Welcome to our Summer Reading Suggestion Page! 

 

Here, you will find a wide variety of genres and levels that might interest you. 

Hamden Public Schools is partnering with Hamden Public Libraries for the 2019 summer reading program:  A Universe of Stories. 

Students entering kindergarten through grade 6 should record the books they’ve read on the public library tracker and return it to Miller Library or any branch throughout the summer for prizes, and/or return the tracker in September to their school libraries.  Students entering grades 7 or higher should track their reading online via ReadSquared on Miller Library's Summer Reading webpage.

Attention 7th-12th Graders

To track your Summer Reading minutes, click here to access ReadSquared from Miller Library.

To view Miller Library's Summer Reading Teen programs, click here.

All Are Welcome
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Alexandra Penfold
  • Picture Book
All is Fair
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Dee Garretson
  • Historical Fiction
All Rights Reserved
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Gregory Katsoulis
  • Science Fiction
Amal Unbound
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Aisha Saeed
  • Realistic Fiction
American Panda
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
Gloria Chao
  • Romance
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
American Prison
Shane Bauer
  • Narrative Nonfiction
  • Non-fiction
Book cover of Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
Hena Khan
  • Realistic Fiction
Amulet Series
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
Kazu Kibuishi
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic Novel
As Brave As You
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Jason Reynolds
  • Realistic Fiction
Awkward
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Svetlana Chmakova,
  • Graphic Novel
  • Realistic Fiction
Bee-bim Bop!
  • Grade 01
  • Kindergarten
Linda Sue Park
  • Picture Book
  • Realistic Fiction
Various covers for Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
Lincoln Peirce
  • Graphic Novel
  • Humorous
Various covers of books from Jeff Smith's Bone series
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Jeff Smith
  • Graphic Novel
Booked
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Kwame Alexander
  • Novel in Verse
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Sports
Cinder
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
Marissa Meyer
  • Science Fiction
Crossing Lines
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
Paul Volponi
  • LGBTQ+
  • Sports
Book cover of Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane and Hoda Hadadi
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Kelly Cunnane and Hoda Hadadi
  • Picture Book
  • Realistic Fiction
Book covers of Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Grade 03
  • Grade 04
Dav Pilkey
  • Graphic Novel
  • Humorous
Book cover of Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Raina Telgemeier
  • Graphic Novel
Book cover of Dreamers
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Yuyi Morales
  • Memoir
  • Picture Book
Book cover for El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Grade 03
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
Cece Bell
  • Award Finalist
  • Graphic Novel
  • Memoir
Everlasting Nora
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
Marie Miranda Cruz
  • Realistic Fiction
False Prince
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Fantasy
Fish in a Tree
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Realistic Fiction
Fuzzy Mud
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
Louis Sachar
  • Mystery
Genuine Fraud
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
e. Lockhart
  • Mystery
George
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
Alex Gino
  • LGBTQ+
  • Realistic Fiction
Ghost
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Jason Reynolds
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Sports
Ghost Boys
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Realistic Fiction
Ghosts
  • Grade 03
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
Raina Telgemeier
  • Graphic Novel
Girl in Pieces
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Kathleen Glasgow
  • Realistic Fiction
Girl, Stolen
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
April Henry
  • Mystery
Gone
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
Michael Grant
  • Science Fiction
Hey Kiddo
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Jarrett Krosoczka
  • Graphic Novel
  • Memoir
  • Non-fiction
Hidden Figures
  • Grade 03
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Biography
  • Non-fiction
  • Picture Book
Homelands
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Alfredo Corchado
  • Narrative Nonfiction
Honeysmoke
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Yesenia Moises
  • Picture Book
Hurricane Child
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
Kheryn Callender
  • LGBTQ+
  • Realistic Fiction
I am Enough
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Grace Byers
  • Picture Book
I Am Number 4
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Pittacus Lore
  • Science Fiction
If I Was Your Girl
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Meredith Russo
  • LGBTQ+
  • Realistic Fiction
In Another Time
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Caroline Leech
  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance
Jabari Jumps
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Gaia Cornwall
  • Picture Book
  • Realistic Fiction
Jackaby
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
William Ritter
  • Mystery
Jada Jones Series
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Kelly Starling Lyons
  • Early Reader
  • Realistic Fiction
King Alice
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Matthew Cordell
  • Picture Book
Little & Lion
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Brandy Colbert
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mental Health
Long Way Down
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Jason Reynolds
  • Novel in Verse
  • Realistic Fiction
Loot
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
Jude Watson
  • Mystery
Love
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Matt de la Pena
  • Picture Book
  • Realistic Fiction
Lu
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Lu
Jason Reynolds
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Sports
Lucky Broken Girl
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Ruth Behar
  • Historical Fiction
Maximum Ride
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
James Patterson
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic Novel
Mayham
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Sigrid Rausing
  • Memoir
Miracle's Boys
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
Jacqueline Woodson
  • Realistic Fiction
Mommy's Khimar
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  • Picture Book
  • Realistic Fiction
Monster
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Walter Dean Myers
  • Fantasy
  • Realistic Fiction
Ms. Marvel
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
G. Willow Wilson
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic Novel
Munmun
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
Jesse Andrews
  • Science Fiction
New Kid
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Jerry Kraft
  • Graphic Novel
  • Realistic Fiction
OCDaniel
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Wesley King
  • Mental Health
  • Realistic Fiction
Book Cover for One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Historical Fiction
Patina
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Jason Reynolds
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Sports
P.S. Be Eleven
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Realistic Fiction
Rebound
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Kwame Alexander
  • Novel in Verse
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Sports
Red Queen
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Victoria Aveyard
  • Fantasy
Renegades
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Marissa Meyer
  • Fantasy
Six of Crows
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Leigh Bardugo
  • Fantasy
Spin
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Lamar Giles
  • Mystery
Sunny
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Jason Reynolds
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Sports
Sunny Side Up
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
Jennifer L. Holm
  • Graphic Novel
Thank You, Omu
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Oge Mora
  • Picture Book
  • Realistic Fiction
The Belles
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Dhonielle Clayton
  • Fantasy
The Best Man
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
Richard Peck
  • Realistic Fiction
The Crossover
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
by Kwame Alexander
  • Novel in Verse
  • Sports
Book cover for the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
Tracey Baptiste
  • Fantasy
The Marrow Thieves
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Cherie Dimaline
  • Science Fiction
The Poet X
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Novel in Verse
The Red Pencil
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Realistic Fiction
The Six
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
Mark Alpert
  • Science Fiction
Book cover for THey Call Me Guero: A Border Kid's Poems by David Bowles
  • Award Winners
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
David Bowles
  • Award Finalist
  • Novel in Verse
  • Realistic Fiction
To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Grade 07
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Harper Lee
  • Graphic Novel
  • Historical Fiction
Book cover of Under my Hijab by Hena Khan and Aaliya Jaleel
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Hena Khan and Aaliya Jaleel
  • Picture Book
  • Rhyming
Book cover of Watched by Marina Budhos
  • Grade 08
  • Grade 09
  • Grade 10
Marina Budhos
  • Realistic Fiction
Book cover for We are cousins by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
  • Grade 01
  • Grade 02
  • Kindergarten
Diane Gonzales Bertrand
  • Bilingual
  • Picture Book
Book Cover for Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • Grade 04
  • Grade 05
  • Grade 06
  • Grade 07
R.J. Palacio
  • Realistic Fiction