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Celebrating Eloise Greenfield

Award-Winning Children's Author and Poet

Thank you, Eloise Greenfield, for your uplifting stories and positive portrayal of African American family life. Your stories and poems live on in the DC Public Library.    Picture Books by Eloise Greenfield

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Back to School Reads with The Washington Mystics

Picture books to get your family excited to head back to school!

This summer, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Mystics to recommend great reads that you can check out with your library card! Each month we will be posting Read Feed entries that spotlight titles around a theme. August’s theme is Back to School!

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The Great Outdoors

Camping and hiking books for kids

The summer doesn’t have to be a drag because of the pandemic. How about hiking and camping? The whole family can move and have fun while observing social distancing guidelines! The books on this list tell inspiring stories and offer practical advice for enjoying the great outdoors.

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True Animal Tails

What could be cuter than books about animals? How about true stories of animals who did amazing things like learn with humans, save lives and make best friends? The selections on this list tell the true tails of amazing animals. Children and adults alike will enjoy the heart-warming stories and beautiful illustrations. Note: All titles are linked to their physical copies, and many are available as library e-books or e-audiobooks with OverDrive and its app Libby.

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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