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2017 Intermediate Nutmeg Nominees

The 2017 Intermediate Nutmeg Awards were announced on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The Intermediate list is created for kids in grades 4-6. Which book do you think will win? Check out the list below and start reading today!

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Kindergarten and First Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Kindergarten and First Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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Second and Third Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Second and Third Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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Fourth and Fifth Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Fourth and Fifth Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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MMS Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids and Teens attending Middlesex Middle School. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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Kids Classics

The books you loved growing up are the ones your parents loved and your child will love them too.

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Kids Books by or About Refugees and Immigrants

You can find these titles on both the F5 and the Kids Side of the Children's Library.

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Kids Books by or About Muslims

You can find these books on both the F5 and the Kids side of the Children's Library.

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Kids Books by or About Native Americans

You can find these books by or About Native Americans on both the F5 and the Kids Side of the Children's Library.

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Kids Books by or About LGBT

You can find these books on both the F5 and the Kids side of the Children's Library

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Kindergarten to Third Graders Book Club Choices

Select a book from our list of book club choices for first to third graders. Ask any Children's librarian for more information. ### Kids Book Club Kits * A book summary and five copies of the book * Discussion starters and questions * Further resources such as websites or extended reading opportunities * Borrow the Kit for three weeks ### Kids Book Club Guidelines * Check out the kit ...

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Fourth to Sixth Graders Book Club Choices

Select a book from our list of book club choices for first to third graders. Ask any Children's librarian for more information. ### Kids Book Club Kits * A book summary and five copies of the book * Discussion starters and questions * Further resources such as websites or extended reading opportunities * Borrow the Kit for three weeks ### Kids Book Club Guidelines * Check out the kit ...

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Mystery Reader Book Recommendations: Grades 3 and up

So you're visiting your child's classroom and reading them a story! Here are some recommendations for older kids.

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Mystery Reader Book Recommendations: Kindergarten to 3rd Grade

If you're headed into your child's classroom and need a book to read as a Mystery Reader, look no further. These are great read-alouds!

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Branch Books: Mystery and Sci-Fi

High Quality Stories on a Lower Reading Level (Hi-Lo). Great for children ages 9-12 who struggle with reading "at-level books" due to a reading disability.

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Branch Books: Adventure

High Quality Stories on a Lower Reading Level (Hi-Lo). Great for children ages 9-12 who struggle with reading "at-level books" due to a reading disability.

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Branch Books: Realistic Fiction

High Quality Stories on a Lower Reading Level (Hi-Lo). Great for children ages 9-12 who struggle with reading "at-level books" due to a reading disability.

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"Sound Challenge" Booklist

Books you need to know about to help make your "Sound Challenge" a success! *Note* These books are will be marked "Library-Use Only" during the assignment time frame.

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Valentine's Day Books

Books to LOVE this Valentine's Day!

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Kid Lit Picks for Black History Month

Great read alouds to celebrate the voices of African-American literature all year long!

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Black History Month Read Aloud Picks

Celebrate Black History Month with the whole family with these hand-picked titles.

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Tough Topics for Kids Booklist

Sometimes life brings us challenges that can be difficult to talk about with your child. Let a book help start the conversation.

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New Children's Books: March 2017

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 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-to ...

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Spring Stories

Spring has sprung! Celebrate springtime with these refreshing read alouds for all ages.

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Children's Books on Autism

Stories about children with Autism for young readers.

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Favorite Children's Poetry Books

Some of our favorite children's poetry books include works from beloved poets such as Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, and Marilyn Singer.

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New Children's Books: May 2017

New Children's Books: May 2017 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 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http:// ...

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Fourth and Fifth Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Fourth and Fifth Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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Second and Third Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Second and Third Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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Kindergarten and First Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Kindergarten and First Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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2018 Nutmeg Elementary Nominees

Here are the 2018 Nutmeg Elementary Nominees! Which one is your favorite?

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2018 Nutmeg Intermediate Nominees

Here are the 2018 Nutmeg Intermediate Nominees. Which one will be your favorite?

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Celebrating Our Diversity, Celebrating Our Community

Books for all ages written by and about the trans* and gender nonconforming community.

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New Children's Books: July 2017

New Children's Books: July 2017 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 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http ...

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New Children's Books: August 2017

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 eighth month of 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-t ...

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New Children's Books: September 2017

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 ninth month of 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-to ...

