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DIY Book Character Birthday Parties & Printables

Book characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. On these pages you will find everything you need to plan a fun book character Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

4 indyPL Ready to Read Book Character Birthday Parties:

Everything you need from invitations to thank you notes!

DIY Arthur Birthday Party DIY Cat in the Hat Birthday Party
DIY Curious George Birthday Party DIY Clifford Birthday Party

More Book Character Printables for Making Your Own DIY Book Character Birthday Party:

Amelia Bedelia

Arnie the Doughnut


Audrey Wood (The Napping House; King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub)

Axel the Truck


Bad Kitty

The Berenstain Bears


Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?

Charlie the Ranch Dog

Clark the Shark

Clifford the Big Red Dog


Curious George

Danny and the Dinosaur

The Day the Crayons Quit

Digger the Dinosaur

Doreen Cronin (Click Clack Moo)

Dr. Suess

Eric Carle

Fancy Nancy


Flat Stanley

Frog and Toad


Go Dog Go

Guess How Much I Love You

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harriet the Spy

Interrupting Chicken

Jack Prelutsky (A Pizze the Size of the Sun, New Kid on the Block, My Dog May Be a Genius)

Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back, This is Not My Hat)

Junie B. Jones

Kevin Henkes (Chrysanthemum, Owen, Lilly)

Ladybug Girl

Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Cat a Cupcake, Pig a Party)

Leo Lionni (Swimmy, Frederick)

Library Lion

Little Bear

Little Golden Books

Little Critter

Little Pookie

Llama Llama

Lunch Lady



Make Way for Ducklings

Max & Ruby

Mercy Watson


Mo Willems (Pigeon, Elephant & Pig, Knuffle Bunny)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Nate the Great


Olivia the Pig

Pat the Bunny

Peg & Cat

Peppa Pig

Pete the Cat


Richard Scarry

Rocket the dog

Sesame Street

Shel Silverstein

The Snowy Day

Splat the Cat



Tacky the Penguin

Thomas the Tank Engine

The Very  Hungry Caterpillar

Where the Wild Things Are

Where’s Waldo?

You’re a Bear

Zita the Space Girl

Publisher Index Pages for Activity Guides:

575 eBooks & Video Read Alouds for Kids with an iPad

These clickable eBooks & Video Read  Alouds are brought to you by some of our awesome literacy partners:

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NOTE: Books with a * are available in Spanish

