Kids: Stuck indoors during April showers? Check out these rainy reads at the Abington Community Library:
“The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates
In this picture book, a spacious umbrella invites all to take shelter from the rain.
“The Big Wet Balloon” by Liniers
In this graphic novel, an older sister teaches her younger sister how to enjoy a rainy Saturday when their plans change due to the weather.
“Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far” with story by Catharina Valckx, illustrations by Nicolas Hubesch and translated by Antony Shugaar
Bruno the cat recounts six interesting days in his life, including a very rainy day.
“One Rainy Day” written by Tammi Salzano and illustrated by Hannah Wood
A board book teaches colors as a duck enjoys the rain
“The Patterson Puppies and the Rainy Day” by Leslie Patricelli
What will the puppies do on a rainy day? How about create an indoor beach party?
“Singing in the Rain” based on the song by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, with pictures by Tim Hopgood
A picture book based on the popular song.
“The Rain Train” written by Elena de Roo and illustrated by Brian Lovelock
One rainy night, a boy takes a train ride past city lights, over rivers and through tunnels.
Laura Gardoski is the head of youth services at the Abington Community Library.