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Banned Books Bucket List

Join us in celebrating National Banned Books Week by reading a banned book during the week of September 24th through 30th. In fact, read a whole slew of banned books whenever you want. Here is a bucket list of banned books spanning everything from children books to YA novels to literary classics. Remember, words have power.

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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.

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2018 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association's Youth Media Awards were announced this morning, Monday, February 12, 2018. These awards include the **Newbery Medal** (for distinguished children's book writing), the **Printz** (for distinguished writing for teens), the **Caldecott Medal** (for distinguished illustrations), the **Seibert Award** (for distinguished non-fiction), and the **Geisel** (for distin ...

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2019 Nutmeg Intermediate Nominees

Here are the 2019 Nutmeg Intermediate Nominees. Which one will be your favorite?

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2019 Nutmeg Elementary Nominees

Here are the 2019 Nutmeg Elementary Nominees! Which one is your favorite?

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2018 Kindergarten and First Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Kindergarten and First Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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2018 Second and Third Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Second and Third Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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2018 Fourth and Fifth Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Fourth and Fifth Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was started in 1977 via Congressman Representative Frank Horton. In 1992, Congress formally designated May as [Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month](https://dar.to/2IGid51 "Asian Pacific American Heritage Month"). President Barack Obama issued a [proclamation](https://dar.to/2kgB9bM "proclamation") in 2009 which included the new name Asian American and Pacifi ...

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The Hate U Give Read-Alikes

The book _[The Hate U Give](https://dar.to/2ErWEDA)_ by Angie Thomas asks a lot of questions for teens and adults. Here are some books for younger children to help start those important family conversations.

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If You Like Out of My Mind

Did you love the book OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon Draper? Check out these middle grade books!

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Graphic Novels Raina Loves

Raina Telgemeier, author/illustrator of the graphic novel SMILE, recommends her favorite graphic novels! Check out the full list on her[ Twitter page. ](https://twitter.com/goraina/status/1072268841877565440)

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Best of 2018: Picture Books

Our picks for the best pictures books of 2018!

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Best of 2018: Beginning Readers

Our picks for the best beginning reader books of 2018!

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Best of 2018: Graphic Novels

Our picks for the best graphic novels of 2018!

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Best of 2018: Kids Fiction

Our picks for the best kids fiction books from 2018!

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Best of 2018: Kids Nonfiction

Our picks for the best kids nonfiction books of 2018!

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New Children's Books: February 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 second month of 2019.

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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

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YA Books for Middle Grade Readers

A list of Young Adults books that are also appropriate for the older Middle Grade reader.

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New Children's Books: April 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 fourth month of 2019.

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Children in Grades K-1 Reading at a 3rd Grade Level

A list designed to help adults recommend age appropriate titles that will challenge advanced readers. These books are from the booklist [READING BEYOND](https://www.cbcbooks.org/readers/reading-lists/reading-beyond/), chosen by the ALA-CBC (American Library Association & Children’s Book Council) Joint Committee.

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Children in Grades 2-3 Reading at a 5th Grade Level

A list designed to help adults recommend age appropriate titles that will challenge advanced readers. These books are from the booklist [READING BEYOND](https://www.cbcbooks.org/readers/reading-lists/reading-beyond/), chosen by the ALA-CBC (American Library Association & Children’s Book Council) Joint Committee.

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Children in Grades 4-5 Reading at a 7th Grade Level

A list designed to help adults recommend age appropriate titles that will challenge advanced readers. These books are from the booklist [READING BEYOND](https://www.cbcbooks.org/readers/reading-lists/reading-beyond/), chosen by the ALA-CBC (American Library Association & Children’s Book Council) Joint Committee.

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Mystery Books for ages 9-12

Great mystery stories for middle grade readers!

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New Children's Books: May 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 fifth month of 2019.

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2020 Nutmeg Book Award Intermediate Nominees

The 2020 Intermediate Nutmeg Awards were announced on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The Intermediate list is created for kids in grades 4-6. Which book do you think will win? Check out the list below and start reading today!

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2020 Nutmeg Book Award Elementary Nominees

The 2020 Elementary Nutmeg Awards were announced on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The Intermediate list is created for kids in grades K-3. Which book do you think will win? Check out the list below and start reading today!

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2019 Kindergarten and First Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Kindergarten and First Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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2019 Second and Third Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Second and Third Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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2019 Fourth and Fifth Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Fourth and Fifth Grade. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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New Children's Books: June 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 sixth month of 2019.

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New Children's Books: July 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 seventh month of 2019.

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New Children's Books: August 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 eighth month of 2019.

