Connecticut State Reading Lists

2017 Nutmeg Book Award Nominee

Lulu's Mysterious Mission
Illustrated by: Kevin Cornell
This edition: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date: April 8, 2014
Ages: 6 - 10

This irresistible third illustrated chapter book starring Judith Viorst’s Lulu is full of hilarious hijinks, delightful twists, and a top-secret...

Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Gets Cooking!
(Part of From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. MacGuire)
Illustrated by: Preston McDaniels
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

Chemistry in the kitchen? Phineas L. MacGuire applies his science skills to culinary creations in this food-tastic tale from the bestselling author of...

The Boundless
Illustrated by: Jim Tierney
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: April 22, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

All aboard for an action-packed escapade from the internationally bestselling author of Airborne and the Silverwing trilogy.The Boundless, the greatest...

Space Case
(Part of Moon Base Alpha)
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 16, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School.Like his fellow...

2016 Nutmeg Book Award Nominee

Waiting for the Magic
Illustrated by: Amy June Bates
This edition: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publication date: September 13, 2011
Ages: 8 - 12

People may drift apart But love can hold them together. Sometimes we find that love through magic – Sometimes that magic is all around us.This is a...

Better Nate Than Ever
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: February 5, 2013
Ages: 9 - 13

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” –Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and...

The Sea of Tranquility
A Novel
This edition: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publication date: June 4, 2013

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013An ALA/YALSA Alex Award WinnerI live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no...

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: February 21, 2012

A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison....

Illustrated by: Sam Bosma
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: May 14, 2013

A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a...