Books & Reading

Reading is important for every stage of your child’s development. Click the links on the left to explore the ways CCPL can help you bring reading into your child’s life.

Chesterfield County Public School’s Battle of the Books lists:

CBG Academy Summer Theme Reading - CCPL Staff Suggestions

Other Helpful Links: 

The Basics 

  • Five ways to help young children thrive, including "Read and Discuss Stories."


  • Book picks, tips, and tricks to help kids love to read
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Overdrive books for Kids!

We have curated these lists for you to enjoy with your children from home. Check out books featuring your favorite characters and authors or books that will help you learn something new!

Jules vs. the Ocean

Jules vs. the Ocean 

Jessie Sima 

Jules is going to build the biggest, the fanciest, and the most excellent sandcastle.  Her sister will be so impressed. 

But the ocean has other plans. 

Jules keeps building bigger, fancier, and more excellent castles, and waves keep smashing them. 

And when the ocean takes her bucket, that is the final straw. 

Jules is going to take a stand! 

From beloved storyteller Jessie Sima comes the tongue-in-cheek story of the sand, the sea, and sisterhood told with her signature warmth, timeless humor, and delightfully playful illustrations. 

Annotation from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/Baker & Taylor Content Café 

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