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5Nov/140

Reading Champion: Linda Joy Singleton

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Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. Visit www.picturebookmonth.com November is Picture Book Month. Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

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Snow Dog Sand Dog
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4Nov/140

Reading Champion: Kelly Bingham

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Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. Visit www.picturebookmonth.com November is Picture Book Month. Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

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Z is for Moose Circle Square Moose
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3Nov/140

Reading Champion: Deborah Heiligman

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Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. Visit www.picturebookmonth.com November is Picture Book Month. Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

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Snow Dog Go Dog Cool Dog School Dog Fun Dog Sun Dog Babies
Celebrate Thanksgiving
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3Nov/140

Read Right Now! THANKSGIVING

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Read T is for Turkey - Little ones will love learning about Thanksgiving in Tanya Lee Stone's newest shaped alphabet book. Join in as the elementary school puts on a play that tells the true story of the first Thanksgiving.

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Read Pardon That Turkey - Everyone knows about the pilgrims' "first Thanksgiving." But do you know how Thanksgiving became a national holiday or why the president pardons a turkey every year?

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Read Two Bad Pilgrims - Award-winning author Kathryn Lasky and illustrator John Manders reveal the lives of America's first troublemakers - as well as tons of fascinating Pilgrim facts-with kid-friendly humor.

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Read Pilgrim Village - Journey of a Pioneer follows the adventures of a young girl as her family travels west in covered wagons along the famous Oregon Trail.

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Favorite Thanksgiving Books from IndyPL Children's Librarians:

AllPie BalloonsBroadway Charlie Brown FirefightersThanksgiving
GivingThanks SwallowedPie MagicPot MollyPilgrim
OverRiver TurkeyFree StoneSoup TapTree
ThankSarah Tappletons TurkeyThanksgiving TurkeyPox
NightBefore ChickenStew

New Books:

The Great Thanksgiving Escape Snoopy's Thanksgiving Thanksgiving for Emily Ann The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessing
Thanksgiving Mice Pinkalicious Thanksgiving Helper Thanksgiving Thanksgiving 2
Happy Thanksgiving The First Thanksgiving

New eBooks:

Thanksgiving What Makes It Special Dinosaurs' Thanksgiving Gus the Pilgrim Turkey Caillou Happy Thanksgiving
An Outlaw Thanksgiving The Memory Cupboard a Thanksgiving Story Pilgrim Cat Sarah Gives Thanks
Sometimes Its Turkey The Thanksgiving Story This Is the Turkey We Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Fall
Round the Turkey The Story of the First Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Mice

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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2Nov/140

Reading Champion: Stefan Jolet

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Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. Visit www.picturebookmonth.com November is Picture Book Month. Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

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Cinderelephant
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1Nov/140

Reading Champion – Aaron Becker

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Picture Book Month is an international initiative to encourage everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

In this digital age where people are predicting the coming death of print books, picture books (the print kind) need love. And the world needs picture books. There’s nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book. Visit picturebookmonth.com. Join the celebration and party with a picture book!

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Books:

Journey Quest
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1Nov/140

Conversations About Education

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Documentary & Discussion on Standardized Testing

Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Central Library
Age Level: Adults

The public is invited for the Indiana premiere of the documentary, "STANDARDIZED Lies, Money & Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education." In this groundbreaking film, educational experts question the wisdom, and profit centers, of high-stakes testing. Following the documentary, a panel discussion will feature Carole Craig of the Greater Indianapolis NAACP; Kahlil Mwaafrika of KI Community School; Phillip Harris, co-author of "The Myths of Standardized Testing;" and moderator Mathew Davis of Localmotion. This program is presented by Parent Power! - Parents Across America, E-CAT, and the Black and Latino Policy Institute. This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Questions about this event? Please contact: Central Library 275-4100.

Talking About Testing

Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Central Library
Age Level: Adults

Explore the whos, hows, whys, effects and implications of testing in our schools. Panelists will include Dr. Dena Cushenberry, Superintendent MSD Warren Township; Dr. Khaula Murthada with IUPUI's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; and Jeremy Baugh, Founding Principal of The Phalen Leadership Academies. This program, presented by WFYI and Chalkbeat Indiana, will be moderated by Chalkbeat Bureau Chief Scott Elliott. This program will be held in Central Library's Clowes Auditorium. Questions about this event? Please contact: Central Library 275-4100.

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31Oct/140

November is Picture Book Month

Picture Book Month is an international initiative celebrating literacy with picture books during the month of November. Every day in November, there will be a new Ready to Read post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important.

Start November 1st with Reading Champion: Aaron Becker

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24Oct/140

Read Right Now! HALLOWEEN

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Read Halloween This layered board book is full of Halloween surprises! From the front, all kinds of ghouls and treats can be seen sticking out of the grinning jack-o'-lantern. Then, page by page, each object is revealed along with its sometimes scary, sometimes silly companions. Boo!

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Read H is for Haunted House Little ones will love learning about Halloween in this alphabet book. