Get in touch with your mischievous side with these tricky selections from the Abington Community Library:
Sheep wakes up and realizes it’s April 1: the perfect day to play some tricks. In “Barnyard Fun,” written by Maureen Wright and illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos, Sheep plays April Fools’ jokes on all his farm friends. What will happen when Horse decides to play a trick on Sheep?
For those still learning how to read, try “Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day,” written by Kate McMullan with pictures by R. W. Alley. When Wagner has a bad day, he wonders why everyone around him seems to be acting strangely.
Have you checked out our Graphic Novel section? Try “DC Super Friends: April Fools.” The Joker organizes a Jesters’ League of Villains to prank the Super Friends. But who will really have the last laugh?
In “The Kids’ Guide to Pranks, Tricks, and Practical Jokes” by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt, learn how to pull some harmless pranks on your friends. Warning: expect payback!
Impress your friends by picking up some tips in “Magic Tricks with Cards” by Jenna Lee Gleisner. Learn basic skills like shuffling, then master tricks like “Card Drop,” “Call the Card” and “Joker Slide.”
Follow along with step-by-step instructions in “Magic Handbook: Coin and Rope Tricks” by Joe Fullman. Learn illusions like “”The Vanishing Coin,” “One-Handed Knot” and “The Magic Rope.” Includes mini biographies of famous magicians and the tricks they made famous.
For a longer read, try “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library,” by Chris Grabenstein. Kyle joins other students to spend the night in the new library designed by a famous game maker. He must tackle puzzles, tricks, and some stiff competition to come out on top in this thrilling adventure.