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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! Clueless Magee

Read Right Now! Clueless Magee
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Read Clueless McGee – Through a series of letters to his father, a private investigator, fifth-grader PJ “Clueless” McGee tells of his efforts to discover who stole macaroni and cheese from the school cafeteria.

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 Books:

HalfMoonBook ThisHour Chameleon SkullIsland
DollhouseMurders DangerBox RunawayRacehorse TVDog
PabloNose JeffersonMansion AirportMystery SchoolhouseMystery
BrokenLocket EnolaGypsy EnolaMissing EyeCrow

Downloadable Audiobooks:

HalfMoonAudio GhostSecret SherlockSecret SherlockBeast
TimeForgot SherlockAdventures MysteriesAC MysteriesDG
MysteriesHJ MysteryKN MysteriesOR MysteriesSV
MysteryWZ
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Read Right Now! Titanic Sinks!

Read Right Now! Titanic Sinks!
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Read Titanic Sinks – Presents the true story of the building and launching of the Titanic and offers a “you are there” feeling when the steamship struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage.

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 Books:

TitanicMagic TitanicSinks TitanicLost

Downloadable Audiobooks:

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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 –┬áRetells 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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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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