Category Archives: Free eBooks

Read Right Now: Robots

The Bot That Scott BuiltIn The Bot That Scott Built, Scott discovers the dangers of unleashing his artificially intelligent creation in his classroom. The bot seems set on destruction until Scott can tweak the bot’s settings and put things right. Told in a similar fashion as the traditional rhyming story, The House That Jack Built,  follow along as the cumulative mess is reversed one step at a time until order prevails again.

Do you have a little engineer like Scott? Have fun together watching the video read aloud Robot Rumpus read by Ross Collins. Listed below are even MORE robot eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL library card. School-age kids can join us at the Library this summer for our Beginning Circuitry and Robots Class for kids too!

Circuitry & Robots Class: School-age children and teens are invited to join the Art Lab and learn about basic circuitry and create a moving robot from various parts.

FREE Video Read Aloud:

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Printables, Crafts & More:

My Robot's Name Is Tracertracing alphabet


eBooks:

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Boy + BotRobot KittiesThree Little Aliens and the Big Bad RobotDoug UnpluggedDoug Unplugged on the FarmRobot Go BotRobots, Robots Everywhere!The Bear Scouts and the Run-Amuck RobotThe Wild Robot

Print Books:

Robot DreamsGo Otto GoRabbit and RobotThe Adventures of BB8Beep Beep Go to SleepLittle RobotNanobotsNorton and AlphaPower Down Little RobotRaybotRobo PeteRobot SmashSpare PartsStar Wars ABC C3POI Am a DroidTrainbotsBitty BotBlip

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Read Right Now! Eat Dessert First!

Go ahead, spoil their dinner! Here are some stories for your sweet little foodie starring cookies, cakes, candy, doughnuts and more. Start the day with this story about the power of pie. In Enemy Pie, a little boy hopes that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy. Instead, it helps him make a new friend. Read to you by Camryn Manheim. More stories follow that will keep them coming back for seconds. “Read it again!” sounds pretty sweet!

More FREE Online Reading:

Maisy Makes GingerbreadThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread BabyViolet Counts Cookies

Printables, Crafts & More:


eBooks:

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Bunny CakesCandy 1 to 20Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream ShopFlat Stanley and the Very Big CookieFroggy Bakes a CakeThe Biggest Cookie in the WorldThe Donut ChefThe Gingerbread Boy

eAudio:

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Amelia Bedelia Takes the CakeSplat the Cat Ice Scream for Ice CreamSplat the Cat Takes the CakeThe Duckling Gets a Cookie

eVideo:

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Arnie the Doughnut

Books:

Ella Takes the CakeHow to Make a Cherry Pie and See the USAtea-cakes-for-toshIf You Give a Cat a CupcakeIf You Give a Dog a DonutIf You Give a Mouse a CookieIf You Give a Mouse a BrowniePete the Cat and the Missing CupcakesThe Cookie FiascoThe Story of the DoughnutAmelia Bedelia's First Apple PieApple Pie ABCIce Cream Grow Your Own IngredientsThe Apple Pie That Papa BakedOlivia Sells CookiesA Piece of CakeFive Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday CakeSo You Want to Grow a Pie

Read Right Now! Noodles

Strega Nona, or “Grandma Witch,” is the Italian town of Calabria’s source for cures and secret potions. One of her magical skills is operating a magic pot which produces delicious pasta on her command. One day while she is away, hungry Big Anthony remembers the magic words Strega Nona uses to fill the pot up…but realizes too late he does not know how to turn it off!  Listen to the story’s author, Tomie de Paola read, Strega Nona: an Old Tale…a story that gives “all you can eat” a whole new meaning!

Have fun together reading these free eBooks & trying online activities about pasta/noodles. Listed below are even MORE eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL library card.

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eBooks:

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NoodlemaniaBoy DumplingsThe Story of NoodlesMei Mei's Lucky Birthday NoodlesMonster Max's Shark Spaghetti

Books:

Spaghetti SmilesCora Cooks PancitGrow Your Own Garden Pasta SauceOodles of NoodlesNoodle MagicTony Baroni Loves MacaroniTyler Makes SpaghettiABC PastaWhat's In Your Macaroni and Cheese?Let's Cook with NoodlesOn Top of SpaghettiThe Ugly Dumpling

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Read Right Now! BUGS

My Big Book of BugsTo become excellent summer bug spotters, check out The Big Book of Bugs . Learn where to look to find beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, roly polies, ladybugs and more. Learn which ones to look for at night and which ones to look for under rocks. You can start finding out about bugs by reading these free eBooks & online activities. Listed below are more bug books – eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL Library card. To learn even MORE about bugs, join us at the Library this summer for our Beginning Gardening for Kids Workshop. Sometimes bugs are bad for your garden, but sometimes they are very, very good!

Beginning Gardening for Kids: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs: Children ages 6 – 12 are invited to plant seeds, talk about good bugs and bad bugs, and get a hands-on look at how to grow better plants. The activity will include using dirt, so children should come dressed to mess!

FREE Online eBooks:

BusiestBugsIKnowDoYouLikeBugsAll Kinds of LadybugsRoly Poly

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eBooks:

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Buggy BugThe Secret Lives of Backyard BugsTwinkle Twinkle Little BugSam and the FireflyLadybug Girl and the Bug SquadA Butterfly is PatientAce Lacewing Bug DetectiveCrinkleroot's Guide to Butterflies and MothsExplore My World ButterfliesLadybugsPocket Genius BugsSuper Bug Encyclopedia

eAudiobooks:

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Fancy Nancy Bonjour ButterflyPinkalicious and the Little ButterflyHi Fly GuyI Spy Fly GuySuper Fly GuyThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Printed Books:

Big BugBug CampBug in a VacuumBug on a BikeBugs Bees and Other Buzzy CreaturesDragonfly KitesFlyGood Night FireflyHandle with CareI Ate a Cicada TodayLucy LadybugOne Hundred Angry AntsPedro Goes BuggyBeeBug BearMama LookMy Encyclopedia of InsectsThere's a Bug in My Book

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Read Right Now! DUCKS

Farmer DuckToday is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. You might even find a place you can watch some ducks.  Indy with Kids has a great list of 8 Places to Find Ducks in Indy. The article talks about feeding them, but did you know the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and other conservation groups say that for the good of the ducks, we all need to stop hand feeding them? Bread is especially bad for them! Here are two really great article that explains why hand feeding is bad for ducks and geese:

That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them though. You can learn what food might be healthy for them. You can watch them and also take some pictures! While you are out, point out the ducks you see and hear. How does a duck look different than a goose? What colors are their feathers? What sounds do ducks and geese make? How many ducks can you count?

You can listen to the story Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell right now. Listed below are some more free online eBooks & activities about ducks as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.


Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
from Candlewick Press on Vimeo.

More FREE Online eBooks:

Jemima Duck

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Printables, Crafts & More about Ducks:


eBooks:

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Make Way for DucklingsUglyDucklingDuckFeelingDuckDuckGooseDuckGooseHugducksvroomDuckGooseOppositesDuck123DumbDucksDonaldCampingHeyDuckLuckyDuck

eAudiobooks:

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The Duckling Gets a CookieUglyDuckling2

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