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New Children's Books: September 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 ninth month of 2019.

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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.

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Crack the Code

These adventure books will have the reader on the edge of their seat as they solve mysteries, race against time, and decode thrilling puzzles.

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Time Tourism

Jump into a time machine with these historical reads. Explore the past through exquisite details, realistic characters, and inspiring stories to put you in another person's shoes.

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Enchanting Worlds, Spellbinding Quests

Dragons, witches, unicorns--oh my! Journey into another world with these magical reads, filled with fantastic landscapes, mighty heroes, and the most enchanting spells.

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All The Feels

Grab a box of tissues and immerse yourself in these emotional and inspiring books with characters you want to befriend.

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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.

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Hilarious Kids

Get ready to laugh your way through these funny and witty reads that should get even the most serious reader to smile.

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Ferocious Fact Finders

Say goodbye to Wikipedia and discover amazing facts about the world around us in these non-fiction books! Warning: knowledge seekers may not be able to stop at just one book.

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Be Kind: Books for School-Age Kids

If you're looking for books to encourage kindness, unity, and peace, you've come to the right place! Below you'll find an ever-expanding list of some of our favorite titles geared toward school-age children.

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New Children's Books: December 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 twelfth month of 2019.

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Reading with Your Eyes and Ears

Looking for books you can read and listen to at the same time? Check out this great list of titles the Children's Library has in print and audio format.

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Darien Library's Best of the Decade in Children's

What a great decade of books! It would be hard for us to decide our favorites so we put together a list of the twenty most popular items checked out over the past ten years. Starting in 2010, below you'll find the two most checked out children's titles by year.

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New Children's Books: January 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 first month of 2020.

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Love Your Neighbor: Books about the Jewish Experience

In response to acts of domestic terrorism and rising anti-Semitism, the Association of Jewish Libraries created a series of book lists for young readers. The following titles are available in the Darien Children's Library.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ferocious Fact Finders: Digital Edition

Say goodbye to Wikipedia and discover amazing facts about the world around us in these non-fiction books! Warning: knowledge seekers may not be able to stop at just one book.

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Hilarious Kids: Digital Edition

Get ready to laugh your way through these funny and witty reads that should get even the most serious reader to smile.

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All the Feels: Digital Edition

Grab a box of tissues and immerse yourself in these emotional and inspiring books with characters you want to befriend

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Enchanting Worlds, Spellbinding Quests: Digital Edition

Dragons, witches, unicorns--oh my! Journey into another world with these magical reads, filled with fantastic landscapes, mighty heroes, and the most enchanting spells.

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Time Tourism: Digital Edition

Jump into a time machine with these historical reads. Explore the past through exquisite details, realistic characters, and inspiring stories to put you in another person's shoes.

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Crack the Code: Digital Edition

These adventure books will have the reader on the edge of their seat as they solve mysteries, race against time, and decode thrilling puzzles.

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Women's History Month: Digital Edition

Celebrate Women’s History Month with one of these great titles, all available through our digital collections.

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If Animals Could Talk: Digital Edition

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if animals could talk? Check out some of these great titles to see the sort of wackiness that would ensue!

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Family Quiet Time: Digital Edition

In desperate need of some peace and quiet? Check out one of these great e-audiobooks, perfect for a family storytime break.

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Is This Real Life: Digital Edition

Great realistic fiction recommendations for 4th and 5th graders.

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Make 'Em Laugh: Digital Edition

Funny fiction for 2nd and 3rd graders.

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Earth Day: Digital Edition

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

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Tweenage Wasteland: Digital Edition

Recommendations for young fans of dystopian fiction.

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Poetry Month Picks: Digital Edition

Celebrate National Poetry Month with these collections and novels in verse.

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Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Digital Edition

Check out these great adventure stories geared toward school-age children.

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She Blinded Me with Science Fiction: Digital Edition

Great science fiction picks for 8-12 year olds.

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Holy Comics, Batman: Digital Edition

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with these great graphic reads, all available for free through the library’s digital collections.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with these librarian-recommended titles.

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2021 Nutmeg Book Award Elementary Nominees

The 2021 Elementary Nutmeg Awards were announced on Friday, May 1, 2020. The Elementary list is created for kids in grades K-3. Which book do you think will win? Check out the list below and start reading today!

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2021 Nutmeg Book Award Intermediate Nominees

The 2021 Intermediate Nutmeg Awards were announced on Friday, May 1, 2020. The Intermediate list is created for kids in grades 4-6 Which book do you think will win? Check out the list below and start reading today!

