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Staff Pick: How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt

Staff Pick: How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt

How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt

Serpot, ruler of a land where women live free, without men, leads her Amazon warriors in battle against Prince Pedikhons of Egypt, who has come to see for himself if women can equal men, even in battle.

From a papyrus now in taters, comes the story of the Amazon queen, Serpot, who with her women warriors, defends her kingdom against a prince of Egypt.  Myth?  History?  Regardless, this book has it all:  spying, fighting, epiphanies, love.  Illustrations are placed side by side with actual Egyptian hieroglyphs from the scroll.  Notes at the back provide context, and additional information.  A book about strong, smart women, written by a strong, smart woman (Tamara Bower not only created the book but has worked on excavations around the world), this book is a treasure.

Recommended by: Daniell Wilkins – College Avenue Branch

 

 

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Read & Listen Right Now! Chopin

Read & Listen Right Now! Chopin

Chopin Cover Project Gutenberg Logo eBook Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians: Chopin A of biography Frèdèric Chopin, who gave his first performance when he was eight. Every single piece of music he wrote used the piano.

Chopin 2 Classics for Kids eAudiobook: Classics for Kids: Learn about Chopin and his music. Listen to “Military” Polonaise” and the story of his life in “About Frèdèric Chopin.”

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Free Chopin Downloads w/IndyPL Library Card:

Using your IndyPL Library card you can download free songs from these albums featuring Chopin. Click on an album, login in to Freegal using your library card number and pin. 5 free songs a week! Freegal Directions

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Chopin's World Chopin Simply Fantastic an Introduction to Classical Music Listen to the Birds an Introduction to Classical Music Boys Who Rocked the World
Usborne easy piano classics
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Staff Pick: My Favorite Animal Families

Staff Pick: My Favorite Animal Families

My Favorite Animal Families

Presents an extensively illustrated introduction to the family behavior of fourteen different species of animal.

Got animals?  Well, now you do….check out 14 amazing species as they interact with their  families in the wild.  Cool info about lions and cheetahs and bears (oh my!) and 70 gorgeous, candid photos captured by bestselling wildlife and nature photographer, Steve Bloom, are found in this entertaining, one-of-a-kind book! Pandas, orangutans, elephants, giraffes—take your pick.  If you like animals, this book is for YOU!

Recommended by: Tamara Baumgartner, Lawrence Branch Library

 

 

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Read & Listen Right Now!: Mozart

Read & Listen Right Now!: Mozart

Mozart eBook Project Gutenberg Logo eBook Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians: Mozart A of biography of the German composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who began performing at the age of five. Mozart was a composer of the classical era and wrote over 600 pieces of music.

Mozart Was a Kid Like You And Me
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eAudiobook: Mozart Was a Kid Like You and Me, the diary of Anna-Marie Mozart narrated by Laura Benanti. Use your IndyPL Library Card to download it free.

MozartMusic150 Classics for Kids eAudiobook: Classics for Kids: Learn about Mozart and his music. Listen to “The Magic Flute” and the story of his life in “About Wofgang Amadeus Mozart.”

marriage-of-figaro-piano Making Music Fun Printable: Free Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sheet Music


Free Mozart Downloads w/IndyPL Library Card:

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Using your IndyPL Library card you can download free songs from these albums featuring Mozart. Click on an album, login in to Freegal using your library card number and pin. 5 free songs a week! Freegal Directions


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Books:

The magic flute: an opera by Mozart Mozart: the boy who changed the world with his music Mozart, the wonder child: a puppet play in three acts Mozart Finds a Melody Play Mozart Play
Geronimo Stilton: Play It Again Mozart! Magic Treehouse #41 Moonlight on the magic flute Simply Fantastic an Introduction to Classical Music Listen to the Birds an Introduction to Classical Music Boys Who Rocked the World
Usborne easy piano classics
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Staff Pick: Plant a Pocket of Prairie

Staff Pick: Plant a Pocket of Prairie

Plant a Pocket of Prairie

Discusses prairies and their endangered status, describes the plants and animals that inhabit them, and encourages readers to plant native prairie plants in their backyards to sustain the insects and animals that depend on them.

If you see the word prairie do you think about Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder?   The great prairielands that Laura and her family knew once covered about 40 percent of the United States.  This important, endangered, ecosystem currently covers less than 1 percent of our country.

Through the poetic words and beautiful art of this informative picture book Phyllis Root and Betsy Bowen give us a look at important prairie plants and the birds, butterflies and other animals that use  these  plants for food and shelter.  They also encourage us to plant a pocket of prairie in our own backyards or on our porches.  We may be surprised to see who might creep, crawl, or fly in for a visit!

For information on a Hoosier Prairie visit this website: http://www.in.gov/dnr/naturepreserve/4739.htm

Recommended by: Catherine Lutholtz Bridge, The Learning Curve at Central Library

 

 

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