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4th & 5th Grades

New Books for Spring and Summer
Graphic Novels

Explorer: The Lost Islands
Edited by Kazu Kibuishi

Blufon: My Summers with Buster
By Mat Phelan
Historical Ficton


Anubis Speaks! A Guide to the Aferlife
by the Egyptan God of the Dead
By Vicky Alvear Schecter
Kids Traditon 398.2096 Schecter

Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save
Africa’s Fastest Cat
By Sy Montgomery
Kids Animals 599.759 Montgomery

Call of the Klondike: A True Goldrush
By David Meissner
Kids Then & Now 971.91 Meissner

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
By Russell Freedman
Kids Then & Now 979.46 Freedman

Pure Grit: How American World War II
Nurse Survived Batle and Prison Camp
in the Pacifc
By Mary Cronk Farrell
Kids Then & Now 940.5475 Farrell

Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest
Black Girl in America
By Tonya Bolden
Kids Bio Rector

Graphic Novels are a more sophistcated
cousin of the comic book.
Darien Library 1441 Post Road Darien, CT 06820
(203) 669-5235
These are the books
we shared when
visitng your school.
Books with a * are also available as eBooks.
Ask a librarian how to download one!
Kids Fiction

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated
By Kate DiCamillo

Zane and the Hurricane*
By Rodman Philbrick

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy*
By Karen Foxlee

The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and
By Jane Kelley
Realistc Ficton

The Last Wild*
By Piers Torday
Science Ficton

By Wendy McClure
Historical Ficton

Lantern Sam & the Blue Streak Bandits
By Michael D. Beil

A Snicker of Magic*
By Natalie Lloyd

The Blossoming Universe of Violet
By Brenda Woods
Realistc Ficton

The Secret of Ferrell Savage*
By J. Duddy Gill

Also check out this year’s Nutmeg Books at
Summer Reading @
Darien Library
Darien Library 1441 Post Road Darien, CT 06820
(203) 669-5235
Monday, June 9 to Monday, August 11, 2014

The game is on, Darien!

Summer Reading Club for kids reading on their own
Sign up and receive a FREE BOOK and a Game of Tomes Reading Log. Use
them to:
 Track books/audiobooks/eBooks you read this summer.
 Keep track of important gaming strategies to help you defeat weekly Levels
and win prizes

Weekly Levels will be posted online on Darien Library’s Summer Reading
website. Every Monday, a new Level will be revealed. Kids who complete the
Level that week will be entered into our weekly Summer Reading rafes! Kids
who beat all 11 Levels will be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize.

June: Summer Reading registraton begins on Monday, June 9.

June/July/August: Record the number of minutes you read in June, July, and
August online or in your Game of Tomes. For every 5 hours you read, your
name will be entered into the Grand Prize Rafe!

August: Summer Reading Club members are invited to join us for our
Finale Party with author Rebecca Stead on Monday, August 11. Registraton for
this event will begin on Friday, August 1.
Have you checked out an eBook yet? Some of our booktalking ttles are
available to download to the iPad, Kindle, Nook, and other eReaders and
mobile devices. Ask a librarian to show you how!
*Don’t have an eReader? You can borrow Nooks and Kindles from Darien
Library! Reserve one at the Help Desk in the Power Library downstairs.