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2Sep/140

Call-the-Naptown Roller Girls

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30Aug/140

Clark the Shark Dares to Share

Clark the Shark Dares to Share

 

In Clark the Shark Dares to Share, Clark learns that sharing is caring--but sometimes the lesson is a little confusing. Clark shares his funky shark dance with the class, but Mrs. Inkydink tells him he has to wait his turn. Clark shares his reef-hockey skills, but his teammates would rather Clark share the puck. With help from his friends and with his trademark lively rhythms and rhymes, Clark learns how to share in this follow-up to Clark the Shark.

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17Jul/140

Free eMusic for Kids at the Library

Freegal

Free and legal music downloads for you AND your kids are available at the library.

How Freegal Music Works:

  • Library users have a weekly download limit. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. You must be logged in to enjoy the sample clips. (Login using your library card and password.)
  • The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM, and videos are in the MP4 format with no DRM. This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play.
  • Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.
  • The search engine is both a simple and advanced search, and will return results primarily by the album that the song is from.

 

Enjoy the site!

You can browse through all the music on freegal or look at just the listings for children's music.

 

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4Feb/140

The 2014 Winter Olympics

Tacky and the Winter Games

The XXII  Winter Olympic Games take place February 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Below you will find websites and books to help you enjoy and follow all of the details, from countries to athletes to records with your kids.

Websites:

Olympic Picture Books:

Tacky and the Winter Games Hockey Scramble Glove, Mitts, & Pads Squirrel on Skis

Olympic Picture eBooks:

Tacky and the Winter Games Caillou Learns to Skate

Learn About the Olympics:

The Winter Olympics So You Think You Know the Olympics

Winter Olympic Sports:

Alpine and Freestyle Skiing Biathlon, Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, and Nordic Combined Bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton Figure Skating
Ice Hockey and Curling Snowboard Speed Skating Curling
Figure Skating Ice Hockey Skiing Ski Slopestyle
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31Jan/140

Overdrive for Kids

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3Oct/130

A Scare-Free Halloween

FredRogers

"It can be fun to be scared, as many of us will recall from Halloweens past. But if we think back, we’ll probably agree that there were two things that made it possible for that scariness to be fun. First, that we knew we were safe because someone we loved was nearby. Second, we knew that whatever was scaring us was only pretend.” ~Fred Rogers

Smart words from Mr. Rogers! Many small children don't find Halloween fun at all!...the masks, the jumping out surprises and all the ghosts & vampires & scary looking pumpkins. Below are several stories that can help kids turn their Halloween fears into Halloween fun. If Arthur & Scaredy Squirrel can do it, so can your child! Also consider a trip to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Haunted House but go during lights ON hours. The volunteers go out of their way to be extra friendly as your child walks through.


Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!

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Listen to I Need My Monster Checking under the bed for his monster, Ethan discovers that he is gone fishing for a week, and realizing he can't sleep without him tries to find a substitute monster.

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Websites:


Scare-Free Stories:

HalSquaredySquirrel
Read Scaredy Squirrels Prepares for Halloween - Scaredy Squirrel puts together a collection of helpful safety tips and step-by-step instructions to guide you through common Halloween obstacles such as carnivorous plants, haunted houses and encountering the infamous Frankenstein.

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Read Me and My Dragon Scared of Halloween - A boy tries to find the perfect Halloween costume for his pet dragon, so they can go trick-or-treating together.

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Read Boo Bunny - Two small bunnies face their fears while trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

HalGoAway
Read Go Away Big Green Monster - A scary green monster begins to disappear, piece by piece and page by page, in a die-cut picture book that lets youngsters take control of the monsters in their lives.

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Read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything - A brave little old lady who was not afraid of anything receives the scare of her life and comes up with an ingenious solution to conquer her fears.

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Read Arthur’s Halloween - Arthur finds everything about Halloween scary, including his little sister's costume, his morning snack, and the big house on the corner.

HalNeverBoo
Read Never Say Boo - When Gordon, a ghost, moves to a new school, everyone is afraid of him until they learn that he is not as scary as they thought he was.

HalGeorgie
Read Georgie - Georgie the friendly ghost is happy living with the Whittakers, but then things change and he decides to find a new place to haunt.

HalWinifred
Read One Wish for Winifred Witch - In this rhyming story, little Winifred Witch is excited about enjoying Halloween night with the big witches, but she has one small problem--she is afraid of the dark. Her secret wish is never to be scared of the dark again. She asks her Aunt Broomhilda, who owns a shop of spells, to help. When magic fails, Broomhilda shows her another solution to her fears.

