Books and Reading

(Go to Kids Recommended Reading Lists)

The Kent District Library is your child's number one reading resource. We offer a variety of materials, programs, and services that can help your child learn to read and/or strengthen your child's reading ability. From the early literacy resources of our "Play-Grow-Read" initiative, to our story times and children's author visits, the Kent District Library can help enhance your child's reading ability, comprehension, and imagination!


Reading Links

Play Grow Read

The Kent District Library's Early Literacy Initiative — a ton of early literacy activities and information!


KDL Recommended Reading
KDL's Recommended Reading Lists

Popular Authors


Popular Authors by Genre
See lists of popular authors in various genres.



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Book Recommendations By Email

Book Recommendations By Email (LibraryAware)
Sign up for email newsletters with a variety of recommendations.


Reading Programs and Events
Storytimes, author visits, and more!

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library
An interactive story and gaming resource for children!


Reading Games
Enhance your reading ability with a variety of educational games:
GameGoo — a variety of interactive games!
PBS Language Games — improve your reading with these online games!
Woodlands Literacy Zone — a ton of games for the beginning reader