Looking for ideas to fill your final days of summer vacation? Pick up some of these good back-to-school reads, available at the Abington Community Library:
• When Mommy and Daddy take Jake and Jenny back-to-school shopping, they are determined to stick to their list. But what will happen when Mommy steps away? Find out in “Daddy and the Back-to-School Adventure,” written by Alan Lawrence Sitomer and illustrated by Abby Carter.
• Children entering kindergarten will enjoy “The Night Before Kindergarten” by Natasha Wing and relate their own anxious excitement to the rhyming tale.
• Featuring silly songs like “Heavy Backpack,” “Stressed About the Test,” and “Lost and Found,” “Smelly Locker,” written by Alak Katz and illustrated by David Catrow, will keep kids laughing about the ups and downs of school.
• Second grade can be hard, so it’s a good thing Herbie has a fantastic new teacher and friend to help him out. Join this spunky character in “Herbie Jones Sails into the Second Grade” by Suzy Kline.
• It is bad enough that Mallory has to go to a new school, but it is even worse that her mother is the new music teacher. Find out what happens in “Back to School, Mallory” by Laurie Freidman with illustrations by Tamara Schmitz.
• Enjoy Math Mirth, Teacher Features, and Hi-Tech Tickles in “Best School Jokes Ever,” written by Matt Rissinger and Philip Yates and illustrated by Jeff Sinclair.
• Peter’s pesky little brother Fudge always seems to be in the way. Middle-graders with siblings will empathize as they read Judy Blume’s “Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing.”
Laura Gardoski is head of youth services are the Abington Community Library. Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.