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Holiday Gift Picks for Kids from IndyPL Librarians 2014

Picture Book Picks:

The Book With No PicturesPanda Bear Panda Bear What Do You SeeNocturneStop Snoring BernardThe Going to Sleep BookProfessor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABCThe Twelve Days of Christmas Pop-UpThis Book Just Ate My DogTake Away the ASam and Dave Dig a HoleMr FrankThe Twelve Days of Christmas in IndianaGood Night IndianaGo to Sleep Little FarmTelephoneCircle Square Moose

Chapter Book Picks:

The Mysterious HowlingThe Magic ThiefThe Mysterious Benedict SocietyThe Squires TaleWildwood ChroniclesSidekickedEl DeafoGreenglass HouseThe Chicken SquadThe Case of the Weird Blue Chicken

Technology Toy Picks:

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App Picks:

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Best Books of 2014:

Links provided by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Best Apps of 2014:

Free Apps:

  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Story Apps for Kids (includes links to several FREE book apps)
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Apps for Kids (includes links to several FREE apps)

Zinio: Free eMagazines for Kids at the Library

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You and your child can read full digital copies of favorite magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device with the free Zinio magazine subscription service now available through The Indianapolis Public Library.

  • current issues released simultaneously with print editions
  • no holds
  • no checkout periods
  • no limit on the number of magazines that can be downloaded

Seriously! ; )

NOTE: The Zinio magazine subscription service requires the creation of two accounts – a library Zinio account to view the Indy Library’s collection and a free Zinio.com account to read magazines online or via the Zinio Reader app on a mobile device. Users can visit their device’s app store to download and install the Zinio Reader app to read magazines, or use a web browser to browse and check out new issues of Library magazines. To access Zinio, click on “eMagazines” from the Library’s homepage at www.indypl.org and go to “Zinio.”

Zinio Magazines for Kids:

Hello Highlights Hello – Colorful images, simple stories, activities and helpful tips that encourage quality time together. Ages 0-2.
Babybug  Babybug – Brightly illustrated stories and simple poems are perfect for parents and grandparents to read aloud, while the extra-heavy pages, non-toxic ink, rounded corners, and staple-free binding make BABYBUG safe for little ones to explore all on their own. Age 6 months – 3 years
High Five Highlights High Five – For beginning readers! Stories and poems, crafts and recipes, puzzles and other activities. Ages 2-6. en Español.
Ladybug Ladybug – For pre-schoolers and early readers. Stories, colorful illustrations, poems, songs, and crafts. Pre-K-Grade 1.
Click Click – Learn about nature, the sciences, and the arts. Grades 1-2.
Highlights Highlights – Fiction, nonfiction, hidden pictures®, skill-building puzzles, science experiments and more. Ages 6-12.
Spider Spider – Stories, poems, nonfiction, bright illustrations and detailed drawings by famous children’s artists as well as riddles, puzzles, and other games. Grades 2-4.
Ask Ask – Explore the world of science. What makes wind? Where do colors come from? Were pirates real? Vivid graphics, activities, cartoons, and plenty of humor, Grades 3-5.
Family Fun Family Fun – Do-able ideas to help you with everything from making a creative sack lunch to planning a birthday party. Recipes & crafts kid-tested, parent-approved.
American Girl American Girl – Fun & friendship, party plans, crafts, real girls’ stories, quizzes and contests. Parent’s Choice, EdPress and NAPPA award winner.
Cricket Cricket – Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and brilliant illustrations. Frequent contests encourage young writers to try their hand at various genres. Grades 4-8.
Cobblestone Cobblestone – American history for young people, Cobblestone tells America’s story through a unique mix of articles, graphics, historical photographs, primary sources, and maps. Grades 5-9.
DIg Dig – Archaeology Magazine, archaeological sites around the world, working laboratories, interviews with onsite archaeologists all give children a well-rounded view what archaeology is really all about. Grades 5-9.
Faces Faces – Each issue focuses on a different culture – from Vietnam to Egypt to Haiti – including stories about daily life, folk tales, and engaging articles about history and traditions of the people and their culture. Grades 5-9.
Muse Muse – For kids interested in science, history, and the arts. Grades 5-9.

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:

BlueberriesBurtDow>CenterburgTalesHomerPriceLentilMakeWayOneMorningMaineTimeWonder

About Robert McCloskey:

Robert McCloskey

Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! STARTING SCHOOL

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Starting School:

School ToolsSchool HelpersWhat Good Is a LineEmilySchoolAreYouReadyForSchool

eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card about Starting School:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Alice Miranda at SchoolBack to School RulesThe Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle The Berenstain Bears Go to SchoolThe Berenstain Bears Trouble at SchoolBoomer Goes to SchoolCurious George First Day of SchoolDancing Dinos Go to SchoolA Day at SchoolEdward Almost Goes to SchoolFirst Day JittersFirst Year LettersFranklin Goes to SchoolKindergarten CountdownLate for SchoolMax Goes to SchoolOllie's School DayRufus and Friends School DaySammy Spider First Day of SchoolSchool Day MathSnuffy Goes to SchoolWe Love Our SchoolAmelia Bedelia First Day of SchoolPinkalicious School RulesBiscuit Goes to SchoolMittens at SchoolMorris Goes to School

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Starting School:

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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

Read Right Now! BEARS

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Bears:

Polar Bears RockBerenstain Bears Go Fly a KiteBerenstain Bears Soccer Star>Berenstain Bears To the RescueTales From Winnie the Pooh 150

Bear eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Brother Hugo and the BearBear Has a Story to TellBear Wants MoreBears Snores OnBlueberries for SalChildren Make Terrible PetsCorduroyGoldilocks and the Three BearsHappy Birthday MoonI Lost my bearI Want My Hat BackThe Bear and the FlyMoreThe Bears Picnic

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Bears:

Read Right Now! ZOO

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Dogs:

PandaDenverZooHelpsAnimalsWhoLivesAtDenverZooMovingAtTheZoo>OurTripToDenverZooWorkingOnTheWildSideWhoIsDenverZoo

Dog eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Goodnight GorillaA Sick Day for Amos MageeThe Happy LionClifford Visits the ZooCurious George Visits the ZooDigger and Daisy Go to the ZooFeeding Time at the ZooIf I Ran the ZooPinkalicious and the Pinktastic Zoo DayPut Me in the ZooThe Zoo

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Zoos:


Favorite Zoo Books:

ZooAhZooFeedsZooGoodnightZooShoutZooWild

Read Right Now! MONKEYS

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Monkeys:

Monkey MannersCount the Bananas

Monkey eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Caps for SaleCurious George Rides a BikeFive Little Monkeys Jumping on the BedCurious GeorgeHand Hand Fingers ThumbNineMonkeysMonkeysBoy

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Monkeys:


Favorite Monkey Books:

MonkeysGeorgeMonkeysJumpingMonkeysMeMonkeysTruckMonkeysBanana