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14Jun/130

Read Right Now! BEDTIME

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


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Read Llama Llama Red Pajama - At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.

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

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Downloadable eBooks:

BedtimeNelly BedtimeArthur BedtimeDragon BedtimeBunnies
ScarryBedtime SleepyAlphabet GoodnightEngines GoodnightTrain
PigsPajamas BunniesBed LittleHoot SweetDreams
DiggersSleep GoodnightMonster GoodnightConstruction PrincipalFred
GeorgeGoodnight

Downloadable Audiobooks:

DinosaursGoodnight GoodnightMoon
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12Jun/130

Superman Day! 75th Anniversary

DC Comics has designated June 12thas Superman Day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the legendary superhero. What better day to remember your own imaginary adventures being the Man of Steel than by reading a Superman adventure and then putting together a costume for your own little Superboy or Supergirl! You can use an old towel or try one of the more involved costumes below - either way, the imagination will take over.

Picture Books

DC Super Heroes Story Book Collection Superman: Attack of the Toyman Superman: Darkseid’s Revenge Superman: Parasite City Superman: The Story of the Man of Steel
Superman and the Mayhem of Metallo Superman: The Incredible Shrinking Super Hero!

Early Readers

Bizarro Day! Crime Wave! Superman: Escape from the Phantom Zone Superman: Superman versus Mongul Brain Freeze!
Superman: Superman versus Bizarro I am Superman

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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12Jun/130

Read Right Now! DENTIST

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Watch Doctor DeSoto - Doctor De Soto, a mouse dentist, faces a complex decision when his enemy, the fox, comes to him with a severe toothache.

TripDentist WeGiveBooksSmall
Read A Trip to the Dentist - Sarah and Josh go to the dentist and learn how to keep their teeth clean.

LetsBrushOurTeeth UniteForLiteracy75
Read Let's Brush Our Teeth Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Downloadable eBooks:

BeholdCavities BerenstainDentist MaxDentist ToothFairy
BuddyTeeth

Downloadable Audiobooks:

DrDeSoto Silverlicious
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9Jun/130

Read Right Now! BABIES

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OurNewBaby WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Our New Baby - Sam is going to have a new baby brother or sister! Find out how he and his family get ready for the baby.

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Read Baby Signs - Studies show that babies who use sign language feel less frustrated, throw fewer tantrums, and often learn to talk more easily. This book will teach both you and your baby how to communicate with as much effort as it takes to wave hello or good-bye.

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

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Downloadable eBooks:

PlayBaby eBookAlligator The Bath GoBaby
BabyFirst NakedBaby Ollie OllieStomper
BabyBaby Bathtime
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7Jun/130

Read Right Now! FARM

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Read Maisy's Morning on the Farm - Morning is a busy time on Maisy's farm. There are chickens and pigs to feed, and the cow to milk. Moo! After the chores are finished, there's just one more thing to do--eat a yummy breakfast.

Little Hide and Seek Farm WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Hide and Seek Farm - This book includes five farm-themed I-spy spreads featuring grown farm animals, baby farm animals, tractors, equipment and other fun things to discover on the farm. Young readers will love poring through the packed pages and searching for the hiding chick, developing picture- and-word association skills as they go.

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Read My First Tractor - Introducing preschoolers to basic concepts, the My First Board Book series promotes early learning and encourages young readers to explore the world of words. My First Tractor Board Book is all about words found on the farm!

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Read See How They Grow: Lambs - Follow an adorable pony on its path from newborn to adult in this fun and informative picture book. See How They Grow introduces the fascinating world of animals and how they develop, step-by-step.Read More! See How They Grow:


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Listen to All Pigs are Beautiful - Whimsical ull-color illustrations enhance a close-up look at pigs, celebrating them in all their glory as they build nests, roll in mud, and have their backs scratched.

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Downloadable eBooks:

BooCow ChickenBig ChicksStep CluckyHen
CowsCake FarmDog HurryHurry LlamaLamb
MaxFarm MooMoo OldMacEmber OldMacOwen
OnlyCows SallyFarm JollyBarnyard LittleLamb
ToughChicks SilverstreetFarm YouBaby

Downloadable Audiobooks:

GiggleQuack TroubleChickens

 

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6Jun/130

Read Right Now! HELPING

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The Little Red Hen's friends are lazy and don't want to do any work to make the cake they want to eat...kind of like children sometimes! Books are a great way to help children understand what it means to help out and be a part of a team that gets things done. Sometimes, the thing that needs done is keeping the toys picked up and the house clean. Sometimes, the thing is setting the table so the family can eat. Sometimes the thing is simply saying thank you.


