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15Sep/140

Happy 100th Birthday, Robert McCloskey

Born on this date in 1914, McCloskey was the author of 8 picture books, for which he won 2 Caldecott medals (Make Way for Ducklings, 1941, and Time of Wonder, 1957; He also received a Caldecott honor for Blueberries for Sal, 1948 and One Morning in Maine, 1952).  He died in 2003.


Books by Robert McCloskey:

Blueberries Blueberries for Sal Book, Streaming Video BurtDow Burt Dow, Deep-water Man Book, eAudio
CenterburgTales Centerburg Tales Book HomerPrice Homer Price Book, eAudio, Streaming Video
Lentil Lentil Book, eAudio MakeWay Make Way for Ducklings Book, Streaming Video
OneMorningMaine One Morning in Maine Book TimeWonder Time of Wonder Book

About Robert McCloskey:

Robert McCloskey

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15Sep/140

Happy 80th Birthday Tomie dePaola!

Happy Birthday Tomie dePaola!

Books:

Adelita Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella ArtLesson The Art Lesson
BillPeteNile Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile FourFriends Four Friends in Autumn
KnightDragon The Knight and the Dragon StregaDoes Strega Nona Does It Again

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1Aug/140

Read Right Now! STARTING SCHOOL

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


School Tools UniteForLiteracy75
Read School Tools - All the words you need to name important tools to get your school work done. Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

School Helpers UniteForLiteracy75
Read School Helpers - A look at all the people at school who work hard to make your day fun and safe. Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

What Good Is a Line UniteForLiteracy75
Read What Good Is a Line? - All the reasons why lines at school really help out. Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Emily Elizabeth Goes to School - In the “Emily Elizabeth Goes to School” Clifford Interactive Storybook (K–2), early readers follow Emily Elizabeth during her “big day” at school.

AreYouReadyForSchool UniteForLiteracy75
Read Are You Read for School? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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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:

Alice Miranda at School Back to School Rules The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle The Berenstain Bears Go to School
The Berenstain Bears Trouble at School Boomer Goes to School Curious George First Day of School
Dancing Dinos Go to School
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A Day at School Edward Almost Goes to School First Day Jitters First Year Letters
Franklin Goes to School Kindergarten Countdown Late for School Max Goes to School
Ollie's School Day Rufus and Friends School Day Sammy Spider First Day of School School Day Math
Snuffy Goes to School We Love Our School

Downloadable Audiobooks:

Amelia Bedelia First Day of School Pinkalicious School Rules Biscuit Goes to School Mittens at School
Morris Goes to School

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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7Jul/140

NEW! Streaming Video for Kids

IndyPL's new collection of streaming videos from Overdrive includes more than 400 titles appropriate for juvenile audiences.

Movie selections include movie versions of:

  • Caldecott winners, including "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Make Way for Ducklings"
  • Animated picture book classics, such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type"
  • Episodes from tv shows such as Sesame Street and Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Instructional videos on a variety of topics, including yoga; and so much more!

Take a Look

The Adventures of Paddington Bear Chicka Chicka Boom  Boom Click Clack Moo Cows That Type Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Harold and the Purple Crayon Harry the Dirty Dog Locomotive Me, Eloise
Mr. Wuffles The New Adventures of Madeline Sesame Street Sonic the Hedgehog
The Ugle Duckling Where the wild Things Ared

Video Titles Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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6Jun/140

Arnie the Doughnut

Arnie the Donut

 

June 6, 2014 National Donut Day! In honor of it - a favorite Doughnut story - Arnie the DoughnutArnie the talking doughnut convinces Mr. Bing that not all doughnuts are meant to be eaten. Funniest picture...when Arnie realizes SOME PEOPLE EAT DOUGHNUTS! (We do!)

  • TODAY on Monument Circle: "Starting at 6 AM, fresh donuts and coffee will be served all morning, free of charge, from a Salvation Army canteen. We’ll be joined by Square Donuts, our generous National Donut Day sponsor. Stop by, enjoy a donut, and join us in thanking our brave “lassies” for their sweet contribution to American history." Details
  • Amazon Look Inside: Arnie the Doughnut
  • Official Website: Laurie Keller
  • Indiana Festival Theatre, Bloomington Indiana presents "Arnie the Doughnut" June 22, 25-29, July 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 9-13 @ 11:00 am Studio Theatre. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Ages 7 and under should be accompanied by an adult. How fun! Ticket Details.

 

More Doughnut Books:

The Bowling Alley Bandit Ufonuts If You Give a Dog a Donut The Case of the Missing Donut
Who Needs Donuts The Donut Chef Homer Price
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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

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


Tales From Winnie the Pooh 150 World Book Day 75
Listen to Tales from Winnie the Pooh - In Which Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a Woozle.

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Favorite Bear Books:

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

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21Mar/140

Read Right Now! ZOO

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


Dear Zoo 150
The Big Little Book Corner 75
Listen to Dear Zoo - A child writes to the zoo for a pet. The zoo send a series of unsuitable pets, revealed behind flaps in the form of crates and packing cases. These animals are all sent back for different reasons, except the last one, which is perfect!

Panda
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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.

DenverZooHelpsAnimals UniteForLiteracy75
Read Denver Zoo Helps Animals Around the World Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

WhoLivesAtDenverZoo UniteForLiteracy75
Read Who Lives At Denver Zoo? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

MovingAtTheZoo UniteForLiteracy75
Read Moving at the Zoo Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

OurTripToDenverZoo UniteForLiteracy75
Read Our Trip to Denver Zoo Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

WorkingOnTheWildSide UniteForLiteracy75
Read Working on the Wild Side Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

WhoIsDenverZoo UniteForLiteracy75
Read Who Is Denver Zoo? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Favorite Zoo Books:

ZooAh ZooFeeds ZooGoodnight ZooShout
ZooWild

Zoo Downloadable eBooks:

ZooVisits
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17Mar/140

Read Right Now! MONKEYS

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The Curious Reader - When you download this app, the book "Curious George" is Free. Several other Curious George titles are available for in app purchase. In this story, 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. "Read to Me" or "Read to Myself" Options. Review from Digital Storytime
Count the Bananas Storyplace Logo
Read Bananas for Lunch - The story of a little monkey eating 10 bananas. George is a monkey and he likes bananas too! Plántanos Para El Almuerzo
Monkey Manners Scholastic Logo
Read Monkey Manners (Modales de mono) - Students learn how marmosets take turns communicating and read a chart with characteristics of different monkeys.

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Favorite Monkey Books:

MonkeysGeorge MonkeysJumping MonkeysMe MonkeysTruck
MonkeysBanana

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.

NineMonkeys MonkeysBoy
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13Mar/140

Read Right Now! BOOKS

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


Librarian
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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.

EveryoneReads UniteForLiteracy75
Read Everyone Reads Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

IReadEverywhere UniteForLiteracy75
Read I Read Everywhere Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Books:

BooksAmelia BooksElf Booksflying BooksMouse
BooksWild

eBooks:

BooksLola
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