We are experts in books for children and teens. Consult with us about creating, building and maintaining your library or classroom collection. We’ll help you match books to your curriculum and recommend appropriate books based on age, genre, and/or author.
We’ll also introduce you to new titles. See our current staff picks for new titles and older favorites.
Our Children and Teens Department staff offers these services to schools, teachers, and librarians:
School Book Fairs
Politics and Prose hosts many school book fairs every year. Schools receive 20% of the book fair sales they make. In addition, students and parents may buy books to donate to their classrooms and libraries. Please contact Heidi Yoon for more information.
School and Educator Discounts
Schools receive a 20% discount on most titles. A school may set up a store account. We take special orders for schools and teachers.
Politics and Prose offers special benefits to educators employed by accredited pre-K through grade 12 public, private, and parochial schools in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Tutors and educational consultants are not eligible for educator discounts. Upon enrollment and annual renewal, educators will be required to provide a valid school or institutional photo ID or pay stub.
Educators are eligible for complimentary store membership which they may use for personal purchases. Our member program is a frequent buyer program. After purchasing 20 items, the member receives a voucher worth 10% of the cumulative total of those items. Membership also entitles the educator to 20% discounts during the four member sales throughout the year.
Purchases for classroom use are charged separately at a 20% discount.
Monthly Book Talks
UPDATE: Due to COVID restrictions our monthly meetings have been suspended until further notice.
Summer Reading Lists
Students get 10% off summer reading list books. We’ll keep a copy of your list on file for your students and their parents. We also can help you create your reading lists.
Attend Author and Illustrator Events
The Children and Teens Department hosts many events every year. Award-winning authors and illustrators speak to school groups and individuals about their work. (Illustrators often draw as they speak.) Events end with Q&A and a book signing. School groups register in advance and receive 20% off selected titles on the day of the event. Attend our recently introduced series of panels discussing various aspects of children’s literature including subjects such as the role of graphic novels and the significance of picture books. School groups must register in advance by making reservations with Margaret Orto, our children's events coordinator. Participating student groups receive 20% off selected titles on the day of the event. Visit our children & teens' events calendar for upcoming programs.