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Expand Your Learning: Lerner Distance Learning Library

Check out Lerner Digital’s Distance Learning Library! To help librarians, teachers and educators better aid students with remote learning, Lerner Publishing Group has made a selection of their digital products available for free through the end of June. All of the available titles are read-alouds, though you can choose not to utilize this featur ...

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  • Kaitlin (CL STAFF) Frick

Cry Every Time

These books are for people who embrace their "feels" and are looking for stories and characters that will guarantee to leave some tear stains on the page. Many books are under the "teen" section, but this is a category for anyone with a good emotional range, though never fear we've heard crying is a therapeutic experience.

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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Read in A Day: Graphic Novel Edition

Not huge into drowning in a 500 page novel? Never fear we have a completely legitimate list of books for the person who wants a good (and fast) story. Graphic novels are great for anyone but especially the: slow reader, comic book fan, reluctant readers, teens, grandparents, and anyone in between.

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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Kids Adventure Booklist

These action-packed stories will keep young readers on the edge of their seats. If you happen to love books that feature characters racing against time, or around the globe, then these book selections are just what the doctor ordered!

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New Children's Books: June 2016

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 2016. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-top ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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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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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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New Children's Books: December 2016

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 2016. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by- ...

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New Children's Books: January 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 twelfth month of 2016. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-t ...

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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 ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
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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 ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
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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 ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
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New Children's Books: October 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 tenth 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 ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
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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 ...

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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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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
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New Children's Books: February 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 second 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
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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 ...

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
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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
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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
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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 2 years ago
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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 for Teens: March 2019

Find something new to read this month, or place holds on some of the smoking hot titles that came out in March!

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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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
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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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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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
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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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MMS Summer Reading 2019

Check out our favorite titles for middle school!

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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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
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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.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
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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.

  • Last Updated 11 months ago
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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.

  • Last Updated 10 months ago
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MMS Holocaust Book List

Suggested reading for MMS readers about the Holocaust, WWII, or Antisemitism including fiction and nonfiction titles.

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Darien Library's Best of the Decade in Young Adult Fiction

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 young adult fiction titles by year.

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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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Tweenage Wasteland: Digital Edition

Recommendations for young fans of dystopian fiction.

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Middle School Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading 2020 for Middlesex Middle School!

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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: Digital Edition

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

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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!

  • Last Updated 4 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.

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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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Seriously Great Series: Digital Edition

Looking for the next series your child is sure to devour? We’ve got you covered with some of our favorites.

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Pride Month Picks: Digital Edition

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!

  • Last Updated 3 months 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.

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Black Lives Matter

A collection of YA titles written by Black authors.

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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!

  • Last Updated 2 months ago
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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.

  • Last Updated 2 months ago
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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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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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