Sharpen your pencils, grab your notebooks and check out these back-to-school books from the Abington Community Library.
Experience “Daddy and the Back-To-School Adventure,” written by Alan Lawrence Sitomer and illustrated by Abby Carter, with your preschooler. This picture book describes a simple shopping trip that takes an unexpected turn.
Children preparing for kindergarten will enjoy picture books to help them know what to expect. Try “Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten,” written and illustrated by Marc Brown, “Planet Kindergarten,” written by Sue Ganz-Schmitt and illustrated by Shane Prigmore, and “Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten,” written by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Amy Wummer.
Thinking of bringing something special to show at your school? Well, “If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!” This story, written and illustrated by Elise Parsley, describes the resulting chaos of this particular idea.
Readers who enjoy Dan Gutman’s “My Weird School” series will love “Back to School, Weird Kids Rule!” What will happen when Andrea and A.J. find themselves at a camp to get them ready for school?
“From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess” is Meg Cabot’s newest novel for middle-grade readers. Discover the story of the long-lost sister of Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, written in diary form.
Young children will learn how good manners make bus rides pleasant for everyone with “Manners on the School Bus,” written by Amanda Doering Tourville and illustrated by Chris Lensch.
Check out a middle school survival handbook: “Cultivating Positive Peer Groups and Friendships,” by Adam Furgang and Kathy Furgang. Learn how to be a good friend, navigate social media, and deal with issues like “false friends.”
Remember, no matter what kind of school project or paper you have coming up – science, history, biography, math – we have resources at the library to help.
Laura Gardoski is head of children’s services at the Abington Community Library. Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or email@example.com.