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New Children's Books: June 2014

Blackmore wrote last year's incredibly popular booktalking book, The Water Castle!
Blackmore wrote last year's incredibly popular booktalking book, The Water Castle!

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 fifth month of 2014.

Spring is an important season for publishing, so there are lots of lots of great new books for every age level on this list, including a perfect, humorous primer on where babies come from by Sophie Blackall and a new Big Nate!

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

New Non-Fiction for Every Child

Fans of the Who Was books will love the new series, What Was!
Fans of the Who Was books will love the new series, What Was!

Whether your tastes run from outerspace to costume design, painting to robotics, Darien Children's Library has an awesome new non-fiction book for you to check out!

Common Core places high emphasis on informational texts for all ages. But just because a book is about a true topic doesn't mean it has to be boring! Check out a list of exciting new non-fiction books in the library below!

4th and 5th Grade Booklist

The 4th and 5th Grade 2014 Summer Booktalking books are below!

Print a PDF of the 4th/5th Booklist!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Booktalking List

The Kindergarten and 1st Grade 2014 Summer Booktalking books are below!

Print a PDF of the K/1 Booklist!

2015 Elementary Nutmeg Books

Locomotive also won the Caldecott Award this year!
Locomotive also won the Caldecott Award this year!

The Elementary Level Nutmeg Nominees were announced on Thursday, May 1st.

How long will it take you to read them all?

Check out the list below. Click on the title to palce a hold!

2015 Intermediate Nutmeg Books

Be sure to read the sequel, Spy Camp!
Be sure to read the sequel, Spy Camp!

The Intermediate Level Nutmeg Nominees were announced on Thursday, May 1st.

How long will it take you to read them all?

Check out the list below. Click on the title to palce a hold!

2015 Nutmeg Nominees Announced!

2015 Nutmeg Nominees are here!
2015 Nutmeg Nominees are here!

It's finally time to reveal the new Nutmeg Nominees for 2015, and this year, there's a surprise!

For the first time ever, there are Nutmeg books for kids in grades 2-6 to read!

The Elementary Level is geared towards kids in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. These books can be found on display to the right of the doors when you enter the children's library.

The Intermediate Level is geared towards kids in grades 4th, 5th, and 6th. These books can be found on display to the left of the doors when you enter the children's library.

View the Elementary Level books and place holds!

View the Intermediate Level books and place holds!

Nutmeg Voting Results for 2014

Intermediate Book Award
Total votes:  17,349
5,689  Out of My Mind
3,815  The Candymakers
2,106  Closed for the Season
1,499  Wildfire Run
944     Inside Out and Back Again
933     Saving Armpit
776     The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman
620     Wild Girl
594     The Great Wall of Lucy Wu
373     Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel

 

New Children's Books: May 2014

Did you read the first SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL? We loved this twisted take on fairy tale
Did you read the first SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL? We loved this twisted take on fairy tale "good" and "evil."

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 2014.

Spring is an important season for publishing, so there are lots of lots of great new books for every age level on this list, including new offerings from favorite authors like Mo Willems and sequels to beloved books like The Lemonade War!

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

The Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Award celebrates books which highlight the disability experience.
The Schneider Family Book Award celebrates books which highlight the disability experience.

Did you know there's an award that honors books which portray the experiences of children and adolescents living with a disability? The American Library Association gives the Schneider Family Book Award each year to "an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences."

The award was created with funds donated by Dr. Katherine Schneider, a blind woman who led a successul 30+ year career as a psychologist. She credited much of her succes to the guiding influences of her mother, a teacher, and her librarian, who supplied her with books in braille.

In her remarks upon the first presentation of the award in 2004, Dr. Schneider said, "In the 1950s when I was in grade school, the only media mentions of blind people were of Helen Keller, Louis Braille, and the seven blind men who went to see the elephant.  Other disabilities fared no better.  Fifty years later we’re here to celebrate the fact that the situation has dramatically improved.  The Schneider Family Book Award committee had many wonderful children’s books to consider, which represent the experiences of the one out of seven Americans who have a disability.  The disability experience in these wonderful children’s books is a part of a character’s full life, not the focus of the life."

Check out the list of Schneider Family Book Award Winners available in the Children's Library below, and be sure to see the full list of winners!

April is National Poetry Month

Still a beloved poetry book 40 years after its publication!
Still a beloved poetry book 40 years after its publication!

 

April is National Poetry Month, and in honor of this month-long celebration of poetry, we will have a Kid's Poetry Display in the Children's Library. Below please find a selection of some of our favorite poetry books and anthologies. Be sure to come in to the Children's Library to see our Book Spine Poems on display!

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