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575 eBooks & Video Read Alouds for Kids with an iPad

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NOTE: Books with a * are available in Spanish

    1. Albert and Little Henry read by Jez Alborough (video)
    2. A Apple Pie by Kate Greenaway (eBook)
    3. *The Assemply Plant (eBook)
    4. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon (Video)
    5. *The Beach (eBook)
    6. *A Blanket of Snow (eBook)
    7. A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea by Jessica Law (Video)
    8. *A Hot Summer Day (eBook)
    9. A New Home a New Friend (eBook)
    10. A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. read by leVar Burton (video)
    11. Abiyoyo read by Pete Seeger (video)
    12. *Air Dogs (eBook)
    13. Albert and Little Henry (eBook)
    14. Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day read by Judith Viorst (video)
    15. All About Me (eBook)
    16. The Story of Hanukkah (video)
    17. The Three Little Pigs (video)
    18. The Tortoise and the Hare (video)
    19. The North Wind and the Sun (video)
    20. The Boy Who Cried Wolf (video)
    21. Cinderella (video)
    22. The Gingerbread Man (video)
    23. Christmas Elf (video)
    24. A Christmas Carol (video)
    25. Little Jack Horner (video)
    26. Jack and the Beanstalk (video)
    27. Arthur’s New Puppy read by Jeff Probst (video)
    28. Aladdin (video)
    29. The Emperor’s New Clothes (video)
    30. Frankenstein (video)
    31. Five Little Monkeys (video)
    32. The Princess and the Pea (video)
    33. All about Bugs (video)
    34. All about Cats (video)
    35. All about Dogs (video)
    36. Quack Honk Learn all about Ducks & Geese (video)
    37. My Terrific Dinosaur (video)
    38. Anansi Tries to Steal All the Wisdom read by Nick Cannon (video)
    39. Put Me In, Coach (video)
    40. Robot’s First Day of School (video)
    41. All about Dinosaurs (video)
    42. Won’t You Be My Valentine? (video)
    43. A Spooky Halloween Poem (video)
    44. The King’s Son and the Painted Lion (video)
    45. La Hormiga y el Saltamontes (video)
    46. The Little Red Hen (video)
    47. Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ House (video)
    48. Chicken Little (video)
    49. Robot and the Princess (video)
    50. *All Kinds of Animals (eBook)
    51. *All Kinds of Ladybugs (eBook)
    52. *Alphabet Fun (eBook)
    53. Always in Trouble (video)
    54. Amazing Grace read by Clarice Tinsley (video)
    55. Animal Moves (eBook)
    56. *Animals I Know (eBook)
    57. *Animals in Motion (eBook)
    58. *Animals That Swim (eBook)
    59. Ant and the Grasshopper (video)
    60. *Apple Annie (eBook)
    61. Arctic Foxes Secrets of Survival Level A (eBook)
    62. Arctic Foxes Secrets of Survival Level B (eBook)
    63. *Are You an Artist? (eBook)
    64. *Are You Ready for School? (eBook)
    65. At the Beach (eBook)
    66. Axle the Freeway Cat (eBook)
    67. *Baby Animals (eBook)
    68. Baby Brains (video)
    69. *Baby Talk (eBook)
    70. *Bald Eagles (eBook)
    71. Baseball ABC (eBook)
    72. Bear Scouts (eAudio)
    73. Bear Snores On (video)
    74. *Beautiful Birds (eBook)
    75. *Bedtime (eBook)
    76. *Bicycle Parts (eBook)
    77. *Bicycle Rules Keep Us Safe (eBook)
    78. *Big and Little (eBook)
    79. *Big Sister (eBook)
    80. Billy the Goat’s Big Breakfast read by Jez Alborough (video)
    81. Bing: Get Dressed (video)
    82. *Birds I’ll See (eBook)
    83. *Birthday Party (eBook)
    84. *Black and White (eBook)
    85. Blue Ribbon Dad read by LeVar Burton (video)
    86. The Book with No Pictures (video)
    87. *The Bowling Alley (eBook)
    88. Brave Irene read by Al Gore (video)
    89. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (video)
    90. La bruja de la Habana vieja (eBook)
    91. *The Busiest Bugs I Know (eBook)
    92. El caballito de palo (eBook)
    93. *Camping at Lost Lake (eBook)
    94. *Can You Make a Flag? (eBook)
    95. *Can You See the Wind? (eBook)
    96. *El Capitán (eBook)
