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F5 Going-To-School

Listen to this brother and sister describe their favorite things to do at kindergarten!
Listen to this brother and sister describe their favorite things to do at kindergarten!

These are the perfect books to chase your before-school worries away. 

F5 Cowboys and Pirates

What happens when a pirate's out of a job? Find out in this silly book about Backbeard the jobless pirate!
What happens when a pirate's out of a job? Find out in this silly book about Backbeard the jobless pirate!

Yeehaw! In this book list, you'll find some rootin' tootin' cowboy stories! Or, if you're all about the pirate life, feast your eyes on some of these seafaring adventures! Arrrr!

F5 Princesses

In this story, read about a girl who escapes her annoying little brother and goes on many princess adventures!
In this story, read about a girl who escapes her annoying little brother and goes on many princess adventures!

Read some of our favorite princess books like The Princess and the Peas, the Paper Bag Princess, Snoring Beauty, and more! These are must-reads for any princess-lover. Find them in the First Five section of the Children's Department!

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

 

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