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Read Right Now! Curious George

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


Curious George eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Curious GeorgeCurious George Rides a BikeCurious George Flies a KiteCurious George Gets a MedalCurious George Goes to the HospitalCurious George Learns the AlphabetCurious George Takes a JobThe Complete Adventures of Curious George

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Printables, Crafts & More about Curious George:

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Read Right Now! CONSTRUCTION

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Construction:

Time to Build a New LibraryTonka Chuck and FriendsToolsI Like Work Trucks

Construction eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Building Our HouseGoodnight Goodnight Construction SiteThis is the House that Jack BuiltC Is For ConstructionCurious George Builds a HomeOne Big BuildingPete the Cat Construction DestructionWhere Do Diggers Sleep at Night

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Printables, Crafts & More about Construction:

Bob the Builder Connect the DotsCement Mixer TracerT is for Truck Tracer

Building a Library:

ConstructionA Library StoryMighty Mike Builds a Library

Building:

Alphabet Under ConstructionBuilding a HouseBuilding Our HouseBuilt to LastDemolitionDesign a SkyscraperThe House That Max BuiltHow Did They Build That House?

Construction Equipment:

Bulldozer's Big DayDiggersGoodnight Digger Goodnight Goodnight Construction SiteI Am a BackhoeThe Little Dump TruckMachines at WorkMachines at a Construction SiteMike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelTools We Use BuildersYou Can Draw Construction Vehicles

Construction Workers:

Amelia Bedelia Under ConstructionBuild Dogs BuildBuilder GooseBuilding With DadConstruction WorkersConstruction Workers HelpJackhammer SamThe Night WorkersPop's BridgeSky BoyzSky Walkers

Read Right Now! STARTING SCHOOL

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Starting School:

School ToolsSchool HelpersWhat Good Is a LineEmilySchoolAreYouReadyForSchool

eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card about Starting School:

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Alice Miranda at SchoolBack to School RulesThe Berenstain Bears and the Homework HassleThe Berenstain Bears Go to SchoolThe Berenstain Bears Trouble at SchoolBoomer Goes to SchoolCurious George First Day of SchoolDancing Dinos Go to SchoolA Day at SchoolEdward Almost Goes to SchoolFirst Day JittersFirst Year LettersFranklin Goes to SchoolKindergarten CountdownLate for SchoolMax Goes to SchoolOllie's School DayRufus and Friends School DaySammy Spider First Day of SchoolSchool Day MathSnuffy Goes to SchoolWe Love Our SchoolAmelia Bedelia First Day of SchoolPinkalicious School RulesBiscuit Goes to SchoolMittens at SchoolMorris Goes to School
Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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Read Right Now! Father’s Day

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Dads:

Blue Ribbon Dad Shopping With Dad My Father Runs an Excavator When Will Daddy Come Home Golf BUddies

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Printables, Crafts & More for Father’s Day:

Fathers Day TrophyFathers Day Trophy with WordsDad Out of This WorldDaddy Bear


Father’s Day Books to Check out with your Library Card:

If my Dad were an animal Me and My Dad I Want my Daddy Big Enough to Help How to Surprise a Dad Tad and Dad Just Like Daddy Franklin’s Day with Dad A Special Day with Dad Always Daddy’s Princess Because I’m Your Dad Big Brave Daddy Daddies Do It Different Giddy-Up Daddy! Hug a Bull: An Ode to Animal Dads I Love My Daddy My Dad! My Dad is Big and Strong, but -- My Dad Thinks He is Funny Saturday is Dadurday Saturday With Daddy When a Dad Says “I Love You” When Dads Don’t Grow Up Grandpa’s Tractor How to Babysit a Grandpa My grandpa

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! Mighty Girl Stories

Catching the Moon StorylineLogo Watch Catching the Moon – A picture book biography highlighting a pivotal event in the childhood of African American baseball player Marcenia “Toni Stone” Lyle Alberga, the woman who broke baseball’s gender barrier by becoming the first female roster member of a professional Negro League team. Read by Kevin Costner & Jillian Estell. Printable Activity Guide

Amazing Grace150 Dallas Schools Television Logo Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

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Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker’s daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn’t feeling so well and can’t possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she’s made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that’s brewing– quite an errand for a little girl.But where there’s a will, there’s a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows. She must defy the wiles of the wicked wind, her most formidable opponent, and overcome many obstacles before she completes her mission. Surely, this winning heroine will inspire every child to cheer her on.

Saddle Up150 UniteForLiteracy75 Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.Read Right Now! eBook Saddle Up

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Read Right Now! CAMP

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Camp:

ArthurCamp

Camp eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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BearsShootBearsCampScaryCampoutSpreeMageeDragonCampingDonaldCampingCampSpongebobTackyCampSheepHikeGeorgeCampingTinyCampingPJCampsFredTedCampingCamping GreenArthurCampout

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Read Right Now! MOTHER’S DAY

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Mother’s Day:

Helping My MomHappy Mothers Day Dear Dragon

Mother’s Day eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Are You My MotherCrafts for Mothers Day and Fathers DayHappy Mothers DayI Love You SoMommy MommyPinkalicious Mothers Day SurpriseTe AmoThe Night Before Mothers Day

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Printables, Crafts & More about Mother’s Day:

