Good reading fair projects can be novel-length fiction such as "The Maze of Bones" from the 39 Clues series or a short story such as "The Princess and the Pea." Non-fiction such as "Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists" can also make good projects.
Some previous reading-fair-winning books are "Copper Sun," "Drizzle," "Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis" and "Pinocchio."
To be a good reading fair project, the book should engage the student doing the project, be age and grade appropriate, and provide material for an inviting fair display. Fiction should have a clearly discernible theme, a plot to which the student can relate, and identifiable characters and settings. Non-fiction entries need to include student predictions before and after reading the book, so the student may want to choose a book with this in mind.