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Are you ready for school to start? It’s right around the corner, so gear up for the excitement with these book and movie recommendations from Mary Ann McGrath, Abington Community Library children’s librarian:

Getting Ready for Kindergarten:

“Kindergarten Kids: Riddles, Rebuses, Wiggles, Giggles, and More!” rhymes by Stephanie Calmenson

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” by Nancy Carlson

“Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Letters, Counting, Colors, Shapes, Tying Shoes & More” DVD

“Kindergarten Success: Helping Children Excel Right from the Start” by Jill Frankel Hauser

“First Day of School” and “Welcome to Kindergarten” by Anne Rockwell

“I Love School” by Philemon Sturges

“Hands Off, Harry!” and “Miracle Melts Down” Kindergators series and “My Kindergarten” by Rosemary Wells

School Stories in Series (ages 8 – 11):

“Cam Jansen” Series by David Adler

“Zig Zag Kids” Series by Patricia Reilly Giff

“My Weird School” Series by Dan Gutman

“Horrible Harry” Series by Suzy Kline

“Big Nate” Series by Lincoln Pierce

School Stories individual titles (ages 8 – 11)

“Spring Trip” by Sara Pennypacker

“Sideways Stories from Wayside School” by Louis Sachar

“Third Grade Angels” by Jerry Spinelli

Recommended author of school stories for this age group: Andrew Clements, “Lunch Money,” “Lost and Found,” “Extra Credit,” “No Talking,” “Report Card,” “Frindle,” and many more

Non-Fiction for Middle Grades:

“How to be School Smart: Super Study Skills” by Elizabeth James & Carol Barkin

“Language Arts Explorer Junior Writing Series” Cecilia Minden and Kate Roth (6 titles – book reports, e-mails, interviews, journals, letters and poems)

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