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A is for Anacostia

Exploring Our Nation's Capital

Washington, D.C. For Young Readers

Welcome to Washington, D.C. little ones--where there are monuments, museums, legislators and history everywhere you look. Whether you’re born and raised here or move here from near or far, there’s so much to learn about this city we call home. The library is a great place to start! Check out these ten books for young readers (babies, toddlers and elementary school ages) about our nation’s capital. 

The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone

Getting Piggy With It

Picture Books About Pigs

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when you work with children, you have to learn jokes that they’ll love. What lies at the bottom of the ocean and shivers?

Abe Lincoln at Last

Abe Lincoln in Children's Literature

While most children are introduced to American history in the classroom, it’s never too early to introduce them to historical figures, like President Abraham Lincoln! Lincoln is one of the most recognizable presidents in American history, and even before they enter school children may recognize “Lincoln” in top hats, tall presidents and the Lincoln Memorial. Living in Washington, D.C. makes his presence even more obvious, for many.

Black Heroes of the Revolution

The American Revolution for Kids

While most children in the United States learn about the American Revolution in school, you don’t have to wait until it is introduced in the classroom to talk to them about that moment in history, and you don’t have to rely on textbooks to do so! The DC Public Library has a great selection of books for children of all ages about the people and moments of the American Revolution. Try dipping your toe into one of these fascinating books and you may learn a thing or too!

Let's Dance!

Twinkle Toes

Dance books for kids

Are your kids tired of staying inside, or are you a young person in search of a cool summer activity? Try dancing at home! This collection of story books and non-fiction books for toddlers and grade school-aged children is sure to get anyone tapping and twirling.

Dino-Baseball

Baseball and Feeling Fit!

For preschool children and families

Here are some books and video story books about baseball and staying fit and healthy. These items are available in the library's digital collections and aimed at preschool-aged children and their families.

If Elephants Disappeared

Save These Endangered Animals

Children's books on animal conservation

We all have the responsibility of keeping the Earth, its resources, its habitats, and its animals safe from extinction for both ourselves and future generations. Unfortunately, according to a recent Forbes article ranking countries with endangered species, the United States is number six in the world.

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Grow your Creativity, Grow your World

Books to help spark new ideas

Everyone (even kids!) can feel stuck at times. Whether you're facing a tough homework problem, or a challenge that seems insurmountable, sometimes the answer requires taking a new perspective. That's where creativity enters the picture. Treating creativity as a practice allows new perspectives and options to enter the world. The books below can help stretch the mind and develop new insights. For children birth to 5

family of owl's

Family Story time

November 2 and 16, 2019

November is National Picture Book Month. Come join us as we read some of our favorite picture books with you and your children. This event is for children ages 2-6 years old.

My Car

Totally Transportation

Picture books about Transportation

Virtually every child has a phase where they are fascinated by cars, trucks and anything else that moves people or things. It is one of the most common questions I get asked and while it is easy to point people to the non-fiction section on cars and trucks (629.2) or trains (385) it can be harder to find picture books on those beloved subjects. Here's a list of some of my favorites.

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