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7Dec/140

Read Right Now! Ho Ho Ho Tucker

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Listen to Ho Ho Ho Tucker - Oh, no! Tucker loves Christmas, with all the trimmings — making a snowman for Santa, marking just the right tree, getting into all the boxes of decorations — but somehow he manages to burn his nose while baking cookies on Christmas Eve. When you-know-who spies that bright red nose through the window, however, Tucker makes a very special friend and takes the sleigh ride of a lifetime. Now the tuckered-out terrier is already dreaming of next 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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6Dec/140

Read Right Now! A Night in Santa’s Great Big Bag

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Read A Night in Santa's Great Big Bag It's Christmas Eve, and Louis's favorite stuffed animal, Lamb, couldn't be more excited. While Louis is asleep, Lamb tiptoes downstairs and climbs into Santa's great big bag of presents. Inside is a magical world.

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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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5Dec/140

Read Right Now! Jingle All the Way

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Read Jingle All the Way Free Kindle Download: Jingle All the Way is the tale of a loveable, obedient pup who wants nothing more than a place to call home for the holidays.

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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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4Dec/140

Read Right Now! A Most Mizerable Christmas

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Read A Most Mizerable Christmas For years, The Miz has bullied the kids of Wrescal Lane yet managed to stay on Santa's list of good boys. A new kid arrives in town and shakes the foundation of The Miz's selfish beliefs. Will the new kid (with the help of Santa and a very special elf!) help everyone on Wrescal Lane - especially The Miz - enjoy Christmas? This special holiday story features many of the top WWE Superstars as kids including: The Miz, John Cena, C.M. Punk, Zack Ryder, Sheamus, and many more.

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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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4Dec/140

Holiday Gift Picks for Kids from IndyPL Librarians

Picture Book Picks:

The Book With No PicturesKaren Perry,
Franklin Road
Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You SeeEmilie Lynn,
East 38th Street
NocturneShellie Rich,
Central Library
Stop Snoring BernardJoe Fox,
Irvington
The Going to Sleep BookEmilie Lynn,
East 38th Street
Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABCCindy Childers,
Garfield Park
The Twelve Days of Christmas Pop-UpSusan Barhan,
Southport
This Book Just Ate My DogKaren Perry,
Franklin Road
Take Away the ACarrie Waterson,
IT
Sam and Dave Dig a HoleJanet Spaulding,
Selection Services
Mr FrankCarrie Waterson,
IT
The Twelve Days of Christmas in IndianaCarrie Waterson,
IT
Good Night IndianaLaura Dixon,
Outreach
Go to Sleep Little FarmShellie Rich,
Central Library
TelephoneKaren Perry,
Franklin Road
Circle Square MooseJanet Spaulding,
Selection Services

Chapter Book Picks:

The Mysterious HowlingRaylene Jordan,
The Learning Curve
The Magic ThiefRaylene Jordan,
The Learning Curve
The Mysterious Benedict SocietyRaylene Jordan,
The Learning Curve
The Squires TaleRaylene Jordan,
The Learning Curve
Wildwood ChroniclesRaylene Jordan,
The Learning Curve
SidekickedCarrie Waterson,
IT
El DeafoJanet Spaulding,
Selection Services
Greenglass HouseShellie Rich,
Central Library
The Chicken SquadJanet Spaulding,
Selection Services
The Case of the Weird Blue ChickenJanet Spaulding,
Selection Services

Technology Toy Picks:

SpheroRaylene Jordan,
The Learning Curve
kano2Raylene Jordan,
The Learning Curve
3doodlerRaylene Jordan,
The Learning Curve

App Picks:

FingerpaintWithSoundsFingerpaint with Sound

Raylene Jordan,
The Learning Curve

Best Books of 2014:

Links provided by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Best Apps of 2014:

Free Apps:

  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Story Apps for Kids (includes links to several FREE book apps)
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Apps for Kids (includes links to several FREE apps)
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3Dec/140

Read Right Now! Schnitzel’s First Christmas

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Read Schnitzel's First Christmas - In this holiday frolic with a touching surprise ending, a rambunctious puppy laments that "no one has any time for me" as Christmas approaches; Santa does, however, as he provides the perfect present.

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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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2Dec/140

Read Right Now! The Night Before Christmas

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Read The Night Before Christmas - Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

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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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2Dec/140

Hanukkah December 16 – December 24

Websites:

Classic Hanukkah Books:

 

ChanukkahGuest How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Hanukkah HerschelGoblins Zigazak
Bear Sweets Eighth Hanukkah
Origami The Counts Hanukkah Countdown Esther EightWild
Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama Emanuel and the Hanukkah Rescue The Golem's Latkes

New Hanukkah Books:

Latke the Lucky Dog Simon and the Bear The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten
The Night Before Hanukkah Honeyky hanukah Hanukah Hanukkah Hanukkah 2
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel We Celebrate Hanukkah in Winter

New & Classic Hanukkah eBooks:

Hunt EightGreat HanukkahOh HanukkahMama
EngineerAri DinoHanukkah HanukkahWorld HanukkahDragon
EightWinter MiracleJar

Books recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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1Dec/140

Read Right Now! Snowmen at Christmas

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Read Snowmen at Christmas - Snowmen at Night shared with us the magical, slip-sliding adventures of snowmen after dark... but have you ever wondered what snowmen do for Christmas? Well, now's your chance to find out!

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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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3Nov/140

Read Right Now! THANKSGIVING

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

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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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Websites:

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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