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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 4 years ago
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New Children's Books: June 2017

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

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (10 items)

New Children's Books: December 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 eleventh 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/b ...

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (3 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 2 years ago
  • (8 items)

New Children's Books: January 2018

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 2018. 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 ...

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (10 items)

New Children's Books: April 2018

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 2018. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar!](https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by- ...

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (10 items)

New Children's Books: May 2018

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 2018. 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 ...

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (11 items)

New Children's Books: September 2018

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 2018. 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 ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (10 items)

New Children's Books:October 2018

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 2018. 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 ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (10 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (8 items)

New Children's Books: November 2018

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 2018. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (7 items)

New Children's Books: December 2018

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 twelveth month of 2018. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (13 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (12 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 1 year ago
  • (14 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (18 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (21 items)

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!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
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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!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (15 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (11 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (16 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 11 months ago
  • (37 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 10 months 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 9 months ago
  • (29 items)

Be Kind: Books for Birth to 5

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 children birth-5.

  • Last Updated 7 months ago
  • (45 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 8 months ago
  • (18 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 6 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago
  • (92 items)

Read-Along Storybooks: Digital Edition

Looking for a way to keep your little ones entertained while you get some work done? Check out these great read-along OverDrive storybooks with professionally-recorded narration.

  • Last Updated 4 months ago
  • (24 items)

Staff Picks for Small Fries: Digital Edition

Looking for books to enjoy with your preschooler? Here’s a list of titles we’ve selected just for you!

  • Last Updated 4 months ago
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Earth Day: Digital Edition

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

  • Last Updated 4 months ago
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Hoppy Easter: Digital Edition

Celebrate Easter with these hop-tastic reads!

  • Last Updated 4 months ago
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Sweet Dreams: Digital Edition

Check out these great reading suggestions to mix up your bedtime routine!

  • Last Updated 3 months ago
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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.

  • Last Updated 3 months ago
  • (20 items)

Helping Heroes: Digital Edition

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

  • Last Updated 1 month ago
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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.

  • Last Updated 2 months ago
  • (61 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 1 month ago
  • (30 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 month ago
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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!

  • Last Updated 1 month ago
  • (28 items)

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.

  • Last Updated 3 weeks ago
  • (40 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 2 weeks ago
  • (24 items)

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