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22Jul/140

Read For Summer Free Online Reading Program – Art

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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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Blueberries BraveIrene BugtownBoogie Charlie
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Kissing Hand Knots  LadybugBeach LibraryLion
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 BigDay  RedHen  MakeWay  Cat
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 Millions  Mitten OldSchoolBus  Rotten
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Followed Nana Noah Officer
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Olivia Owen OwlBabies Paperboy
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RainbowFish Rapunzel Romeow Roller
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Suzy SmashCrash SomeDo Sophie
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SoupOpera SplishSplash Stellaluna StoneSoup
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AStory Strega Sylvester Hatch
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House Tickle Time Drum
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TheTooth Hungry Village GirlDreamed
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9Jul/140

Read for My Summer Free Online Reading Program – Horses

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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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1Jul/140

Read for My Summer Free Online Reading – Sports

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

Each week We Give Books will highlight a special book for you and your child to read online, along with fun activities and reading tips to make them come to life, including custom activities from ReadWriteThink.org.

Read for My Summer Week #4

0 to 3

Baby Max: Sandbox. During playtime, Max and his sister Ruby mix delectable treats out of bubbles, berries, birdseed, and sand. When you are finished reading, visit the Read for My Summer page for some fun Max and Ruby games and activities!

4 to 7

The Soccer Fence, Meet Hector, who loved playing soccer in Johannesburg. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible.  This poignant story of friendship artfully depicts a brief but critical moment in South Africa’s history and the unique role that sports can play in bringing people together. After reading, head over to our program page to tell sports stories with an activity from ReadWriteThink and color the South African flag.

8 to 10

Skate! Follow the progress of a beginning skateboarder as he advances from basic moves to more exciting tricks and jumps. After you read, try your hand at moving sports poetry with an activity from ReadWriteThink and make a mini-skateboard.

Stay tuned for more summer reading next week!

 

 

 

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7May/140

NEW! Tumblebooks eBooks for Kids

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Play and learn to read with free library eBooks, games & more. Go to www.indypl.org/downloadables to use your library card to get these free eBooks for Young readers anywhere and anytime.

Sample Tumblebooks:

TheDot EnemyPie GameDay LittlePea
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6May/140

Read Right Now! Mother’s Day

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids


Read Right Now!

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Read Free App: Me & My Mom - 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?

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Read Spot Loves His Mommy - Spot loves spending time with his mom. Whether playing hide-and-seek, baking a cake, or reading his favorite story, Spot and Mommy have lots of fun together. This touching and heartwarming book is great for sharing--at Mother's Day and all year long.

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Read Mommy Loves Me - Mommy kisses, and Mommy hugs. But what else does she do? This charming book, featuring heartwarming illustrations of baby animals spending time with their mommies, will make moms want to cuddle up and read with their young ones.

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Read Mommy Loves Me - Soft, warm, safe, strong - in our early years, Mommy is the center of our world. Celebrate the special bond between mom and child with this lovingly illustrated book.

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Read My Mother Is So Smart - Through the heartfelt words of a little boy awed by all the things his mom can do, this glowing celebration of mothers has a universal appeal that will make young readers everywhere want to share it with their own moms.

Mother's Day Books:

I Love ewe: An Ode to Animal Moms Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do…Because She Loves Me What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day Hero Mom
I Want My Mom! Where’s My Mommy? We Love Our Mom! Take Your Mama to Work Today
There’s No One I Love Like You I Love You Mama and Me Max and Zoe Celebrate Mother’s Day
Gus Makes a Gift The Night Before Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Surprise Hello, Mommy ZooBorns

Book recommendations by: Janet Spaulding, Selections Services

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6Apr/140

Read Right Now! BIRDS Take a Closer Look: Birds & When the Sun Comes Up

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

Read Right Now!

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Read Take a Closer Look: Birds - Fly with amazing birds over deserts, seas, woodlands, and lush rainforests. From pink flamingos to chattering parrots and racing roadrunners, there are lots of feathered friends to meet. Try these activities at home:


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Read Tinga Tinga Tales: When the Sun Comes Up The start of each new day in Tinga Tinga Tales is very busy -- Hen welcomes her chicks, Elephant wakes up tortoise, and Tickbird makes sure Hippo is clean. And you can't miss the Tinga birds singing their loud dawn chorus!

Favorite Bird Books:

BirdsHenkes BirdsHome BirdsLunch BirdsRobin
BirdsGeorge

eBooks:

BirdsLowly
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2Apr/140

Read Right Now! BULLIES

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

Try these websites and activities at home:


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.

eBooks:

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.

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

Books:

Bad Astrid Ben Rides On 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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25Mar/140

Read Right Now! BEARS Corduroy & Bear in the Air

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.


Read Right Now!

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Watch Corduroy - A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all. Try these activities at home:


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Watch Corduroy Lost and Found - Corduroy slips out very early one morning to get a birthday present for Lisa, but is soon lost. Will Lisa and her beloved bear be reunited?

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Watch Good Luck Bear - Bear and Mouse are looking for luck. Four-leaf clover luck. Will they find it? Monkey says there's no such thing. Turtle thinks it'll take too long. And Groundhog wonders if they'll be unlucky if they can't find one!

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Read Bear in the Air - Winnie the Pooh wants his honey and needs your help to get it. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

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Read Brother Bear - Kenai transformed from a boy into a bear, but he didn't want to be a bear. With the help of a little bear cub named Koda, Kenai learns to love who he is. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Favorite Bear Books:

Hugless Douglas Old Bear and His Cub Old Bear Bear Snores On
Where's My Teddy

eBooks:

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21Mar/140

Read Right Now! ZOO Hello Baby Panda

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

Read Right Now:

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Read Hello Baby Panda - Most pandas live in China, but young readers will visit a baby panda born right here in the United States with this audio article with photographs. Try these activities at home:

Favorite Zoo Books:

ZooAh ZooFeeds ZooGoodnight ZooShout
ZooWild

Zoo Downloadable eBooks:

ZooVisits
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