    1. Albert and Little Henry read by Jez Alborough (video)
    2. A Apple Pie by Kate Greenaway (eBook)
    3. *The Assemply Plant (eBook)
    4. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon (Video)
    5. *The Beach (eBook)
    6. *A Blanket of Snow (eBook)
    7. A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea by Jessica Law (Video)
    8. *A Hot Summer Day (eBook)
    9. A New Home a New Friend (eBook)
    10. A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. read by leVar Burton (video)
    11. Abiyoyo read by Pete Seeger (video)
    12. *Air Dogs (eBook)
    13. Albert and Little Henry (eBook)
    14. Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day read by Judith Viorst (video)
    15. All About Me (eBook)
    16. The Story of Hanukkah (video)
    17. The Three Little Pigs (video)
    18. The Tortoise and the Hare (video)
    19. The North Wind and the Sun (video)
    20. The Boy Who Cried Wolf (video)
    21. Cinderella (video)
    22. The Gingerbread Man (video)
    23. Christmas Elf (video)
    24. A Christmas Carol (video)
    25. Little Jack Horner (video)
    26. Jack and the Beanstalk (video)
    27. Arthur’s New Puppy read by Jeff Probst (video)
    28. Aladdin (video)
    29. The Emperor’s New Clothes (video)
    30. Frankenstein (video)
    31. Five Little Monkeys (video)
    32. The Princess and the Pea (video)
    33. All about Bugs (video)
    34. All about Cats (video)
    35. All about Dogs (video)
    36. Quack Honk Learn all about Ducks & Geese (video)
    37. My Terrific Dinosaur (video)
    38. Anansi Tries to Steal All the Wisdom read by Nick Cannon (video)
    39. Put Me In, Coach (video)
    40. Robot’s First Day of School (video)
    41. All about Dinosaurs (video)
    42. Won’t You Be My Valentine? (video)
    43. A Spooky Halloween Poem (video)
    44. The King’s Son and the Painted Lion (video)
    45. La Hormiga y el Saltamontes (video)
    46. The Little Red Hen (video)
    47. Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ House (video)
    48. Chicken Little (video)
    49. Robot and the Princess (video)
    50. *All Kinds of Animals (eBook)
    51. *All Kinds of Ladybugs (eBook)
    52. *Alphabet Fun (eBook)
    53. Always in Trouble (video)
    54. Amazing Grace read by Clarice Tinsley (video)
    55. Animal Moves (eBook)
    56. *Animals I Know (eBook)
    57. *Animals in Motion (eBook)
    58. *Animals That Swim (eBook)
    59. Ant and the Grasshopper (video)
    60. *Apple Annie (eBook)
    61. Arctic Foxes Secrets of Survival Level A (eBook)
    62. Arctic Foxes Secrets of Survival Level B (eBook)
    63. *Are You an Artist? (eBook)
    64. *Are You Ready for School? (eBook)
    65. At the Beach (eBook)
    66. Axle the Freeway Cat (eBook)
    67. *Baby Animals (eBook)
    68. Baby Brains (video)
    69. *Baby Talk (eBook)
    70. *Bald Eagles (eBook)
    71. Baseball ABC (eBook)
    72. Bear Scouts (eAudio)
    73. Bear Snores On (video)
    74. *Beautiful Birds (eBook)
    75. *Bedtime (eBook)
    76. *Bicycle Parts (eBook)
    77. *Bicycle Rules Keep Us Safe (eBook)
    78. *Big and Little (eBook)
    79. *Big Sister (eBook)
    80. Billy the Goat’s Big Breakfast read by Jez Alborough (video)
    81. Bing: Get Dressed (video)
    82. *Birds I’ll See (eBook)
    83. *Birthday Party (eBook)
    84. *Black and White (eBook)
    85. Blue Ribbon Dad read by LeVar Burton (video)
    86. The Book with No Pictures (video)
    87. *The Bowling Alley (eBook)
    88. Brave Irene read by Al Gore (video)
    89. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (video)
    90. La bruja de la Habana vieja (eBook)
    91. *The Busiest Bugs I Know (eBook)
    92. El caballito de palo (eBook)
    93. *Camping at Lost Lake (eBook)
    94. *Can You Make a Flag? (eBook)
    95. *Can You See the Wind? (eBook)
    96. *El Capitán (eBook)
    97. *Carol Comes and Goes (eBook)
    98. The Cat in the Hat read by Justin Bieber (video)
    99. Catching the Moon: the Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream (video)
    100. Cecily Pasrsley’s Nursery Rhymes (eBook)
    101. *Championship Game (eBook)
    102. Charlie the Ranch Dog (video)
    103. *Chef’s Surprise (eBook)
    104. Chester’s Way read by Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc (video)
    105. A Christmas Journey (eBook)
    106. The Christmas Tree Ship (eBook)
    107. Cinderella (eBook)
    108. *City of Surprises (eBook)
    109. *The City Park (eBook)
    110. Clifford the Big Red Dog: A Birthday Wish  (eBook)
    111. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Believe in Yourself (eBook)
    112. Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Big Red Mess (eBook)
    113. Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Big Sleepover (eBook)
    114. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Cleo’s Fair Share (eBook)
