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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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Check Out BirdIndy Trunks

Check Out BirdIndy Trunks

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Here are some ideas to get you started exploring and having fun in your own wild backyard:

If you want to explore a little further than your own backyard here are some great places right here in Indianapolis to go find some outdoor adventure:

Some books you might like about animals, science and nature crafts right in your own backyard:
Backyard Bugs Think Like a Scientist in the Backyard Yard Monsters Backyard Cookbook
Wildlife Gardening Backyard Science Backyard Pets Backyard Detective
Wild Animal Neighbors Birdhouses Organic Crafts Eco Crafts
Beautiful Birds Birds a Question and Answer Book Birdology A Nest is Noisy

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