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Watch The Little Red Hen or Read Along with PBS Kids Between the Lions - The Little Red Hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it.

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Watch Farmer Duck - A kind and hardworking duck suffers at the hands of a lazy farmer. When he nearly collapses from overwork, the rest of the animals come to his aid.

HelpingMyMom UniteForLiteracy75
Read Helping My Mom Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

ICanHelp UniteForLiteracy75
Read I Can Help Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Downloadable eBooks:

LittleRedHenSmall LittleRedHen2 LittleRedHen3 BearsManners
BearsMessy LittleOink CleanRoom BeeBimBop
DinoDont BearThank HippoSays MouseSorry
PenguinPlease

Downloadable Audiobooks:

LittleRedHenSmall CliffordGood
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5Jun/130

Read Right Now! ROBOTS

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Read Ruby Scores a Goal - Ruby is learning how to score a soccer goal while Max plays with his wind-up robots on the sidelines. Time and time again, Max's robots get in Ruby's way and prevent her from scoring.

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Read Robot & Mr. Mole - A beginning reader featuring the long "O" sound.

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Downloadable eBooks:

eBookBoyBot DougUnplugged BeeBah
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4Jun/130

Wordless Picture Books

You might wonder what's so great about a book without any words in it. Does it even qualify for a book if there are no words? With no words, isn't it just pictures? The truth is, a wordless picture book tells a story without using words. The PICTURES have meaning. The ability to look at pictures an understand from them what is going on is an important skill for small children to practice. Looking at wordless picture books helps your child acquire several skills, even before he/she begins to recognize letters or words.

  1. Comprehension - understanding the meaning of the pictures
  2. A book is understood from left to right
  3. Stories have a sequence
  4. Inferring meaning - understanding what has just happened based on the picture, for example, a facial expression.
  5. Predicting what will happen next
  6. Vocabulary - yes, even without words a wordless picture book helps build vocabulary because the reader comes up with their own words, and when reading with a parent, hears the parent's words that describe the same picture...but in different words. Instant vocabulary building!
  7. Lastly, what great books for kids who have trouble with letters and words!

A picture really is worth a thousand words. Looking for more? Search our catalog under the subject “Stories without Words” to find other great wordless reads!

New Wordless Picture Books:

A Ball for Daisy Bee & Bird The Birthday Cake Mystery Bluebird The Boy & the Airplane
Chalk Mirror Rainstorm The Shadow The Treasure Bath
The Umbrella Waterloo & Trafalgar Welcome to the Zoo Where’s Walrus?

Classic Wordless Books:

Anno's Journey Carl Goes to Day Care Do You Want to Be My Friend? Flotsam Free Fall
The Lion and the Mouse One Frog Too Many Pancakes for Breakfast Polo and Lily Robot Dreams
Snow Day Time Flies Truck Wave

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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23May/130

Staff Pick: A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Zoo keeper, Amos McGee loved working at the zoo and visiting his friends the elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl. Until one day he woke up not feeling well and had to take the day off. Of course his friends wondered where he was and decided to take matters in their own hands to see about their friend. They make a surprise visit to see Amos and cheer him up on his sick day as he would do for them. In this wonderfully illustrated picture book children will learn the lessons of compassion and friendship.

Recommended by: Denyce Malone - Flanner House Library

More books about sick days and the people who show up to help out:

Llama Llama Home With Mama Sick Day Bear Feels Sick Mr. Large in Charge
Rooster Can't Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Dr. Squash the Doll Doctor
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14May/130

Staff Pick: Press Here

In this world of ever changing technology it is nice to come across the simplest style of interactive entertainment in a small book that children of all ages can enjoy.  The book Press Here by Herv’e  Tullet  needs no plugs, no accessories, no “apps” for that.  All it requires is a willing reader.  It will make you smile, it will make you laugh, it will amuse you as you follow along with the instructions printed on every page.

Recommended by: Susan G. Barhan - Southport Branch

Here are some more stories that encourage you to play along as you read:

Open This Little Book The Monster at the End of This Book Can You Make a Scary Face? Is Everyone Ready for Fun?
Go Away Big Green Monster We are in a Book! Huff and Puff Each Peach Pear Plum
Andy and Sam Hide and Seek Follow the Line Perfect Square One
Little Blue and Little Yellow Lots of Dots Hello, red fox Lights out, Nights Out
Leon and the Place Between Look Book Spot It Find the Hidden Creatures I Spy Under the Sea
Color Camouflage I Spy Letters Where's Waldo Hide and Seek Farm
Where Is Curious George? Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?
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