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8Nov/130

Read Right Now! BUNNIES The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Bunny Cakes & More

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.

 

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Read Right Now!

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Read The Tale of Peter Rabbit - This charming board book version allows even the youngest readers to join Peter Rabbit as he makes his mischievous romp through Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden.

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Read See How They Grow: Bunny - Follow an adorable bunny on its path from newborn to adult in the fun and informative picture book. See How They Grow is a photographic paperback series designed to introduce the fascinating world of animals and how they develop, step-by-step.

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Read Bunny Cakes - It's Grandma's birthday, and Max wants to make her an icky worm cake. But Ruby insists on angel surprise with raspberry-fluff icing. Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen?

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Read Bunny Party - It's Grandma's birthday and Ruby has invited seven of her favorite toys -- but not a single one of Max's. Yet, new guests keep mysteriously appearing. Is someone making a few changes to the guest list?

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Read Rabbit Gets Lost - Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit go for a walk through the woods, but Rabbit gets separated from them and gets lost. Will someone be able to find Rabbit? ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable alphabet eBooks and Audiobooks. More Disney Books Online:

 

Favorite Bunny Books:

Benjamin BigCarrot Hungry MoonRabbit

Bunny eBooks & eAudio:

BoyBunny RabbitsDuck RabbitsGift RabbitsSee
RabbitsSpotty RabbitsTen
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7Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 7 Emma Walton Hamilton ROYALTY

PictureBookMonth2013 EarlyReadersClub100The 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.

 

 

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Read Right Now!

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Read The Twelve Dancing Princesses - Night after night, the twelve princesses mysteriously wear out their shoes. But how? The king promises a great reward to any man who can solve the mystery. Rachel Isadora has revitalized and reimagined this well-loved Brothers Grimm fairytale by bringing the story of the twelve princesses to Africa. The unique presentation of this classic tale is sure to enchant readers with its vibrant imagery.


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:

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6Nov/130

Read Right Now! MICE Maisy Makes Lemonade & See How They Grow: Mouse

EarlyReadersClub100The 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.

 

 

Websites:

 

Read Right Now!

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Read See How We Grow: Mouse - Follow a mouse on its path from newborn to adult in this fun and informative picture book. See How They Grow is a photographic paperback series designed to introduce the fascinating world of animals and how they develop, step-by-step.

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Read Maisy Makes Lemonade - On a hot day, Maisy the mouse and Eddie the elephant make lemonade and enjoy it together. More Maisy books to read online:


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Read Squeaky the Mouse - This is the tale of Squeaky the Mouse and how he. made friends inside an old house.

 

Favorite Mouse Books:

Mouse Tales Angelina Ballerina Chester's Way If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Frederick Maisy Goes Shopping The Tale of Pip and Squeak Lily's Purple Plastic Purse

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 & eAudio:

MiceIce MiceKitten MiceMouseMole MiceSnow
MosueUpstairs MiceLobelAudio
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5Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 5: Laura Vacarro Seeger NATURE

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EarlyReadersClub100The 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.

 

 

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Watch Blueberries for Sal - Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.

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Read Between the Lions Nature Stories - Enjoy these 5 stories from PBS Kids Between the Lions Nature stories.

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Read Daisy's Garden Gift - Mickey is helping his pal Donald, who is making a surprise garden gift for Daisy. Everything goes fine until Pluto makes a mess of things. Aw, Phooey! Will Daisy be disappointed? Join your favorite Clubhouse friends and discover the surprise ending! Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

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Read Pooh Grow Seeds Grow - Winnie the Pooh and Piglet need your help to make their garden grow. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

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:

GeorgePlants GeorgeTree HarrietGarden Plant Secrets

Downloadable Audiobooks:

NancyEarth PlacesLorax
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4Nov/130

Picture Book Champion Nov. 4: Larry Dane Brimner FRIENDSHIP

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EarlyReadersClub100The 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.

 

 

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Read Right Now:

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Read Toy Story Friends Forever - Buzz Lightyear is a space ranger and Woody is a cowboy, but being different can't stop these toys from being best friends. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.More Free Disney Books about Friends Online:


Downloadable eBooks:

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3Nov/130

Picture Book Month Champion: Nov. 3 Bobbi Miller HISTORY

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EarlyReadersClub100The 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.

