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3Nov/140

Read Right Now! THANKSGIVING

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T is for Turkey WeGiveBooksSmall
Read T is for Turkey - Little ones will love learning about Thanksgiving in Tanya Lee Stone's newest shaped alphabet book. Join in as the elementary school puts on a play that tells the true story of the first Thanksgiving.

Pardon That Turkey WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Pardon That Turkey - Everyone knows about the pilgrims' "first Thanksgiving." But do you know how Thanksgiving became a national holiday or why the president pardons a turkey every year?

Two Bad Pilgrims WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Two Bad Pilgrims - Award-winning author Kathryn Lasky and illustrator John Manders reveal the lives of America's first troublemakers - as well as tons of fascinating Pilgrim facts-with kid-friendly humor.

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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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Favorite Thanksgiving Books from IndyPL Children's Librarians:

AllPie BalloonsBroadway Charlie Brown FirefightersThanksgiving
GivingThanks SwallowedPie MagicPot MollyPilgrim
OverRiver TurkeyFree StoneSoup TapTree
ThankSarah Tappletons TurkeyThanksgiving TurkeyPox
NightBefore ChickenStew

New Books:

The Great Thanksgiving Escape Snoopy's Thanksgiving Thanksgiving for Emily Ann The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessing
Thanksgiving Mice Pinkalicious Thanksgiving Helper Thanksgiving Thanksgiving 2
Happy Thanksgiving The First Thanksgiving

eBooks:

Thanksgiving What Makes It Special Dinosaurs' Thanksgiving Gus the Pilgrim Turkey Caillou Happy Thanksgiving
An Outlaw Thanksgiving The Memory Cupboard a Thanksgiving Story Pilgrim Cat Sarah Gives Thanks
Sometimes Its Turkey The Thanksgiving Story This Is the Turkey We Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Fall
Round the Turkey The Story of the First Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Mice

New eAudio:

One is a Feast for a Mouse Pinkalicious Thanksgiving Helper Thanksgiving Is

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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24Oct/140

Read Right Now! HALLOWEEN

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Halloween WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Halloween This layered board book is full of Halloween surprises! From the front, all kinds of ghouls and treats can be seen sticking out of the grinning jack-o'-lantern. Then, page by page, each object is revealed along with its sometimes scary, sometimes silly companions. Boo!

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Read H is for Haunted House Little ones will love learning about Halloween in this alphabet book. Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from Ghosts to Mummies to Zombies.

Goodnight Goon WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Goodnight Goon A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody; energetic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.

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Listen to I Need My Monster Checking under the bed for his monster, Ethan discovers that he is gone fishing for a week, and realizing he can't sleep without him tries to find a substitute monster.

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New Halloween Books:

A Halloween Scare in Indiana Shivery Shades of Halloween Dog and Bear Tricks and Treats Ladybug Girl and the Dress Up Dilemma
Ghosts Go Haunting Not Very Scary Ready Steady Ghost The Sweetest Witch Around
Penguin and Pumpkin Little Boo Jack O Lanterns Celebrate Halloween

Favorite Halloween Books:

Ten Trick or Treaters The 13 Nights of Halloween Alph Oops H is for Halloween Babymouse Monster Mash
Big Pumpkin Click Clack Boo Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat The Hallo Wiener
Halloween Hunt Halloween Is Happy Haunting Amelia Bedelia It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Little Goblins Ten Minerva Louis Halloween Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt National Geographic Halloween
Scaredy Cat Splat Space Case Three Bears Halloween Trick or Treat a Happy Haunter's Halloween

eBooks:

Happy Halloween Humbug Witch Ten Creepy Monsters Trick or Treat
Druscillas Halloween Shivery Shades of Halloween Monster Needs a Costume MarleyPumpkin
FranklinHalloween HalloweenGeorge HalloweenMice HalloweenGus
HalloweenHarriet HalloweenOllie GeorgeCostume RottenTrick
BooCow HauntedParty MarthaHaunted NotAfraid

eAudio:

HalloweenMittens DirkBones OldLadyOver Scaredy Cat Splat
By the Light of the Halloween Moon Little Goblins Ten

Books Selected By: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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1Sep/140

Read Right Now! APPLES

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An Apple Grows ScholasticLogo
Read An Apple Grows - Follow an apple from a blossom to a juicy fruit.

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Read From Tree to You - Apples grow on trees, but what happens next? Follow a favorite fruit from the tree to the truck to your table in this tasty and informative read-aloud.

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Read Bad Apple - When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other's sentences. But apples aren't supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called "rotten" and "bad apple." At first, Mac doesn't know what to do--it's never easy standing up to bullies--but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he'd rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without.

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Apple Orchards in Central Indiana:


eBooks:

Apples Apples The Apple  Trees Discovery A Visit to the Apple Orchard
ApplesOut ApplesLife ApplesSeasons ApplesSeed
ApplesShoot ApplesFarmer ApplesCycle ApplesCrisp
Apple Cider Making Days

Apple Stories:

Apples and Butterflies ApplesRiddle The Apple The Apple Trees Discovery
Curious George: Apple Harvest ApplesBiggest ApplesApplesauce ApplesCider
ApplesPumpkins The Apple Apples Galore Tap the Magic Tree

Apple Non-Fiction:

ApplesArnold ApplesGibbons ApplesFruit ApplesSeasons
We Harvest Apples in the Fall ApplesCrisp Apples A to Z Eating Apples
ApplesCook
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6May/140

Read Right Now! MOTHER’S DAY

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Read Free App: Me & My Mom - Join Little Critter in this interactive book app as he spends the day in the city with his mom. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. From the train station to the museum, how will Little Critter do in the big city?