    97. *Carol Comes and Goes (eBook)
    98. The Cat in the Hat read by Justin Bieber (video)
    99. Catching the Moon: the Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream (video)
    100. Cecily Pasrsley’s Nursery Rhymes (eBook)
    101. *Championship Game (eBook)
    102. Charlie the Ranch Dog (video)
    103. *Chef’s Surprise (eBook)
    104. Chester’s Way read by Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc (video)
    105. A Christmas Journey (eBook)
    106. The Christmas Tree Ship (eBook)
    107. Cinderella (eBook)
    108. *City of Surprises (eBook)
    109. *The City Park (eBook)
    110. Clifford the Big Red Dog: A Birthday Wish  (eBook)
    111. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Believe in Yourself (eBook)
    112. Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Big Red Mess (eBook)
    113. Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Big Sleepover (eBook)
    114. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Cleo’s Fair Share (eBook)
    115. *Cifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford’s Big Dig or Clifford Cava un Hoyo (eBook)
    116. *Clifford the Big Red Dog: Emily Elizabeth Goes to School or Emily Elizabeth Va a la Escuela (eBook)
    117. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Follow the Leader (eBook)
    118. *Clifford the Big Red Dog: Here, Clifford! or Aqui, Clifford! (eBook)
    119. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Leaf of Absence (eBook)
    120. Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Magic Ball (eBook)
    121. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Tummy Trouble (eBook)
    122. Clifford the Big Red Dog: Welcome to Birdwell Island (eBook)
    123. Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Wild Ice Cream Machine (eBook)
    124. *Clifford the Big Red Dog: Where is Emily? or Donde esta Emily? (eBook)
    125. *Cloud Questions (eBook)
    126. Come Play with Me (eBook)
    127. *Community Matters (eBook)
    128. *Conservation in Botswana (eBook)
    129. *Costume Parade (eBook)
    130. *County Your Veggies (eBook)
    131. *Counting Sheep (eBook)
    132. Cup Bow Snake Reflection: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    133. *Dandelion Days (eBook)
    134. Daniel Keep Dreaming (eBook)
    135. Daniel’s Ride (eBook)
    136. *December (eBook)
    137. *Denver Zoo Helps Animals Around the World (eBook)
    138. *The Desert (eBook)
    139. Dinosaurs I Have Known (eBook)
    140. Do Unto Otters (video)
    141. *Do You Hear the Water? (eBook)
    142. *Do You Like Bugs? (eBook)
    143. *Do You See Hearts? (eBook)
    144. Doctor Maisy (eBook)
    145. *Dogs at Work (eBook)
    146. *Doing Chores (eBook)
    147. Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops (video)
    148. Dorothy Strait (eBook)
    149. Dr. Seuss on the Loose (video)
    150. Dragon Goes to the Farm (eBook)
    151. Duck for President (video)
    152. Duck! Rabbit! (video)
    153. Dung-Shi: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    154. The Easter Egg (video)
    155. The Elves and the Shoemaker (video)
    156. The Elves and the Shoemaker (eBook)
    157. Emily’s Tiger (video)
    158. Enemy Pie read by Camryn Manheim (video)
    159. Ernie Barnes (eBook)
    160. *Everyone Reads (eBook)
    161. *Eyes Like These (eBook)
    162. *Falling Stars (eBook)
    163. Fancy Nancy Bonjour Butterfly (video)
    164. *Farm Tractors at Work (eBook)
    165. Farmer Duck (video)
    166. *Fatima’s Saving Jar (eBook)
    167. *Find a Fossil (eBook)
    168. Firefighter (eBook)
    169. *First Steps (eBook)
    170. *Fly High, Hot Air Balloons (eBook)
    171. Folktale: Chicken Little (eBook)
    172. Folktale: the Four Friends (eBook)
    173. Folktale: the Little Red Hen (eBook)
    174. Folktale: the Little Rooster (eBook)
    175. Folktale: Mr. Bunny’s Carrot Soup (eBook)
    176. Folktale: the Turnip (eBook)
    177. *Follow Your Feet (eBook)
    178. *The Forest (eBook)
    179. *Fourth of July (eBook)
    180. Frederic Chopin (eBook)
