Book Recommendations


2014 Summer Reading
Summer Reading is here! This year, we are encouraging students to Read. Game. Win! Sign up today and start reading! Need recommendations? Make sure to check out our booklists separated by age/grade and genre. Every June, we release our favorite books from the past year in the Best of… series.   Remember, these lists are recommendations only. Both Fairfield Public Library and Fairfield Public Schools encourages children to read any book during the summer. These grade level lists were prepared by Fairfield Public Librarians.

Read. Game. Win!

 

Magic Words

Magic Words: Our blog is filled with book recommendations new and old, all chosen by the Children’s Services staff! From picture books to non-fiction and adventure stories to classics, this blog has something for everyone!

 

 

 All of these age/grade level lists were prepared by Fairfield Public Librarians. Happy Reading!

Reading for All Ages: These lists include books that will appeal to all ages–reading fun for the whole family!

2014 Winner’s Circle: This list provides the winners and honorees for the 2014 Caldecott, Newbery, Sibert and Geisel as well as the list of the 2015 Nutmeg nominees for intermediate and Elementary levels.
Roadtrip Reading: Are you look for some recommendations on some family-friendly audiobooks? Look no further! This list includes books that are around 3 hours long.

Ages 0-2: 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.

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

Ages 3-5: The perfect age to share stories together, when comprehension and attention span have increased from the toddler years.

Great Picturebooks for PreschoolersCheck out these great picturebooks to read aloud or one-on-one.

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.

2014 Best of… Grades K & 1: Staff favorites of books published in the past two years. Released June 2014.
2013 Best of… Grades K & 1: Staff favorites of books published in the past two years. Released June 2013.
Books to Start
: Check out these books for those learning to read. Most books in this list are leveled for steps 1 and 2.

Grades 2 & 3: Ready for a bigger challenge? Find the perfect book for the pickiest of readers!

2014 Best of… Grades 2 & 3Staff favorites of books published in the past two years. Released June 2014.
So You Want To Read Harry Potter?
Try these fantasy books for the younger reader who begs to read Harry Potter!
Need a Laugh?: These books will have you rolling on the floor laughing!
Can You Solve the Mystery?: Check out these mysteries!
1,2,3…Series!: The books on this list are sorted by genre so that you can easily find books that you like within our newly re-organized Series section!
2013 Best of… Grades 2 & 3Staff favorites of books published in the past two years. Released June 2013.

Grades 4 & 5: Have a book report in a certain genre? Love a good fantasy, mystery or graphic novel? Take a look to find the perfect book!

2014 Best of… Grades 4 & 5Staff favorites of books published in the past two years. Released June 2014.
Life After Harry Potter
: Finished Harry Potter and don’t know what to read next? Check out these great fantasies and escape into another world!
It’s Real Life: These realistic fiction books offer stories to which we can all relate.
Travel Back in Time: Spark an interest in the history of the world through these historical fiction books.
Whodunit?: See if you can solve the mystery.
Curl Up with a Good Book: These books will help you escape on a warm summer day or a cold winter night!
Go Graphic!: These graphic novels tell a great story through both art and words.
Score!: These books are all about sports!
2013 Best of… Grades 4 & 5Staff favorites of books published in the past two years. Released June 2013.

Read-Alouds: Are you going to your child’s school to read aloud to their classroom? Or, maybe you want to start reading a book every night to your family. Here is a list of suggested read aloud books for children and families of all ages. Click on the title to see if a copy is available to checkout!alphabet tree

For Pre-School & Pre-K | For Grades K-1 | For Grades 2-3 | For Grades 4-5