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February 13, 2016


Children : Books, Movies & Music

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Books, Movies & Music

Recommended Items

Books for Children

The best children's books for all reading levels! Recommended by our librarians.

Movies for Children

Find a good movie! Top children's and family movies!

Music for Children

Find some good music! Top children's music on CD!

What's New / What's Popular


What's New

Hundreds of items are added to the Library's collection each month. Be the first to check one out:

What's Popular

See what other kids are reading - these are the Library's most requested items for children.


Read Books Online


BookFlix has more than 160 animated, talking picture books with more than 40 books in Spanish. Stories are paired with related nonfiction books. Linking fact and fiction introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

TumbleBook Library has more than 300 animated, talking picture books with some books in Spanish and French.

TumbleBook Library

Check out e-books for kids


E-Books for Kids - Choose from thousands of titles to download to a variety of devices.

Let Us Tell You About Good Books With Nextreads!

Sign up for NextReads

Whether you are looking for kids' books, picture books or tween reads, the Library has ideas for what you can read next. Sign up for NextReads and we will email you a short list of titles every few weeks, with links to our catalog so you can place items on hold. Sign up for as many subjects as you like.


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Ms. Kate's Picks


Here are some of the books that I shared with neighborhood students at their schools. Perhaps you might enjoy reading one (or more) of them!



Photo of Ms. Kate, Children's Librarian


What's happening at the Library for kids.