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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

 

Fantasy in the Children's Library

One of Miss Elisabeth's favorite books from 2012, this story of an orphan fighting for his life in a very dangeous game is a 2015 Middle School Nutmeg Book!
One of Miss Elisabeth's favorite books from 2012, this story of an orphan fighting for his life in a very dangeous game is a 2015 Middle School Nutmeg Book!

Whether you've raced through Harry Potter or haven't yet taken Platform 9 3/4 to Hogwarts, there is a wide world of fantasy waiting to be explored.

We have inventive fairy tale retellings from Merrie Haskell and Anne Ursu, funny tales of princes tired of being "charming," epic quests a la Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, funny magic, scary magic, evil, truth, and power.

Journey through a new land and read a fantasy book today!

Historical Fiction in the Children's Library

Read this gripping story about a boy from Connecticut who breaks with his family to fight the King during the Revolutionary War!
Read this gripping story about a boy from Connecticut who breaks with his family to fight the King during the Revolutionary War!

Ready to take a journey to another time?

Check out a historical fiction book and go on adventure in the past!

From the 1300's to the 1960's, from a girl who was Queen of England for 9 days to pioneers crossing the American West, from mysteries to train robberies to fighting for freedoms, there's a historical fiction book to fit every reader.

Check one out today!

New Children's Books: November 2014

Did you love 2015 Nutmeg Nominee Tuesdays at the Castle? Then check out the third book in this series today!
Did you love 2015 Nutmeg Nominee Tuesdays at the Castle? Then check out the third book in this series 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 tenth month of 2014.

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

Preschool New Books List Fall 2014

New Children's Books: September 2014

Read Malala's inspiring biography for kids in grades 4-6!
Read Malala's inspiring biography for kids in grades 4-6!

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 eigth month of 2014.

September is back to school and time for reading every day during SSR, so be sure to check out something new and exciting!

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

New Children's Books: August 2014

Darien favorite Peter Brown's new book is just one of many new back-to-school books in the Children's Library!
Darien favorite Peter Brown's new book is just one of many new back-to-school books in the Children's Library!

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 seventh month of 2014.

August is the last month of free reading before school assignments take over your to-read list, so be sure to check out something new and exciting!

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

Books For Branching Out (Grades 4-5)

Will Travis find his sister, or will sacrificing his dream to be a baseball star be in vain?
Will Travis find his sister, or will sacrificing his dream to be a baseball star be in vain?

Check out these reads for 4th and 5th graders!

Books For Branching Out (Grades 2-3)

Love to travel? Now you can visit places all around the world without even leaving your seat! Check out the Greetings From Somewhere series!
Love to travel? Now you can visit places all around the world without even leaving your seat! Check out the Greetings From Somewhere series!

These titles are excellent for second and third graders. They can be found in the Kids IRead section of the Children's Library! The books listed are parts of series, so be sure to check out the other ones as well. 

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