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Read Right Now! Look to the Sky & Starry Sky

Read Right Now! Look to the Sky & Starry Sky

 

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Read Buzz Aldrin Look to the Stars – Astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes readers on a journey through the history of space exploration, offering the perfect introduction to everything space related, including the development of the first rockets, America’s space race with Russia, details of all the Apollo missions, and the space station. Try these activities at home:

 


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Read Starry Sky – Starry Sky explores the night sky from constellations to galaxies. Read all about stargazing tips for the summer sky!

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Read Right Now! Sandy’s Circus

Read Right Now! Sandy’s Circus
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Read Sandy’s Circus – As a boy, Sandy was always fiddling with odds and ends, making objects for friends. When he got older he started creating wire sculptures. Sandy made a lion. Next came a lion cage. Before he knew it, he had an entire circus and was traveling between Paris and New York performing a brand-new kind of art for amazed audiences.

Alexander Calder (nicknamed “Sandy”) was an American artist in the early 1900s. He is best known for making mobiles. He is also famous for making a miniature circus out of wire and bits of metal and string. This book is the story of Mr. Calder and his circus. The circus figures were tiny mechanical toys that used springs and string and air to move. Mr. Calder carried the little circus around in suitcases and would unload all of the pieces and perform the circus himself – kind of like a puppet show. You can watch the video below and see the real Mr. Calder performing his circus show. Remember that each of those circus figures he made out of bits of trash. Now that’s an artist – making a work of art out of trash! In the video, the circus pieces balance and move and do exactly what he wants them to do – and they look like what they are supposed to look like too…the lion, the trapeze artist, the elephant. Watch the horse rider figure flip in the air and land balanced on the horse – how did he do that? Amazing!

 

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Read Right Now! Skateboarding & Skate

Read Right Now! Skateboarding & Skate
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Read Skateboarding – From board maintenance and ollies to vert skating and grinds, this book uses bite-sized instructions and killer original photography to introduce kids to the action-packed world of skateboarding. Try these activities at home:

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Read Skate! – Follows the progress of a beginning skateboarder as he advances from basic moves to more exciting tricks and jumps. Try these activities at home:

 

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Read Right Now! Savage Earth & Eye Wonder: Volcano

Read Right Now! Savage Earth & Eye Wonder: Volcano
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Click on the book jacket to read Savage Earth – A remarkable account of our planet’s structure and the literally Earth-shattering process that shape it — often with savage consequences for human being and other living things…the relentless action of turbulent volcanoes, rivers of ice, and seismic shudders.


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Click on the book jacket to read Volcanoes – discover the inner workings of one of Earth’s most terrifying natural phenomena as well as learn about some of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history.

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

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