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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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Freegal Guiro
Guiro Make Guiro Coloring Guiro Bottle
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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

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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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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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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1Mar/140

Read Right Now! SPRING

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

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Read Spring Senses 

Spring Comes to the Desert150 UniteForLiteracy75
Read Spring Comes to the Desert 

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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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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 Pickles to Pittsburgh
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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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MaisyMorning FriendMaisy
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

GrowLamb WeGiveBooksSmall
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:


PigsPretty CandlewickSmall
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!


DrMaisy FriendMaisy
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:

ScholasticPediatrician ScholasticLogo
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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