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5Feb/140

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author: Linda Trice

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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 Linda Trice.

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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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1Feb/140

28 Days Later a Black History Month Celebration of Authors & Illustrators

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Today begins the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of emerging and established children’s book creators of color. As is tradition, a stand-out author or illustrator will be saluted each day during February.

The campaign will begin on February 1, 2014, and will honor 28 children’s book creators in all – 22 authors and six illustrators.

The authors and the day they will be featured are as follows:

1. Ilyasah Shabazz
2. Colin Bootman
3. Octavia Spencer
4. Jason Reynolds
5. Linda Trice
6. Michele Wood
7. Zetta Elliott
8. Lamar Giles
9. Pamela Tuck
10. Eric Shabazz Larkin
11. Camille Yarbrough
12. Dream Jordan
13. Daniel Beaty
14. Theodore Taylor
15. Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber
16. Kelli London
17. Nikki Shannon Smith
18. Christopher Myers
19. Diane Browne
20. Kimberly ReidBrownBookshelfLogo
21. Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
22. Amar’e Stoudemire
23. Stephanie Kuehn
24. Trish Cooke
25. Celeste O. Norfleet
26. Kadir Nelson
27. S.A.M. Posey
28. Higgins Bond

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative of 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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25Jan/140

2014 WreastleMania Reading Challenge

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Are you ready to become a reading superstar? We Give Books, WWE and the Young Adult
Library Services Association have teamed up to bring you the WrestleMania Reading Challenge.
Take part by reading your kids a book to earn a chance to win a trip to WrestleMania 30 and a chance to meet a WWE Superstar! There are also awesome prizes like book grants for schools and libraries.

The WrestleMania Reading Challenge is an annual online reading contest designed to encourage families to read and help to build a lifelong love of reading. Beginning in January and running through February, participate at WWEReadingSuperstar.com. Children ages 4-12, along with their teachers, parents, and caregivers, can read books online for free and virtually connect with WWE Superstar Reading Buddies and become eligible to win great prizes.

IT’S EASY, FUN AND FREE!
Kids age 4 to 12, along with an adult such as a
teacher, parent, or caregiver, can take part in a few
simple steps!
1. Enter your child's birthdate to access the challenge.
2. Select a WWE Superstar Reading Buddy.
3. Start reading!
4. Enter your  email address when you reach
the end of the book and you will receive an email
from us to confirm your official entry.

If wrestling isn't your thing...be sure to visit We Give Books anyway - they have a whole library of free books for kids to read online!

  • More books from IndyPL to read online with kids Right Now!
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18Jan/140

NEW! Kids eReading Room: eBooks & eAudio

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Children and families can now easily find eBooks and eAudio for kids in the NEW! KIDS eReading Room at imcpl.org. Check them out with your library card just like printed library books.  The collection includes such favorites as:

  • Clifford, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine and Fancy Nancy for younger readers
  • Judy Moody and the Magic Treehouse series for middle readers
  • C.S. Lewis, Lemony Snicket, James Dashner, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter for older kids
  • Comic and graphic novels
  • Humor, Mystery, Science & Nature, Science Fiction, & Fantasy

Library eBooks are compatible for downloading on most eReaders, tablets and mobile devices running the free Kindle app, as well as smartphones, iOS and Android devices. Using your Library card, you can download up to 25 items at a time for loan periods ranging from 7 to 21 days or access items from your browser.

Titles available include:

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Also available is the Disney Digital Collection

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The Disney Digital Collection feature all of your kids' favorite Disney and Disney Pixar characters. The Disney Digital eBook and eAudio collection is great because they are always available - no waiting in line! All you need is an internet connection and library card! Disney Digital Books launch in your browser. The service is PC and Mac® compatible and does not require a download.

  • Unlimited access to over 600 new and classic Disney books for kids of all ages
  • Look and Listen titles that allow children to hear a story read aloud
  • a Story-Builder feature so kids can create and share their own stories
  • an Age-appropriate dictionary that lets children click on any word to hear it read aloud, select unfamiliar words, and read simple definitions.
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9Jan/140

Reading Activity Calendars 2014 from RIF (Reading is Fundamental)

Fun reading activities to do every day at home to help your child learn to read or learn to be a better reader.  Watch for second half of the year updates here.