    115. *Cifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford’s Big Dig or Clifford Cava un Hoyo (eBook)
    116. *Clifford the Big Red Dog: Emily Elizabeth Goes to School or Emily Elizabeth Va a la Escuela (eBook)
    117. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Follow the Leader (eBook)
    118. *Clifford the Big Red Dog: Here, Clifford! or Aqui, Clifford! (eBook)
    119. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Leaf of Absence (eBook)
    120. Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Magic Ball (eBook)
    121. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Tummy Trouble (eBook)
    122. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Welcome to Birdwell Island (eBook)
    123. Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Wild Ice Cream Machine (eBook)
    124. *Clifford the Big Red Dog: Where is Emily? or Donde esta Emily? (eBook)
    125. *Cloud Questions (eBook)
    126. Come Play with Me (eBook)
    127. *Community Matters (eBook)
    128. *Conservation in Botswana (eBook)
    129. *Costume Parade (eBook)
    130. *County Your Veggies (eBook)
    131. *Counting Sheep (eBook)
    132. Cup Bow Snake Reflection: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    133. *Dandelion Days (eBook)
    134. Daniel Keep Dreaming (eBook)
    135. Daniel’s Ride (eBook)
    136. *December (eBook)
    137. *Denver Zoo Helps Animals Around the World (eBook)
    138. *The Desert (eBook)
    139. Dinosaurs I Have Known (eBook)
    140. Do Unto Otters (video)
    141. *Do You Hear the Water? (eBook)
    142. *Do You Like Bugs? (eBook)
    143. *Do You See Hearts? (eBook)
    144. Doctor Maisy (eBook)
    145. *Dogs at Work (eBook)
    146. *Doing Chores (eBook)
    147. Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops (video)
    148. Dorothy Strait (eBook)
    149. Dr. Seuss on the Loose (video)
    150. Dragon Goes to the Farm (eBook)
    151. Duck for President (video)
    152. Duck! Rabbit! (video)
    153. Dung-Shi: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    154. The Easter Egg (video)
    155. The Elves and the Shoemaker (video)
    156. The Elves and the Shoemaker (eBook)
    157. Emily’s Tiger (video)
    158. Enemy Pie read by Camryn Manheim (video)
    159. Ernie Barnes (eBook)
    160. *Everyone Reads (eBook)
    161. *Eyes Like These (eBook)
    162. *Falling Stars (eBook)
    163. Fancy Nancy Bonjour Butterfly (video)
    164. *Farm Tractors at Work (eBook)
    165. Farmer Duck (video)
    166. *Fatima’s Saving Jar (eBook)
    167. *Find a Fossil (eBook)
    168. Firefighter (eBook)
    169. *First Steps (eBook)
    170. *Fly High, Hot Air Balloons (eBook)
    171. Folktale: Chicken Little (eBook)
    172. Folktale: the Four Friends (eBook)
    173. Folktale: the Little Red Hen (eBook)
    174. Folktale: the Little Rooster (eBook)
    175. Folktale: Mr. Bunny’s Carrot Soup (eBook)
    176. Folktale: the Turnip (eBook)
    177. *Follow Your Feet (eBook)
    178. *The Forest (eBook)
    179. *Fourth of July (eBook)
    180. Frederic Chopin (eBook)
    181. Friendly Frosty Monsters – Elmo (eBook)
    182. *Fresh from the Farm (eBook)
    183. *Fruits (eBook)
    184. *Garden Giants (eBook)
    185. *General Sherman (eBook)
    186. Georges Seurat (eBook)
    187. *Get Wet! (eBook)
    188. The Giant Turnip (video)
    189. The Gingerbread Baby read by Jan Brett (video)
    190. The Gingerbread Boy (video)
    191. The Gingerbread Man (eBook)
    192. The Giraffe and the Sparrow (eBook)
    193. *The Girl Who Learned to Fly (eBook)
    194. *El globo de Maria (eBook)
    195. *Go Fish! (eBook)
    196. The Gobble Gobble Moooo Tractor Book (video)
    197. *Going to the Flea Market (eBook)
    198. *¡Gol de Federico! (eBook)
    199. Goldilocks and the Three Bears (video)
    200. Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas read by LeVar Burton (video)
    201. *Golf Buddies (eBook)
    202. *Gonzalo el Cocodrilo  (eBook)
    203. *Goodbye Days (eBook)
    204. Goodnight, Harry (video)
    205. Goose – with ASL (video)
    206. *Grandma Always Listens (eBook)
    207. *Grandpa’s Secret Potion (eBook)
    208. Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter (eAudio)
    209. *Great Green Giants (eBook)
    210. Greek Myths: the Maze (eBook)
    211. Greek Myths: the Midas Touch (eBook)
    212. Greek Myths: Pegasus (eBook)
    213. Greek Myths: Wings (eBook)
    214. Greek Myths: the Woman Runner (eBook)
    215. Greek Myths: the Wooden Horse (eBook)
    216. Green Eggs and Ham (video)
    217. Green Eggs and Ham read by Tim Tebow (video)
    218. *Green is… (eBook)
    219. Guji Guji read by Robert Guillaume (video)
    220. *Hair Days (eBook)
    221. *Hands (eBook)
    222. Hanukkah in Alaska read by Molly Ephraim (video)
