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Read Right Now! SHARING

The Bear Who SharedIn The Bear Who Shared, Norris the bear has been waiting for the last ripe fruit to fall from the tree. When it does he decides to share it with his two new friends. Norris is patient and kind and makes two new friends as a result. The stories listed below are a great way to start talking about sharing. Sharing is a skill even the smallest children can learn. They know how great it is when someone shares with THEM. They can also learn how great it feels to share what they have with someone else by donating to the Gleaners Food DriveGleaners Food Bank right here in Indianapolis. Donate non-perishable food items at any Library branch and earn 20 points for the Read It and Eat Summer Reading Program. (Limit 20 points per point card.)

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CleoShareViolet Divides

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SharingYouLearn to Share

Print Books:

All For Me and None For AllThe Bear Who SharedClark the Shark Dares to ShareElmer and the HipposGossiePete's Big LunchShould I Share My Ice CreamShareMy Friend FredPardon Me!The PeanutKaty and the Puppy Next DoorLlamaShareMine!Bears on ChairsThe Doorbell RangI'll Never Share You Blackboard BearPeanut and Fifi Have a Ball

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Read Right Now! Little Cooks in the Kitchen

When the little red hen wanted to bake bread, no one wanted to help her. Not so with children! Kids love to help in the kitchen, especially when it is time to lick the spoon! In Carla’s Sandwich, Carla loves to make her own lunch, even if her recipes sound weird to everyone else. (Potato chips on a sandwich? Yes, please!) When her friend at school forgets his lunch, Carla comes to his rescue, showing him that sometimes, you just have to trust the cook and try something new! You can watch Carl’s story with your little cook right now, read to you by Allison Janney. More stories follow about kids in the kitchen, cafeteria, restaurant, or bakery.

A kitchen is a great place to welcome “I want to help!” Join us at the Library this summer for our Easy Cooking Class for Kids!

Farmer’s Pantry – Easy Cooking Class for Kids: Children ages 6 – 11 are invited to join the Marion County Health Department for a hands-on look at cooking and tasting everyday food items such as corn and green beans.

You can start reading about kids in the kitchen with these free eBooks & online activities. Listed below are even MORE books – eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL Library card.

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Wash Your HandsStir Sift SliceChef's SurpriseMaisy Makes Lemonade

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The Little Red HenThe Great Dragon Bake OffFroggy Bakes a CakeTony's BreadBaker Baker Cookie MakerA Cake to BakeThe Doughnut Chef

Books:

So You Want to Be a ChefBake Mice BakeHappy Harry's CafeWalter the BakerA Chef's JobA Chef's ToolsAmelia Bedelia's First Apple PieChefs and What They DoEasy as PieElla Takes the CakeFood TrucksIf an Armadillo Went to a RestaurantMeet My Neighbor the ChefMonster ChefsMr. Cookie BakerOlivia Cooks Up a SurpriseSamson the Piranha Who Went to DinnerThe Boy Who Wanted to CookThe Little Bitty BakeryThis Bunny Can BakeTools We Use ChefsTyler Makes SpaghettiStanley's Diner

Get Growing! Garden to Table for Kids

Grow Your Own Sandwich shows you how to plant and care for tomatoes so you can make a delicious cheese and tomato sandwich. Making a connection between gardening and food is an important skill for small children. Where does food come from BEFORE it is in the grocery store? Below are several books and activities that will help you start a conversation around the dinner table about food. We can help you get started learning about where food comes from by reading these free eBooks & online activities about gardens and food. Listed below are even MORE books – eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL Library card.

Join us at the Library this summer for our Easy Cooking Class for Kids! Garden Buddy Art Class: Use found objects to create their own yard or garden buddy.

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What Colors Do You Eat?Where Do They Grow?Fresh From the Farm

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Curious George from Farm to TableApple Trees to Cider PleaseA Green Green GardenLola Plants a GardenPooh's Secret GardenRainbow Stew

Books:

Farmer Will AllenGrow Your Own LettuceGrow Your Own PotatoesGrow Your Own TomatoesGrow Your Own SoupHow Did This Get In My Lunchbox?So You Want to Grow a PizzaSo You Want to Grow a SaladSo You Want to Grow a TacoWhere Does My Garden Grow?Community Soup

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.

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My Robot's Name Is Tracertracing alphabet


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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!

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Maisy Makes GingerbreadThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread BabyViolet Counts Cookies

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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