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DIY Birthday Party: Curious George

Curious George CakeCurious George BooksBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Curious George is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Curious George 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.

For our Curious George Party we looked at these sources of fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid. Have fun!



To get your party started, click and print a handy checklist and invitation of your choice – print in color or color yourself.

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Curious George Mask or Party Hats to print and color.

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Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring/Craft Activity 15-20 min Provide printable coloring pages & crayons/markers or paper for origami or learning to draw George step-by-step. Providing newspaper for the paper boats is even better – just like George! Print the picture frame on card stock for the kids to color. Make sure each child writes his/her name on it!

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2. Game 10 min Printable: Hundley’s Tummy Bingo

Hundleys Tummy Bingo

3. Read Aloud 10 min Read Curious George’s Birthday Surprise or the birthday boy/girl’s favorite Curious George book. List of Curious George Library Books

Curious George and the Birthday Surprise

4. Music Craft – Make a Curious George Tambourine and Sing Along! 15 min

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5. Game 15 min Act Like an Animal

Act Like an Animal

6. Take a Group Photo or Individual Photo of Each Guest (Print copies while guests are eating cake. If you have time, attach the picture to the frame guests colored during the greeting time. If you don’t have time, add the frame and photo to their take home bags!) 5 min (Print for each guest.)

Arthur Frame

7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

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8. Games 15-2o min Printable: Butterfly Hide-and-Seek

Butterfly Hide and Seek

9. Videos During Pickup Time

Curious George Rides a Bike

10. Take Home Bags and Say Goodbye 10-15 min

You can make a printed Curious George Activity book for guests to take home. Follow these links to printable pages. Add your own small favors or treats.

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Thank You Notes:

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List of Curious George Library Books to check out.

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:

500+ 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. For the “Unite for Literacy” books, click on the button “Narration” to change the audio to Spanish.

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

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

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  • 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

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