    223. Happy Mother’s Day Dear Dragon (eBook)
    224. The Hare and the Tortoise (eBook)
    225. Harlem (eBook)
    226. Harry the Dirty Dog (video)
    227. The Haunted House Party (eBook)
    228. Heckedy Peg with ASL (video)
    229. Hello, Baby Panda! Level A (eBook)
    230. Hello, Baby Panda! Level B (eBook)
    231. *Helping My Mom (eBook)
    232. Ho, Ho, Ho Tucker! (video)
    233. *Hold On (eBook)
    234. Hooray for Fish! (video)
    235. *Hop, Hop, Hop Scotch (eBook)
    236. *A House for Me (eBook)
    237. A House in a Tree (eBook)
    238. The House That Jack Built (eBook)
    239. How Do Dinosuars Say Merry Christmas (video)
    240. *How Do I Feel Today? (eBook)
    241. *How Do You Move? (eBook)
    242. *How Do You Play Safely? (eBook)
    243. *How Do You Stay Healthy? (eBook)
    244. *How Many Friends Can You Count? (eBook)
    245. *How Many Wheels? (eBook)
    246. How the Grinch Stole Christmas read by Keith  Morrison (video)
    247. The Hueys in the New Jumper (video)
    248. Hugo the Hare’s Rainy Day read by Jez Alborough (video)
    249. Humphrey’s Tiny Tales: My Treasure Hunt Trouble (video)
    250. The Hunterman and the Crocodile (eBook)
    251. Hush, Little Dragon (video)
    252. *I Am a Scientist (eBook)
    253. I Am the Book ready be LeVar Burton (video)
    254. I Can Do It (eBook)
    255. *I Can Help? (eBook)
    256. *I Hear (eBook)
    257. *I Like Cars! (eBook)
    258. *I Like Work Trucks (eBook)
    259. I Need My Monster read by Rita Moreno (video)
    260. *I Read Everywhere! (eBook)
    261. *I See a Circle (eBook)
    262. *I See Colors (eBook)
    263. I Spy a Book of Picture Riddles (eBook)
    264. *I Spy on the Road (eBook)
    265. *If I Could Fly (eBook)
    266. *If I Had a Puppy (eBook)
    267. Insect Soup (eBook)
    268. *Is It Cold Outside? (eBook)
    269. Is Your Mama a Llama spanish with ASL (video)
    270. Is Your Mama a Llama with ASL (video)
    271. Ish (video)
    272. *The Island (eBook)
    273. It Takes a Village (eBook)
    274. It’s Earth Day, Dear Dragon (eBook)
    275. It’s Easter Little Critter (video)
    276. *It’s Fall! (eBook)
    277. *It’s Spring! (eBook)
    278. *It’s Winter! (eBook)
    279. *The Itsy Bitsy Spider (eBook)
    280. Jacques Offenbach (eBook)
    281. Jingle All the Way (eBook)
    282. Just a Secret, For My Mom (video)
    283. *Just Like Me (eBook)
    284. Just Me and My Dad Part 1 (video)
    285. Just Me and My Dad Part 2 (video)
    286. The Kiss That Missed (video)
    287. The Kissing Hand (video)
    288. Knots on a Counting Rope (video)
    289. Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale with ASL (video)
    290. Ladybug Girl at the Beach (video)
    291. The Leaky Robot (eAudio)
    292. Learn to Read: the Big Hit (eBook)
    293. Learn to Read: Car Race (eBook)
    294. Learn to Read: Dune Buggy (eBook)
    295. Learn to Read: Gus the Duck (eBook)
    296. Learn to Read: Jake’s Tale (eBook)
    297. Learn to Read: Max’s Shop (eBook)
    298. Learn to Read: My Family (eBook)
    299. Learn to Read: y Horse Glory (eBook)
    300. Learn to Read: Peg the Hen (eBook)
    301. Learn to Read: Pete’s Sheep (eBook)
    302. Learn to Read: Robot and Mr. Mole (eBook)
    303. Learn to Read: Sky Ride (eBook)
    304. Learn to Read: Soap Boat (eBook)
    305. Learn to Read: Surfer Girl (eBook)
    306. Learn to Read: Zac the Rat (eBook)
    307. *Left, Right, Left Our Safe Walk (eBook)
    308. *Let’s Bake Granola! (eBook)
    309. *Let’s Brush Our Teeth (eBook)
    310. *Let’s Get a Checkup (eBook)
    311. *Let’s Have a Picnic! (eBook)
    312. *Let’s Have a Snack! (eBook)
    313. *Let’s Play Birthday! (eBook)
    314. *Let’s Ride (eBook)
    315. Librarian (eBook)
    316. Library Lion read by Mindy Sterling (video)
    317. The Little Red Hen with ASL (video)
    318. Little Red Riding Hood (eBook)
    319. Little Red Riding Hood (video)
    320. Llama Llama Mad at Mama (video)
    321. Llam Llama Misses Mama (video)
    322. *Look and Find the Shapes (eBook)
    323. *Look Up! (eBook)
    324. *Loud and Quiet (eBook)
    325. Love You Forever with ASL (video)
    326. Ludwig van Beethoven (eBook)
    327. Magic (eBook)
    328. The Magic Porridge Pot (video)
    329. Maisy Makes Gingerbread (eBook)
    330. Maisy Makes Lemonade (eBook)
    331. Maisy’s Morning on the Farm (eBook)
    332. *Make Believe Box (eBook)
    333. *Make Your Bed! (eBook)
    334. Marc Chagall (eBook)
    335. *A Margarita (eBook)
    336. Max and the Won’t Go to Bed Show (video)
    337. Mayor (eBook)
    338. Me and My Cat read by Elijah Wood (video)
    339. *Me gusta jugar con los libros (eBook)
    340. *Me gusta leer (eBook)
    341. *Me gustan las librerías (eBook)
    342. *Me gustan los cuentos antes de dormir (eBook)
    343. *Me gustan los libros de cuentos (eBook)