    181. Friendly Frosty Monsters – Elmo (eBook)
    182. *Fresh from the Farm (eBook)
    183. *Fruits (eBook)
    184. *Garden Giants (eBook)
    185. *General Sherman (eBook)
    186. Georges Seurat (eBook)
    187. *Get Wet! (eBook)
    188. The Giant Turnip (video)
    189. The Gingerbread Baby read by Jan Brett (video)
    190. The Gingerbread Boy (video)
    191. The Gingerbread Man (eBook)
    192. The Giraffe and the Sparrow (eBook)
    193. *The Girl Who Learned to Fly (eBook)
    194. *El globo de Maria (eBook)
    195. *Go Fish! (eBook)
    196. The Gobble Gobble Moooo Tractor Book (video)
    197. *Going to the Flea Market (eBook)
    198. *¡Gol de Federico! (eBook)
    199. Goldilocks and the Three Bears (video)
    200. Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas read by LeVar Burton (video)
    201. *Golf Buddies (eBook)
    202. *Gonzalo el Cocodrilo  (eBook)
    203. *Goodbye Days (eBook)
    204. Goodnight, Harry (video)
    205. Goose – with ASL (video)
    206. *Grandma Always Listens (eBook)
    207. *Grandpa’s Secret Potion (eBook)
    208. Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter (eAudio)
    209. *Great Green Giants (eBook)
    210. Greek Myths: the Maze (eBook)
    211. Greek Myths: the Midas Touch (eBook)
    212. Greek Myths: Pegasus (eBook)
    213. Greek Myths: Wings (eBook)
    214. Greek Myths: the Woman Runner (eBook)
    215. Greek Myths: the Wooden Horse (eBook)
    216. Green Eggs and Ham (video)
    217. Green Eggs and Ham read by Tim Tebow (video)
    218. *Green is… (eBook)
    219. Guji Guji read by Robert Guillaume (video)
    220. *Hair Days (eBook)
    221. *Hands (eBook)
    222. Hanukkah in Alaska read by Molly Ephraim (video)
    223. Happy Mother’s Day Dear Dragon (eBook)
    224. The Hare and the Tortoise (eBook)
    225. Harlem (eBook)
    226. Harry the Dirty Dog (video)
    227. The Haunted House Party (eBook)
    228. Heckedy Peg with ASL (video)
    229. Hello, Baby Panda! Level A (eBook)
    230. Hello, Baby Panda! Level B (eBook)
    231. *Helping My Mom (eBook)
    232. Ho, Ho, Ho Tucker! (video)
    233. *Hold On (eBook)
    234. Hooray for Fish! (video)
    235. *Hop, Hop, Hop Scotch (eBook)
    236. *A House for Me (eBook)
    237. A House in a Tree (eBook)
    238. The House That Jack Built (eBook)
    239. How Do Dinosuars Say Merry Christmas (video)
    240. *How Do I Feel Today? (eBook)
    241. *How Do You Move? (eBook)
    242. *How Do You Play Safely? (eBook)
    243. *How Do You Stay Healthy? (eBook)
    244. *How Many Friends Can You Count? (eBook)
    245. *How Many Wheels? (eBook)
    246. How the Grinch Stole Christmas read by Keith  Morrison (video)
    247. The Hueys in the New Jumper (video)
    248. Hugo the Hare’s Rainy Day read by Jez Alborough (video)
    249. Humphrey’s Tiny Tales: My Treasure Hunt Trouble (video)
    250. The Hunterman and the Crocodile (eBook)
    251. Hush, Little Dragon (video)
    252. *I Am a Scientist (eBook)
    253. I Am the Book ready be LeVar Burton (video)
    254. I Can Do It (eBook)
    255. *I Can Help? (eBook)
    256. *I Hear (eBook)
    257. *I Like Cars! (eBook)
    258. *I Like Work Trucks (eBook)
    259. I Need My Monster read by Rita Moreno (video)
    260. *I Read Everywhere! (eBook)
    261. *I See a Circle (eBook)
    262. *I See Colors (eBook)
    263. I Spy a Book of Picture Riddles (eBook)
    264. *I Spy on the Road (eBook)
    265. *If I Could Fly (eBook)
    266. *If I Had a Puppy (eBook)
    267. Insect Soup (eBook)
    268. *Is It Cold Outside? (eBook)
    269. Is Your Mama a Llama spanish with ASL (video)
    270. Is Your Mama a Llama with ASL (video)
    271. Ish (video)
    272. *The Island (eBook)
    273. It Takes a Village (eBook)
    274. It’s Earth Day, Dear Dragon (eBook)
    275. It’s Easter Little Critter (video)
    276. *It’s Fall! (eBook)
    277. *It’s Spring! (eBook)
    278. *It’s Winter! (eBook)
    279. *The Itsy Bitsy Spider (eBook)
    280. Jacques Offenbach (eBook)
    281. Jingle All the Way (eBook)
