Click on the grade grouping to retrieve a list of suggested titles. Titles within each grouping accommodate many different reading interests, levels, and skills.
Grades K-2 -- Grades 3 & 4 -- Grades 5 & 6 -- Grades 7 & 8 -- Grades 9-12
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About the Lists
The lists were compiled by Linda Williams, Connecticut State Library, for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Each title listed was selected, between 2001 and 2011, as an exemplary book by the American Library Association (ALA) and at least one professional education association. Education associations include: the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the National Science Teachers Assocation (NSTA).