    344. Merry Christmas Splat with ASL (video)
    345. *Mi Boca (eBook)
    346. *Mi Nariz (eBook)
    347. *Mis Manos (eBook)
    348. *Mis Oídos (eBook)
    349. *Mis Ojos (eBook)
    350. The Mitten a Ukranian Folktale (video)
    351. Morning Three Night Four: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    352. *The Mountains (eBook)
    353. *Move! (eBook)
    354. *Moving at the Zoo (ebook)
    355. The Music in Derrick’s Heart (video)
    356. *Musical Families (eBook)
    357. *My Busy Day (eBook)
    358. *My Family (eBook)
    359. *My Helmet (eBook)
    360. *My Money Book (eBook)
    361. *My Navajo Taco (eBook)
    362. My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother read by Melissa Gilbert (video)
    363. My Zoo ABC (eBook)
    364. The Napping House with ASL (video)
    365. Nat the Cat’s Sunny Smile read by Jez Alborough (video)
    366. *Nature’s Colors (eBook)
    367. The Night Before Christmas (Tomie de Paola) read by LeVar Burton (video)
    368. The Night Before Christmas (Jan Brett) (video)
    369. The Night Before Christmas (eBook)
    370. The Night I Followed the Dog read by Amanda Bynes (video)
    371. *The Night Sky (eBook)
    372. Nina Nandu’s Nervous Noggin read by LeVar Burton (video)
    373. *La niña y su hermanito (eBook)
    374. No Mirrors in My Nana’s House read by Tia & Tamera Mowry (video)
    375. Noah’s Ark (video)
    376. Not Too Little To Help (eBook)
    377. The No-Tail Cat or I Like What I Am (eBook)
    378. *Ocean Besties (eBook)
    379. Olivia (video)
    380. One Rice Thousand Gold: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    381. *Opposites (eBook)
    382. Our Farm Friends ABC (eBook)
    383. *Our Trip to Denver’s Zoo (eBook)
    384. Owl Babies (video)
    385. The Owl Championships (eBook)
    386. *¿Para qué quiere el ratón mi diente? (eBook)
    387. Pastimes ABC Book (eBook)
    388. Paul Gauguin (eBook)
    389. *Peanut Butter and Jelly Song (eBook)
    390. Peculiar Zoo (eBook)
    391. Pediatrician (eBook)
    392. Penguin (video)
    393. Penguin, Penguin (eBook)
    394. *People at Work (eBook)
    395. A Pet for Miss Wright read by LeVar Burton (video)
    396. Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses (video)
    397. Pete the Cat and the New Guy (video)
    398. Peter Rabbit with ASL (video)
    399. Peter Tchaikovsky (eBook)
    400. Pizza Maker (eBook)
    401. Planting a Rainbow (video)
    402. *Play Ball! (eBook)
    403. *Play Clay (eBook)
    404. *Play Dough Fun (eBook)
    405. Players in Pigtails (video)
    406. *Playground Games (eBook)
    407. *The Playground (eBook)
    408. *Poemas de una niña (eBook)
    409. *Polar Bears Rock! (eBook)
    410. The Polar Express read by Chris Van Allsburg (video)
    411. Police Officer (eBook)
    412. *A Present for My Auntie (eBook)
    413. *Prickly Pear Party (eBook)
    414. Private I Guana read by Esai Morales (video)
    415. Professor Wormbog in Search of the Zipperumpazoo (video)
    416. *Puddle Fun (eBook)
    417. *Pump, Jump, Thump! (eBook)
    418. Pumpkin, Pumpkin (eBook)
    419. The Quiltmaker’s Gift (eBook)
    420. The Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine (video)
    421. Rainbow, Rainbow (eBook)
    422. *Red Robin (eBook)
    423. *Reptiles (eBook)
    424. *Riding Ripley (eBook)
    425. *Roly Poly (eBook)
    426. Romeow  & Droolet read by Haylie Duff (video)
    427. *Saddle Up! (eBook)
    428. *Sapos (eBook)
    429. *Say Something Nice (eBook)
    430. Schnitzel is Lost (eBook)
    431. Schnitzel’s First Christmas (eBook)
    432. *School Helpers (eBook)
    433. *School Is Out for Summer! (eBook)
    434. *School Tools (eBook)
    435. Scott Joplin (eBook)
    436. Sebastian’s Roller Skates read by Caitlin Wachs (video)
    437. *A Secret Pet (eBook)
    438. Seya’s Song (eBook)
    439. *Shapes at the Playground (eBook)
    440. Shopping with Dad (video)
    441. *Show Me a Shadow (eBook)
    442. Silly Suzy Goose (video)
    443. Six Little Chicks read by Jez Alborough (video)
    444. Smash! Crash! (video)
    445. The Snake Who Was Afraid of People (eBook)
    446. Snakes and the Boy Who Was Afraid of Them (eBook)
    447. The Snowy Day spanish with ASL (video)
    448. The Snowy Day with ASL (video)
    449. SOHO Explores the Sun (eBook)
    450. Some Dogs Do read by Jez Alborough (video)
    451. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch read by Hector Elizondo (video)
    452. *Something New to Do (eBook)
    453. Sophie’s Masterpiece read by CCH Pounder (video)
    454. Splish, Splash, Splat! (video)
    455. *Spot the Shapes (eBook)
    456. *Spring Comes to the Desert (eBook)
    457. *Spring Senses (eBook)
    458. *Squish! (eBook)
    459. Stellaluna read by Pamela Reed (video)
    460. *Stir, Sift, Slice (eBook)