    282. Just a Secret, For My Mom (video)
    283. *Just Like Me (eBook)
    284. Just Me and My Dad Part 1 (video)
    285. Just Me and My Dad Part 2 (video)
    286. The Kiss That Missed (video)
    287. The Kissing Hand (video)
    288. Knots on a Counting Rope (video)
    289. Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale with ASL (video)
    290. Ladybug Girl at the Beach (video)
    291. The Leaky Robot (eAudio)
    292. Learn to Read: the Big Hit (eBook)
    293. Learn to Read: Car Race (eBook)
    294. Learn to Read: Dune Buggy (eBook)
    295. Learn to Read: Gus the Duck (eBook)
    296. Learn to Read: Jake’s Tale (eBook)
    297. Learn to Read: Max’s Shop (eBook)
    298. Learn to Read: My Family (eBook)
    299. Learn to Read: y Horse Glory (eBook)
    300. Learn to Read: Peg the Hen (eBook)
    301. Learn to Read: Pete’s Sheep (eBook)
    302. Learn to Read: Robot and Mr. Mole (eBook)
    303. Learn to Read: Sky Ride (eBook)
    304. Learn to Read: Soap Boat (eBook)
    305. Learn to Read: Surfer Girl (eBook)
    306. Learn to Read: Zac the Rat (eBook)
    307. *Left, Right, Left Our Safe Walk (eBook)
    308. *Let’s Bake Granola! (eBook)
    309. *Let’s Brush Our Teeth (eBook)
    310. *Let’s Get a Checkup (eBook)
    311. *Let’s Have a Picnic! (eBook)
    312. *Let’s Have a Snack! (eBook)
    313. *Let’s Play Birthday! (eBook)
    314. *Let’s Ride (eBook)
    315. Librarian (eBook)
    316. Library Lion read by Mindy Sterling (video)
    317. The Little Red Hen with ASL (video)
    318. Little Red Riding Hood (eBook)
    319. Little Red Riding Hood (video)
    320. Llama Llama Mad at Mama (video)
    321. Llam Llama Misses Mama (video)
    322. *Look and Find the Shapes (eBook)
    323. *Look Up! (eBook)
    324. *Loud and Quiet (eBook)
    325. Love You Forever with ASL (video)
    326. Ludwig van Beethoven (eBook)
    327. Magic (eBook)
    328. The Magic Porridge Pot (video)
    329. Maisy Makes Gingerbread (eBook)
    330. Maisy Makes Lemonade (eBook)
    331. Maisy’s Morning on the Farm (eBook)
    332. *Make Believe Box (eBook)
    333. *Make Your Bed! (eBook)
    334. Marc Chagall (eBook)
    335. *A Margarita (eBook)
    336. Max and the Won’t Go to Bed Show (video)
    337. Mayor (eBook)
    338. Me and My Cat read by Elijah Wood (video)
    339. *Me gusta jugar con los libros (eBook)
    340. *Me gusta leer (eBook)
    341. *Me gustan las librerías (eBook)
    342. *Me gustan los cuentos antes de dormir (eBook)
    343. *Me gustan los libros de cuentos (eBook)
    344. Merry Christmas Splat with ASL (video)
    345. *Mi Boca (eBook)
    346. *Mi Nariz (eBook)
    347. *Mis Manos (eBook)
    348. *Mis Oídos (eBook)
    349. *Mis Ojos (eBook)
    350. The Mitten a Ukranian Folktale (video)
    351. Morning Three Night Four: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    352. *The Mountains (eBook)
    353. *Move! (eBook)
    354. *Moving at the Zoo (ebook)
    355. The Music in Derrick’s Heart (video)
    356. *Musical Families (eBook)
    357. *My Busy Day (eBook)
    358. *My Family (eBook)
    359. *My Helmet (eBook)
    360. *My Money Book (eBook)
    361. *My Navajo Taco (eBook)
    362. My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother read by Melissa Gilbert (video)
    363. My Zoo ABC (eBook)
    364. The Napping House with ASL (video)
    365. Nat the Cat’s Sunny Smile read by Jez Alborough (video)
    366. *Nature’s Colors (eBook)
    367. The Night Before Christmas (Tomie de Paola) read by LeVar Burton (video)
    368. The Night Before Christmas (Jan Brett) (video)
    369. The Night Before Christmas (eBook)
    370. The Night I Followed the Dog read by Amanda Bynes (video)
    371. *The Night Sky (eBook)
    372. Nina Nandu’s Nervous Noggin read by LeVar Burton (video)
    373. *La niña y su hermanito (eBook)
    374. No Mirrors in My Nana’s House read by Tia & Tamera Mowry (video)
    375. Noah’s Ark (video)
    376. Not Too Little To Help (eBook)
    377. The No-Tail Cat or I Like What I Am (eBook)
    378. *Ocean Besties (eBook)
