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29Aug/140

Read Right Now! SHAPES

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Watch Skippyjon Jones Shape Up - Skippyjon has an overactive imagination. And he is pretty active himself. Here he shapes up with shapes: he runs in a circle, tap-dances on a square, orbits an oval. And then the great sword fighter shows his muscles.

StoryShapes Storyplace
Read The Story of Shapes - Guess the shape and say its name.

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ShapesMonkey BabyShapes BugShapes

Favorite Shape Books:

Circle Dogs Color Farm Cones, Cubes, Cylinders & Squares If You Were a Triangle
Mouse Shapes Perfect Square Round Is a Tortilla Round Is a Mooncake
Shape By Shape The Shape of Me and Other Stuff Shape Song Shapes in Art
Shapes That Roll So Many Circles So Many Squares Which Is Round Which Is Bigger The Wing on a Flea
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25Aug/140

Read Right Now! RHYMING

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), rhyming and poetry are important ways parents can promote early brain development and boost vocabulary in their young children. Many books written for babies and toddlers use similar sounds and speech patterns that help them learn new words. But rhymes are also learned directly from parents and caregivers, and then passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation.

The AAP recommends that parents share rhymes with their children—either by reciting memorized nursery rhymes or reading books in rhyme—and work in some fun and snuggling, too. By playing simple games, like clapping to the rhythm in a poem or rhyming words to the names of everyday objects, parents can encourage creative thinking in their children and create wonderful memories that can be passed down to future generations.

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Red Truck WeGiveBooksSmall Read Red TruckCan Red Truck make it up the hill? Red Truck can! Red Truck will! ZOOOM!Truck fans of all ages, but especially the littlest ones, will love cheering on the hardworking red tow truck that stars in this high energy picture book. Mighty Red Truck splashes and zooms through mud and rain to rescue a stalled school bus on the side of the road, and becomes the hero of a rainy day. Eye-popping quirky illustrations and the fast-paced rhyming text will make this truck story a fast favorite.

LlamaRed WeGiveBooksSmall Read Llama Llama Red Pajama - In this rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama starts worrying when Mama goes downstairs after tucking him into bed. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right.

RhymeTimeApp AppleLogoThumb Free App Rhyme Time -  In this application, children will be presented with a variety of different rhyming activities and games. The best way to play this game with a child is to sit down with them and have them explain to you the reason / thinking of why two items should go together. This way, the game can act as a wonderful interactive tool to develop both language and critical thinking skills.

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RhymeTime BeMine ItsyBitsy OtherGoose
SwallowedChick
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24Aug/140

Read Right Now! OPPOSITES

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Watch Opposites Bunny -  Video segments from Between the Lions. An animated superhero bunny saves the day through the use of opposites.

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Read Skippyjon Jones Up and Down - Little ones will learn all the ins and outs with Skippyjon Jones. He goes up and down, back and forth, and over and under. At the end of the day, he's ready to begin again. Opposites have never been so loco!

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InsideOutside GeorgeOpposites ElmerOpposites OldHatNewHat

Books:

ExactlyOpposite IsItBig Contrarios UpDuck
MaisyBig MaisyGrande GoodNews HockeyOpposites
opuestos HeavyLight SmoothRough HighLow
BackFront OctopusOpposites BigDog RalphOpposites
BigLittle OpositesPark
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22Aug/140

Read Right Now! COLORS

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

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Watch Pinkalicious - A little girl who is obsessed with the color pink eats so many pink cupcakes that she herself turns pink. Try these activities at home:

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Watch Baby Colors - Perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition, Baby: Colors! contains a rainbow of objects, from green balloons to purple butterflies.Check out these activities to go along with the book:


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Watch Colors - In Colors, every bright, bold page introduces little ones to a different color of the rainbow, with rhyming text to read aloud. Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown, pink, black, and white are featured separately throughout the book and then shown together in a group.

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Watch Skippyjon Jones Color Crazy - Everyone's favorite kitty boy is ready to color -- Skippy style! Skippy's sky will be pink. His sun will be blue. As Skippyjon learns his colors and plays with crayons, he invites the very youngest fans to join in the fun.

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Free App Lazoo Let's Color - Color a page, click the GO button, and watch your drawings start to move! Rain, snow, a car. Even scribbles dance and move.

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ColorOwn CapsSale RedEyes AnimalColors
RedFarm ColorsPonnay ColorsDucks ColorsRobertson
DearDragonColors HermieColors RedViolet

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BrownBear CapsSale PlantingRainbow

Favorite Color Books:

ColColor ColLosColores ColExploring Colors ColSmileyColors
ColWorldColors ColZoo ColSpicyHot ColCrayonsQuit
ColMonsters ColVida ColFarm ColBrownBear
ColIsItRed ColPlantingRainbow ColFreightTrain ColCityColors
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21Aug/140

Read Right Now! BULLIES

Nobody should be mean. That's an important skill to pass on to small children. Even very young children can learn to be kind. Important teachable moments happen every day. The books listed below can also help children learn how to be kind to their friends and not be a bully.

Nobody should be mean to others.