    461. Strega Nona (video)
    462. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit (eBook)
    463. The Story of Miss Moppet (eBook)
    464. Surprising Sharks (video)
    465. T is for Terrible (video)
    466. The Tailor of Gloucester (eBook)
    467. Tairon el horrible (eBook)
    468. Tairon el super tramposo (eBook)
    469. The Tale of Ginger and Pickles (eBook)
    470. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (eBook)
    471. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (eBook)
    472. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (eBook)
    473. The Tale of Mr. Tod (eBook)
    474. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (eBook)
    475. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (eBook)
    476. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (eAudio)
    477. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (eBook)
    478. The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (eBook)
    479. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (eBook)
    480. The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan (eBook)
    481. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (eBook)
    482. The Tale of Two Bad Mice (eBook)
    483. Tales from Winnie-the-Pooh (video)
    484. Talk Like a Sailor (eBook)
    485. *Teach Your Computer (eBook)
    486. Thank You, Mr. Falker (video)
    487. The Tale of
    488. There’s an Alligator Under My Bed (video)
    489. The Thing Under the Bed (eBook)
    490. Things That Go (eBook)
    491. *Think about Pink (eBook)
    492. *This is My Town (eBook)
    493. This is Our House (video)
    494. Thomas & Friends Thomas to the Rescue (video)
    495. Three Bears (eBook)
    496. The Three Billy Goats Gruff (video)
    497. The Three Jovial Huntsman (eBook)
    498. The Three Little Kittens (eBook)
    499. Time to Build a New Library (eBook)
    500. *Times of the Day (eBook)
    501. To Be a Drum read by James Earl Jones (video)
    502. *Too Much Mud! (eBook)
    503. *Tools (eBook)
    504. The Tooth (video)
    505. The Tortoise and the Hare read by LeVar Burton (video)
    506. Totally Bored Boris! (eBook)
    507. *Trains, Plains and Boats (eBook)
    508. *Trees (eBook)
    509. The Trouble wit h Ben (eBook)
    510. Tyrone and the Swamp Gang (eBook)
    511. Tyrone the Double Dirty Rotten Cheater (eBook)
    512. Underneath the Juniper Tree (eBook)
    513. Utility Worker (eBook)
    514. The Very Hungry Caterpillar read by Eric Carle (video)
    515. The Very Pleasant Troll (eBook)
    516. Veterninarian (eBook)
    517. Vincent Van Gogh (eBook)
    518. *Violet Counts Cookies (eBook)
    519. *Violet Counts to 100 (eBook)
    520. *Violet Divides (eBook)
    521. *Violet Makes a Pattern (eBook)
    522. *Violet Measures (eBook)
    523. *Violet Sorts (eBook)
    524. *El vuelo del pajarito de dulce (eBook)
    525. Waldo 1, 2, 3 (eBook)
    526. Waldo at the Zoo (eBook)
    527. Waldo and the Desert Island (eBook)
    528. Waldo’s Christmas Surprise (eBook)
    529. Wash Your Hands (eBook)
    530. *Watch Out! a Book about Signs (eBook)
    531. *Way to Go! (eBook)
    532. *We Can Do Anything! (eBook)
    533. *We Live in Colorado (eBook)
    534. *We Love the Library! (eBook)
    535. *Weather (eBook)
    536. *What Am I? (eBook)
    537. *What Colors Do You Eat? (eBook)
    538. What Does the President Do? Level A (eBook)
    539. What Does the President Do? Level B (eBook)
    540. *What Good is a Line? (eBook)
    541. *What is Blue? (eBook)
    542. *What is Orange? (eBook)
    543. *What Should We Wear? (eBook)
    544. When Pigasso Met Mootisse (video)
    545. When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry (eBook)
    546. Where Are You Blue Kangaroo? (video)
    547. *Where Do They Grow? (eBook)
    548. *Where Do You See Letters? (eBook)
    549. *Where Do You See Numbers? (eBook)
    550. *Where Do You Sleep? (eBook)
    551. *Where is the Cat? (eBook)
    552. Where’s My Teddy? (video)
    553. *Which Pet Would You Get? (eBook)
    554. White Socks Only ready by Amber Rose Tamblyn (video)
    555. *Who is Denver Zoo? (eBook)
    556. *Who is in the Ocean? (eBook)
    557. *Who Lives at Denver Zoo? (eBook)
    558. *Who Loves Carrots? (eBook)
    559. *Who Loves Flowers? (eBook)
    560. *Who Walked Here? (eBook)
    561. *Wild Cats (eBook)
    562. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Patridge (video)
    563. *Winter, Winter, Spring (eBook)
    564. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (eBook)
    565. Wolves (eBook)
    566. *Working on the Wild Side the Denver Zoo (eBook)
    567. *Would You Step Out into Space? (eBook)
    568. Yay-Gung Loves Dragons: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    569. Yo en movimiento (eBook)
    570. You’re All My Favorites (video)

