Comics Galore

New Comics in the Graphic Novel section of the Children's Library
New Comics in the Graphic Novel section of the Children's Library

Did you know that in addition to the graphic novel collection the Children's Library also circulates comics? 

From nostalgic classics like Archie and My Little Pony, to newer trends like Angry Birds, there are a plethora of choices for your visual reading pleasure. 

2016 Youth Media Award Winners

Surprise Newbery award winner Last Stop on Market Street also won a Caldecott Honor!
Surprise Newbery award winner Last Stop on Market Street also won a Caldecott Honor!

The American Library Association's Youth Media Awards were announced this morning, Monday, January 27th at 8 a.m. EST!

These awards include the Caldecott Medal (for distinguished illustrations), the Newbery Medal (for distinguished children's book writing), the Seibert Award (for distinguished non-fiction), and the Geisel (for distinguished books for beginning readers).

A full list of winners can be found below or by visiting The American Library Association's website.

New Children's Books: January 2016

There's a new Pete the Cat!
There's a new Pete the Cat!

On the hunt for something new and exciting?

Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series?

Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the twelfth month of 2015.

For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar!

Books for and about Muslim Children

There's been plenty in the news about Islam and Muslims. If your kids are curious, here are some great books to help them learn more!

Mystery Reader Books for Kindergarten to 2nd grade

Are you reading in your kids' class? Here are some suggestions for non-fiction, funny, or on-point books. Want more? Follow this link to all books tagged "Myster Reader".

Mystery Reader Books for 3rd Grade and Up

Are you reading in your kids' class? Here are some suggestions for non-fiction, funny, or on-point books. You can also search all books tagged "Mystery Reader" by following this link!

KAB Review: A Year In The Life of a Complete and Total Genius

Jackson says: 

A Year In The Life of a Complete and Total Genius captures the beginning chapters of young Artie Bean in his efforts to become a famed author. However, what with popular girl Kennedy, arch-nemesis Robbie Zack, middle school, writer's block, and altogether life, Artie will be facing an unsatisfactory downfall.

I love this book because it shows a relatable 21st century view, what with emails and the very currently awkward phases of middle school. This book ignites the essence of the creativity of children, and shows a modern touch of the whole book consisting of letters, assignments, and emails.

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month!

Celebrate with these selections - everything from picture books to nonfiction to chapter books - by and about First Nations people.

First- Third Grade Book Club Choices

Below is a list of our book club choices for first - third grade. Ask any librarian for more information.

Access our Book List Discussion Questions here.

Fourth - Sixth Grade Book Club Choices

Below is a list of our book club choices for fourth - sixth grade. Ask any librarian for more information.

Access our Book List Discussion Questions here.

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