#1 MomMothers Day Connect the DotsMothers Day MazeMothers Day Writing Paper

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Favorite Mother’s Day Books:

I Love ewe: An Ode to Animal MomsOh, the Things My Mom Will Do…Because She Loves MeWhat Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s DayHero MomI Want My Mom!Where’s My Mommy?We Love Our Mom!Take Your Mama to Work TodayThere’s No One I Love Like YouI Love YouMama and MeMax and Zoe Celebrate Mother’s DayGus Makes a GiftThe Night Before Mother’s DayMother’s Day SurpriseHello, Mommy ZooBorns

Hoopla Read Along eBooks for Kids

You can borrow Read Along eBooks from the Library with your indyPL Library card.hoopla_logo_100 wide The vendor is Hoopla. To help you get started, listed below are several items you can borrow for kids. Click on a book jacket to borrow it with your library card.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • These work great on many devices, including the iPad.
  • You can checkout a total of 10 items each month from hoopla.  Your limit resets on the first of the month.
  • Book/movies are checked out for 72 hours. They are automatically returned, you don’t have to remember to do it. No fines, ever!
  • If you borrow a book and it is returned after 72 hours, it counts as one of your checkouts. It is NOT that you can have 10 items checked out at a time…it is that you can only checkout 10 total items each month.
  • You can stream or download your selection. Remember that if you choose to download to your device, PLEASE make sure that you are on WiFi. Downloads will incur data charges and book/movies are a larger format.

Directions for Using Hoopla (You need to know your Library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN?.)

Below is a list of all of the Hoopla books that have text as the story is read. There are also a lot of picture books in Hoopla that are read aloud without the text appearing on the screen. These are fun too!

Here is a list: Picture Books in Hoopla


Read Along Stories:

Doug Unplugged Page Sample

In Hoopla, Read Along Stories play like a movie. They look like the sample to the left from Doug Unplugged. The words to the story appear on the screen as it is being read. As each word is pronounced, it is highlighted in red. Read Along Stories are great reading practice!

The Baby TreeBailey at the MuseumBig Bad BubbleBilly Goat at the State FairThe Book That I LoveThe Boy Who Cried BigfootBuilding Our HouseChicken LittleChristmas TreasuresCinco de Mouse OClick Clack BooDoug UnpluggedDragons Love TacosEddaGo to Sleep GroundhogGoing PlacesGoldy Luck and the Three BearsHansel and GretalI Love My Hair I Love to SingI'm a Big GirlIs There a Monster In My ClosetIt's Only StanleyJack and the BeanstalkLawn to LawnMaking a FriendMilo's Hat TrickMogieMoondayMr WufflesThe MuseumNino Wrestles the WorldNothingOn a Beam of LightOne is a Feast for a MouseThe Paper Bag PrincessPuss in BootsRain Rain Go Away Winkin Blnken and Nod One Two Buckle My ShoeRifka Takes a BowThe Smallest Gift of ChristmasThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeStar BrightThe Story of Fish and SnailTerrificThere Was an Old WomanThose Darn SquirrelsThose Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next DoorThose Darn Squirrels Fly SouthThump Quack MooTwinkle Twinkle Little StarWashdayThe Ugly DucklingWheels on the BusWhere Oh Where Has My Little Dog GoneThe Whispering TownWizard of OzYesterday I Found an A and the Color CaperYou and MeZoe Gets ReadyZoe's JungleZoe's Room

Read Along Non-Fiction:

Anna and SolomonBehold the Beautiful Dung BeetleBen Franklin's Big SplashBenno and the NightBenny Goodman and Teddy WilsonBrave GirlThe Cart That Carried MartinA Dance Like StarlightDaredevilThe Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques CousteauGoldie Takes a StandHalloween IsLooking at LincolnThe Man with the ViolinMumbet's Declaration of IndependenceThe Rocket's Red GlareSeparate is Not EqualThomas JeffersonThe WatcherUnder the Freedom TreeViva Frida

Read Right Now! WINTER & SNOW

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Snow:

Friendly Frosty MonstersThe MittenIsItColdOutsideA Blanket of SnowIts WinterBrave Irene

Snow eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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SnowThomasSnowTobySnowWillowSnowSkateSnowChillSnowFrosty2SnowFallSnowBertySnowBiggestSnowSnowDaySnowZachSnowBlowSnowMarley

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Printables, Crafts & More about Snow:

Winter FrostyWinter Ice SkateWinter Color HatsWinter Let It Snow

Favorite Winter & Snow Stories:

Oliver and Amanda and the Big SnowSnowThe Jacket I Wear in the SnowLemonade in WinterCliffords First Snow DaySnowFrostySnowflake BentleyKaty and the Big SnowSnowLadybugThe Snowy DayFroggy Gets Dressed

Winter & Snow Non-Fiction:

SnowCreatingSnowKnowSnowWeKnowSnowFortsBuild Your Own Fort IglooThe Kids Winter Fun Book

Read Right Now! A Wind in the Willows Christmas

  • A Wind in the Willows Christmas StorynoryListen and follow along to A Wind in the Willows Christmas – (Chapter 5). Mole feels an animal urge to return to his home. He invites Ratty back for Christmas and they are entertained by some field mice who sing a Christmas Carol. Geoffrey Newland reads this chapter for Storynory. Sit back and enjoy.

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users – Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive – from 2.99 to 7.99.