the list for the youth categories here.
  • The Sasquatch and OTTER Award nominees have been announced as well! Check out the lists for these Washington Library Association awards here.

Black History Month is here! Here are some new picks to celebrate black people throughout history. Find more beloved titles in the store!

Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534404908
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 15th, 2019

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver Cover Image
By Gene Barretta, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062430151
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580892988
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - May 7th, 2019

Fearless Mary: Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Claire Almon (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807523056
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 2019

Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight Cover Image
By Michelle Lord, Alleanna Harris (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454931379
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just Cover Image
By Mélina Mangal, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781512483758
Availability: Backordered
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - November 1st, 2018

A Voice Named Aretha Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681198507
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl Cover Image
By Megan Reid, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062851093
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 21st, 2020

The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328940629
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2019

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read Cover Image
By Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524768287
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 7th, 2020

Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062888785
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 28th, 2020

Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Cheryl Hudson, Erin K. Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525645818
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781629795584
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Calkins Creek - November 5th, 2019