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20Jun/150

Read Right Now! July 4th

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A is for America WeGiveBooksSmall Read A is for America - Little ones will love learning American history in Tanya Lee Stone's latest alphabet book. Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to Thomas Jefferson and Harriet Tubman!

Fourth of July UniteForLiteracy75 Read Fourth of JulyYou can read this one in several languages - including Spanish. Choose from the list on the left.

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Read Our Flag This is a book about the American flag's origins published in 1896

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Read Worst of Friends John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities. But their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. They each became leaders of opposing political parties, and their rivalry followed them to the White House. Full of both history and humor, this is the story of two of America's most well known presidents and how they learned to put their political differences aside for the sake of friendship.

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We Celebrate Independence Day in Summer July Fourth of July mice! Happy Fourth of July!

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19Jun/150

Listen & Play: the Guiro

Guiro Pic The güiro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwiɾo]) is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick or tines along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound. More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

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18Jun/150

Play: the Microphone

Microphone A microphone, colloquially mic or mike (/ˈmaɪk/), is an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

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17Jun/150

Listen & Play: French Horn

French Horn Pic The French horn (commonly known simply as the horn) is a brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell. More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

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16Jun/150

Listen & Play: the Kazoo

Kazoo Picture The kazoo is a musical instrument that adds a "buzzing" timbral quality to a player's voice when the player vocalizes [or hums] into it.  More Wikipedia Logo

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15Jun/150

Read, Listen & Play: the Violin

Violin Pic The violin, also known as a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola, and the cello. The modern word is derived from the Italian word violino, literally 'small viola'. More Wikipedia Logo

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Read The Man with the Violin - "The Man with the Violin" is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, the renowned American violinist who famously took his instrument down into the Washington D.C. subway for a free concert. More than a thousand commuters rushed by him, but only seven stopped to listen for more than a minute.
Dylan is someone who notices things. His mom is someone who doesn't. So try as he might, Dylan can’t get his mom to listen to the man playing the violin in the subway station. But Dylan is swept away by the soaring and swooping notes that fill the air as crowds of oblivious people rush by. With the beautiful music in his head all day long, Dylan can’t forget the violinist, and finally succeeds in making his mother stop and listen, too.
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Read The Best Mariachi in the World - Everyone in Gustavo’s family is in a mariachi band . . . Everyone except Gustavo, that is. They all play violins, trumpets and guitars. They all make wonderful music in restaurants and at wedding parties. Gustavo would love to join the band, but he can’t play any of the instruments. What’s a wannabe mariachi to do? Follow Gustavo as he finds his place in the family mariachi band.
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Violin Story BetweenLionsSmall Listen to the story What Instrument Does Alvin Play? - Everyone wants to know what instrument Alvin plays. Kids dance around and play their instruments as the narrator explains how each of the instruments are played - including the violin. Instrument included: trumpet, saxophone, xylophone, violin and triangle.

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A Violin for Elva The Batboy and His Violin Hana Hashimoto Sixth Violin The Man With the Violin Little Rat Makes Music
Zin Zin Zin a Violin What In the World Is a Violin? Is the Violin for You? The Violin
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14Jun/150

Read Right Now! Father’s Day

June 21st, Father's Day, is just two weeks away. This is the perfect time to find some great books about Dads and Grandpas and to find the perfect craft that will show Dad how much fun he is!

Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!


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Read My Father Runs an Excavator - A little girl talks about the big machines her Dad and his team use at work - and the same machines she uses in the sandbox.

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Read Oliver's Favorite Place - Oliver needs to ask his dad something important, but his dad is away on a trip. Can Oliver wait for his dad to call?

When Will Daddy Come Home Storyplace
Read When Will Daddy Come Home? - Sophie and Sam wait patiently for their Daddy to get home.

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Read Shopping With Dad - Venture to the supermarket with this father-daughter duo on a very lively shopping trip. As their trolley swings down the aisles, a minor calamity occurs.

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Watch Blue-Ribbon Dad - Squirrels dad is coming home soon and squirrel is making hisdad a blue- ribbon surprise because he is the best dad!

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New Father's Day Books:

If my Dad were an animal Me and My Dad I Want my Daddy Big Enough to Help How to Surprise a Dad
Tad and Dad Just Like Daddy Franklin’s Day with Dad A Special Day with Dad

More Father's Day Books:

Always Daddy’s Princess Because I’m Your Dad Big Brave Daddy Daddies Do It Different Giddy-Up Daddy!
Hug a Bull: An Ode to Animal Dads I Love My Daddy My Dad! My Dad is Big and Strong, but -- My Dad Thinks He is Funny
Saturday is Dadurday Saturday With Daddy When a Dad Says “I Love You” When Dads Don’t Grow Up Grandpa’s Tractor
How to Babysit a Grandpa My grandpa

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12Jun/150

Listen & Play: the Didgeridoo

Didgeridoo Pic The didgeridoo (/ˌdɪdʒərˈd/)is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia...It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe".  More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

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11Jun/150

Listen & Play: the Dulcimer

Dulcimer Pic The Appalachian dulcimer is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings. Its origins are in the Appalachian region of the United States.  More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

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10Jun/150

Listen & Play: the Clarinet

Clarinet Picture The clarinet is a family of woodwind instruments that have a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight cylindrical tube with an approximately cylindrical bore, and a flaring bell.  More from Wikipedia Wikipedia Logo

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Should I Play the Clarinet? Is the Clarinet for You? What in the World Is a Clarinet?
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