Find a Good Book

Our favorite thing to do is find the right book just for you. We believe that the right book at the right time inspires life-long readers, so let us help you find your next favorite book. This page offers some reading suggestions, but please call, e-mail, or visit us for more personalized ideas.

Contact: Children’s Services 203-438-2282 x12002 | [email protected]

New Books

New Graphic Novels

New Picturebooks

New Nonfiction

New Fiction

Books for Grades 2 & 3

Adventure

Fantasy

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Humorous Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Books for Grades 4-6

Adventure

Fantasy

Historical Fiction

Mystery

Humorous Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Readalikes

Dog Man Readalikes

Smile Readalikes

Harry Potter Readalikes

Wimpy Kid Readalikes

Percy Jackson Readalikes

Wonder Readalikes

Themed Reads

Favorite Read Alouds

New Baby

Amazing Girls

Feelings Picturebooks

LGBTQ Pride

Amazing Boys

Celebrating Dyslexia

First Americans

Early Graphic Novels

Award Winners

Newbery Medal

Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards

Scott O’Dell Award

Caldecott Medal

Pura Belpre Award

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Coretta Scott King Award

Robert F. Sibert Award

Nutmeg Book Award

Connecticut Nutmeg Award

The Nutmeg Book Awards are Connecticut’s premiere recognition for outstanding children’s literature, voted on by young readers across the state. Voting is open in April for students in grades 2–12. Awards are announced May 15 each year.

2020 Nutmeg Nominees

  • Elementary
  • Grades 2 & 3
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 4-6
  • Middle School
  • Grades 7 & 8
  • High School 
  • Grades 9-12

1993-2019 Nutmeg Winners

2019 Nutmeg Award Winners

Elementary

Intermediate

Middle School

High School

Other Reading Resources

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Read-alongs and videos for grades Pre-K-3!

You can search books by genre, age, topic, and popularity and see if the titles are available at the Library. Use your Library Card from home!

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TumbleBook Library Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.