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Read Right Now! HELPING The Little Red Hen, Baby Max Cleans Up, Farmer Duck & More


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.

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The Little Red Hen's friends are lazy and don't want to do any work to make the cake they want to eat...kind of like children sometimes! Books are a great way to help children understand what it means to help out and be a part of a team that gets things done. Sometimes, the thing that needs done is keeping the toys picked up and the house clean. Sometimes, the thing is setting the table so the family can eat. Sometimes the thing is simply saying thank you.

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Watch The Little Red Hen or Read Along with PBS Kids Between the Lions - The Little Red Hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it. Try these activities at home:

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Watch Farmer Duck - A kind and hardworking duck suffers at the hands of a lazy farmer. When he nearly collapses from overwork, the rest of the animals come to his aid. Try these activities at home:

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Read Baby Max Cleans Up - Baby Max and Ruby put away the toys! Blocks in the block box. Trucks in the bin. Baby Max and Ruby are picking up their toys.Try these activities at home:

Read Pooh Helps - Winnie the Pooh doesn't have a thing to do. It's a nothing kind of day for the round little bear, until he decides to do a little something to help each of his friends. It isn't long before Pooh finds himself lending a helping paw with cleaning, dusting, putting away, and gardening. At the end of his busy day, Pooh discovers that a little helping goes a long way toward turning a nothing day into something special! Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks. Try these activities at home:


Read Dumbo Happy to Help - Dumbo helps his circus friends solve their problems. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

Read Caillou Tidies His Toys - Caillou is a thoughtful little boy whose active imagination leads him on one interesting adventure after another. In Caillou Tidies His Toys, though, there doesn't seem to be much time for adventuring; Caillou has left his toys lying all over the house, and he's not allowed to eat his chocolate pudding until he's tidied them all up! ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Read Little Oink - Little Oink -- From the creators of Little Pea and Little Hoot comes this tidy tale of a decidedly different pig. Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean, clean, clean, that's all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won't have it! They say in order to be a proper pig, he has to learn to make a proper mess. "Don't come out until your room is a pigsty," says Papa Pig. "I won't have any child of mine going out looking so neat and clean. It's just not acceptable," says Mama Pig. Readers who hate to clean up will love this humorous twist on a universal dilemma.
ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

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.

Downloadable eBooks:

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BearsMessy LittleOink CleanRoom BeeBimBop
DinoDont BearThank HippoSays MouseSorry

Downloadable Audiobooks:

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