Kids: Get ready for spring with these books from the Abington Community Library.
• Rainy, stormy, sunny – what is the weather like in spring? Find out in “Weather in Spring” by Martha E. H. Rustad. Beginning readers will appreciate a book they can read themselves.
• Spring is the time of year for baseball. Have you ever heard of the mighty Casey of the Mudville Nine? Read the Walt Disney American Classic story of “Casey at the Bat,” based on the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer.
• In “On the Same Day in March,” written by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Frané Lessac, readers are introduced to countries around the world on the same day. On the same day that it’s icy cold in the Arctic, it’s foggy in Louisiana, sunny in Barbados, and blowing wild winds in Australia!
• Spring is a windy time of year, perfect weather to try out your new paper airplane. Learn the best folding techniques to create the sonic dart, stealth glider, angry finch and more in “The Kids’ Guide to Paper Airplanes” by Christopher L. Harbo.
• Enjoy colorful days throughout the year, including the purple flowers of spring in “Colorful Days” by DK Publishing, Inc. This story includes many bright photographs and is perfect for beginning readers.
• “The Adventures of Sophie Mouse” by Poppy Green and illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell is a new series available at the Library. “In The Clover Curse,” Sophie spots something unusual in Clio’s Clover Patch. When it seems like she is caught in bad luck, will Sophie be able to break the curse?
• Jeremiah is the world’s biggest baseball fan and he knows just about everything there is to know about his favorite sport. So what will he do when he finds out he can’t play baseball after an operation on his heart? Find out in “Soar” by Joan Bauer, appropriate for middle-grade readers.
Laura Gardoski is head of youth services at the Abington Community Library. Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or [email protected]