It’s interesting to see how many books from the 60s are still widely read and loved today!
Songs Made into Picture Books:
j784.624 YAR Puff, The Magic Dragon (1963 song
jP CAT Catrow, David The Monster Mash (1962 song)
jP PAX Paxton, Tom The Marvelous Toy (1963 song)
j292 DAU D’Aulaire, Ingrid Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths (1962)
j398 M898t Mosel, Arlene Tikki Tikki Tembo (1968)
jP BEM Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline in London (1961)
jP BRI Bridwell, Norman Clifford, The Big Red Dog (1963)
jP CAR Carle, Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)
jP DER De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk May I Bring a Friend? (1964)
jP EMB Emberley, Barbara Drummer Hoff (1967)
jP FRE Freeman, Don Corduroy (1968)
jP HOB Hoban, Russell Bread and Jam for Frances (1964)
jP HUT Hutchins, Pat Rosie’s Walk (1968)
jP KEA Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day (1962)
jP KEA Keats, Ezra Jack Whistle for Willie (1964)
jP LIO Lionni, Leo Inch by Inch (1960)
jP LIO Lionni, Leo Swimmy (1963)
jP MAR Martin, Bill Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967)
jP MAY Mayer, Mercer There’s A Nightmare in My Closet (1968)
jP SCA Scarry, Richard Best Word Book Ever (1963)
jP SCA Scarry, Richard What Do People Do All Day? (1968)
jP SEN Sendak, Maurice Chicken Soup With Rice (1962)
jP SEN Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are (1963)
jP SEU Seuss, Dr. The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)
jP SIL Silverstein, Shel The Giving Tree (1964)
jP STE Steig, William Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1969)
jP WAB Waber, Bernard Lovable Lyle (1969)
jZ BER Berenstain, Stan The Bears'Vacation (1962)
jZ EAS Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother? (1960)
jZ EAS Eastman, P.D. The Best Nest (1968)
jZ EAS Eastman, P.D. Go Dog, Go (1961)
jZ HOF Hoff, Syd Stanley (1962)
jZ LOB Lobel, Arnold Small Pig (1969)
jZ LOP Lopshire, Robert Put Me in the Zoo (1960)
jZ MCK Mckie, Roy Snow (1962)
jZ MIN Minarik, Else Holmelund A Kiss for Little Bear (1968)
jZ PAL Palmer, Helen A Fish Out of Water (1961)
jZ PAR Parrish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia (1963)
jZ PER Perkins, Al The Ear Book (1968)
jZ PER Perkins, Al Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (1969)
jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)
jZ SEU Dr. Seuss The Eye Book (1968)
jZ SEU Dr. Seuss The Foot Book (1968)
jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks (1965)
jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Hop on Pop (1963)
jZ SEU Dr. Seuss I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (1965)
jZ SEU Dr. Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)
jZ SEU Dr. Seuss Ten Apples Up On Top! (1961)
jZ ZIO Zion, Gene Harry and the Lady Next Door (1960)
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Children and families are invited to meet an animal face-to-face and spend time getting to know about it. Presented by Animalia, this program will allow attendees to ask questions about the animal they see. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Critter Chat programs made possible by The Kroger Co. Schedule
Here are some ideas to get you started exploring and having fun in your own wild backyard:
- Family Fun: Gardening and Nature Crafts
- Make a Terrarium
- PBS: Backyard Naturalist
- Backyard Birds of Indiana
- Northern Indiana: Backyard Gardening
If you want to explore a little further than your own backyard here are some great places right here in Indianapolis to go find some outdoor critter adventures:
- Indianapolis: Eagle Creek Park Ornithology Center (ornithology is the study of birds.)
- Indianapolis: Holliday Park & Nature Center
- The Indianapolis Musuem of Art: 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park
- Indianapolis: White River State Park
- Indianapolis: Fort Harrison State Park
- Indianapolis: White River Gardens
- Indianapolis: Garfield Park Conservatory & Sunken Garden
|Some books you might like about animals, science and nature crafts right in your own backyard:|
Find more books with these Catalog Searches:
- Catalog Search: Birdhouses
- Catalog Search: Bird feeders
- Catalog Search: Nature Crafts
- Catalog Search: Urban Animals
Children and families are invited to a fun music concert featuring the percussion group, CLANG! Its musicians play homemade and wacky instruments. Kids will have a chance to help out with the music! Schedule
- San Francisco Symphony Kids: Percussion Family
- New York Philharmonic Kidzone: Percussion Showdown Game
- New York Philharmonic Kidzone: Instrument Lab
- Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids: Make Your Own Instrument
- TLC: How to Make Musical Instruments for Kids
- Spoonful: Music & Instruments
- Pinterest Board: Homemade Instruments
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Families are invited to join award-winning photographer and writer David FitzSimmons in exploring the amazing world of animals as described in his award-winning children's picture book, "Curious Critters," and found in his 24-image exhibit at Central Library on display through June 28.