    379. Olivia (video)
    380. One Rice Thousand Gold: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    381. *Opposites (eBook)
    382. Our Farm Friends ABC (eBook)
    383. *Our Trip to Denver’s Zoo (eBook)
    384. Owl Babies (video)
    385. The Owl Championships (eBook)
    386. *¿Para qué quiere el ratón mi diente? (eBook)
    387. Pastimes ABC Book (eBook)
    388. Paul Gauguin (eBook)
    389. *Peanut Butter and Jelly Song (eBook)
    390. Peculiar Zoo (eBook)
    391. Pediatrician (eBook)
    392. Penguin (video)
    393. Penguin, Penguin (eBook)
    394. *People at Work (eBook)
    395. A Pet for Miss Wright read by LeVar Burton (video)
    396. Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses (video)
    397. Pete the Cat and the New Guy (video)
    398. Peter Rabbit with ASL (video)
    399. Peter Tchaikovsky (eBook)
    400. Pizza Maker (eBook)
    401. Planting a Rainbow (video)
    402. *Play Ball! (eBook)
    403. *Play Clay (eBook)
    404. *Play Dough Fun (eBook)
    405. Players in Pigtails (video)
    406. *Playground Games (eBook)
    407. *The Playground (eBook)
    408. *Poemas de una niña (eBook)
    409. *Polar Bears Rock! (eBook)
    410. The Polar Express read by Chris Van Allsburg (video)
    411. Police Officer (eBook)
    412. *A Present for My Auntie (eBook)
    413. *Prickly Pear Party (eBook)
    414. Private I Guana read by Esai Morales (video)
    415. Professor Wormbog in Search of the Zipperumpazoo (video)
    416. *Puddle Fun (eBook)
    417. *Pump, Jump, Thump! (eBook)
    418. Pumpkin, Pumpkin (eBook)
    419. The Quiltmaker’s Gift (eBook)
    420. The Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine (video)
    421. Rainbow, Rainbow (eBook)
    422. *Red Robin (eBook)
    423. *Reptiles (eBook)
    424. *Riding Ripley (eBook)
    425. *Roly Poly (eBook)
    426. Romeow  & Droolet read by Haylie Duff (video)
    427. *Saddle Up! (eBook)
    428. *Sapos (eBook)
    429. *Say Something Nice (eBook)
    430. Schnitzel is Lost (eBook)
    431. Schnitzel’s First Christmas (eBook)
    432. *School Helpers (eBook)
    433. *School Is Out for Summer! (eBook)
    434. *School Tools (eBook)
    435. Scott Joplin (eBook)
    436. Sebastian’s Roller Skates read by Caitlin Wachs (video)
    437. *A Secret Pet (eBook)
    438. Seya’s Song (eBook)
    439. *Shapes at the Playground (eBook)
    440. Shopping with Dad (video)
    441. *Show Me a Shadow (eBook)
    442. Silly Suzy Goose (video)
    443. Six Little Chicks read by Jez Alborough (video)
    444. Smash! Crash! (video)
    445. The Snake Who Was Afraid of People (eBook)
    446. Snakes and the Boy Who Was Afraid of Them (eBook)
    447. The Snowy Day spanish with ASL (video)
    448. The Snowy Day with ASL (video)
    449. SOHO Explores the Sun (eBook)
    450. Some Dogs Do read by Jez Alborough (video)
    451. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch read by Hector Elizondo (video)
    452. *Something New to Do (eBook)
    453. Sophie’s Masterpiece read by CCH Pounder (video)
    454. Splish, Splash, Splat! (video)
    455. *Spot the Shapes (eBook)
    456. *Spring Comes to the Desert (eBook)
    457. *Spring Senses (eBook)
    458. *Squish! (eBook)
    459. Stellaluna read by Pamela Reed (video)
    460. *Stir, Sift, Slice (eBook)
    461. Strega Nona (video)
    462. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit (eBook)
    463. The Story of Miss Moppet (eBook)
    464. Surprising Sharks (video)
    465. T is for Terrible (video)
    466. The Tailor of Gloucester (eBook)
    467. Tairon el horrible (eBook)
    468. Tairon el super tramposo (eBook)
    469. The Tale of Ginger and Pickles (eBook)
    470. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (eBook)
    471. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (eBook)
    472. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (eBook)
    473. The Tale of Mr. Tod (eBook)
    474. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (eBook)
    475. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (eBook)