Hoopla Read Along eBooks for Kids

You can borrow Read Along eBooks from the Library with your indyPL Library card.Hoopla Logo The vendor is Hoopla. To help you get started, listed below are several items you can borrow for kids. Click on a book jacket to borrow it with your library card.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • These work great on many devices, including the iPad.
  • You can checkout a total of 10 items each month from hoopla.  Your limit resets on the first of the month.
  • Book/movies are checked out for 72 hours. They are automatically returned, you don’t have to remember to do it. No fines, ever!
  • If you borrow a book and it is returned after 72 hours, it counts as one of your checkouts. It is NOT that you can have 10 items checked out at a time…it is that you can only checkout 10 total items each month.
  • You can stream or download your selection. Remember that if you choose to download to your device, PLEASE make sure that you are on WiFi. Downloads will incur data charges and book/movies are a larger format.

Directions for Using Hoopla (You need to know your Library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN?.)

Below is a list of all of the Hoopla books that have text as the story is read. There are also a lot of picture books in Hoopla that are read aloud without the text appearing on the screen. These are fun too!

Here is a list: Picture Books in Hoopla

Read Along Stories:

Doug Unplugged Page Sample

In Hoopla, Read Along Stories play like a movie. They look like the sample to the left from Doug Unplugged. The words to the story appear on the screen as it is being read. As each word is pronounced, it is highlighted in red. Read Along Stories are great reading practice!

The Baby TreeBailey at the MuseumBig Bad BubbleBilly Goat at the State FairThe Book That I LoveThe Boy Who Cried BigfootBuilding Our HouseChicken LittleChristmas TreasuresCinco de Mouse OClick Clack BooDoug UnpluggedDragons Love TacosEddaGo to Sleep GroundhogGoing PlacesGoldy Luck and the Three BearsHansel and GretalI Love My Hair I Love to SingI'm a Big GirlIs There a Monster In My ClosetIt's Only StanleyJack and the BeanstalkLawn to LawnMaking a FriendMilo's Hat TrickMogieMoondayMr WufflesThe MuseumNino Wrestles the WorldNothingOn a Beam of LightOne is a Feast for a MouseThe Paper Bag PrincessPuss in BootsRain Rain Go Away Winkin Blnken and Nod One Two Buckle My ShoeRifka Takes a BowThe Smallest Gift of ChristmasThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeStar BrightThe Story of Fish and SnailTerrificThere Was an Old WomanThose Darn SquirrelsThose Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next DoorThose Darn Squirrels Fly SouthThump Quack MooTwinkle Twinkle Little StarWashdayThe Ugly DucklingWheels on the BusWhere Oh Where Has My Little Dog GoneThe Whispering TownWizard of OzYesterday I Found an A and the Color CaperYou and MeZoe Gets ReadyZoe's JungleZoe's Room

Read Along Non-Fiction:

