“There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.” Jacqueline Kennedy
At Seaport Books nothing makes us happier than introducing young readers to the joy of books. To see their eyes light up at a new release. To smile along with them at clever titles. And to hear their excitement as they share a review of their latest read. Putting books in the hands of eager young dreamers … can anything be more worthwhile?
A mother and two children came into the store. The boy, about 6, ran over to the newly expanded Children’s area and said, “Wow! Wow! Mom, look at this!”
It is always lovely to see a child reach for a book!
NW AUTHOR BOOKS FOR KIDS
Andrea Helman, O is for Orca, photography by Art Wolfe, a board book.
Hannah Viano, S is for Salmon, a hard cover book with woodcut art.
Amanda Abler, Levi Hastings, The Spirit of Springer: The Real-Life Rescue of an Orphaned Orca (ages 7 and up).
Laura Kvasnosky, Little Wolf’s First Howling (ages 7 and up).
Marcia Crews, Little Red Riding Hood of the Pacific Northwest – It’s a birthday party for Grandma and the wolf is invited! (age 4 and up).
Joseph Gaydos, Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids.
TWEENS & TEENS
The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan has proven to be VERY popular!
And here are some prize winners from this past year:
Cemetery Boys, Aiden Thomas , a Portland OR author
Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, Donna Higuera, Issaquah, WA
This is My America, Kim Johnson, Eugene, OR
Clap When You Land, Elizabeth Acavedo
You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson
Young adults can find lots of titles to keep them hanging on every word. From mystery and mayhem to science and fantasy, we love the talent and imagination that fills the pages of the myriad of books in our Young Adult section. We’ve also got some added dimension with project books like Air Blast Cannon and Genius LEGO Inventions which are super cool and provide hours of creative fun.
We love hearing suggestions from young readers on new titles and encouraging their exploration of topics. At the core of a good bookstore is helping minds of all ages to expand. We believe in Jacqueline Kennedy’s quote at the top of this page. And here’s another qood one from a very different source, Lemony Snicket: “All the secrets in the world are contained in books.”
Be sure to click on our sidebar ‘Northwest Book Lovers’ to access their latest newsletter and the current Bestseller List. You’ll find titles for young readers on Pages 4 through 8. If not currently on our shelves, we’re happy to order any books from this list … or beyond!