Kanopy Kids is a great way to keep your little one busy. With books that come alive to educational and entertaining movies and television shows, Kanopy Kids is a safe and fun database for the whole family to enjoy. And, the best part, it’s completely free. Simply use your library card to access Kanopy and click on the “Go to Kanopy Kids” tab on the top right of your homepage. 

Another great thing about Kanopy Kids is that it doesn’t use up your Kanopy viewing credits. You have unlimited access to Kanopy Kids with absolutely no strings attached. The only question is, what will you read and watch today?

Every other week we’ll dive into a new and fun offering that you can find on Kanopy Kids. Along with a book/movie review and links to other great resources. I hope you will come back often and explore with us the amazing world of Kanopy Kids.

This weeks Kanopy Kids selection


The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds is no stranger to moving, uplifting, and remarkable books that make you feel great. The Dot is no exception. In this story, Vashti thinks that she can’t draw until one little dot brings her creativity and exploration to life. The Dot encourages all readers to, “just make a mark and see where it takes you.”

Peter H. Reynolds’ amazing collection of books can be found on Hoopla, Overdrive, and Tumblebooks.

Explore History

Garrett Morgan is a real-life hero that made a mark on the world. In Garrett’s Gift, young Garrett doesn’t seem to know what he’s good at, and neither does anyone else. With a big imagination and a lot of perseverance, Garrett is sent off to school to discover what his true gifts are. What will his gift be? 

Narrated by Queen Latifah, we explore the story of Garrett Morgan and all the marks that he made on the world, including his biggest mark, the traffic light.   


Dinosaur Train is available through Kanopy in a ten part video collection. Dinosaur Train stars Buddy, an adopted T-Rex, who makes friends with dinosaurs of all different time periods. Come explore Dinosaur Train and learn all about these amazing creatures that lived so long ago. 

We hope you’ll click on over to Kanopy Kids and discover for yourself some new favorites and old pastimes that everyone in your family will enjoy. 

Until next time, we hope you are safe and sound under your canopy and that you will join us using our Kanopy!