Anna and SolomonBehold the Beautiful Dung BeetleBen Franklin's Big SplashBenno and the NightBenny Goodman and Teddy WilsonBrave GirlThe Cart That Carried MartinA Dance Like StarlightDaredevilThe Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques CousteauGoldie Takes a StandHalloween IsLooking at LincolnThe Man with the ViolinMumbet's Declaration of IndependenceThe Rocket's Red GlareSeparate is Not EqualThomas JeffersonThe WatcherUnder the Freedom TreeViva Frida

Wordless Books

You might wonder what’s so great about a book without any words in it. Does it even qualify for a book if there are no words? With no words, isn’t it just pictures? The truth is, a wordless picture book tells a story without using words. The PICTURES have meaning. The ability to look at pictures and understand from them what is going on is an important skill for small children to practice. Looking at wordless picture books helps your child acquire several skills, even before he/she begins to recognize letters or words.

  • Comprehension – understanding the meaning of the pictures
  • A book is understood from left to right
  • Stories have a sequence
  • Inferring meaning – understanding what has just happened based on the picture – for example, a facial expression.
  • Predicting what will happen next
  • Vocabulary – yes, even without words a wordless picture book helps build vocabulary because the reader comes up with her own words, and when reading with a parent, hears the parent’s words that describe the same picture…but in different words. Instant vocabulary building!
  • Lastly, what great books for kids who have trouble with letters and words!



Here are some favorite wordless books selected by Children’s Librarians at The Indianapolis Public Library. A picture really is worth a thousand words. Looking for more? Search our catalog under the subject “Stories without Words” to find other great wordless reads!

Ben's Dream Bluebird Chalk Draw! The Farmer and the Clown Flashlight Float Flora and the Flamingo Flora and the Penguin Flotsam Fox's Garden Freight Train Good Dog Carl Good Night Gorilla The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher Journey June 29 1999 Leaf Look Alikes Monster Book Mr Wuffles Museum Trip Pool The Red Book Quest The Secret Box Sidewalk Flowers The Snow Rabbit The Snowman Tuesday Uh-Oh Unspoken The Valentine Waterloo and Trafalgar Wave Where's Walrus and Penguin The White Book You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum You Can't Take a Balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts

Kids’ App – Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System

Cybils 2015


The Cybils Awards aim to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System is the 2015 Winner in the category “Book Apps”. 2015 Finalists

Professor Astro Cat's Fontiers of Space
Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System is an app based on the book, Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space. The two are not exactly alike – the app focuses on the solar system: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Moon, Earth, Mars,  Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune & a couple extras. (Pluto is not included.) Solar system facts are presented in a clean, easily navigated interface. The app includes a quiz style game “Jetpack Challenge” for each topic covered designed to reinforce what was read. By answering the questions correctly, users earn fuel for Astro Cat’s jetpack and medals to collect the pieces to build a rocket. This is a read alone experience – there is no voice reading the text aloud. The hip 007 type music and a retro looking orange and yellow space suit make astro cat a pretty cool teacher of space facts.


Tap each planet, moon, or space vehicle to explore facts about it and access a cutaway view. Look at a fascinating size comparison of the planets – a helpful visualization of planets as fruits and veggies. (Did you know Jupiter is a watermelon to Earth’s cherry tomato?) IMG_0063 IMG_0049

Tap on Mars, for instance, and the Mars home page will open. Down the left side are interesting facts about Mars. If you tap the plus sign more information appears. If you run your finger down the planet it “unzips” revealing what is on the inside.

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When you are done exploring Mars you can choose to take the Jetpack Challenge, a true or false quiz. Complete the quiz to receive your graduation certificate. Earn medals by completing a true or false “Jetpack Challenge” quiz following each section. Collect pieces to build your own rocket.

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Read Right Now! How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas Dateline LogoListen to Dateline’s Keith Morrison Reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.

More FREE Online Reading:

Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.

Read Right Now! The Polar Express

  • The Polar Express BarnesSmallRead The Polar Express – A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. Caldecott Medal winner, 1986

More FREE Online Reading:

Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.

Read Right Now! The Christmas Tree Ship

  • ChristmasShip icdlRead The Christmas Tree Ship – Every year Elsie, Pearl, and Hazel help their father gather Christmas trees to take to the big city on his ship. When the ship does not return one year, the girls and their mother know what they must do.

More FREE Online Reading:

Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.

Read Right Now! Jingle All the Way

  • JingleAll AmazonLogo Read Jingle All the Way Free Kindle Download: Jingle All the Way is the tale of a loveable, obedient pup who wants nothing more than a place to call home for the holidays.

More FREE Online Reading:

Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.