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Read Right Now! CHRISTMAS

Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisionsof the American Library Association. Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a registered trademark and is used with permission. Early literacy begins at home with the adults in a child's life.

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!

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Listen to Dateline's Keith Morrison Reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.

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Listen to Al Gore read Brave Irene 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.

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Read Bunbun's Christmas Counting Book Bunbun is getting ready for his favorite time of the year, Christmas. Little ones can count along with one of their favorite characters, Bunbun, as he prepares all the decorations for Christmas.

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Read A Christmas Journey - Two mice who have left home in search of food witness the birth of Christ.

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Read The Christmas Tree Ship - Every year Elsie, Pearl, and Hazel help their father gather Christmas trees to take to the big city on his ship. When the ship does not return one year, the girls and their mother know what they must do.

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Listen to Ho Ho Ho Tucker - Oh, no! Tucker loves Christmas, with all the trimmings — making a snowman for Santa, marking just the right tree, getting into all the boxes of decorations — but somehow he manages to burn his nose while baking cookies on Christmas Eve. When you-know-who spies that bright red nose through the window, however, Tucker makes a very special friend and takes the sleigh ride of a lifetime. Now the tuckered-out terrier is already dreaming of next year!

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Read Jingle All the Way Free Kindle Download: Jingle All the Way is the tale of a lovable, obedient pup who wants nothing more than a place to call home for the holidays.

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Read Maisy Makes Gingerbread - Maisy the mouse makes gingerbread cookies and shares them with her friends Charley and Tallulah.

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Listen to The Night Before Christmas Curl up next to the fire with your family and enjoy this classic holiday story, 'The Night Before Christmas', read aloud by LeVar Burton. Share this story about St. Nick with new and old readers while you ring in the holiday cheer!

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Listen to The Night Before Christmas - Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

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Read Schnitzel's First Christmas - In this holiday frolic with a touching surprise ending, a rambunctious puppy laments that "no one has any time for me" as Christmas approaches; Santa does, however, as he provides the perfect present.

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Read Sesame Street Celebrate - English and Español.

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Read Waldo's Christmas Surprise - When Waldo's friend Emily writes a letter to Santa Claus everyone gets a surprise!

More FREE Online Reading:

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IndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Christmas Crafts

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Listen to all of Raffi's Christmas Albumon his YouTube Channel!

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IndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Holiday Music

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The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking about letters:

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