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Kindergarten and 1st Grade Summer Reading Booktalking List

The Kindergarten and 1st Grade 2015 Summer Reading Booktalking books are below!

2016 Elementary Nutmeg Books

Which book will win the 2016 Nutmeg award? Start reading now!
Which book will win the 2016 Nutmeg award? Start reading now!

The Elemtary Level Nutmeg Nominees were announced on Friday, May 1st, 2015. These books are geared at children in grades 2-4.

How long will it take you to read them all?

Check out the list below.

Click on the title to place a hold!

2016 Intermediate Nutmeg Books

Which book will win the 2016 Nutmeg award? Start reading now!
Which book will win the 2016 Nutmeg award? Start reading now!

The Intermediate Level Nutmeg Nominees were announced on Friday, May 1st, 2015. These books are geared at children in grades 4-6.

How long will it take you to read them all?

Check out the list below.

Click on the title to place a hold!

New Children's Books: May 2015

The next book in the wildly popular Spy School series!
The next book in the wildly popular Spy School series!

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 fourth month of 2015.

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

Powerful Princesses

This retelling of The 12 Dancing Princesses is one of Miss Elisabeth's favorites!
This retelling of The 12 Dancing Princesses is one of Miss Elisabeth's favorites!

While many Princesses are pretty and pink, some wear fancy clothes and save their kingdoms! Read on for a list of middle-grade (4th-7th) books where princesses are anything but passive. 

One Direction Books

The One Direction we knew and loved
The One Direction we knew and loved

Let's all have a moment of silence as we prepare to enter a world with only FOUR One Directioners. Below is a selection of the Library's books, DVD's, and online performance films featuring our favorite British Boy Band.

New Children's Books: April 2015

Beloved character Clementine wraps up her adventures in Pennypacker's latest early chapter book.
Beloved character Clementine wraps up her adventures in Pennypacker's latest early chapter book.

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 third month of 2015.

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

Crossover Books for Teens and Tweens

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is this year's Newbery Medal winner
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is this year's Newbery Medal winner

Whether you are a voracious reader who has made your way through the Children's Library's collection, or are simply on the cusp of teenhood, then try some of these book titles both found in the Children's Library and the Teen Room. 

The booklist is inspired by this year's Newbery Medal winner, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, a novel told in verse about twin brothers battling life's drama both on and off the basketball court. Two of the other Newbery Honor winners, El Deafo by Cece Bell and Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson are also top selections for this age group. 

New Children's Books: March 2015

Favorite Author Gordon Korman is back with an all-new thriller perfect for kids who love adventures and spies!
Favorite Author Gordon Korman is back with an all-new thriller perfect for kids who love adventures and spies!

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 second month of 2015.

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

Kids Advisory Board Booklist

Aidan recommends West of the Moon by Margi Preus
Aidan recommends West of the Moon by Margi Preus

Each year the Children's Library's Kids Advisory Board compiles a list of their suggested reads for ages 9 to 12. If you are looking for must reads from some of the Library's super readers then check out the featured books found in the Kids Fiction section of the Library. 

Many of the titles can also be found as digital editions using the Library's eBook catalogs.

Overdrive

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For additional suggestions for your tween reader, check out the American Library's Association's Tween Recommended Reads booklist. 

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