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3Mar/140

Picture Book Biographies

Picture book biographies are great for young kids interested in science, presidents, sports, art and history. They like to read about the "growing up" stories of famous people. It's fun to learn that these grown ups were also kids; kids who were driven to follow their dreams and make them come true.

Balloons Over Broadway Barreling Over Niagara Falls Becoming Babe Ruth Daredevil
Etched in Clay Fly High! Flying Solo Helen Keller’s Best Friend
Louisa May’s Battle Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist Mary Walker Wears the Pants Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
Nelson Mandela On a Beam of Light A Picture Book of Daniel Boone Snowflake Bentley
Thank You Sarah Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library When the Beat Was Born When Marian Sang
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors Wilma Unlimited You Never Heard of Willie Mays?

Book recommendations by Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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1Mar/140

Read Right Now! FROGS See How They Grow: Frogs & The Princess & The Frog

EarlyReadersClub100 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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Read See How They Grow: Frog Follow a tadpole on its journey to become a frog in this fun and informative picture book. See How They Grow is a photographic paperback series designed to introduce the fascinating world of animals and how they develop, step-by-step. Try these at home:


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Read Tale of a TadpoleThis book follows the life of a newborn tadpole as it grows up into a frog, facing the dangers of the pond along the way.

FrogPrincess
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Read The Princess and the Frog - In this fairy tale with a twist, Tiana knows that her dreams will come true through hard work -- not by wishing on a star or kissing frogs. When she finds herself caught up in a magic-filled adventure, Tiana befriends a jazz-playing alligator, a lovesick firefly, and some other unexpected guests. As Tiana continues to work for her dream, she learns to understand the difference between what she wants and what she really needs. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Favorite Frog Books:

Frogs999 FrogsAhHa FrogsBed FrogsCroaky
FrogsGibbons
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28Feb/140

Meet Butler’s Blue III at the infoZone

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Butler University's mascot has a new book! Good Boy Blue - Follow Blue for his first day on the job as he learns what is means to be the mascot for a university and a good boy.

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Michael Kaltenmark (author), Jingo de la Rosa (illustrator), and Blue III will be at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  They will be in the Infozone from 10 am – 10:20 am!  Stop by and say hi!

 

 

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26Feb/140

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Kadir Nelson

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Today's honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Kadir Nelson.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

BabyBear Critters World

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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23Feb/140

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Trish Cooke

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Today's honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Trish Cooke.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

  • The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Feature Article:  Trish Cooke
  • More 28 Days Later Authors & Illustrators

Full, Full, Full of Love: For young Jay Jay, Sunday dinner at Gran's house is full of hugs and kisses, tasty dishes, all kinds of fishes, happy faces, and love.

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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22Feb/140

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Amar’e Stoudemire

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Today's honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Amar'e Stoudemire.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Double Team Home Court Most Valuable Schooled
Slam Dunk

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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21Feb/140

28 Days Later Featured Author Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert

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Today's honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Papa's Mark The Music in Derrick's Heart Off to School The Shaking Bag

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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18Feb/140

28 Days Later Black History Month Author/Illustrator Christopher Myers

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Today's honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Christopher Myers.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Black Cat Looking for Me H.O.R.S.E. America

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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13Feb/140

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Daniel Beaty

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Today's honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Daniel Beaty.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there.

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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12Feb/140

Read Right Now! SNOW The Snow Day, Rabbit’s Snow Dance & More

EarlyReadersClub100 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.

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

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Read Thumper's First Snow - Thumper and his sisters experience their very first snowfall in this delightful book. Then the bunnies go sledding, make a snow bunny, and even get into a snowball fight! With adorable illustrations, sturdy board pages, and lyrical text, this is the perfect introduction to winter for little ones.

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Read Sweethearts in the Snow - Celebrate the snowy season with the Disney Princesses! Bake a sweet treat with Belle and build a big frosty snowman with Jasmine as these delightful characters come to life in two original stories.

New Snow Stories:

SnowBig SnowLadybug SnowWhen SnowFrosty
SnowClap SnowBear SnowWinter SnowDog

New Snow Non-Fiction:

SnowCreating SnowKnow SnowWeKnow SnowForts

Snow eBooks:

SnowThomas SnowToby SnowWillow SnowSkate
SnowChill SnowFrosty2 SnowFall SnowBerty

Snow eAudiobooks:

Some of Tomie's Books You Might Remember:
SnowBiggest SnowSnowDay SnowZach SnowBlow
SnowMarley

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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