Recommended Book Lists
These lists have been created by the staff of the Chester County Library Youth Services Department. Each list includes books that can be found in our collection that staff have determined to be particularly appropriate for a specific age level, grade, or topic. Find a complete grade and topic list here.
School Summer Reading Lists
Many public and private schools near the Chester County Library provide suggested summer reading lists for their students and families. Find the complete list here. Public schools are listed alphabetically by school district. Private schools are listed alphabetically by the name of the school.
Juvenile Series and Sequels
The Juvenile Series and Sequels site is a database developed by Mid-Continent Public Library. This database contains over 36,000 books in 4,900 series titles that are classified into three audiences:
Juvenile Easy - for birth through 2nd grade readers
Juvenile - for 2nd through 6th grade readers
Young Adult - for 6th through 12th grade readers
This is a great resource for finding all of the books in a series, series order, and additional books by a series author.
Chester County Reading Olympics
Chester County Reading Olympics is a celebration of reading for elementary, middle, and high school students, who, after a year of reading, participate in a competition held in late-Spring. Students collaborate with their teammates to read 40-50 books selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists, and teachers. Because the goal of Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment and develop reading skills, all participants are awarded ribbons. Chester County Reading Olympics is a program of the Chester County Intermediate Unit; teams are formed at participating schools. The Chester County Library, while not directly involved in Reading Olympics, makes the books from each year's lists available for participants.