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Last Day to Vote! Children’s Choice Book Awards

Last Day to Vote! Children’s Choice Book Awards

ChildrensChoiceLogo2014The Children’s Choice Book Awards is the only national book award where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages. Voting for the 7th annual Children’s Choice Book Awards started March 25, 2014. You can vote right now!


Winners will be announced on a live video broadcast during Children’s Book Week (May 12-18, 2014).



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China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis May 10 – Nov. 2

China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis May 10 – Nov. 2


Stand face to face with 8 real Terra Cotta Warriors each with a unique face like the ones found in massive pits in Xi’an, China. Work like a real archaeologist to piece together clues and unravel the mystery of who made these figures, and what is their purpose.



The Terra Cotta Army:

Emporer Quin's Terra Cotta Army The incredible story of China's buried warriors The Terracotta Army and Other Lost Treasures The emperor's silent army : terracotta warriors of Ancient China
Hidden army : clay soldiers of ancient China Terra-Cotta Solders

Ancient China:

Ancient China What did the ancient Chinese do for me? Hail! Ancient Chinese The ancient Chinese
The ancient Chinese Warriors and Wailers Everyday life in Ancient China Yangtze River
Ancient China Technology in Ancient China The ancient Chinese The Great Wall of China
Ancient China: beyond the Great Wall Ancient China Science in ancient China Exploring the life, myth, and art of ancient China
Kung Fu The Chinese : life in China's golden age At Home in Her Tomb The Great Wall of China
Ancient China

Chinese Culture:

Chinese Culture Cultural Traditions in China Mrs. Harkness and the Panda The Cooking of China
The Food in China Foods of China Celebrating Chinese Festivals Super Simple Chinese Art


Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier Wushu Were Here Dragon Moon Year of the tiger
The Warlord's Kites The Emperor’s Army Ming’s Adventures with the Terracotta Army


The Chʻi-lin purse : a collection of ancient Chinese stories Eight Dragons on the Roof and Other Tales Auntie Tigress What the Rat Told Me
The Great Race: the Story of the Chinese Zodiac The Race for the Chinese Ziodiac Chinese myths Chinese mythology
Chinese fables The gods and goddesses of ancient China The Legend of the Panda Fa Mulan
Ten Suns Tikki Tikki Tembo The jade horse, the cricket, and the peach stone The beggar's magic : a Chinese tale
The Magic Paintbrush Dragon Prince Yeh-Shen Lon Po Po
The Empty Pot The Silk Princess Rabbit's Gift The magic horse of Han Gan
The Real Story of Stone Soup Two of Everything The horse race : based on the ancient Chinese classic The Cat’s Tale: Why the Years are Named for Animals
The master swordsman & the magic doorway : two legends from ancient China No Year of the Cat Grandma Panda’s China Storybook
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2014 Summer Reading Program

2014 Summer Reading Program



  1. Sign up at the Summer Reading Desk.
  2. Everyone who registers for the Summer Reading Program must receive a POINT CARD at the Library Summer Reading Desk.
  3. Books must be checked out on an Indianapolis Public Library Card or a Beech Grove Public Library Card.
  4. No books will be counted which are returned before MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014. BOOKS RETURNED AFTER SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 WILL NOT EARN POINTS.
  6. Books must be returned to the designated check in area between JUNE 2 and JULY 26, 2014.
  7. Books must be read which are at or above the participant’s reading level.
  8. A total of no more than 600 points will be awarded to any participant.
  9. Each participant is responsible for his or her Point Card. It must be presented to the librarian each time books are returned to receive reading points.
  10. Any unused reading credit will be lost if a participant’s Point Card is lost. A new card will be issued, and the participant may start over.
  11. The decision of the librarian is final to accept any book for reading credit.
  12. You can not accumulate points beyond the total number on the Point Card.

A new component this year will involve a drawing for two $529 scholarships good toward a college savings account courtesy of CollegeChoice Direct 529 Savings Plan and CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan. Participants can learn about qualifications to become eligible for the drawing upon registration at any Indy Library branch, Central Library and the Beech Grove Public Library.

Adults also are invited to be armchair travelers this summer by participating in an Adult Summer Reading Program that showcases books from around the world. A reading list of selected fiction and nonfiction books relating to numerous countries, cultures and travel themes is available. Additionally, the Library will host travelogues, author talks and book discussions throughout the summer.

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Listen & Read All Summer HERE



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