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12May/140

Last Day to Vote! Children’s Choice Book Awards

ChildrensChoiceLogo2014The Children's Choice Book Awards is the only national book award where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages. Voting for the 7th annual Children's Choice Book Awards started March 25, 2014. You can vote right now!

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Winners will be announced on a live video broadcast during Children’s Book Week (May 12-18, 2014).

 

VOTING WIDGETS

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7May/140

NEW! Tumblebooks eBooks for Kids

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Play and learn to read with free library eBooks, games & more. Go to www.indypl.org/downloadables to use your library card to get these free eBooks for Young readers anywhere and anytime.

Sample Tumblebooks:

TheDot EnemyPie GameDay LittlePea
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25Mar/140

Read Right Now! BEARS Corduroy & Bear in the Air

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.


Read Right Now!

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Watch Corduroy - A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all. Try these activities at home:


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Watch Corduroy Lost and Found - Corduroy slips out very early one morning to get a birthday present for Lisa, but is soon lost. Will Lisa and her beloved bear be reunited?

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Watch Good Luck Bear - Bear and Mouse are looking for luck. Four-leaf clover luck. Will they find it? Monkey says there's no such thing. Turtle thinks it'll take too long. And Groundhog wonders if they'll be unlucky if they can't find one!

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Read Bear in the Air - Winnie the Pooh wants his honey and needs your help to get it. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

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Read Brother Bear - Kenai transformed from a boy into a bear, but he didn't want to be a bear. With the help of a little bear cub named Koda, Kenai learns to love who he is. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Favorite Bear Books:

Hugless Douglas Old Bear and His Cub Old Bear Bear Snores On
Where's My Teddy

eBooks:

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22Mar/140

Preschool Yoga

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Children ages 6 and under are invited to have fun exercising and learning yoga poses from a certified instructor from the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. Classes offered Feb - May at several of our Library Locations. Schedule

Yoga Books

Cool relaxing: Healthy & Fun Ways to Chill Out You are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses Watch Me Do Yoga Stretch The ABCs of Yoga for Kids
Peaceful Piggy Yoga Sleepy Little Yoga Yoga in Action I Love Yoga I Love Yoga
Babar’s Yoga for Elephants My Daddy is a Pretzel
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21Mar/140

Read Right Now! ZOO Hello Baby Panda

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

Read Right Now:

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Read Hello Baby Panda - Most pandas live in China, but young readers will visit a baby panda born right here in the United States with this audio article with photographs. Try these activities at home:

Favorite Zoo Books:

ZooAh ZooFeeds ZooGoodnight ZooShout
ZooWild

Zoo Downloadable eBooks:

ZooVisits
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17Mar/140

Read Right Now! MONKEYS Curious George Rides a Bike & Watch Me Grow: Ape

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 


Read Right Now!

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Read Curious George Rides a Bike - A monkey who is too curious for his own good, finds himself in many strange situations.Try these activities at home:


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Read Watch Me Grow: Ape - We start life as baby apes, but how do we turn into the gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and gibbons that live in the jungle? Turn the pages and watch us grow!

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Read Curious George on the Free App The Curious Reader - Enjoy this classic story, Curious George, about the newly-captured monkey who gets himself into considerable trouble! George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, and though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. (Other Curious George titles are offered for in-app purchase.)

Favorite Monkey Books:

MonkeysGeorge MonkeysJumping MonkeysMe MonkeysTruck
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Monkey Downloadable eBooks:

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.

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13Mar/140

Read Right Now! LIBRARIES Librarian & Hands Around the Library

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

Read Right Now:

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Read Librarian - Librarians love to read, too, as early learners will find out in this read-along book about life at the library. Try these activities at home:


Favorite Books about Libraries:

BooksAmelia BooksElf Booksflying BooksMouse
BooksWild

Favorite eBooks about Libraries:

BooksLola
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5Mar/140

2013-2015 AISLE Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss

AISLEReadAloudsRead Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss is a project of the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE). Each year, a committee of media specialists, public librarians, classroom teachers, reading teachers, principals, bookstore operators, and/or university faculty members is formed to develop five read-aloud lists: one for primary age students, one for upper elementary, one for middle school students, one for high school students, and an ageless. There is also a Buried Treasures list for 2013-2015, for books that are a bit older but warrant mention for their outstanding read-aloud qualities. The lists are publicized and distributed to Indiana schools to encourage sustained reading and oral sharing of literature among teachers and students.

The ultimate purpose of the Read-Aloud Books Too Good To Miss program is to promote a love of reading and books and to instill and nurture lifelong reading habits in Indiana students.


Ageless Titles

All the World AmazingFaces Exclamation Mark The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit One Press Here

Buried Treasures

Inkheart Library Lion Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook Punk Farm
The Magic Hat The Three Horrid Little Pigs An Undone Fairy Tale A Visitor for Bear
Wild About Books Zen Shorts

Primary Grade Readers

Boy + Bot Can You Make a Scary Face Chicken Little Dragons Love Tacos
Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet Go, Go Grapes It’s a Tiger Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Spoon Stuck

Upper Elementary Readers

About Average BookSpeak! Poems About Books Crow Call Each Kindness
Extra Yarn The Lemonade Crime Lulu and the Brontosaurus Collision
SOS Unsinkable Wonder Yes, Yes, Yaul

Middle Grade Readers

14 Cows for America The Apothecary The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Countdown
Guys Read: Funny Business Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball Mr. Terupt Falls Again Small as an Elephant
Three Times Lucky Tuesdays at the Castle

High School Readers

BZRK Dizzy in Your Eyes…Poems About Love Every Day Kids of Kabul
Legend October Mourning Son
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28Feb/140

Meet Butler’s Blue III at the infoZone

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Butler University's mascot has a new book! Good Boy Blue - Follow Blue for his first day on the job as he learns what is means to be the mascot for a university and a good boy.

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Michael Kaltenmark (author), Jingo de la Rosa (illustrator), and Blue III will be at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  They will be in the Infozone from 10 am – 10:20 am!  Stop by and say hi!

 

 

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26Feb/140

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Kadir Nelson

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Today's honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Kadir Nelson.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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