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First Posted: 5/29/2014

Celebrate dads with these Father’s Day picks from the Abington Community Library:

Preschoolers will enjoy “Hug a Bull” by Aaron Zenz, a story of animal fathers. Warm and bright illustrations light up this picture book full of wordplay.

What happens when the kids can’t pick out a book to read? Dad makes up his own story! Follow along in “Daddy’s Zigzagging Bedtime Story” written by Alan Lawrence Sitomer and illustrated by Abby Carter.

In “A Father’s Day Thank You” written by Janet Nolan and illustrated by Kathi Ember, Harvey the bear tries hard to find the perfect gift for his dad.

Children learning how to read on their own will love “Dad Goes to School,” written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Mike Gordon. This Ready-to-Read book tells the story of Ayanna’s dad visiting her school. His job is not like other parents’ jobs!

Middle-schoolers can check out historical fiction like “Out of the Dust” and “Al Capone Does My Shirts.” “Out of the Dust,” by Karen Hesse, is a novel told in verse set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl. When Billie Jo loses her mother, she must fight to hold onto her relationship with her father. In “Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko, Moose’s family moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 so his father can start his job as a prison guard. Will the infamous mobster Al Capone be the answer to Moose’s money problems?

Kids of all ages will have a blast trying out activities from “Father’s Day Crafts” by Fay Robinson. A coaster, a frame, and a pen holder are just a few of the ideas found in this creative book.

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