Children's SnapShots




 
 

Adventure and Survival Stories for Children
Enjoy these tales of adventure for independent readers. Many of the books listed are part of a series.

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Airplanes and Other Flying Machines
Check out these books filled with airborne adventures!

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Great Books with African-American Characters (for Older Children)
Looking for fiction featuring African-American characters? Here are some titles to help you get started.

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Apples
Celebrate a favorite fall fruit with this juicy list of titles!

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Anger/Fighting
These books may help children to understand and manage their feelings.

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Being Yourself
Books about individuality for younger readers.

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Fire Engines/Firefighters
Have a burning interest in firefighting? Here's a list to get fired up about.

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Bullying, Teasing and Bragging (Books for Younger Readers)
This list also includes a few parent-teacher resources.

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Bullying, Teasing and Bragging (Books for Older Readers)
This list also includes a few parent-teacher resources.

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Childbirth and Human Reproduction
Books for children about where babies come from.

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Children's Books Available as eBooks
These titles are available as ebooks to Abington Library card holders. To access the ebooks click on eLIBRARY on the library's homepage.

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Divorce - Helping Children Cope
Helpful fiction and nonfiction books for families navigating divorce.

 


 
 

Dragon Books for Older Readers
Recommended series include How to Train Your Dragon, Flaxfield Quartet, Dragon Keepers, Dragonsitter Adventures, Inheritance, Kingdom of Wrenly, Wings of Fire, Dragonbreath, Dragon Masters and Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

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Dragon Books for Younger Readers

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Fantasy Books for Younger Readers
Recommended series include Secrets of Droon, Misadventures of Salem Hyde, Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, Spiderwick Chronicles, Magic Shop, Heroes in Training, Dragon Keepers, Magic Animal Friends, Rainbow Magic Fairies, Magic Tree House, Kingdom of Wrenly, Time Warp Trio, Disney Fairies, Dragon Masters, and Commander Toad.

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Farm Books for Younger Readers
Meet Old MacDonald and lots of others in these tales about the farm.

 


 
 

First Day of School
First day of school jitters? These books can help!

 


 
 

Going to the Dentist
Below is a list of books about dental care and hygiene.

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Heroes (Younger Readers)
Check out these exciting hero tales!

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Heroes (Older Readers)
Recommended series include Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, How to Train Your Dragon, Horace Splattly: The Cupcaked Crusader, Ranger's Apprentice, Hero's Guide, Heroes in Training, Captain Awesome, Beyonders, Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta, Super Diaper Baby, Calvin Coconut, Shredderman and Melvin Beederman, Superhero.

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If You Like Charlotte's Web . . .
. . . try these heartwarming stories about friendships between animals and people.

 


 
 

If you like Harry Potter...
Recommended series include Chronicles of Prydain, Secret Kingdom, Peter and the Starcatchers, Magisterium, Sisters Grimm, Land of Stories, Artemis Fowl (YA), Underland Chronicles, Unicorn Chronicles, How to Train Your Dragon, Ingo Chronicles, Book of Ember, Familiars, Brotherband, Ranger's Apprentice, Flaxfield Quartet, Inkheart Trilogy, Magnificent Twelve, Warriors, Seekers, Survivors, Redwall, Children of the Lamp, Emily Windsnap, Philippa Fisher, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Seven Wonders, Chronicles of Narnia, Mistmantle Chronicles, Unwanteds, Keeper of the Lost Cities, Beyonders, Tapestry, Children of the Red King, Inheritance, Protector of the Small, Magic Thief, His Dark Materials Trilogy (YA), Percy Jackson and the Olympians (YA), Rowan of Rin, Septimus Heap, Bartimaeus Trilogy (YA), Wings of Fire, Lord of the Rings, and Spirit Animals.

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If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid...
. . . try these funny books! Many of the books listed below are part of a series.

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Jealousy (Children's Books)
Help your child explore feelings of jealousy and envy with these books for young readers.

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LGBTQ Books (Families with Older Readers)
Books about LGBTQ families and community members that may appeal to older children and their parents.

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LGBTQ Books (Families with Younger Readers)
Books about LGBTQ families that may appeal to younger children and their parents.

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Loose Tooth?
Why is my tooth loose? Who is the Tooth Fairy? Bite into this list of picture books to find out!

 


 
 

New School
Try these books for and about children attending a new school.

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Picture Books About Fall
Welcome this colorful season with new and classic stories.

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Picture Books About Trains
Do you love trains? Chug your way through this booklist!

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Picture Books About Winter
Celebrate the wonders of winter with these books featuring snowmen, sledding, hibernating animals, and more.