HalVunce
Read Vunce Upon a Time - A fearful, young vampire, who prefers candy to blood, bravely ventures into the human world on Halloween night to satisfy his sweet too.

HalHumbugWitch
Read Humbug Witch - A little girl tries unsuccessfully to do all the tricks of a witch.
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9Sep/130

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Today, September 8, 2013, is International Literacy Day. The celebration will continue through the month of September. Follow it on Twitter at @IRAToday. Kicking off the fun is "Cloudy ILDBadgeSmallWith a Chance of Meatballs." The Town of Chewandswallow is very much like any other tiny town, except for its weather. It never rains rain and it never snows snow and it never blows just wind. It rains things like soup and juice. It snows things like mashed potatoes and popcorn. And sometimes the wind blows in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople of Chewandswallow is delicious! Delicious, that is, until the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The town is suddenly plagued by damaging floods and storms of huge food, and the people fear for their lives. Something has to be done -- and in a hurry! Find out what happens when something is done in Pickles to Pittsburgh, where siblings Kate and Henry discover that the townspeople of Chewandswallow have big, BIG plans in place.

Activities:

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Pickles to Pittsburgh
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23Aug/130

Meet the Fever

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Coming in September: Call-the-Indiana Fever. Dial 275-4444, or toll-free at 877-275-9007
to hear your Indiana Fever Read a Story.

Beginning September 3 Read by: Karima Christmas
Grumpy BirdGrumpy Bird
Jeremy Tankard
Beginning September 9 Read by:Briann January
Hush, Little Puppy
Hush, Little Puppy
April Pulley Sayre
Beginning September 16 Read by: Jeanette Pohlen
Wow! said the Owl
Wow! said the Owl

Tim Hopgood
Beginning September 23 Read by: Layshia Clarendon
DogsDogs
Emily Gravett
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9Aug/130

I Spy On the Farm

I Spy On the Farm

I spy on the farm a really, really close-up picture of an animal's body. With the animal sound clue to go with it kids can guess the I Spy riddles. Need more help? Actually look through the spy hole to "peek" at the animal on the next page. A fun hands on book to practice animal names, animal sounds guessing from word and picture clues.

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More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

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Read Maisy's Morning on the Farm - Morning is a busy time on Maisy's farm. There are chickens and pigs to feed, and the cow to milk. Moo! After the chores are finished, there's just one more thing to do--eat a yummy breakfast.Try these activities at home:

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Read Otis - When a big new yellow tractor arrives, Otis the friendly little tractor is cast away behind the barn, but when trouble occurs Otis is the only one who can help. Try these activities at home:Online Game: John Deere Tractors Kids Page

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Read See How They Grow: Lambs - Follow an adorable pony on its path from newborn to adult in this fun and informative picture book. See How They Grow introduces the fascinating world of animals and how they develop, step-by-step.Read More! See How They Grow:


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Listen to All Pigs are Beautiful - Whimsical ull-color illustrations enhance a close-up look at pigs, celebrating them in all their glory as they build nests, roll in mud, and have their backs scratched.

Here are some more stories that encourage you to play along as you read:

Open This Little Book The Monster at the End of This Book Can You Make a Scary Face? Is Everyone Ready for Fun?
Go Away Big Green Monster We are in a Book! Huff and Puff Each Peach Pear Plum
Andy and Sam Hide and Seek Follow the Line Perfect Square One
Little Blue and Little Yellow Lots of Dots Hello, red fox Lights out, Nights Out
Leon and the Place Between Look Book Spot It Find the Hidden Creatures I Spy Under the Sea
Color Camouflage I Spy Letters Where's Waldo Hide and Seek Farm
Where Is Curious George? Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? Press Here
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20Jul/130

Read Right Now! DOCTOR

Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!


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Read Doctor Maisy - It's Doctor Maisy and Nurse Tallulah, and they're playing hospital. Poor Panda is sick, but Maisy takes good care of him. Then it's Maisy's turn to need the help--and Nurse Tallulah comes to the rescue! Try these activities at home:

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Read Visiting the Doctor - Watch toddler Sarah as she goes to surgery with her teddy. See how the doctor can tell they are fit and healthy as they get their heart checked through a stethoscope! Try these activities at home:

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Read Pediatrician - Listen and read along as a pediatrician describes how she takes care of children in this interactive book for early learners.

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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:

BerenstainDoctor MaxDoctor BarbieDoctor DoctorDan
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