Category Archives: Picture Book

Celebrating Every Boy and Girl

Of Course They Do!This booklist is inspired by the blog post “Girls Are Not Tomboys – They Are Girls” by Sharon Suchoval.

Some kids climb trees. Some kids wear dresses. Some kids climb trees while wearing dresses. Kids Girls Are Not Tomboysare Kids, In all their different and marvelous ways! Boys and girls can do anything! Here are some books that celebrate each kid in his or her own way.

 


Listen Right Now!

Amazing Grace Listen to Amazing Grace – Grace loves stories, whether they’re in books or in movies or the kind her grandmother tells. She acts out the most exciting parts of all sorts of tales…sometimes Hiawatha, or Aladdin, or Joan of Arc…there’s nothing that Grace enjoys more. Determined to play Peter Pan in the school play, African-American Grace meets opposition in her classmates, who insist that Peter Pan is a boy and white.


Books to Check-out with your Library Card:

Do Princesses Wear Hiking BootsElena's SerenadeFree To Be You and MeHappy to be GirlsHow to BeI like MyselfI Want to Be a CowgirlJust Like Josh GibsonKnit Your BitMade By RaffiMama Is a MinerMorris Micklewhite and the Tangerine DressNot All Princesses Dress in PinkNot Every PrincessOliver Button is a SissySam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon QuiltSwishWilliams DollGrandma Drove the SnowplowBig Bob Little BobDrum Dream GirlI'm a GirlJoy in MudvilleThe Worst PrincessWho Are You?The Paper Bag Princess

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Pick Me! Pick Me! Visiting a Farmer’s Market

A great outing for a summer day is a trip to the local farmer’s market. At the market, kids can see what food looks like closer to its origins, not shrink wrapped or already cut into bite-size pieces. At the Farmers’ Market with Kids is full of ideas for enjoying the fresh food you bring home. Each fruit or vegetable has a handy listing for:

  • Choosing (Like how to tell when a watermelon is ripe!)
  • Storing
  • Recipes for making something delicious

Visit one of our branches this summer for the workshop, Farmer’s Pantry – Easy Cooking for Kids. Children ages 6 – 11 are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for a hands-on look at cooking and tasting everyday food. Then head on out to a Farmer’s Market and give some of those locally grown tastes a try!

Listed below are even more online activities, eBooks and printed books about farmer’s markets you can check out with your indyPL library card.


Printables, Crafts & More:


eBooks:

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All for a DimeMax Goes to the Farmer's Market

Books:

Fresh DeliciousOn the Farm at the MarketTo Market To MarketTractor Mac Farmer's MarketClark the Shark Lost and FoundMr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and VegetablesFarmer's Market MeasurementsFresh Picked PoetryGo Little Green Truck

Read Right Now! BIRDS

Today is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. Or, did you know you can take a walk and read a story as you go, right here in Indianapolis? Visit the Story Walk in the Ruckle Street Pocket Park. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Stories are rotated on a monthly basis. While you are out, point out the birds you see and hear. Can you see a cardinal? What color is it? Can you hear a robin? How many different bird songs can you count?

Listed below are some free online eBooks & activities as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.

FREE Online eBooks:

BeautifulBirdsTheBirdsIllSeeRed RobinA Nest for African PenguinsThe Migrating Whooping Crane

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More:


eBooks:

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Bear and BirdDuck and GooseJust Plain FancyNoisy Bird Sing AlongThe Best NestThe Little DuckBirdsLowly

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Read Right Now! Interactive Book Play

Wonders of the USASimple interactive entertainment in print books are a childhood favorite. Traditional examples are pop-up books or Where’s Waldo search and find books. There are some unique ones though, like Wonders of the USA which utilizes a flashlight to make images appear. In other interactive books children decide when to turn the page or shout directions to a book character. These books are commonly very funny and are especially wonderful for children who respond well to interspersed movement and talking over long stretches of quiet listening. You can try one of these stories right now. Listen to the author B.J. Novak read his uncommonly plain but hilarious story, The Book With No Pictures:


eBooks:

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Don't Touch This BookHuff and PuffLots of DotsSearch and Spot Go

Books:

Andy and Sam Hide and SeekBunny SlopesCan You Make a Scary Face?Cat SecretsColor CamouflageEach Peach Pear PlumFollow the LinesGo Away Big Green MonsterHello Red FoxHide and Seek FarmI Spy LettersI Spy Under the SeaIs Everyone Ready for FunIs Your Buffalo Ready for KindergartenLittle Blue and Little YellowOne is Not a PairOneOpen This Little BookPeek a Boo ZooPerfect SquarePress HereSpot a Lot Vehicle AdventureSpot the Mummy at the MuseumTap the Magic TreeTap to PlayThe Book With No PicturesThe Find It BookThe Monster at the End of This BookThe Other RabbitThere Is No Such Thing As LittleTouch the Brightest StarUndercoverWe Are In a BookWhat In the World a Closer LookWhere Is Curious GeorgeWhere's the PairWhere's WaldoWho What Where

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