 

 

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Read Right Now! - Free History eBooks for kids!

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Read The Buck Stops Here - The Buck Stops Here is filled with fascinating details that enliven the histories of the presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. The lighthearted rhymed text will help readers remember the names of the presidents in sequence, and the pictures connect each president to his contributions--distinguished or dubious--to American history.

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Read Pyramid - Climb inside the mysterious tombs of the Ancient Egyptians and discover what the Mayans sacrificed on their alters inside the chambers of the oldest buildings in the world in Eye Wonder: Pyramid.

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Read Journey of a Pioneer - Journey of a Pioneer follows the adventures of a young girl as her family travels west in covered wagons along the famous Oregon Trail.

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Read Pilgrim Village - Journey of a Pioneer follows the adventures of a young girl as her family travels west in covered wagons along the famous Oregon Trail.
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31Oct/130

City Bus Drivers – Indy Inside Out Project

 

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GIGANTIC PHOTOS SHOWING LOVE FOR INDY BUS DRIVERS

(Street Art/Outdoor Installation)

WHEN: November 1 - End of November
WHERE: Covering Meridian Street Side of Central Library; Big Car Service Center; R Bistro (on Mass. Ave.)
WHY: Join in on International Art Project (Inside Out Project) & show our appreciation for public transit operators!
DETAILS: Press Release
ALSO: Indy is awesome!

 

Websites:

Videographer: Tucker Krajewski

City Buses & Bus Drivers:

Meet the Bus Driver Bus Drivers On a Bus We Go Buses

Activities:

 

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City Bus Stories:

The Adventures of Patty and the Big Red Bus Arthur Lost and Found The Babies on the Bus The Boys on the Bus
A Bus Called Heaven Dog on his Bus Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Maisy Drives the Bus
Next Stop Pete the Cat Wheels on the Bus Pirates Drive Buses The Seals on the Bus

City Bus History:

Back of the Bus If a Bus Could Talk Rosa's Bus

School Bus Stories:

Axle Annie and the Speed Grump The Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus The Bus for Us The Bus Stop
Caillou The School Bus Gus the Dinosaur Bus The Haunted Ghoul Bus Hello School Bus
I Spy a School Bus I'm Your Bus Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus The Little School Bus
Mighty Mike Saves a School Bus School Bus
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8Oct/130

Julian Toha Workshop & Piano Performance

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Just Imagine: A Multimedia Workshop for Children with Julian Toha

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Central Library

Children ages 4 - 8 are invited to tap into their vivid imaginations and creative powers during a workshop presented by multimedia performance artist and contemporary pianist Julian Toha. Participants will help compose a piece of music, create a story to accompany the music, and finish by designing artistic visuals for the final performance. Toha will present a free public concert later in the day at 5 p.m. in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Registration required. Please call 275-4222. This children's workshop, which parents or caregivers can attend, will be held in the Learning Curve.

Julian Toha Piano Performance

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Central Library

Individuals of all ages are invited for a performance by multimedia performance artist and contemporary pianist Julian Toha. Having emerged as one of the industry's leading innovators, Toha inspires and nurtures human creativity through the fusion of concert music, technology and the visual arts. This program will be held in the Clowes Auditorium at Central Library.

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3Oct/130

Read for the Record – Otis

Read for the Record October 3, 2013 - today! All day long parents, teachers, grandparents and kids will set a record for reading the same book. This year's book - Otis by Loren Leedy. Pledge to Read. Follow the links below to read Otis online.


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The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, 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 Otis Right Now!

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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:

 

Read Right Now Farm Books:

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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 See How They Grow: Lamb - 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:


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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.

More Otis Books:

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More Books About Loyalty to Old Friends & Old Ways:

Here are some more books about the reality of change. Kids are often comforted by routine and patterns. If something is suddenly different it can be a hard adjustment for them. These stories might help make accepting change easier - "If Mary Ann the Steam Shovel can do it, so can you!" First three - gems! Change doesn't mean forgetting. Who can resist feeling bad for The Lonely Little Phone Booth after cell phones come along?

