Book Recommendations

Ages 0-5

Even the youngest of babies need books. Reading to your baby stimulates language development and comprehension. Even if your little one wants to chew on the pages, the cadence of words and how they are put together will assist your child in his/her learning as she grows. And, when comprehension and attention span have increased in the toddler years, you can share longer stories together.

Books for Babies: A list of recommended titles for the little ones aged 0-18 months. (2018)

Terrific for Toddlers: Lively, fun and energetic books for children 18-24 months. (2018)

Picture Perfect Check out these great picturebooks to read aloud or one-on-one. (2018)

Grades K & 1

These books are aimed at beginning and newly independent readers. Repetition and common story elements are introduced and reinforced to facilitate understanding.

Books to Start –emergent readersBooks for very beginning readers. (2018)

Books to Share & Read Aloud K-1: Check out these books for those learning to read, but still love sharing a book! (2018)

Best of for Gr. K-1 :Our favorites from 2017 and 2018.

Familiar Faces Favorite Series for 1 – 3  (2018)

Grades 2 & 3

Best of for Gr. 2-3: Our favorites from 2017/2018

Explore other Worlds : Sci-Fi and Fantasy for grades 2 & 3 (2018)

Follow the Clues : Mysteries (2018)

Need a Laugh : Funny books (2018)

Read Alouds for grades 2-3: books to share and read aloud (2018)

Grades 4 & 5

Scary Stories:  Suspenseful tales (2018)

Read Alouds for grades 4 & 5 (2018)

Realistic and Funny 4 & 5 (2018)

Robes & Robots: Sci-Fi & Fantasy (2018)

Scene of the Crime : Mysteries (2018)

Score! : Sports Stories (2018)

Survival and Adventure for grades 4-5 (2018)

Travel Back in Time: Historical Fiction (2018)

Other Booklists

2018 Road Trip Reading Audiobooks all ages: Are you look for some recommendations on some family-friendly audiobooks? Look no further! This list includes books that are around 3 hours long. (2018)

Tween Reads Upstairs in the childrens room? Or downstair in Teen? These books are for “tweens.”  (2018)

Award-Winning Books

2018 Youth Media Awards Booklist:  The winners announced by the American Library Association for the best in media for Children.

Nutmeg Award : Connecticut’s State Book Award for children.

Newbery Medal Winners 1970-1922Most distinguished Children’s book of the year. Awarded by the Association for Library Services to Children.

Newbery Medal Winners 2018-1971:  Most distinguished Children’s book of the year. Awarded by the Association for Library Services to Children.

Caldecott Medal winners 1971-2018: Most distinguished picture book of the year. Awarded by the Association for Library Services to Children.