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21Jul/140

Free App – Just Me and My Mom

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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? iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • Free
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5
  • Highlighted narration
  • Learn new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures
  • Record yourself reading
  • Play two find-the-creature mini games! Can you can find all of the spiders and grasshoppers within the story?

 

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14Jul/140

Free App – Cinderella

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Cinderella - A Princess Storybook for iPad and iPhone from One Hundred Robots on Vimeo.

Turn a pumpkin into a coach, change 3 mice into horses, transform a ragged dress into a magnificent gown, and help an old pair of shoes become glass slippers! Touch objects on each page to discover hidden sounds. You will feel like Cinderella — being graced by a fairy godmother, transforming into the radiant beauty of the ball, and becoming a princess! This interactive book includes 40 storybook scenes. iTunes Preview

 

App Features:

  • Free
  • Rated 4+
  • Compatible with iPad
  • Option to read to self, or read to me
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7Jul/140

Free App – Toy Story Read Along

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Meet Woody, a cowboy doll that comes to life when humans aren’t around. When his owner Andy receives a Buzz Lightyear space ranger for his birthday, Woody and the other toys fear they’ll be replaced. Woody’s plan to get rid of Buzz backfires and he ends up lost outside the world of Andy’s room, with Buzz as his only companion! The toys work together to find their way back to Andy and discover the meaning of true friendship along the way. iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • Free
  • Rated 4+
  • Compatible with iPad
  • Words light up as each is read
  • Record your own voice reading the story! (Great for Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa!)
  • Additional games and activities

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30Jun/140

Free App – Spatter & Spark

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Starring Spark an inventor fox and her friend Spatter an artistic porcupine, Spatter & Spark invites children to invent, learn, and create. iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • Free
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5
  • "Read Alone" or "Read to Me" Option

 

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23Jun/140

Free App – Goodnight Safari

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Help the giraffe eat her dinner, the monkey climb to bed, and the elephant kiss goodnight. iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • Free
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5
  • Help the animals prepare for bedtime through seven interactive scenes.
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9Jun/140

Free App – The Curious Reader

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CuriousGeorgeEnjoy this classic story of the newly-captured monkey who gets himself into considerable trouble! George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, and though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • The book "Curious George" is Free. Several other Curious George titles are available for in app purchase
  • Compatible with iPad
  • Rated 4+
  • "Read to Me" or "Read to Myself" Options
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3Jun/140

Free App – Little Red Riding Hood

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Enjoy the classic story "Little Red Riding Hood" in this FREE app by Mundomono.  iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • Free
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under
  • Read to Me, Read it Myself and Autoplay mode
  • Word highlighting to help beginning reader skills
  • English and Spanish Narrations
  • Puzzles
  • Also available for purchase: Pinocchio
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6Apr/140

Read Right Now! BIRDS Take a Closer Look: Birds & When the Sun Comes Up

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.

 

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

Read Right Now!

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Read Take a Closer Look: Birds - Fly with amazing birds over deserts, seas, woodlands, and lush rainforests. From pink flamingos to chattering parrots and racing roadrunners, there are lots of feathered friends to meet. Try these activities at home:


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Read Tinga Tinga Tales: When the Sun Comes Up The start of each new day in Tinga Tinga Tales is very busy -- Hen welcomes her chicks, Elephant wakes up tortoise, and Tickbird makes sure Hippo is clean. And you can't miss the Tinga birds singing their loud dawn chorus!

Favorite Bird Books:

BirdsHenkes BirdsHome BirdsLunch BirdsRobin
BirdsGeorge

eBooks:

BirdsLowly
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9Mar/140

Read Right Now! ELEPHANTS Why the Elephant Has a Trunk & Disney’s Dumbo

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.

 

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

Read Right Now!

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Read Why Elephant Has a Trunk - Brilliantly colorful story of Elephant's transformation from a smelly, dirty beast with a short stubby nose into his glorious Tinga Tinga persona. Featuring the colorful cast of Tinga Tinga Tales animals, when Elephant's nose gets 'snapped' by grumpy Crocodile it is stretched and stretched until it is a very useful long wiggly nose indeed! TERRUMPETT! Try these activities at home:


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Read Dumbo - Read the classic story of Dumbo and how he learned to use his big ears to fly. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Favorite Elephant Books:

ElephantElla ElephantsBabar ElephantsElmer ElephantsHorton
ElephantsPhil

eBooks:

ElephantOllie
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3Mar/140

Picture Book Biographies

Picture book biographies are great for young kids interested in science, presidents, sports, art and history. They like to read about the "growing up" stories of famous people. It's fun to learn that these grown ups were also kids; kids who were driven to follow their dreams and make them come true.

Balloons Over Broadway Barreling Over Niagara Falls Becoming Babe Ruth Daredevil
Etched in Clay Fly High! Flying Solo Helen Keller’s Best Friend
Louisa May’s Battle Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist Mary Walker Wears the Pants Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
Nelson Mandela On a Beam of Light A Picture Book of Daniel Boone Snowflake Bentley
Thank You Sarah Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library When the Beat Was Born When Marian Sang
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors Wilma Unlimited You Never Heard of Willie Mays?

Book recommendations by Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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