Category Archives: Downloadables

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!

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! Fruit

Blueberries for SalBlueberries for Sal is the classic story of a little girl who knows where her food comes from; blueberries to pick from the bushes that grow on the hill. Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! That’s the sound the berries make as Sal drops the berries in her pail. Somebody else is also out on the hill picking blueberries with HIS mother. That somebody has fur and four legs. Can your child guess what kind of animal would be out picking and eating blueberries?

Listed below are even more books, activities and printables to help learn about fruit; how fruits grow, what fruits taste like and how fruit gets from farms and gardens to you.

 

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eBooks:

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Pete the Cat and the Bad BananaApplesMango TreesMore BlueberriesBlackberry BanquetThe Watermelon SeedFruits in SuitsAppleA Mango in the Hand

eAudio:

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Apples GaloreAmelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie

Print Books:

Apple Picking DayMr. Putter and Tabby Pick the PearsAll for a DimeBring Me Some Apples I'll Make You a PieGiant Peach YodelGrow Your Own StrawberriesPeach HeavenThe Fox and the GrapesSeed by SeedGrow Your Own SmoothieTurning Apples into ApplesauceRaspberriesCranberryFruitsSo You Want to Grow a PieWhat's a Banana?Juliana's BananasLet's Cook with ApplesGo Go GrapesPeter Spit a Seed at Sue

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Pick Me! Pick Me! Visiting a Farmer’s Market

A great outing for a summer day is a trip to the local farmer’s market. At the market, kids can see what food looks like closer to its origins, not shrink wrapped or already cut into bite-size pieces. At the Farmers’ Market with Kids is full of ideas for enjoying the fresh food you bring home. Each fruit or vegetable has a handy listing for:

  • Choosing (Like how to tell when a watermelon is ripe!)
  • Storing
  • Recipes for making something delicious

Listed below are even more online activities, eBooks and printed books about farmer’s markets you can check out with your indyPL library card.


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eBooks:

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All for a DimeMax Goes to the Farmer's Market

Books:

Fresh DeliciousOn the Farm at the MarketTo Market To MarketTractor Mac Farmer's MarketClark the Shark Lost and FoundMr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and VegetablesFarmer's Market MeasurementsFresh Picked PoetryGo Little Green Truck

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.

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Jemima Duck

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eBooks:

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Make Way for DucklingsUglyDucklingDuckFeelingDuckDuckGooseDuckGooseHugducksvroomDuckGooseOppositesDuck123DumbDucksDonaldCampingHeyDuckLuckyDuck

eAudiobooks:

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The Duckling Gets a CookieUglyDuckling2

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Read Right Now! BIRDS

Today is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. Or, did you know you can take a walk and read a story as you go, right here in Indianapolis? Visit the Story Walk in the Ruckle Street Pocket Park. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Stories are rotated on a monthly basis. While you are out, point out the birds you see and hear. Can you see a cardinal? What color is it? Can you hear a robin? How many different bird songs can you count?

Listed below are some free online eBooks & activities as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.

FREE Online eBooks:

BeautifulBirdsTheBirdsIllSeeRed RobinA Nest for African PenguinsThe Migrating Whooping Crane

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Printables, Crafts & More:


eBooks:

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Bear and BirdDuck and GooseJust Plain FancyNoisy Bird Sing AlongThe Best NestThe Little DuckBirdsLowly

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