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

 

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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

 

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

ToyStoryPainting

 

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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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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
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Skill Apps for Kids
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Story Apps for Kids
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6Apr/140

Read Right Now! BIRDS

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


BeautifulBirds UniteForLiteracy75
Read Beautiful Birds Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

TheBirdsIllSee UniteForLiteracy75
Read The Birds I'll See Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

Birdsong for Anna WeGiveBooksSmall
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.

The Hungry Mockingbird WeGiveBooksSmall
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.

Little Bird Captures the Moon WeGiveBooksSmall
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.

Look Out for Little Bird WeGiveBooksSmall
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
BirdsGeorge

eBooks:

BirdsLowly
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9Mar/140

Read Right Now! ELEPHANTS

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


Just Like Me UniteForLiteracy75
Read Just Like Me - Visit the Denver Zoo's Elephant enclosure and see  how animals are sometimes just like us! Try these activities at home:


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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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1Mar/140

Read Right Now! FROGS

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


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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Websites:


Favorite Frog Books:

Frogs999 FrogsAhHa FrogsBed FrogsCroaky
FrogsGibbons
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9Feb/140

Read Right Now! BUGS

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


BusiestBugsIKnow UniteForLiteracy75
Read The Busiest Bugs I Know Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

DoYouLikeBugs UniteForLiteracy75
Read Do You Like Bugs? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

Your Book of Bugs WeGiveBooksSmall
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.

Flying Crawling Creeping WeGiveBooksSmall
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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Websites:


Favorite Bug Books:

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

 

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