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New Children's Books: April 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 fourth month of 2020.

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Mystery Month: Digital Edition

Celebrate Mystery Month with these librarian-recommended reads.

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Helping Heroes: Digital Edition

Not all heroes wear capes. Celebrate the helpers in your community with these great reads!

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Digital Edition

Take a moment to focus on your mental health and well-being with these great books for families and children.

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Pride Month Picks

Celebrate Pride Month with one of these fantastic rainbow reads!

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We Created a Monster: Digital Edition

Darien’s One Book One Community program starts up soon. Get into the spooky spirit with these great monster books!

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Social Justice for Kids

"To counter racist socialization and racial bias, experts recommend acknowledging and naming race and racism with children as early and as often as possible.” - [The Conscious Kid](https://dar.to/2zHGsMX) The titles on this list are geared toward a variety of ages and address issues of racism and social justice, with a focus on resistance and resilience.

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2020 Kindergarten and First Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Kindergarten and First Grade. We told you all about some of these titles in our booktalk videos! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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2020 Second and Third Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Second and Third Grade. We told you all about some of these titles in our booktalk videos! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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2020 Fourth and Fifth Grade Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids in Fourth and Fifth Grade. We told you all about some of these titles in our booktalk videos! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

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New Childrens Books: May 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 fifth month of 2020.

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World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day. Here are just a few titles to help spark a discussion with your family.

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Darien Time Machine 3000: Then and Now

Need a great Then & Now title to complete your Summer Reading timeline? Try one of these librarian recommendations!

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Darien Time Machine 3000: Historical Fiction

Need a great historical fiction title to complete your Summer Reading Timeline? Try one of these librarian recommendations!

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Darien Time Machine 3000: Biographies

Need a great biography to complete your Summer Reading Timeline? Try one of these librarian recommendations!

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Darien Time Machine 3000: Series Books

Need a great series title to complete your Summer Reading Timeline? Try one of these librarian recommendations!

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Darien Time Machine 3000: Green Covers

Need a great book with a green cover to complete your Summer Reading Timeline? Try one of these librarian recommendations!

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Darien Time Machine 3000: Graphic Novels

Need a great graphic novel to complete your Summer Reading Timeline? Try one of these librarian recommendations!

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Summertime When the Weather is Hot

Summer is officially here! Celebrate with some of our favorite warm-weather reads for children 0-12.

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Don't You Forget About Me

Looking for an award-winning book your kids haven't already read? Check out this list of librarian recommendations, all of which have won a prestigious award or honor!

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Listen to Me: Audiobook Recommendations

Need a good audiobook to keep the kids entertained? Check out these great librarian recommendations, available digitally via OverDrive or Hoopla, or physically in the Children’s Library.

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New Children's Books: June 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 sixth month of 2020.

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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.

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Binge-Worthy Books

Check out this list of reads we know you won’t be able to put down.

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New Children's Books: August 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 eighth month of 2020.

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Just the Facts, Please

Looking for a great nonfiction title to share with your curious kid? Check out these librarian recommendations!

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Back-to-School Books

Check out this list for librarian-recommended titles all about starting or returning to school.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these librarian recommendations.

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New Children's Books: September 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 ninth month of 2020.

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Cozy Fall Reads

Fall is just around the corner. Here are some of our favorite sweater-weather reads for kids and families.

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What Makes A Hero

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, as these great librarian-recommendations show!

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2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature last week. Finalists will be revealed October 6th, but for now, here are the longlisted titles for children and teens.

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Spine-Chilling Stories to Share

Whether you’re looking for something truly frightful or just want to celebrate the scary season, we’ve got you covered with these librarian recommendations.

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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.

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Native American Heritage Month

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

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Staff Picks: Kindergarten-Second Grade

Looking for a great title to share with your child? Check out these librarian recommendations for kids in kindergarten to second grade.

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Staff Picks: Third-Fifth Grade

Looking for a great title to share with your child? Check out these librarian recommendations for kids in third through fifth grade.

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Modern Classics for Kids

Running out of classics to share with your children? Check out this list of librarian-recommended titles that are sure to be considered classics one day.

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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.

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Feast Your Ears on These

Audiobook recommendations the whole family will enjoy.

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Veterans Day

Looking for a way to commemorate Veterans Day this year? Why not check out one of these librarian recommended titles?

