Category Archives: Picture Book

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

 

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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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

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

Read Right Now! BIRDS

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Birds:

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Bird eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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The Pigeon Finds a Hot DogThose Darn Squirrels Fly SouthChicken LittleCrow CallBear and BirdDuck and GooseJust Plain FancyNoisy Bird Sing AlongThe Best NestThe Little DuckBirdsLowly

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Birds:

Read Right Now! ELEPHANTS

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Elephants:

Just Like Me

Elephant eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Uncle ElephantElla the Elegant ElephantHorton Hatches the EggHorton Hears a WhoOllie the Purple ElephantSmall Elephants BathtimeThe Saggy Baggy ElephantUncle Elephant 2

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Elephants:

Favorite Elephant Books:

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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 BroadwayBarreling Over Niagara FallsBecoming Babe RuthDaredevilEtched in ClayFly High!Flying SoloHelen Keller’s Best FriendLouisa May’s BattleMajor Taylor, Champion CyclistMary Walker Wears the PantsMiss Moore Thought Otherwise>Nelson MandelaOn a Beam of LightA Picture Book of Daniel BooneSnowflake BentleyThank You SarahThomas Jefferson Builds a LibraryWhen the Beat Was BornWhen Marian SangWho Says Women Can’t Be DoctorsWilma UnlimitedYou Never Heard of Willie Mays?

Book recommendations by Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! BUGS

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Bugs:

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Bug eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Bugs Bugs BugsRoberto the Insect ArchitectWaiting for WingsBehold the Beautiful Dung BeetleBuggy BugBusy BuzzersThe Bug in the Jug Wants a HugThe Secret Lives of Backyard BugsTwinkle Twinkle Little Bug

More FREE Online Reading:


Printables, Crafts & More about Bugs:


Favorite Bug Books:

Bugs GaloreGrasshopper and the AntsI Love BugsBug PatrolYoo-Hoo Ladybug

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.