    476. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (eAudio)
    477. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (eBook)
    478. The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (eBook)
    479. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (eBook)
    480. The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan (eBook)
    481. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (eBook)
    482. The Tale of Two Bad Mice (eBook)
    483. Tales from Winnie-the-Pooh (video)
    484. Talk Like a Sailor (eBook)
    485. *Teach Your Computer (eBook)
    486. Thank You, Mr. Falker (video)
    487. The Tale of
    488. There’s an Alligator Under My Bed (video)
    489. The Thing Under the Bed (eBook)
    490. Things That Go (eBook)
    491. *Think about Pink (eBook)
    492. *This is My Town (eBook)
    493. This is Our House (video)
    494. Thomas & Friends Thomas to the Rescue (video)
    495. Three Bears (eBook)
    496. The Three Billy Goats Gruff (video)
    497. The Three Jovial Huntsman (eBook)
    498. The Three Little Kittens (eBook)
    499. Time to Build a New Library (eBook)
    500. *Times of the Day (eBook)
    501. To Be a Drum read by James Earl Jones (video)
    502. *Too Much Mud! (eBook)
    503. *Tools (eBook)
    504. The Tooth (video)
    505. The Tortoise and the Hare read by LeVar Burton (video)
    506. Totally Bored Boris! (eBook)
    507. *Trains, Plains and Boats (eBook)
    508. *Trees (eBook)
    509. The Trouble wit h Ben (eBook)
    510. Tyrone and the Swamp Gang (eBook)
    511. Tyrone the Double Dirty Rotten Cheater (eBook)
    512. Underneath the Juniper Tree (eBook)
    513. Utility Worker (eBook)
    514. The Very Hungry Caterpillar read by Eric Carle (video)
    515. The Very Pleasant Troll (eBook)
    516. Veterninarian (eBook)
    517. Vincent Van Gogh (eBook)
    518. *Violet Counts Cookies (eBook)
    519. *Violet Counts to 100 (eBook)
    520. *Violet Divides (eBook)
    521. *Violet Makes a Pattern (eBook)
    522. *Violet Measures (eBook)
    523. *Violet Sorts (eBook)
    524. *El vuelo del pajarito de dulce (eBook)
    525. Waldo 1, 2, 3 (eBook)
    526. Waldo at the Zoo (eBook)
    527. Waldo and the Desert Island (eBook)
    528. Waldo’s Christmas Surprise (eBook)
    529. Wash Your Hands (eBook)
    530. *Watch Out! a Book about Signs (eBook)
    531. *Way to Go! (eBook)
    532. *We Can Do Anything! (eBook)
    533. *We Live in Colorado (eBook)
    534. *We Love the Library! (eBook)
    535. *Weather (eBook)
    536. *What Am I? (eBook)
    537. *What Colors Do You Eat? (eBook)
    538. What Does the President Do? Level A (eBook)
    539. What Does the President Do? Level B (eBook)
    540. *What Good is a Line? (eBook)
    541. *What is Blue? (eBook)
    542. *What is Orange? (eBook)
    543. *What Should We Wear? (eBook)
    544. When Pigasso Met Mootisse (video)
    545. When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry (eBook)
    546. Where Are You Blue Kangaroo? (video)
    547. *Where Do They Grow? (eBook)
    548. *Where Do You See Letters? (eBook)
    549. *Where Do You See Numbers? (eBook)
    550. *Where Do You Sleep? (eBook)
    551. *Where is the Cat? (eBook)
    552. Where’s My Teddy? (video)
    553. *Which Pet Would You Get? (eBook)
    554. White Socks Only ready by Amber Rose Tamblyn (video)
    555. *Who is Denver Zoo? (eBook)
    556. *Who is in the Ocean? (eBook)
    557. *Who Lives at Denver Zoo? (eBook)
    558. *Who Loves Carrots? (eBook)
    559. *Who Loves Flowers? (eBook)
    560. *Who Walked Here? (eBook)
    561. *Wild Cats (eBook)
    562. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Patridge (video)
    563. *Winter, Winter, Spring (eBook)
    564. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (eBook)
    565. Wolves (eBook)
    566. *Working on the Wild Side the Denver Zoo (eBook)
    567. *Would You Step Out into Space? (eBook)
    568. Yay-Gung Loves Dragons: an Old Chinese Fable (eBook)
    569. Yo en movimiento (eBook)
    570. You’re All My Favorites (video)

