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!

Time for Kenny

Time for Kenny

Brian Pinkney

Time for Kenny to get up and enjoy the day with his family!  In four deceptively simple stories, Brian Pinkney guides readers through a young child’s day.  First, Kenny must get dressed.  Maybe he can wear his mom’s shoes?  And his grandpa’s hat seems to fit perfectly on his head.  Luckily, with the help of his family, Kenny is finally set to go.   Then he must overcome his fear of the monstrous vacuum cleaner, learn to play soccer with his big sister, and after all that fun, get ready for bedtime.

Bright, colorful, energetic illustrations create a bold, accessible book for families to treasure and share.  Rhythm, repetition, and clear, short sentences make Time for Kenny an excellent choice for emerging readers.

Annotation from Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers/Baker & Taylor Content Café

Featured Product for Kids

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Early Learning by World Book

Sign in and learn about numbers, colors, size, time, and more with Trek the scarecrow. Sing songs, print coloring sheets, play games, listen to and read stories, and learn about science, growing up, animals and more!