With the increasing focus on reading non-fiction at all grade levels in school, the Darien Children's Librarians put together recommendations of some of their all-time favorite non-fiction books for kids of all ages! Just click on the links below:
We welcome Miss Krishna to the Children's Library at Darien Library. Please bring your children in to meet the newest member of our staff! Miss Krishna was selected from many wonderful applicants to become the McGraw Fellow for the Children's Library.
This year the Children's Library will be hosting events in celebration of Children's Book Week. An annual celebration established in 1919, Children's Book Week spreads the joy of reading and children's literature to everyone.
Register for one of the featured book programs or view a cultural performance from Teatro SEA, the Society of the Educational Arts.
La Cucarachita Martina/Martina the Little Roach by Teatro SEA
Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30 PM
Teatro SEA, the Society of the Educational Arts, will perform this Cuban and Puerto Rican folk tale using puppets and Latin music. Ages 4 to 9.
This program will be held in the Library’s Community Room and tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the performance.
Thursday, May 16 at 4 PM
Melissa Guion, author and illustrator of Baby Penguins Everywhere, will visit Darien Library for a read-aloud, arts and crafts, and some penguin fun! Ages 4 to 7.
The Children's Library just got a huge order of brand new audio - both CDs and Playaways! See if we have your new favorites below!
The Children's Librarians have compiled their favorite non-fiction books for sixth grade and beyond!
Looking to learn more about the Common Core State Standards? Here are a few great resources:
CoreStandards.org The website that details all aspects of the standards.
About Common Core Presented by the Connecticut Education Association
Parent Guides to Student Sucess Created by the National PTA, these are grade-level guides that detail the skills children are expected to master.
Shifts for Students and Parents Created by EngageNY.org, this document explains the six major shifts in English and Math that happen under Common Core.
Wednesday, March 20th at 6 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's award-winning Jeffersons Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children.
A lively discussion over pizza will be followed by a book-related activity.
Grades 4 - 6.
Be sure to check out each month's Tween Book Group!
Congratulations to this year's ALA Youth Media Award Winners!
The Newbery Award for excellence in children's literature went to The One and Only Ivan by Kathryn Applegate. Newbery honors were given to Laura Amy Schlitz for Splendors and Glooms, Sheila Turnage for Three Times Lucky, and Sibert Winner Bomb.
This year, the Caldecott Award for excellence in picture books went to John Klassen, for This is Not My Hat. Klassen also won a Caldecott Honor for Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett. Other Caldecott Honors were given to Peter Brown for Creepy Carrots, Laura Seeger for Green, David Small for One Cool Friend and to Pamela Zagarenski for Sleep Like a Tiger. Special Congratulations to Miss Kiera on her excellent work on the 2013 Caldecott Committee!
The Sibert Award for excellence in children's non-fiction went to Bomb: The Race to Build (And Steal) The World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steven Sheinkin. And the Geisel Award, for excellence in Early Readers, went to Up, Tall and High, by Ethan Long.
See a full list of winners below!