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Free App – Toy Story Read Along


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
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Skill Apps for Kids
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Story Apps for Kids



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Free App – Spatter & Spark


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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Free App – The Curious Reader


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
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Skill Apps for Kids
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Story Apps for Kids
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Read Right Now! BIRDS

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

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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.

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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!

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Read Beautiful Birds Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read The Birds I'll See Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Birdsong for Anna Anna’s granddad taught her all about birds. But when Anna has to move to the city, the birds seem very far away. The science teacher at her new school knows all about birds, just like Granddad. Can he help her find a Birdsong for Anna? This is a Common Core-aligned book for Grade 3.

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Read The Hungry Mockingbird The little mockingbird is very, very hungry. But a great big cat is waiting by the bird feeder. What can a hungry mockingbird do? This is a Common Core-aligned book for Grade 1.

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Read Little Bird Captures the Moon That tricky Little Bird is back. This time, he has to get by a huge crocodile with long, sharp teeth. How can a little bird outsmart a huge crocodile? Find out in Little Bird Captures the Moon. This is a Common Core-aligned book for Grade 1.

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Read Look Out for Little Bird Little Bird left his home on the Big Gray Hill to go see the world. Now he has to get back to his family without being eaten. Can he make it? He'll have to use his brain and teach the other animals to Look Out for Little Bird! This is a Common Core-aligned book for Grade 1.

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Favorite Bird Books:

BirdsHenkes BirdsHome BirdsLunch BirdsRobin


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Read Right Now! ELEPHANTS

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

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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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Favorite Elephant Books:

ElephantElla ElephantsBabar ElephantsElmer ElephantsHorton


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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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Read Right Now! FROGS

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Read See How They Grow: Frog Follow a tadpole on its journey to become a frog in this 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 Tale of a TadpoleThis book follows the life of a newborn tadpole as it grows up into a frog, facing the dangers of the pond along the way.

Froggys Worst Playdate WeGiveBooksSmall Read Froggy's Worst Play DateA play date with a girl? Froggy is horrified! What will his friends say? But when Dad bribes him with the promise of a movie outing, Froggy has to agree, even if he won't sit next to Frogilina. She might try to kiss him. EEWW! This could be the worst play date ever.

Froggy Goes to Hawaii WeGiveBooksSmall Read Froggy Goes to HawaiiFroggy is back in another adventure! This time he's off to sunny Hawaii, where his trip, of course, doesn't go quite as planned. From surfing and swimming to learning how to dance the hula, this lovable frog brings trouble wherever he goes.

A Frogs Life WeGiveBooksSmall Read A Frog's Life This frog was once a tadpole, swimming around like a fish underwater. What changes did it go through? How did it become a frog? Find out in A Frog's Life. This is a Common Core-aligned book for Grade 1.

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Favorite Frog Books:

Frogs999 FrogsAhHa FrogsBed FrogsCroaky
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Read Right Now! BUGS

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

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Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad - Lulu is so excited for the Bug Squad to come over for a
EspanolIcon playdate, and she has all kinds of things planned for them to do-right down to eating cupcakes. The cupcakes are special because each one has a candle that Lulu thinks everyone should blow out at exactly the same time. But when things don't go just the way Lulu planned, feelings are hurt and apologies are necessary. Sounds like a job for Ladybug Girl, who knows how to be brave and say she's sorry, even when it isn't easy. Try these activities at home:Printable: Ladybug Girl

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Read The Busiest Bugs I Know Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Do You Like Bugs? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Eye Wonder: Bugs Eye Wonder: Bugs brings you a glimpse of the way insects live in a variety of habitats, from the jungle to your own home! Learn about bugs that fly and those that swim, get to know carnivorous and vegetarian critters, and discover lots of other weird and wonderful facts in this unique reference work.

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Read Your Book of Bugs They fly, they creep, they crawl. They buzz in your ears. They flutter, they sting, they pinch. What are they? They’re bugs! They’re insects! And they’re everywhere! Want to meet some? Take a look inside this book. This is a Common Core-aligned book for Kindergarten.

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Read Bug Out! The World's Creepiest Crawliest Critters Learn how a scorpion uses its poison, discover how the jumping spider hunts, marvel at the weight of the giant wetapunga (three times heavier than a mouse), and so much more in this book that will have everyone itching for more!

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Read Flying, Crawling, Creeping Insects are on the move wherever you look! They walk, run, and fly through the sky. Where are all of those bugs going? Look inside to see! This is a Common Core-aligned book for Kindergarten.

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Read Incredible Insects Q and A Gorgeous photographs reveal the secrets of the insect world in this truly incredible book. No stone or leaf or rotting log was left unturned to get the most up-to-date and fascinating answers in the world!

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Favorite Bug Books:

Bugs Galore Grasshopper and the Ants I Love Bugs Bug Patrol
Yoo-Hoo Ladybug


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Super Catarina y los Super Insectos – Leer por internet ahora mismo

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Super Catarina y los Super Insectos - Lulú está muy emocionada por la llegada del EnglishIconEscuadrón de Insectos para jugar y tiene toda clase de cosas planeadas para comer los pastelitos con ellos. Los pastelitos son especiales porque cada uno tiene una vela y Lulú piensa que todos deben soplarlos exactamente al mismo tiempo. Pero cuando las cosas no salen tal y como Lulú lo planeó, los sentimientos se hieren y son necesarias las disculpas. Suena como un trabajo para la Mariquita, que sabe cómo ser valiente y decir que lo siente, aún cuando esto no sea fácil.


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Read Right Now! REPTILES

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Read Repiles Explore a kingdom where the real dragons roam. Visit the many wonders of the reptile world, including flying snakes, underwater lizards, and rare dinosaur relatives.

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Read The Snake Who Wants to Buy a Shoe Little Snake wants to buy a shoe, but he only has 100 riels. In his search for an affordable shoe, Little Snake consults his friends, all of whom have a different number of legs and have purchased shoes at various costs. Through Little Snake’s search, readers will learn everyday math concepts. This title is in Khmer and is published by Room to Read.

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Read Snakes Slither and Hiss Look out! Snakes Slither and Hiss introduces young readers to some of the world's biggest, longest, and most dangerous snakes. Hissing snakes, spitting snakes, slithering snakes -- which ones do you like best? (DK Readers Pre-Level 1)

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Reptile Books:

ReptileJimmy_1 ReptileMossy_1 ReptileWedding_1 ReptileLyle_1
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