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22Jul/150

Listen & Play: the Harp

Harp Pic The harp is a stringed musical instrument which has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard, which are plucked with the fingers. More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

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13Jul/150

Read, Listen & Play: the Saxophone

Saxophone Picture The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. More Wikipedia Logo

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Read Once Upon a Breath - In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, the Big Bad Wolf is the hero. He is a hip urban jazz musician, a saxophone player, who also happens to have asthma.The bongo & guitar playing Three Little Pigs are his constant nemesis. Susan Tebbutt's vivid illustrations combined with Dov Mickelson's funky narration and jazzy soundtrack makes this a classic tumblebook!
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Cool Bopper's Choppers Is the Saxophone for You?
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22Jun/150

Read, Listen & Play: the Piano

Piano Picture The piano (an abbreviation of pianoforte) is a musical instrument played using a keyboard...Although the piano is not portable and often expensive, its versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world's most familiar musical instruments. More Wikipedia Logo

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Read Song of Middle C - Practice makes perfect. And for a little girl facing her first piano recital of "Dance of the Wood Elves," so do artistry, imagination (those wood elves sure love to dance!), and lucky underwear for good measure. Is she nervous as she waits and waits for her turn on stage? Hoo boy, no! She’s as cool as a cucumber! Every child who has felt the pressure of the spotlight will smile at this comical tale of bravado that turns a onenote performance into an improvisation worthy of a standing ovation. Splendissimo!
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Books:

The Cardboard Piano Marvin Makes Music Piano Piano The Little Piano Girl Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano
The Piano How to Improve at Playing Piano Pianos and Keyboards The Piano What In the World Is a Piano?
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19Jun/150

Listen & Play: the Guiro

Guiro Pic The güiro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwiɾo]) is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick or tines along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound. More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

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12May/150

New Musical Stories

Katie’s Noisy Music This Old Band The ABC Animal Orchestra Bats in the Band Max and Zoe: The School Concert
Wheels on the Bus Man with the Violin Rat and Roach Rock On! Want to be in a band Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo

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11Apr/150

Nuts About Books

There are over 250 different species of squirrels worldwide, which fall into three types – tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and flying squirrels.  Here are some squirrel reads to go nuts over!

New Books:

The Secret Life of Squirrels Aw, Nuts! Squirrel’s Busy Day The Winter Train The Squirrel and the Moon
Miss You Like Crazy Nutkin on the Run! Bob, Rob, Corn on the Cob Bruno and Lulu's Playground Adventure Bedtime at the Nut House

Other titles:

Scaredy Squirrel Ol’ Mama Squirrel Those Darn Squirrels fly south The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

Books Recommended By: Janet Spaulding - Selection Services

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17Dec/140

Read Right Now! How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Listen 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.


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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.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
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14Dec/140

Read Right Now! Frosty the Snowman

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Read Frosty the Snowman Everybody's favorite snowman comes magically to life! Featuring the festive spirit and rollicking lyrics of the original song, this delightfully illustrated picture book is the perfect read-aloud for the holiday season.

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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.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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9Dec/140

Read Right Now! The Christmas Tree Ship

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Read 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.

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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.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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5Dec/140

Read Right Now! Jingle All the Way

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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.

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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.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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