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Librarian Recommendations: Kindergarten and First Grade

Looking for some great titles to share with your kindergartener or first grader? We've got some fantastic librarian recommendations, both old and new, we know you'll love!

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Librarian Recommendations: Second and Third Grade

Looking for some great titles to share with your second or third grader? We've got some fantastic librarian recommendations, both old and new, we know you'll love!

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Librarian Recommendations: Fourth and Fifth Grade

Looking for some great titles to share with your fourth or fifth grader? We've got some fantastic librarian recommendations, both old and new, we know you'll love!

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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.

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Kids Video Games: Wii and Wii U

Looking for a video game the whole family will enjoy? You can find our complete list of Wii and Wii U games rated E and E10+ here, all of which are currently available via holds pick up.

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Kids Video Games: Xbox

Looking for a video game the whole family will enjoy? You can find our complete list of Xbox games rated E and E10+ here, all of which are currently available via holds pick up.

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Kids Video Games: PlayStation

Looking for a video game the whole family will enjoy? You can find our complete list of PlayStation games rated E and E10+ here, all of which are currently available via holds pick up.

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Kids Video Games: Nintendo Switch

Looking for a video game the whole family will enjoy? You can find our complete list of Nintendo Switch games rated E and E10+ here, all of which are currently available via holds pick up.

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Read It, Watch It

Books so great, they made them into movies!

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Hanukkah Books

Celebrate Hanukkah with these librarian-recommended titles.

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Kwanzaa Books

Celebrate Kwanzaa with these librarian-recommended titles.

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Christmas Books

Celebrate Christmas with these librarian-recommended titles.

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Nature in Winter

Some of our favorite Winter nature books, selected just for you.

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What Did I Miss - Best of 2020

2020 was an unprecedented year in many ways. You may not have had time to get through your TBR pile. Don't let 2020's unsung gems pass you by without a look. Check out a book you may have missed the first time around!

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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.

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Kids and Technology

Concerned about your child's use of technology, especially in our current distance-learning world? The library has a variety of books on kids and technology to help.

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Westward Expansion: Fiction Titles

Doing a project on Westward expansion? These titles are librarian-recommended and available digitally and/or physically through the library's collections. More resources can be found by visiting the [Western Expansion](https://www.darienlibrary.org/western-expansion) page of our website.

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New Children's Books: February 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 second month of 2021.

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Children's 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/2021/01/ala-announces-2021-youth-media-awards) for a complete run-down of the winners.

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New Children's Books: March 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 third month of 2021.

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Let's Talk About Consent

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and while this might not seem like a subject for children, having conversations about consent and boundaries from an early age can help instill a healthy understanding of body autonomy. If you're interested in tackling these topics with the children in your life, check out this list of librarian recommended fiction and non-fiction titles.

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New Children's Books: April 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 fourth month of 2021.

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Books by and About Neurodivergent People

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and in the Children's Library we're celebrating with some wonderful titles we know you'll love by and about neurodivergent people.

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Librarian Recommendations: K-2

Looking for some great titles to share with your kindergartener, first or second grader? We've got some fantastic librarian recommendations, both old and new, we know you'll love!

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Librarian Recommendations: 3-5

Looking for some great titles to share with your third, fourth or fifth grader? We've got some fantastic librarian recommendations, both old and new, we know you'll love!

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Bees, Wasps and Flies, Oh My

Learn about these amazing pollinators and why they're so important to the earth!

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New Children's Books: May 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 fifth month of 2021.

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Staff Picks: Kindergarten-Second Grade

Looking for a great title to share with your child? Check out these librarian recommendations for kids in kindergarten to second grade.

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Staff Picks: Third-Fifth Grade

Looking for a great title to share with your child? Check out these librarian recommendations for kids in third through fifth grade.

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2022 Nutmeg Book Award Elementary Nominees

The 2022 Elementary Nutmeg Awards were announced on Saturday, May 1st. The Elementary list is created for kids in grades K-3. Which book do you think will win? Check out the list below and start reading today!

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2022 Nutmeg Book Award Intermediate Nominees

The 2022 Intermediate Nutmeg Award nominees were announced on Saturday, May 1st. The Intermediate list is created for kids in grades 4-6 Which book do you think will win? Check out the list below and start reading today!

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Books by and About Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, but Darien Library celebrates AAPI stories and experiences all year long. If you're looking for a great title to share with your children this month, be sure to check out this list of librarian recommendations.

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