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.

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

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Libby by 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!


https://chesterfield.overdrive.com/library/kids

A Comb of Wishes

Lisa Stringfellow

Ever since her mother’s death, Kela feels every bit as broken as the shards of glass, known as “mermaid’s tears,” that sparkle on the Caribbean beaches of St. Rita. So when Kela and her friend Lissy stumble across an ancient-looking comb in a coral cave, with all she’s already lost, Kela can’t help but bring home her very own found treasure.

Far away, deep in the cold ocean, the mermaid Ophidia can feel that her comb has been taken. And despite her hatred of all humans, her magic requires that she make a bargain: the comb in exchange for a wish. But what Kela wants most is for her mother to be alive. And a wish that big will exact an even bigger price…

Don’t miss the novel that Newbery-winning author Kelly Barnhill calls “one of the most promising works of fiction in a long time”!

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