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Best Books for Babies and Toddlers

The _Best Books for Babies and Toddlers_ is a recommended reading list compiled by the Darien Library Children's Librarians and made possible by the Phil A. Petitt Memorial Fund. Phil Petit was a great storyteller as well as a man of indomitable spirt whose love of life was felt by all who knew him. The collection is dedicated to his grandchildren: * Samantha, Lizzie, and Davy Choos * Aless ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
  • (25 items)

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids and Teens 2017

The best gift suggestions from babies to teens! [Watch our video](https://dar.to/2B2Z3BK "Watch our video") or [download the PDF](https://dar.to/2jv5RxU "Download the PDF") which shows the complete list.

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (8 items)

New Children's Books: March 2019

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 2019

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (14 items)

New Children's Books: October 2019

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 2019.

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (42 items)

New Children's Books: November 2019

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 2019.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (29 items)

Youth Media Awards 2020

The American Library Association announced their Youth Media Awards this week. Check out this list of notable books for children and young adults, or check [ALA's website](http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/01/american-library-association-announces-2020-youth-media-award-winners) for a complete run-down of the winners.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (60 items)

Do You Believe in Magic

Looking for a magical picture book to share with your child at storytime? Look no farther! Darien Children's Library has all the princesses, dragons, mermaids, and unicorns you could ever desire.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (21 items)

New Children's Books: February 2020

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 2020.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (47 items)

New Children's Books: March 2020

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 2020.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (92 items)

Earth Day: Digital Edition

Celebrate Earth Day with one of these environmentally-focused reads.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (23 items)

Hoppy Easter: Digital Edition

Celebrate Easter with these hop-tastic reads!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (13 items)

2020 Pre-Reader Summer Reading Suggestions

Not sure where to start when selecting books for your Read to Me Club challenge this summer? Try one of these great librarian recommendations!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (27 items)

New Children's Books: July 2020

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 2020.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (24 items)

New Children's Books: October 2020

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 2020.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (58 items)

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with one of these librarian recommendations.

  • Last Updated 11 months ago
  • (26 items)

New Children's Books: November 2020

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 2020.

  • Last Updated 11 months ago
  • (36 items)

New Children's Books: December 2020

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 twelfth month of 2020.

  • Last Updated 10 months ago
  • (37 items)

New Children's Books: January 2021

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 first month of 2021.

  • Last Updated 9 months ago
  • (67 items)

1000 Books Before Kindergarten - Newborns

Reading is one of the very best ways to improve a child's vocabulary, and babies start learning words almost as soon as they're born! Very young infants do best with books with bold colors, photos of other babies, or stark black and white. These images are easier for their developing eyes to see, and will catch their interest more. Once your baby can grasp, board books are a great way to le ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago
  • (4 items)

1000 Books Before Kindergarten - Older Babies

As your baby grows, they will interact more with you while you read together. Hold your child in your lap and encourage them to explore the book that you are sharing. They might put the book in their mouth, turn the pages, or point at objects. Sturdy board books are perfect for this hands-on exploration and are easier for tiny hands to hold. Children this age enjoy pictures of real faces and ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago
  • (9 items)

1000 Books Before Kindergarten - Toddlers

At this age, your toddler is likely very active! They enjoy books with lots of movement and actions. Continue reading while your child plays as they are often still listening. Toddlers may have favorite books and songs that they enjoy listening to again and again. This repetition is great because it helps your child build an understanding and master new skills.

  • Last Updated 1 month ago
  • (10 items)

New Children's Books: October 2021

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 2021.

  • Last Updated 3 weeks ago
  • (74 items)

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