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Read Mommy Loves Me - Mommy kisses, and Mommy hugs. But what else does she do? This charming book, featuring heartwarming illustrations of baby animals spending time with their mommies, will make moms want to cuddle up and read with their young ones.

US MD314 Mommy loves me WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Mommy Loves Me - Soft, warm, safe, strong - in our early years, Mommy is the center of our world. Celebrate the special bond between mom and child with this lovingly illustrated book.

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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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20Apr/140

Read Right Now! Easter

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BunniesGrow WeGiveBooksSmall
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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Favorite Books for Easter:

He Is Risen Rechenka's Eggs The Golden Egg Book The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

Favorite Bunny Books:

Benjamin BigCarrot Hungry MoonRabbit

Bunny eBooks & eAudio:

BoyBunny RabbitsDuck RabbitsGift RabbitsSee
RabbitsSpotty RabbitsTen
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6Feb/140

Read Right Now! VALENTINE’S DAY

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


MomCat WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Mommy Loves Me - Mommy kisses, and Mommy hugs. But what else does she do? This charming book, featuring heartwarming illustrations of baby animals spending time with their mommies, will make moms want to cuddle up and read with their young ones.

US MD314 Mommy loves me WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Mommy Loves Me - Soft, warm, safe, strong - in our early years, Mommy is the center of our world. Celebrate the special bond between mom and child with this lovingly illustrated book.

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Valentine's Day Favorites:

Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine Arthur’s Valentine One Zillion Valentines The Valentine Bears
It’s Valentine’s Day The Day It Rained Hearts Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink Clifford’s First Valentine
Froggy’s First Kiss Little Bear’s Valentine If You’ll Be My Valentine Love Splat
Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch You're Loveable to Me Note the Great and the Mushy Valentine Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool

Valentine's Day eBooks & eAudio:

Learn About Valentine's Day:

What is Valentine’s Day Let’s Throw a Valentine’s Day party! Valentine’s day Valentine’s Day Origami
Valentine’s Day Sweets and Treats Valentine Be Mine I Haiku You Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day Crafts Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day Funny Valentine’s Day jokes
Valentine’s Day

New Valentine's Day Books:

Mouse and Mole, Secret Valentine Consider Love Melvin’s Valentine Never too Little to Love
The Max and Milo Mixed-Up Message Foxy In Love The Valentine

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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23Dec/130

Read Right Now: A Christmas Carol

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Read Disney's A Christmas Carol - The timeless tale of an old miser who must face Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come, is re-imagined by cinematic visionary Robert Zemeckis. The three Ghosts remind Scrooge of the man he once used to be, the cold truth of who he is today, and what will happen if Scrooge does not strive to be a better man for tomorrow! Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

Find even MORE free online reading at Read Right Now! Christmas & Read Right Now! Free Online Books & Stories

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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9Jun/130

Father’s Day

My Dad!

June 16th, Father's Day, is just one week 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!

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New 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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26Mar/130

Report Reveals Reading Bad for Kids Before Age Five

April Fools!

Of course!

A little early, but hey, what good are websites and book titles if you don't see the ideas before you need them? You have six days to get ready, now go have a little fun of your own:

And just so we're clear:

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

Plenty of reports show it, like these:

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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24Mar/130

Easter

This year, Easter is on March 31, 2013. On this Sunday families will gather to attend church, eat, hunt for Easter Eggs and many other family traditions. Here in the Indianapolis area there are several Easter activities for families including a trip to the library for your favorite Easter stories. Or, try a new one - there are a lot this year!

Favorite Books for Easter:

He Is Risen Rechenka's Eggs The Golden Egg Book The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

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Indianapolis Area Easter Egg Hunts:

Springtime in Indianapolis is a really beautiful time. This year, Easter is a little early so the weather could go either way. But cold weather or not, your kids are going to want to participate in an Easter egg hunt or two. Many local churches, parks and non-profit organizations host Easter egg hunts. If you aren't sure where to take the kids, this list may come in handy.

New Easter Books for 2013:

Chester’s Colorful eggs The Bad Easter Bunny Easter Bunny on the Loose! Marley and the Great East Egg Hunt The Little Gray Bunny
Chick’s Work of Art Happy Easter! Easter Egg Haunt Wake Up, It’s Easter! The Easter Bunny’s Assistant
Piggy Bunny Lily’s Easter Party God Gave Us Easter Benjamin’s Box The Legend of the Sand Dollar
Easter Sweets and Treats Easter Origami Lily’s Easter Party Decorating Eggs Simon and the Easter Miracle
Easter Paper Crafts for Easter Emma’s Easter

Easter eBooks:

Easter Downloadable Audio:

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

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