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Ages birth - 5

January
English and Spanish
February
English and Spanish
March
English and Spanish
April
English and Spanish
May
English and Spanish
June
English and Spanish

Ages 6 - 15

January
English and Spanish
February
English and Spanish
March
English and Spanish
April
English and Spanish
May
English and Spanish
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9Jan/140

Lectura Actividad Calendarios 2014 de RIF (Leer es Fundamental)

Actividades de lectura divertidas que hacen todos los días en casa para ayudar a su niño a aprender a leer y aprender a ser un mejor lector. Esté atento a la segunda mitad del año actualiza aquí.
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Enero
Inglés y Español
Febrero
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Marzo
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Abril
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Mayo
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Junio
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Edades 6-15

Enero
Inglés y Español
Febrero
Inglés y Español
Marzo
Inglés y Español
Abril
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Mayo
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11Dec/130

New Christmas eBooks & eAudio for Kids

eBooks:

The Christmas Pups A Christmas Spider’s Miracle The Little Red Elf Santa Retires
The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift Caillou: Merry Christmas!
My Christmas List Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas Santa is Coming to Indiana

eAudio:

Charlie and the Christmas Kitty Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Splendiferous Christmas A Very Marley Christmas

 

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10Dec/130

Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids from IndyPL Librarians

Frosty the SnowmanCindy Childers,
Garfield Park
Random House Book of Poetry for ChildrenCindy Childers,
Garfield Park
Hard LuckCindy Childers,
Garfield Park
Fortunately, The MilkBeth Pintal,
Nora
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the WorldLeigh Thomas,
Learning Curve
The Day the Crayons QuitEmilie Lynn,
East 38th St.
DaysPopUpSusan Barhan,
Southport
Baby Bear Counts OneAmy Friedman,
Learning Curve
If You Give a Mouse a CookieLindsay Haddix,
Nora
Cinders: A Chicken CinderellaLindsay Haddix,
Nora
Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas CarolKaren Perry,
Franklin Road
Merry Christmas SplatKatie Klopp,
Southport
In the Month of KislevShellie Rich,
Learning Curve
Auntie ClausShellie Rich,
Learning Curve
Press HereDaniell Wilkins,
College Ave.
Ladybug Girl and the Big SnowJanet Spaulding,
Selection Services
OliviaMiriam Guidero,
Glendale
King Bidgood's in the BathtubMiriam Guidero,
Glendale
Miss RumphiumMiriam Guidero,
Glendale
Deck the HallDiane Palguta,
College Ave.
Santa's Snow CatDiane Palguta,
College Ave.
The Rabbit and the BearDiane Palguta,
College Ave.

Apps:

Games:

Music:

Free to Be You and MeLindsay Haddix,
Nora
Sandra Boynton’s Frog TroubleLindsay Haddix,
Nora
Turn Turn TurnShellie Rich,
Learning Curve

DVDs:

The Little Mermaid Diamond EditionKatie Klopp,
Southport
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19Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 19: Heidi Stemple DINOSAURS

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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.

 

Websites:

 


Read Right Now!

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Watch Let's Look Dinosaurs - Discover huge and gentle plant eaters, and small and fierce meat eaters, as your child learn all about dinosaurs. The Let's Look series uses colorful images, simple text labels, and fun "I spy" games to introduce curious preschoolers to the world. Try these activities at home:

 


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Read Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones - Holy guacamole! Skippyjon Jones is crazy-loco for dinosaurs! The kitty boy enters (via his closet) the land of dinosaurs in search of the fabled Skipposaurus. Instead he runs into his old amigos, the Chimichango gang. Try these activities at home:


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Read Quincy and the Dinosaurs - Rocket takes the Little Einsteins to the jungle. They are looking for dinosaurs. But they see and hear much more than they thought they would! 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:

GeorgeDinosaurs BerenstainBone DancingDinos DancingDinosSchool
NumbersDinosaurs DinosaurCrafts DinosaurBones

Downloadable Audiobooks:

DinosaursWell DannyDinosaur DinosaursGoodnight
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17Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 17: Sue Fliess ROBOTS

 

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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.

 

Websites:

 


Read Right Now!

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Read Robomop - A robotic mop, assigned to clean a basement restroom, yearns to feel the sunshine, see the world, and more, but when he is finally outside, he discovers that what he needs most of all is a friend.

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Read Ruby Scores a Goal - Ruby is learning how to score a soccer goal while Max plays with his wind-up robots on the sidelines. Time and time again, Max's robots get in Ruby's way and prevent her from scoring.Try these activities at home:


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Read Robot & Mr. Mole - A beginning reader featuring the long "O" sound.

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Read Wall-e the Movie Storybook - A little robot named WALL-E cleans up the big mess people have left behind on Earth. When a mysterious visitor arrives, WALL-E rejects his programming and takes off across the galaxy on the most amazing adventure of his life. 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 Burn-e the Fit It Bot - BURN-E fixes the spaceship. SUPPLY-R gives him the tools. Together, they make sure the Axiom stays in tip-top condidtion! 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:

eBookBoyBot DougUnplugged BeeBah
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