Main Menu

our next children's event

Thursday, August 28, 7:00 pm

Bobby flies paper airplanes in class, and Mrs. Kirby gets so mad, she turns green! Her hands become claws! But one windy Saturday, the two run into each other at the park and discover how to see each other as the ordinary humans they really are. Ages 5 – 8. (Little, Brown)
ISBN-13: 9780316070294
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 7/2014

our next teen event

Thursday, September 4, 7:00 pm

Heir of Fire (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781619630659
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9/2014


New in Hardcover

Book Cover

David Soman
Three Bears in a Boat
(Penguin, $17.99)

Blast from the Past

Book Cover

Marie-Louise Gay
Travels with My Family

(Groundwood Books, $8.95)


Looking for summer fun filled with espionage and escapades? Become a Summer Sleuth with P&P! Through August 14, our Children and Teens Department is hosting a summer of riddles, clues, prizes, and, of course, mysterious reads for all ages.

Participating readers can solve mysteries to win prizes from area businesses (spoiler: ice cream & brownies involved!) and showcase their reading progress on the walls of the Children and Teens Department. Need more clues to help you get started?


• New clues (one for each age group) will be posted in the Children and Teens window display each Thursday for a consecutive four weeks.

• Think you’ve solved the clue? Share your answer downstairs in the Children and Teens Department for a chance to win a prize. New prizes* from area businesses—Avalon Theatre, Little Red Fox, Comet Ping Pong, and P&P--will be available each week.

• Read a spy-themed book from our window or choose your own adventure!

• Add your name to the Detective Wall of Fame 1) for every book you finish or 2) every time you solve a mystery and claim your prize.

• Share your favorite sleuth reads and experiences with us at @KidsandProse and in store!

Questions? Summer Sleuths still strike you as mysterious? Call the Children and Teens Department at 202-364-1919, ext. 3, or email

*Limit one prize per person per week.



Politics & Prose is happy to be partnering again with the DC Public Library’s Summer Reading program, offering activities for children and teens of all ages, including a special program called Read With Me for children birth to age five. This year the library is partnering with the Washington Nationals so children and teens also will be eligible to win tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game. Come by to pick up materials and get started reading!



Join our signed first editions club and have a first edition, first printing of a newly released children’s picture book delivered each month directly to your doorstep (or pick it up at the store if you prefer).

July August
Bonny Becker
A Library Book for Bear
(Candlewick, $16.99)
Aaron Becker
(Candlewick, $15.99)

Call 202-364-1919 or email Allison Trotter at for more information about the Politics & Prose Signed First Editions Children's Book Club. Or register now

Quantities are limited so sign up early!

click here to read more.

We also have an Adults' Signed First Editions Club and a Children's Book-a-Month Club.