Think before you say or do something that could hurt someone.
If you feel like being mean to someone, stop yourself and find something else to do. A teacher, parent or other adult can help you find ways to be nicer to others.
Remember that everyone is different. Not better or worse. Just different.
If you think you hurt someone, apologize. Everyone feels better.

Read Right Now!

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Read Bad Apple - When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other's sentences. But apples aren't supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called "rotten" and "bad apple." At first, Mac doesn't know what to do--it's never easy standing up to bullies--but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he'd rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without.

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BerenstainBully Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully Two Tough Crocs Roscoe Rules Never Swipe Bully's Bear

Books:

Hairy McClary form Donaldson's Dairy One Bad Astrid Ben Rides On
Bluebird Bootsie Barker Bites Stella's Starliner Pinky and Rex and the Bully
Bully Elmer and the Big Bird Justin and the Bully Lion vs. Rabbit
The Little Billy Llama Llama and the Bully Goat Scary Mary Thomas the Toadally Terrible Bully
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17Aug/140

Read Right Now! SHARING

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Read Cleo's Fair Share - When Mrs. Diller gives Cleo a toy for being a good dog, she doesn't WANT to share - even with T-Bone and Clifford!

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Read The Mino-o-Saur - A group of dinosaurs is happily playing in the school yard when . . . oh no! Here comes the Mine-o-saur! He snatches all the toys. He grabs all the snacks at snack time. He hoards the blocks during recess. And all the while he yells, "MINE, MINE, MINE!" But soon enough, no one wants to play with him. What will it take for the Mine-o-saur to realize that what he really wants are friends? And then, will the other dinosaurs ever welcome him back? Dinosaurs are always a popular subject with young readers, and with its subtle lesson of sharing, The Mine-O-Saur is also a delicious twist on a classroom comedy. No library card required. Just set up a username and password and start to read.

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All For Me and None For All The Bear Who Shared Bears on Chairs Clark the Shark Dares to Share
The Doorbell Rang Elmer and the Hippos Gossie I'll Never Share You Blackboard Bear
Katy and the Puppy Next Door LlamaShare Mine! My Friend Fred
Pardon Me! The Peanut Peanut and Fifi Have a Ball Pete's Big Lunch
Share Should I Share My Ice Cream

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SharingYou Learn to Share
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1Aug/140

Read Right Now! STARTING SCHOOL

Read Right Now!

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Read Emily Elizabeth Goes to School - In the “Emily Elizabeth Goes to School” Clifford Interactive Storybook (K–2), early readers follow Emily Elizabeth during her “big day” at school.

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Read You Can't Go To School Naked - Kids will giggle and squirm at the silly scenarios this little guy imagines and cheer his unique solution. No library card required. Just set up a username and password and start to read.

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Alice Miranda at School Back to School Rules The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle The Berenstain Bears Go to School
The Berenstain Bears Trouble at School Boomer Goes to School Curious George First Day of School
Dancing Dinos Go to School
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A Day at School Edward Almost Goes to School First Day Jitters First Year Letters
Franklin Goes to School Kindergarten Countdown Late for School Max Goes to School
Ollie's School Day Rufus and Friends School Day Sammy Spider First Day of School School Day Math
Snuffy Goes to School We Love Our School

Downloadable Audiobooks:

Amelia Bedelia First Day of School Pinkalicious School Rules Biscuit Goes to School Mittens at School
Morris Goes to School

Books:

Streg Nona: Her Story The Legend of the Blue Bonnet For the Duration Favorite Legends
Streg Nona: Her Story The Legend of the Blue Bonnet For the Duration Favorite Legends
Streg Nona: Her Story The Legend of the Blue Bonnet For the Duration Favorite Legends
The Legend of the Blue Bonnet For the Duration Favorite Legends

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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22Jul/140

Read For Summer Free Online Reading Program – Art

ReadSummerArt

 

Read for My Summer Week 7Check out their featured books this week about colors, painters, and illustrators!

0 to 3

Perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition, Baby: Colors! contains a rainbow of objects, from green balloons to purple butterflies. After reading, head over to our program page to go on a rainbow toy hunt or create heart ball art!

4 to 7

In the summer of 1871, a young painter named Thomas Moran joined a team of scientists heading for the untamed land called "the Yellowstone." Tom had never ridden a horse or slept under the stars before, but the paintings he created on his journey from city boy to seasoned explorer would lead to the founding of America's first national park. Follow his journey in this week's 4 to 7 age group pick, Yellowstone Moran, then visit the Read for My Summer page for a Yellowstone scavenger hunt and an outdoor art show activity from ReadWriteThink!

8 to 10

Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books such as his classic The Cat in the Hat. Who Was Dr. Seuss? brings an amazingly gifted author-illustrator to life. When you finish the book head over to our program page for a ReadWriteThink activity and Dr. Seuss games.

 

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16Jul/140

Free Online Stories Read Aloud – No Library Card Required!


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9Jul/140

Read for My Summer Free Online Reading Program – Horses

WeGiveBooksHorses

Read for My Summer is We Give Books’ free online summer reading program!

Horses are remarkable creatures. Learn all about them this week during the midpoint of Read for My Summer!

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