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Staff Pick: Fly Away

Staff Pick: Fly Away

Fly Away

While in North Dakota helping her Aunt Frankie prepare for a possible flood, Lucy finds her voice as a poet with the help of her two-year-old brother Teddy, the rest of their family, and a few cows.

Can you keep a secret? Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan is a story about secrets, bravery, and family. Lucy adores her family, but especially her father and little brother Teddy. Lucy can’t sing, but she can write poems. Her father is a poet and a farmer who believes no one can write a poem as beautiful as a cow.  When Lucy’s family sets out to help Aunt Frankie on her farm danger awaits and secrets come out. Will this family come out stronger or will they fall apart? Can Lucy write a poem more beautiful as beautiful as a cow?

Recommended by: Kamara McKinney – Spades Park Branch

 

 

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Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

Musical Instrument Pinterest Boards:

Include websites, videos, make your own instrument crafts, coloring pages, online games, activities & more!

Accordion
Bagpipes
Bells
Cajon
Castanets
Cello
Clap Sticks
Clarinet
Cymbals
Didgeridoo
Drums
Dulcimer
Flute
French Horn
Gong
Guiro
Guitar
Harmonica
Harp
Kazoo
Pinterest Instruments Maracas
Oboe
Piano
Rainstick
Saxophone
Shekere
Shofar
Sistrum
Tambourine
Triangle
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Ukelele
Violin
Vuvuzela
Wind Chimes
Xylophone
Zamponas

 

Free Music Files with Your Library Card:

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You can download FREE and LEGAL music with your IndyPL Library Card. Freegal Directions

You can browse through all the music on freegal or choose the genre “Children’s Music” to see a complete list of just Kids’ Music. Or, you can look at some of our favorite albums for kids on Pinterest:

Booklists:

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Staff Pick: Junie B., first grader: aloha-ha-ha!

Staff Pick: Junie B., first grader: aloha-ha-ha!

Junie B., first grader: aloha-ha-ha!

Excitable Junie B. Jones manages to find trouble both before and during a trip to Hawaii and records each incident in a photo journal given to her by her teacher.

Join in the adventures of a precocious and very active six year old girl, Junie B. Jones, as she spends her vacation in Hawaii. Junie kept me laughing as I followed her on her first airplane ride, her first, but scary, scuba diving escapade, and her encounter with a small bird entangling himself in her hair during a nature walk.

Barbara Park has cleverly developed the character of Junie B. Jones in a way that appeals to both children and adults.

Recommended by: Barbara Crim – Southport Branch

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