- Silly Safaris will present live animals for children and families to ask questions about from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
- At 2 p.m. in Learning Curve's Green Screen Theater, FitzSimmons will perform parts of his picture book. Children will shriek like hawks, hop like toads, and slither like snakes. They'll learn how butterflies drink, the ways mammals fly, and why frogs sing.
- The show will include puppets and take-home activities for all children.
- At 3 p.m. in the Atrium, FitzSimmons will show his unique animal photos and describe how he turned these mesmerizing portraits into his award-winning picture book. He'll discuss the techniques, challenges and purposes for photographing creatures against white backgrounds, as well as the process of bringing a book from idea to reality.
Zoo keeper, Amos McGee loved working at the zoo and visiting his friends the elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl. Until one day he woke up not feeling well and had to take the day off. Of course his friends wondered where he was and decided to take matters in their own hands to see about their friend. They make a surprise visit to see Amos and cheer him up on his sick day as he would do for them. In this wonderfully illustrated picture book children will learn the lessons of compassion and friendship.
Recommended by: Denyce Malone - Flanner House Library
- Amazon Look Inside: A Sick Day for Amos Magee
- GoodReads: A Sick Day for Amos Magee
- GoogleBooks: A Sick Day for Amos Magee
- More Staff Recommends
More books about sick days and the people who show up to help out:
Children and families are invited for stories from guest readers, games, activities and snacks during this program sponsored by IMCU. Meet the Library's mascot, Digit, as well as Cubbie from IMCU. Those attending are encouraged to register for the Library's 2013 Summer Reading Program and receive a prize. SchedulePrint This Post
In this world of ever changing technology it is nice to come across the simplest style of interactive entertainment in a small book that children of all ages can enjoy. The book Press Here by Herv’e Tullet needs no plugs, no accessories, no “apps” for that. All it requires is a willing reader. It will make you smile, it will make you laugh, it will amuse you as you follow along with the instructions printed on every page.
Recommended by: Susan G. Barhan - Southport Branch
More Staff Recommends
Here are some more stories that encourage you to play along as you read:
In celebration of International FireFighters' Day take a look at these images from the history of firefighting right here in Indianapolis. At right is a photo of a horse drawn firetruck from 1874. In this digital collection you will be able to show your kids photos of old firetrucks and actual fires being fought right here in Indianapolis. A great hometown field trip? The Indianapolis Firefighters Museum and Historical Society on Massachusetts Ave.
- IndyPL Digital Collection: Indianapolis Firefighters Museum
- Official Website: Indianapolis Fire Department NOTE: Registration Form for Firefighter For a Day Camp in June!
- VisitIndy: Indianapolis Firefighters Museum & Historical Society
- Firefighters: Survive Alive!
Memorial Day Closing
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed May 25 - 27 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, except for the InfoZone which will be open each day from 10am - 5pm.
That lovable little red puppy who grew up and became Clifford the BIG RED DOG is coming to town! Clifford will appear in the 2013 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.
Here are some websites and books that will help you know all the fun details of Clifford's BIG adventures with Emily Elizabeth.
- Clifford's Official Website
- Clifford: Activities & Printables
- PBS: Clifford
- NPR’s 2012 Norman Bridwell Interview on the occasion of Clifford’s 50th birthday. Did you know Norman was from Kokomo, Indiana?
- Indy 500 Festival Parade
- SLJ’s Interview with Norman Bridwell
- Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Clifford Takes a Trip
- Clifford at the Circus
- Clifford’s Birthday Party
- Clifford’s Good Deeds
- Clifford’s Pals
- Clifford’s Happy Easter
- Clifford’s Christmas
Books Recommended By: Janet Spaulding - Selection ServicesPrint This Post
Children of all ages and families are invited to Central Library's Clowes Auditorium as the Indianapolis School of Ballet performs an excerpt from its upcoming show, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Following the performance, ballet dancers will conduct a workshop in the Learning Curve's Green Screen Theatre highlighting various ballet dance moves. Children will be invited to participate in practicing the ballet steps the dancers will exhibit.
Sunday, May 5, 2013 @3:00pm
- Indianapolis School of Ballet
- Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare for Kids
- University of Texas at Austin: ShakespeareKids
- BBC: William Shakespeare