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20Jun/150

Read Right Now! July 4th

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

A is for America WeGiveBooksSmall Read A is for America - Little ones will love learning American history in Tanya Lee Stone's latest alphabet book. Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to Thomas Jefferson and Harriet Tubman!

Fourth of July UniteForLiteracy75 Read Fourth of JulyYou can read this one in several languages - including Spanish. Choose from the list on the left.

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Read Our Flag This is a book about the American flag's origins published in 1896

Worst of Friends WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Worst of Friends John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities. But their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. They each became leaders of opposing political parties, and their rivalry followed them to the White House. Full of both history and humor, this is the story of two of America's most well known presidents and how they learned to put their political differences aside for the sake of friendship.

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New Fourth of July Books:

We Celebrate Independence Day in Summer July Fourth of July mice! Happy Fourth of July!

Recommendations by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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14Jun/150

Read Right Now! Father’s Day

June 21st, Father's Day, is just two weeks away. This is the perfect time to find some great books about Dads and Grandpas and to find the perfect craft that will show Dad how much fun he is!

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


My Father Runs an Excavator StarfallLogo
Read My Father Runs an Excavator - A little girl talks about the big machines her Dad and his team use at work - and the same machines she uses in the sandbox.

Olivers Favorite Place WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Oliver's Favorite Place - Oliver needs to ask his dad something important, but his dad is away on a trip. Can Oliver wait for his dad to call?

When Will Daddy Come Home Storyplace
Read When Will Daddy Come Home? - Sophie and Sam wait patiently for their Daddy to get home.

Shopping With Dad Cebeebies 75
Read Shopping With Dad - Venture to the supermarket with this father-daughter duo on a very lively shopping trip. As their trolley swings down the aisles, a minor calamity occurs.

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Watch Blue-Ribbon Dad - Squirrels dad is coming home soon and squirrel is making hisdad a blue- ribbon surprise because he is the best dad!

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Websites:

New Father's Day Books:

If my Dad were an animal Me and My Dad I Want my Daddy Big Enough to Help How to Surprise a Dad
Tad and Dad Just Like Daddy Franklin’s Day with Dad A Special Day with Dad

More Father's Day Books:

Always Daddy’s Princess Because I’m Your Dad Big Brave Daddy Daddies Do It Different Giddy-Up Daddy!
Hug a Bull: An Ode to Animal Dads I Love My Daddy My Dad! My Dad is Big and Strong, but -- My Dad Thinks He is Funny
Saturday is Dadurday Saturday With Daddy When a Dad Says “I Love You” When Dads Don’t Grow Up Grandpa’s Tractor
How to Babysit a Grandpa My grandpa

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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1May/150

Read Right Now! MOTHER’S DAY

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


Helping My Mom UniteForLiteracy75
Read Helping My Mom - A story about all of the things children do to help Mom out from folding socks to feeding the fish.

Happy Mothers Day Dear Dragon StarfallLogo
Read Happy Mother's Day Dear Dragon

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New Mother's Day Books:

My mommy is magic Mom School Me and Mom I Love Mom Mom’s the Word
Davy Loves His Mommy A Mom for Umande Mom’s Are the Best!

Mother's Day Books:

I Love ewe: An Ode to Animal Moms Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do…Because She Loves Me What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day Hero Mom I Want My Mom!
Where’s My Mommy? We Love Our Mom! Take Your Mama to Work Today There’s No One I Love Like You I Love You
Mama and Me Max and Zoe Celebrate Mother’s Day Gus Makes a Gift The Night Before Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Surprise
Hello, Mommy ZooBorns

Book recommendations by: Janet Spaulding, Selections Services

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1Apr/150

Report Reveals Reading Bad for Kids Before Age Five

April Fools!

Of course!

Reading is GREAT for kids before age five. The BEST.

Plenty of reports show it, like these:

And lots of fun to be had:

Books:

Barnyard Fun April Fool, Phyllis! Zelda and Ivy: Keeping Secrets Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day April Fool!  Watch Out at School!
April Foolishness Michael le Souffle and the April Fool April Fools!

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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17Mar/150

St. Patrick’s Day

 

 

New Books:

The Leprechaun Under the Bed The Story of the Leprechaun Ten Lucky Leprechauns Green Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day

eBooks:

And I should have included the e-books:

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, Dear Dragon Let’s Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day Favorites

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever! Good Luck! A Fine St. Patrick’s Day
Paper Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day Let’s Throw a St. Patrick’s Day Party! Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day What is St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day
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19Feb/150

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year starts February 19, 2015. Here are some books and websites to help you explore this holiday together.

Stories about Chinese New Year:

Red is a Dragon Bringing in the New Year Thanking the Moon My First Book of Chinese Words
The Runaway Wok A Gift The Year of the Snake The Year of the Rabbit
The Year of the Tiger The Year of the Dragon New Year Dragon Dilemma The Star Maker

Learn about Chinese New Year:

Chinese New Year Cultural Traditions in China Chelsea’s Chinese New Year Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Paper Crafts for Chinese New Year Super Simple Chinese Art Chinese New Year Crafts

 

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10Jan/150

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I Have a Dream

Monday, January 19, 2015 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here at the Library we're closed, but there are a lot of Indianapolis attractions that are open with FREE activities. Take a look at the choices: Indianapolis Downtown Inc. Calendar of Events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015. (Scroll down to see the day's activities.)

You can learn a lot together about Martin Luther King. Jr. in some favorite and new books listed below, or by looking at these websites.  You can also make a craft to honor and remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s work - find one on the Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Websites:

Favorite Books:

Coretta Scott I Have a Dream March On Marching for Freedom Martin's Big Words

Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963:

Bobby Kennedy Announces Martin Luther King's Death, Indianapolic, IN 1968:

New Books:

Martin Luther King Jr. In His Own Words Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King
I Have  Dream Marching to the Mountaintop Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day My Uncle Martin’s Words for America We March What Was Your Dream, Dr. King

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24Dec/140

Read Right Now! No Room at the Inn

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Read No Room at the Inn The story of the first Christmas is a favorite with Christians worldwide. And it isn't just a holiday story. The Nativity story is taught at vacation Bible schools, Sunday schools and in Christian homes all year.

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many 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 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 books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney 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!
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23Dec/140

Read Right Now! A Wind in the Willows Christmas

A Wind in the Willows Christmas Storynory
Listen and follow along to A Wind in the Willows Christmas - (Chapter 5). Mole feels an animal urge to return to his home. He invites Ratty back for Christmas and they are entertained by some field mice who sing a Christmas Carol. Geoffrey Newland reads this chapter for Storynory. Sit back and enjoy.

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many 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 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 books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney 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!
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22Dec/140

Read Right Now! Waldo’s Christmas Surprise

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Read Waldo's Christmas Surprise - When Waldo's friend Emily writes a letter to Santa Claus everyone gets a surprise!

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many 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 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 books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney 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!
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