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Free Comic Book Day May 7, 2016

Free Comic Book Day May 7, 2016

Free Comics TODAY at indyPL Locations
While Supplies Last

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TODAY, IndyPL and Downtown Comics are giving away comic books at all indyPL branch locations on a first come, first serve basis, until supplies run out.

If you really like comics – here are some you can read online and links to some of our favorites you can check out!

Free Comics to Read Online:

Toon Book Reader Go Comics
DC Nation Comics Big Nate Go Comics

Comic Books to Check Out:

Missile Mouse Amulet Smile Zebrafish
Secret Science Alliance Calvin and Hobbes Diary of a Wimpy Kid Big Nate
Joey Fly Tiger Moth Lunch Lady Amelia Rules
Captain Underpants Rapunzels Revenge Into the Volcano
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Andrew Luck Book Club: First Rookie Book – Maniac Magee

Andrew Luck Book Club: First Rookie Book – Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee

Indianapolis Colt Andrew Luck has started a book club. You don’t have to login or sign up or anything! Just read the book! Then, as he says:

“We will use social media to check in with each other periodically about where we are in the books, post our thoughts, comments, questions and such. And every so often, I’ll host a Q&A on AndrewLuckBookClub.com so we can have a “live” discussion about the books.”

And also, Maniac Magee is worth 25 points for the Summer Reading Program! Not signed up yet? Learn all about it here. 2016 SRP Logo V3A

Everything You Need to Know:

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Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill

“The front of the new $20 will feature the portrait of Harriet Tubman, whose life was dedicated to fighting for liberty. The reverse of the new $20 will display The White House and an image of President Andrew Jackson.” ~The U.S. Treasury

Websites:

Books:

Moses Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky Chasing Freedom Harriet Tubman and My Grandmothers Quilts
Harriet Tubman Secret Agent True Harriet Tubman When Harriet Met Sojourner
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Journey Around the World for Kids

Journey Around the World for Kids

16-3491_JourneyAroundTheWorld_300x200_CCISix programs to choose from!

MORE programs for kids can be found here.

Books:

Around the World: Celebrations
Around the World: Christmas
Around the World: Crafts & Games
Around the World: Food
Around the World: Cinderella
Around the World: Tales & Stories


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Happy 100th Birthday Beverly Cleary!

Happy 100th Birthday Beverly Cleary!

 

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Beverly Cleary has been a presence in children’s literature since her first book, Henry Huggins, was published in 1950, more than 65 years ago! Although her last book, Ramona’s World, was published in 1999, 17 years ago, long before any of her current readers like you were born, she has continued to inspire generations of us to fall in love with Ramona, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse. Beverly is 100 years old today!

During her long career, she has been honored with a Newbery Medal (Dear Mr. Henshaw, 1984), 2 Newbery honors (Ramona and Her Father, 1978; Ramona Quimby, Age 8, 1982), the National Book Award (Ramona and Her Mother, 1981), among many accolades, and was recognized with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1975) for “a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.”

Her birthday, today, April 12, is recognized as National Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R). So give Beverly the gift she wants for her birthday, a gift that is for you too! Drop everything and READ!

Read Right Now! indyPL Free eReading Room for Kids

Websites:

Video:

Favorite Series from Beverly Clearly:

Henry Huggins 1. Henry Huggins
2. Henry & Beezus
3. Henry & Ribsy
4. Henry & the Paper Route
5. Henry & the Clubhouse
6. Ribsy
Beezus and Ramona 1. Beezus & Ramona
2. Ramona the Pest
3. Ramona the Brave
4. Ramona & Her Father
5. Ramona & Her Mother
6. Ramona Quimby, Age 8
7. Ramona Forever
8. Ramona’s World
The Mouse and the Motorcycle 1. The Mouse & the Motorcycle
2. Runaway Ralph
3. Ralph S. Mouse
Dear Mr Henshaw 1. Dear Mr. Henshaw
2. Strider
Ellen Tebbits 1. Ellen Tebbits
2. Otis Spofford
Emilys Runaway Imagination 1. Emily’s Runaway Imagination
2. Mitch & Amy
3.Socks
4. Muggie Maggie
FIfteen 1. Fifteen
2. The Luckiest Girl
3. Jean & Johnny
4. Sister of the Bride

One Rainy Sunday Beverly Cleary Quote

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