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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Today, September 19, 2013 is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Argh! To celebrate, you can read Pirates of the Caribbean Stories Right Now! All you need is your IndyPL Library Card. Still wanting pirate adventure? – Deadweather and Sunrise is great for that!

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Read Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Storybook – The mysterious broken-hearted spirit called Davy Jones has a score to settle with Captain Jack Sparrow. Years ago, Jack promised his soul to Davy, and now the sad and angry spirit is going to force Jack to make good on his promise. As if things weren’t bad enough, Jack has once again dragged Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann into his mess. Can they possibly escape a force as dark and terrible as Davy Jones? Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. Also available to Read Right Now:

Deadweather & Sunrise

Egg’s Cinderella-like (the servant part, not the princess part) life is changed overnight when his family disappears and he is taken in by the wealthy Mr. Pembroke. Egg thinks life in the Pembroke mansion is pretty sweet. Does he miss his family? Kinda. He doesn’t miss being the family servant at all. Doesn’t miss doing extra chores. Doesn’t miss getting spit on.

But when he discovers that Mr. Pembroke is up to something involving a map of his family’s plantation, Egg starts to suspect that there’s something fishy about the reason Mr. Pembroke suddenly wants to adopt him. And besides, he doesn’t want Millicent Pembroke to be his SISTER. He wants her to be his WIFE.

With the help of Guts, a one-handed cabin boy and Millicent, Egg sets sail on a small boat to return to Deadweather, the pirate-infested island that is home to the plantation and a small army of pirate field hands.

Mr. Pembroke thinks there is a treasure there. Egg’s father thought there was a treasure there. If there is a treasure there, Egg is going to find it and his band of misfit pirate friends have his back. A funny, smashbuckling, treasure hunting adventure in the spirit of Pirates of the Caribbean. Looking forward to book 2. Author: Geoff Rodkey

 

Non-Fiction:

Pirates Pirates’ Tools for Life at Sea Life Under the Pirate Code The Most Famous Pirates
Pirate Ships Ahoy! John Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America

Easy Chapter Books (jE):

Pirates Past Noon The Pirate with the Golden Tooth Pirate Queen The Haunting of Pirate Cove
Ghost Pirate Treasure Curse of the Pirate Mist The Big Book of Pirates Uncle Pirate
Swashbuckle School Treasure Trouble Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt Curse of Snake Island

Chapter Books (j):

Treasure Island Peter Pan Missee Lee Swiss Family Robinson
Sargasso Skies Worse Things Happen at Sea! Deadweather and Sunrise Captain Hannah Pritchard
Voyage of the Sea Wolf The Ship of Lost Souls High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate The Pirate Captain’s Daughter
Blackbeard Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Lily and the Pirates The Outcasts

eBooks:

PiratesMagic PiratesNoon PirateHighSky PiratesBoxcar

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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Read Right Now! Pirates of the Caribbean Books

Read Right Now! Pirates of the Caribbean Books
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Read Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Storybook – The mysterious broken-hearted spirit called Davy Jones has a score to settle with Captain Jack Sparrow. Years ago, Jack promised his soul to Davy, and now the sad and angry spirit is going to force Jack to make good on his promise. As if things weren’t bad enough, Jack has once again dragged Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann into his mess. Can they possibly escape a force as dark and terrible as Davy Jones? Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

More Pirates of the Caribbean ALWAYS AVAILABLE Disney Digital Books:

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Read Right Now! John Henry & Front Porch Tales

Read Right Now! John Henry & Front Porch Tales
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Watch John Henry - Retells the life of the legendary African American who races against a steam drill to cut through a mountain. Try these activities at home:

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Read Front Porch Tales – These laugh-out-loud stories from New Hampshire and Vermont are set during the four seasons of the year. Included are: “Mothah Skunk” and the night she had to move out with her kits because Sherman Curtis smelled so bad; the escapades of Big Gertie Benson, the lumberjack’s cook and a cousin of the Bunyans in the Midwest; and George Petty, who delivered the mail even during mud season by standing on the back of his horse with only his head sticking out.

 

 

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The Vengekeep Prophecies

The Vengekeep Prophecies

Jaxter was born to steal. Seriously. His family is good at it and he’s learned from the best. The Grimjinx family knows how to swindle, forge, heist, pickpocket and burgle. It’s their way.

But just because you are BORN to steal, just because you have been taught HOW, doesn’t mean you are GOOD at it. Jaxter has butterfingers. He’s clumsy. Frankly, he’s not that interested. What he DOES know though, is plants. Yes, plants, but not just ANY plants, magic-resistant plants. In the world he lives in, knowing how to resist bad magic is an important skill. When the fate of his family, even his whole town, rests on his shoulders, Jaxter uses his head and relies on his friends to think his way out of a prophecy that seems destined to predict their demise.

A laugh outloud, unpredictable journey across a magical land full of memorable characters and original magical creatures, powers and rules. Author: Brian Farrey

Coming October 22, 2013 – Book #2: The Shadowhand Covenant

Here are some more books that do a great job of creating a world like you’ve never seen before and filling it with memorable characters you want to cheer for:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Beyonders A World Without Heroes Emerald Atlas Happenstance Found
Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes 100 Cupboards Dormia The Lost Conspiracy
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Hokey Pokey

Hokey Pokey

Ever since they were Snotsippers, Jack and the girl have fought, until one day she steals his bike and as he and the Amigos try to recover it, Jack realizes that he is growing up and must eventually leave the “goodlands and badlands of Hokey Pokey.”

“Readers who love the classic  Peter  Pan, will be fascinated by Newbery Medalist, Jerry Spinelli’s  latest book, Hokey Pokey. 

Only children live in Hokey Pokey.  Here Newbies, Snotsippers,  Gapper  Gums and Big kids spend endless days playing at what they like most. There’s the Doll Farm, Trucks, Playground,  watching  cartoons on the Big Screen  and riding bikes.   Jack, the oldest, smartest, and fastest bike rider is their leader.  He can answer any question, settle disputes and rescue the helpless.  One day Jack’s beloved bike, Scramjet  is stolen and something is different.  He discovers an unexpected outcome. “

Recommended by Beverly Elrod, Haughville Branch Library

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