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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. 

Books to answer questions about Ferguson

Image from Ferguson, MO's library
Image from Ferguson, MO's library

If your kids are hearing about the events in Ferguson, MO and you’re looking for some resources to discuss the historical context, legal system, and more, check out these non-fiction, fiction, and poetry resources.  These books cover American history, African- American experience, and civil rights.

New Children's Books: December 2014

Read the new Wimpy Kid today!
Read the new Wimpy Kid today!

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 eleventh month of 2014.

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

Adventure Booklist for Kids

Hatchet is the classic survival story by Gary Paulsen
Hatchet is the classic survival story by Gary Paulsen

These action-packed stories will keep young readers on the edge of their seats. If you happen to love books that feature characters racing against time, or around the globe, then these book selections are just what the doctor ordered!

Realistic Fiction Booklist for Kids

Last year's Nutmeg Award Winner Out of My Mind
Last year's Nutmeg Award Winner Out of My Mind

Do like reading books about kids just like you? What about kids fighting against all odds?

Whether a fan of school stories, sports dramas, or friendship tales, these novels will help readers empathize with some of the most unforgettable characters.

New Ebooks for Kids

The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story is now available to read digitally.
The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story is now available to read digitally.

Looking for your favorite book for an eReader?

The Children's Library is highlighting some of the digital books we've added to the collection. Do you have an eReader at home? Find out how to check out titles from Darien Library's Overdrive and 3M collections.

You can also make an appointment with one of the children's librarians to show your family how to download eBooks from the Library.

Below are a few examples of books in the Library's digital collection.

Graphic Novels Booklist

These picturesque novels boast stories full of adventure, magic, and real life friendships. Graphic novels can be a new and sophisticated way of diving into a story! 

Are you also a Comics fan? See the Children's Library's new array of comics in the GN section.

Don't forget to check out these suggestions for great graphic novels from the Association for Library Service to Children!

K-2 Great Graphic Novels

3-5 Great Graphic Novels

6-8 Great Graphic Novels

Animal Adventures Booklist

Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck
Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck

Books about mice lost at sea or dueling cats can be both adventurous and heartwarming. 

These titles include stories about the bond between humans and animals, and may include tales told by animal characters. 

 

Mysteries in the Children's Library

A fantastic, topsy-turvy thriller!
A fantastic, topsy-turvy thriller!

Calling all amatuer sleuths!

If you love solving mysteries, slinking down dark hallways, tallying clues, following trails, and saving the day, then you'll love these books.

Check out the list below!

Great Non-Fiction For Grades 2 & up!

This kid-friendly book is a minute-by-minute account of the tragic shooting of JFK and it's aftermath in American politics.
This kid-friendly book is a minute-by-minute account of the tragic shooting of JFK and it's aftermath in American politics.

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!

To see the lists broken down by grades, just click on the links below.

Non-Fiction for 2nd & 3rd Grade

Non-Fiction for 4th & 5th Grade

Non-Fiction for 6th Grade and Beyond

 

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