Garfield Balloon in the Indy 500 Parade

Garfield 500 Parade Balloon

Event Details – 500 Festival Parade
Sat, May 28, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Downtown Indianapolis
Route; Parking & Street Closings

That cranky lasagna loving cat Garfield is coming to town! Garfield will appear in the 2016 Indy 500 Festival Parade with library staff making sure he doesn’t take any wrong turns or float away!

Made possible by The Indianapolis Public Library Staff Association and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Memorial Day Closing
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed May 28 – 30 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, except the InfoZone which will be open each day from 10am – 5pm.


Click on a story or book app to read a FREE Garfield eBook online right now! NOTE: The Garfield eBooks can be viewed on a desktop computer or on a mobile device that supports Adobe Flash Player. If you want to view them on an iPad, you need to view them on a Flash enabled browser. You can find them in the App Store. I use Photon Flash ($4.99). I tried some of the free ones but could not find one that worked very well. If you find one that does – leave a comment below!

Garfield in the Park Garfield on the Farm Garfield and the Tiger Im Not Afraid Garfield at the Gym
Garfields Week Whats It Like Wheres Everybody Going Jon's Bad Day
Garfield Storybook Reader Fat Cat Books Level 1 250 Toon Book Reader
Garfield Daily iTunes icon Read the Free App Garfield Daily – Feed your Garfield need with a daily dose of the classic comic! The Garfield Daily Comic iPhone app allows you to view every Garfield daily comic strip ever produced – that’s over 11,600 strips! Google PlayiTunes
Garfield Kaboom iTunes icon Read the Free App Garfield KaBOOM! Comics – Everyone’s favorite lasagna-scarfing cat opens the fridge to an all-new ongoing comic book series! Join Garfield as he begins his monthly exploits with Jon, Odie, and the rest of the gang in the latest all-ages must-read from KaBOOM! Google PlayiTunes

New Garfield Books to Check Out:

Garfield Hams It Up Garfield Bigger and Better Garfield the Big Cheese Garfield Tons of Fun Garfield Cleans His Plate

Websites, Apps & Printables:

Click on an image to open a printable writing activity:

Garfield Maze Draw Garfield 2 Garfield Word Search

CDs & DVDs:

Stream or Download Garfield CDs & DVDs free using your IndyPL Library Card number and PIN. Directions; What’s My Pin?

Hoopla Garfield and Friends Season 1 Hoopla Garfield Movie Hoopla Logo

Reading Programs All Year Long

Below are several reading programs you can participate in at home to encourage year-round reading and even earn prizes. You can visit any IndyPL library location to checkout books or you can Read Right Now! by visiting our eReading Room for Kids – free eBooks you can read from your device at home, no waiting!

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    • IndyPL Summer Reading Book Bash 2016
    • June 6-July 30, 2016
    • Everyone’s invited – children, teens and families – to join the IN crowd and celebrate the gift of reading at any branch, Bookmobiles and Central Library. Rules

  • National Readathon Day
    • National Readathon Day
    • May 21, 2016
    • If you are a library, school, or bookstore, start planning a reading party where readers can join together in person to celebrate Readathon Day. Email to tell them about your event and have it featured on their Reading Parties page.

Book It

  • Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards
    • Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards Calendar
    • Summer 2016, Offer expires 12/31/16
    • Print the Reading Rewards calendar, mark it for reading every day for 2 weeks.
    • Take it to a Chuck E. Cheese location to get 10 FREE tokens. Child(ren) must be present to redeem. Only at participating locations. Food purchase is required.
    • Printable Calendar or en Español

  • Star Wars Reads Day
    • Star Wars Reads Day 2016
    • October, 2016
    • Star Wars fans, authors, and artists come together to celebrate reading and Star Wars.

  • Star Wars Reads Day
    • Jump Start Read for the Record
    • October 27, 2016
    • Read for the Record mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience. On this day people across the country united to read a children’s book.

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    • Read Across America Day
    • March 2, 2016
    • The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 18th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
    • Take the Read Across America Pledge

  • World Book Day 2016
    • World Book Day
    • March 3, 2016
    • To help make World Book Day special – and to encourage reading for the rest of the year too – there are a whole range of resources including lesson plans, activity sheets, discussion guides and free eBooks.

  • Drop Everything and Read
    • D.E.A.R. Drop Everything And Read
    • April 12th in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday (but can by anytime!)
    •  D.E.A.R. stands for “Drop Everything and Read,” a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Because, what’s more fun(damental) than reading, really?

  • Free Comic Book Day
    • Free Comic Book Day
    • May 7, 2016
    • Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America (including IndyPL Library Locations!) and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!

