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Read Right Now! ELEPHANTS

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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


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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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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

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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!

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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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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La Llama Llama Rojo Pijama – Leer por internet ahora mismo

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Llama Llama Rojo Pijama - En esta lectura rimada, versión en español, el bebé llama EnglishIconempieza a preocuparse cuando su mamá va abajo después de acostarlo en la cama. Pero justo a tiempo, la mamá regresa y lo consuela.
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Staff Pick: Please Papa

Please Papa

Alice learns the importance of saying "please" as well as that this magical word will not lead to everything she wants.

Please, Papa by Kate Banks, illustrated by Gabi Swiatokowska and Wait! Wait! By Hatsue Nakawaki , illustrated by Komako Sakai are two charming new picture books that celebrate imaginative play and playful interactions between young children and parents. Please , Papa even gently encourages good manners.

Wait WaitBoth books have large text, and simple, evocative language that invites the most important feature of read aloud time – conversation about the stories. Children and adults will certainly want to talk about the slightly surreal, stylized illustrations in Please, Papa. The images of the little Alice and her parents look like paper dolls cut out from a turn of the century prints and on one page a small dog, a bat on what might be an owl, hang upside down from the top of the page. Alice is pretending to have a farm and is reminded to say “please” as she requests various animals. When Papa is tired of being her horse, a frowning Alice is convinced to give her horse a rest when he in turn, uses the magic word please.

Wait! Wait! follows a small child as he encounters various neighborhood animals on the sidewalk – a butterfly, a lizard, pigeons, cats – they all fly, wiggle or leap away. But when he is scooped up and placed on his father’s shoulders, the exploration of the park continues. “Here we go!”

Recommended by: Mary Sullivan, Decatur Branch

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Staff Pick: What Is Part This, Part That?

What Is Part This Part That?

Song-like rhyming text invites readers to guess what different components add up to. For example, a secret's part whisper, part keeping mum, and a certain kind of fruit is part peach and part plum (a nectarine).

A book that combines rhyme with reason, shapes with colors, and with great word play? That is hard to find. This picture book also has surprise fold-out parts! The description in the inner cover describes it this way: “Just like dancing is part step and part swing, when you put parts together you get a new thing!” This book also offers plenty of opportunities for an interactive storytime.

Recommended by: Joseph Fox, Wayne Branch Library

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Read Right Now! MONSTERS

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Watch There's an Alligator Under My Bed - The alligator under his bed makes a boy's bedtime a hazardous operation, until he lures it out of the house and into the garage.

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Read The Thing Under the Bed - What happens when The Thing Under the Bed ventures out into the world.

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Favorite Monster Books:

MonsterGood MonsterGreen MonsterNightmare MonstersDifferent

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Doug Unplugged

Doug plugs in to download everything he needs to know because Doug is a robot. When a pigeon flying outside his window distracts him from his studies, Doug leans toward the window to get a better look. His cord stretches...and Doug unplugs! No longer attached to a power source, Doug lets his curiosity free, exploring his city for the first time gathering real experiences to add to facts he's downloaded. The best place to discover? The park! You just can't download everything you need, especially having fun with a friend! Author: Dan Yaccarino

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Read Robomop - A robotic mop, assigned to clean a basement restroom, yearns to feel the sunshine, see the world, and more, but when he is finally outside, he discovers that what he needs most of all is a friend.Try these activities at home:

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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. Try these activities at home:

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

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

Boy + Bot Rabbit and Robot
Frank'nStan Robot Dreams
You Can Draw Robots Robomop
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