Finding a Good Book

Looking for something to read? We’ve got it all, from new selections to tried-and-true
favorites, plus resources to find read-alikes and series lists. And don't hesitate to ask -
we’re here to help!

Contact: Children's Services 203-438-2282 x12002

New Books

Chapter Books

Picture Books


Online Resources

OverDrive Digital Collection for Kids & TeenseReading Room
We've expanded our services with a new digital collection website
experience just for kids and teens. This new service, powered by
OverDrive, is free for users with a library card. Digital titles are
available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so no need          
to worry about late fees.


Novelist Plus K-8
Novelist Logo This is an easy-to-use database with great books (fiction and nonfiction) selected just for you. You’ll find books to help with school projects and books to read for pleasure. There are recommended reading lists and read-alike suggestions too! Just type in author, title, or keyword in the Find Box and let NoveList K-8 Plus do the rest! To access from outside of the Library click here.


KDL What's Next
Thanks to our friends at the Kent District Library you can find titles of books in series.  No more wondering what the title of book four of the Harry Potter series is. Just click on the KDL link; they’ve done all the work for you.  Searches can be made by author, title, or series. What's Next?: Books in Series™ is a database of Kent District Library.


Scholastic Book Wizard
Need help finding a leveled book? Try this wonderful resource.

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Donated by the Wrigley Foundation
with thanks to Samantha Holmes

Reader's Lists - Explore Our Children's Collections

Explore award lists or browse a wealth of book lists created by our librarians and organized by subject and genre.

Reading Lists by Subject::
Alphabet Books
Cars, Trains and Trucks
Coping with Loss
Historic Fiction
Making Friends

School Stories
Strong Female Characters in PIcture Books
Strong Female Characters JF and Teen Books
Super Heroes

Award Winners
Newbery Medal
Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Award
Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards
Nutmeg Book Award
Pura Belpre Award
Robert F. Sibert Award
Scott O'Dell Award
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Suggested Reading for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool
ABCs of Reading
Bedtime Stories
Books With Which to Grow
Picture Books Old & New
Great Books for Baby
Princess Books
Suggested Read-Alouds

Grade Level Suggested Reading
Kindergarten and First Grade
Second and Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

Juvenile Fiction (JF)
Books for Advanced Elementary   School Readers
Challenging Fiction
Great read alouds
Reading on My Own

Read Alikes
Amelia Bedilia
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Harry Potter
Percy Jackson