Read Right Now! MOTHER’S DAY

Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

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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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Are You My MotherCrafts for Mothers Day and Fathers DayHappy Mothers DayI Love You SoMommy MommyPinkalicious Mothers Day SurpriseTe AmoThe Night Before Mothers Day

More FREE Online Reading:

Printables, Crafts & More about Mother’s Day:

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


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

Staff Pick: Ida, Always

Ida, Always

A polar bear grieves over the loss of his companion, based on the real-life Gus and Ida of New York’s Central Park Zoo.

“Based on real story, “Ida, Always” is a short and beautiful picture book about two polar bears, Ida and Gus, beloved by many and remembered for their loss. When Ida falls ill and is only expected to live a while longer, both friends find ways to mourn and eventually cope with this eventuality. Though it is difficult to move past loss, “Ida, Always” reminds us that even the little things that surround our daily lives can help us overcome the low points in life. For Gus, the busy sounds and fantastic smells that surround New York City’s Central Park Zoo, the place Ida was happy to call home, are enough to bring him peace.

Facing the topic death and the fear that comes with it is never easy, but Caron Levis and Charles Santoso bring a work of art to a world of literature often filled with minced words and abstract art. Rather than solemn, sullen, and aggressively thoughtful, Santoso paints a world so colorful and awe inspiring that it seems to stand in opposition to Levis’s heart wrenching story. This contrast only brings more impact to the overall story; rather than feuding, these two aspects help strike home the book’s moral and conclusion—so long as you remember to look for it, there is a beauty in the world that can make our darkest days bearable. For old and young alike, this title is a must and a boon for those struggling with their own losses.”

Recommended by Joseph Lutholtz – infoZone Library

Bookmobile – You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!


Bookmobiles Since 1910


Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile – Dorothy has always wanted to work in a library like the red brick one of her girlhood, but after moving to rural North Carolina she discovers that the type of library is less important than the books and the people who read them.
Biblioburro Biblioburro: a True Story from Colombia – After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with ‘faraway villages.’ He starts with two burros–one for himself, one for books–and heads off. Tough terrain and menacing bandits challenge him along the way, but at last he reaches a remote town, where he holds a story hour and loans titles to eager kids before returning home to his wife and reading late into the night.
Waiting for the Biblioburro Waiting for the Biblioburro – When a man brings to a remote village two burros, Alfa and Beto, loaded with books the children can borrow, Ana’s excitement leads her to write a book of her own as she waits for the BibliBurro to return. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a note on the true story of Columbia’s BiblioBurro and mobile libraries in other countries.
Wild About Books Wild About Books – A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake.
Librarians Night Before Christmas Librarian’s Night Before Christmas – Santa flies in on a book mobile to bring a poor library gifts. In a parody of the famous poem by Clement C. Moore, a harried librarian and her facility get a surprise holiday visit from Santa and his bookmobile.
She'll Be Comin Around the Mountain She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain – (DVD) To the melody of the popular children’s song, a community of friendly animals prepare for the arrival of the librarian in her bookmobile!
The Library Book The Library Book: the Story of Libraries from Camels to Computers – From books being delivered by camel in the hot lands of Kenya through the pack-horse librarians of Kentucky and beyond, this informative book explores how libraries existed and developed throughout history and the role they played in society in their time.
My Librarian is a Camel My Librarian is a Camel:How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World – Describes unusual mobile libraries found around the world.

April: Autism Awareness Month


Read Online Right Now!:

  • We're Amazing 1 2 3 SesameStSmall Read We’re Amazing 1 2 3 This story stars Elmo, Abby, and their friend Julia, who has autism. Together, the three pals have a delightful playdate.



Since We’re FriendsDavid’s WorldTomas LovesEvery Turtle CountsMy Autism CountsAnthony BestI See Things Differently: A First Look at AutismArmond Goes to a PartyRussel's WorldI Know Someone With AutismMy Brother Sammy is Special

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Hoopla Read Along eBooks for Kids

You can borrow Read Along eBooks from the Library with your indyPL Library card.Hoopla Logo 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! EASTER

Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

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 Easter:

Its Easter Little CritterTale of Peter Rabbit

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

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Maxs Chocolate ChickenHappy Easter Curious GeorgeLlama Llama Easter EggMy First EasterPinkalicious EasterAll New Crafts for EasterMy First Story of EasterOllies Easter EggsPeppas Easter Egg HuntPete the Cats Big Easter AdventureThe Story of EasterThere Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick

More FREE Online Reading:

Printables, Crafts & More about Easter:

Easter B is for BasketEaster Six Easter EggsEaster BookEaster Counting Book

Favorite Books for Easter:

He Is RisenRechenkas EggsThe Golden Egg BookThe Country BunnyThe Easter BeagleBenjaminBigCarrotHungryMoonRabbit

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services