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3Nov/140

Reading Champion: Deborah Heiligman

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Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. Visit www.picturebookmonth.com November is Picture Book Month. Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

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Books:

Snow Dog Go Dog Cool Dog School Dog Fun Dog Sun Dog Babies
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2Nov/140

Reading Champion: Stefan Jolet

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Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. Visit www.picturebookmonth.com November is Picture Book Month. Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

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Books:

 

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1Nov/140

Reading Champion – Aaron Becker

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Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. Visit picturebookmonth.com. Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

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Books:

Journey Quest
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1Nov/140

Conversations About Education

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Documentary & Discussion on Standardized Testing

Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Central Library
Age Level: Adults

The public is invited for the Indiana premiere of the documentary, "STANDARDIZED Lies, Money & Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education." In this groundbreaking film, educational experts question the wisdom, and profit centers, of high-stakes testing. Following the documentary, a panel discussion will feature Carole Craig of the Greater Indianapolis NAACP; Kahlil Mwaafrika of KI Community School; Phillip Harris, co-author of "The Myths of Standardized Testing;" and moderator Mathew Davis of Localmotion. This program is presented by Parent Power! - Parents Across America, E-CAT, and the Black and Latino Policy Institute. This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Questions about this event? Please contact: Central Library 275-4100.

Talking About Testing

Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Central Library
Age Level: Adults

Explore the whos, hows, whys, effects and implications of testing in our schools. Panelists will include Dr. Dena Cushenberry, Superintendent MSD Warren Township; Dr. Khaula Murthada with IUPUI's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; and Jeremy Baugh, Founding Principal of The Phalen Leadership Academies. This program, presented by WFYI and Chalkbeat Indiana, will be moderated by Chalkbeat Bureau Chief Scott Elliott. This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Questions about this event? Please contact: Central Library 275-4100.

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31Oct/140

November is Picture Book Month

Picture Book Month is an international initiative celebrating literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new Ready to Read post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

Start November 1st with Reading Champion: Aaron Becker

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21Oct/140

Read for the Record – Bunny Cakes

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JumpStart Read for the Record On October 21, 2014, people across the country will unite to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, a comical story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans, by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Join Josh Duhamel, this year's celebrity reader, to set a reading record.

"As a new dad, I’m proud to be part of a campaign that advocates early education for all children. The best part of our day is story time with Axl." ~ Josh Duhamel

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Read Right Now!

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?

  • Free Activities and Coloring Pages (en español tambien)

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25Sep/140

Author Visit: Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

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Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen at Central Library!

Sunday, October 19, 2014 2pm

Families and fans of children's literature are invited as award-winning children's picture book creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen team up to discuss their new book, "Sam and Dave Dig a Hole." Barnett and Klassen previously worked together on "Extra Yarn," a New York Times bestseller, a Caldecott Honor Book, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner. Book sales and autographing will follow their presentation. Book sales will be provided by Kids Ink.

Mac Barnett is the author of several award-winning books for children, including "President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath," illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of "I Want My Hat Back," a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, and "This Is Not My Hat," winner of the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of "House Held Up by Trees," written by Ted Kooser and named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book.

Websites:

Written by Mac Barnett & Illustrated by Jon Klassen:

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Written by Mac Barnett:

It Happened On a Train The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity Danger Goes Berserk The Ghostwriter Secret
Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem Chloe and the Lion Count the Monkeys Mustache
Oh No Oh No Not Again President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath

Written and Illustrated by Jon Klassen:

I Want My Hat Back This Is Not My Hat

Illustrated by Jon Klassen:

Cats Night Out The Dark The Hidden Gallery House Held Up By Trees
The Mysterious Howling The Unseen Guest

 

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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.

Watch and Listen Right Now!:


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Watch Make Way for Ducklings - Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring. Caldecott Medal, 1942.

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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.

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

Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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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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5Sep/141

Read Right Now! BUNNIES

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


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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 Hop Hop Hop - Three bunnies find that inside the house is not a good place to hop, hop, hop!

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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 The Velveteen Rabbit - By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

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Favorite Bunny Books:

Benjamin BigCarrot Hungry MoonRabbit

Bunny eBooks & eAudio:

BoyBunny RabbitsDuck RabbitsGift RabbitsSee
RabbitsSpotty RabbitsTen
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