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Planting and Gardening
Want young readers to grow in their knowledge of gardening? Try this collection of plant-themed picture books!

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Potty Training
Potty-training your child? These resources can help.

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Princess Tales
Find out what really happens behind the palace walls in these princess tales for young readers.

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Star Wars Easy Readers and Picture Books
Looking for Star Wars books for younger children? Try these!

 


 
 

Star Wars Juvenile Fiction & Graphic Novels
A collection of books featuring the Star Wars characters.

 


 
 

Star Wars Nonfiction Books
Read these books to learn more about the Star Wars movies and characters.

 


 
 

Starting First Grade
A list of books about starting first grade.

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Starting Kindergarten
Help your child get ready for kindergarten with these books.

 


 
 

Starting Preschool
Ease your child's transition into preschool with these books.

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Thomas the Tank Engine Books

 


 
 

Transgender/Non-Binary Books (Older Readers)
Books about transgender individuals for older children and their parents.

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Transgender/Non-Binary Books (Younger Readers)
Book about transgender individuals for younger children and their parents.

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Unicorns
Looking for stories about unicorns? Here are some titles to get you started.

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Welcoming a New Baby
Below are books for new brothers and sisters.

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What is...? What Was...?
This nonfiction series explores important historical events and movements. These books are shelved by subject in the Abington Free Library Children's Department.

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Where is...?
This nonfiction series explores important places. These books are shelved by subject in the Abington Free Library Children's Department.

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Who is...? Who Was...?
This biography series explores the lives of important people. The books are shelved together in the Juvenile Biographies section of the Abington Free Library Children's Department.

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Worrying (Children's Books)
Take your mind off your worries with these engaging titles.

 


 
 

YOGA for Kids
Stretch your mind around these fitness titles for children.

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Award winners



 
 

Caldecott Medal
Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. This is one of the best-known book awards in the United States.

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Newbery Medal
Awarded annually since 1922 by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. Named for the eighteenth-century English bookseller John Newbery, this was the first children's book award in the world. This is one of the best-known book awards in the United States.

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Picture Books About Trains
Do you love trains? Chug your way through this booklist!

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Summer Reading



 
 

Abington School District 2019 Summer Reading List, Grades K-2
Recommended series include Ballet Cat, Captain Awesome, Chicken Squad, Dory Fantasmagory, Elephant and Piggie, Henry and Mudge, Katie Woo, Ling & Ting, Mercy Watson, Mr. Putter and Tabby, Pedro, The Princess in Black, and Roscoe Riley Rules. Also look for books by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, Mac Barnett, Peter Brown, Doreen Cronin, Kelly DiPucchio, Ame Dyckman, Candace Fleming, Kevin Henkes, Oliver Jeffers, Steve Jenkins, Jon Klassen, Yuyi Morales, Zachariah O'Hora, Greg Pizzoli, Aaron Reynolds, Christian Robinson, Dan Santat, David Shannon, Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, Mo Willems, and Karma Wilson.

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Abington School District 2019 Summer Reading List, Grades 3-4
Recommended series include Babymouse; Bad Guys; Buddy Files; Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet; Clementine; Disgusting Critters; Dyamonde Daniel; Hilo; I Survived; Invisible Inkling; Marty McGuire; Platypus Police Squad; Ranger in Time,; Science Comics; Shelter Pet Squad; Squish; Star Wars Jedi Academy; Stick Dog; Tales from Deckawoo Drive, and Who Was-? Also look for books by Katherine Applegate, Judy Blume, Matt Christopher, Beverly Cleary, Andrew Clements, Bryan Collier, Kate DiCamillo, Dan Gutman, Shannon Hale, Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Meghan McCarthy, Barbara O'Connor, Joyce Sidman, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Eileen Spinelli, Melissa Stewart, Don Tate, Carol Boston Weatherford, and Eric Wight.

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Abington School District 2019 Summer Reading List, Grades 5-6
Recommended series include Amulet, Dream Jumper, The Genius Files, The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, Hilo, Interactive History Adventure, Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, Platypus Police Squad, Science Comics, Star Wars Jedi Academy, and Wings of Fire. Also look for books by Tom Angleberger, Katherine Applegate, Avi, Christopher Paul Curtis, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Mary Downing Hahn, Victoria Jamieson, Cynthia Lord, Mike Lupica, Kate Messner, Kadir Nelson, Linda Sue Park, Matt Phelan, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Laurel Snyder, Jerry Spinelli, Rebecca Stead, and Rita Williams-Garcia.

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