The Little House Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel The Lonely Phonebooth A Street Through Time
The Little Red Light House and the Great Gray Bridge A House Held Up By Trees Where Once There Was a Wood The Elevator Man
The Window Out of the Way, Out of the Way
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1Oct/1315

Early Readers Club

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Questions about the Early Readers Club can be directed to Abby Brown at abrown@indypl.org or 317 275-4096.

Read Right Now!

You can also read FREE eBooks and listen to FREE online stories with your early reader....right now!...No waiting!

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Reading Milestones:

Alphabet: Max's ABC & Elmo's ABC
Colors: Pinkalicious & Tangled: Kingdom of Color
Counting: Beakley Counts 1 to 10 & Thumper Counts to 10
Opposites: Opposites Bunny
Rhyming: Dog Wants to Play
Shapes: Skippyjon Jones Shape Up & Thumper's Shapes

Behavior & Skill Milestones:

Babysitters: Roo's New Babysitter
Bad Day: Alexander & the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day & Where the Wild Things Are
Bathtime: Time to Come Clean & Baby Bathtime
Bedtime: Llama Llama Red Pajama & Goodnight Thumper
Dentist: Doctor DeSoto & Doctor Maisy
Doctor: Doctor Maisy, Doctor Daisy MD & Pooh Goes to the Doctor
Dressing: My Dress Up Box
First Day of School: Time for School Pooh & Emily Elizabeth Goes to School
Helping: The Little Red Hen & Baby Max Cleans Up
Individuality: Not Your Typical Dragon & Stellaluna
Manners: Please and Thank You & The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners
Missing Mommy: Llama Llama Misses Mama & Owl Babies
Night Fright: There's an Alligator Under My Bed & The Thing Under the Bed
Patience: This Monster Cannot Wait!
Sharing: Cleo's Fair Shair & Somebody Won't Share
Sick: Madeline
Telling the Truth: Henry's Amazing Imagination
Time: Telling Time

Favorite Subjects:

Babies: Our New Baby & All of Baby Nose to Toes
Baseball: Baseball ABC
Camp: Arthur Goes to Camp, Pooh Let's Go Camping & Mickey's Campout
Cats: Millions of Cats, Axle the Freeway Cat & Disney's Marie
Dinosaurs: Let's Look Dinosaurs & Quincy and the Dinosaurs
Dogs: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Harry the Dirty Dog & Martha Stories
Ducks: Make Way for Ducklings & The Ugly Duckling
Fairy Tales: Rapunzel & Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Farm: Maisy's Morning on the Farm & See How They Grow
Food: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Green Eggs and Ham
Music: Zin Zin Zin a Violin
Nature: Blueberries for Sal & Between the Lions Nature Stories
Ocean: Look into a Tide Pool, Sea Creatures & Disney: Ocean Rescue
The Park: Rusty and Stretch a Day at the Park & In the Park
Pirates: Pooh's Pirate Adventure
Policemen : Officer Buckle and Gloria & Police Officer
Robots: Ruby Scores a Goal! & Robot and Mr. Mole
Sharks: Shark Attack & Surprising Sharks
Space: Mickey & His Spaceship & The Moon and His Cap
Sports: The Big Game & The Berenstain Bears Soccer Star
Trains: The Polar Express
Trucks: Trucks and Diggers, Smash Crash & Tonka Chuck and Friends
Vacation: Larry Gets Lost, Froggy Goes to Hawaii and Family Vacation
Wild Animals: Watch Me Grow - Ape
Wishing: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble & Little Star's Wish

Holidays & Seasons

Apples: An Apple Grows & From Tree to You
Christmas: Llama, Llama Holiday Drama &  More!
Fall: Thumper's Autumn Adventure
Halloween: Pooh's Happy Halloween, Sweet & Spooky Halloween & Mater and the Ghost Light
Pumpkins: A Pumpkin for Pooh, Farmer Duck's Pumpkin Patch & Pooh's Halloween Pumpkin
Thanksgiving: Pilgrim Village 

Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad users - Many of these eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view these eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view these books set up a Free Username & Password.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - You will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
  • Find even more free online reading at “More Free Digital Books”.
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