Young Readers

“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!



The Spirit of Springer: The Real-Life Rescue of an Orphaned Orca, Amanda Abler, Levi Hastings. Springer’s rescue is a heart-warming true story from 2002 which will resonate with anyone who knows about orcas. (Ages 7-10)
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster. Milo took his first trip through the
tollbooth 50 years ago. Today’s kids will still be amazed at all he finds when he takes the risk to explore and look around. He decides life is good and even exciting. (Ages 8-12)
The Little Engine that Could. Watty Piper wrote this book 90 years ago but it still inspires children today with self-reliance and confidence. (Ages 3-6)
The World Needs More Purple People, Kristen Bell, Ben Hart. Purple people are superheroes with confidence and kindness. (Ages 4-7)


9780316523967_p0_v3_s550x406Young 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!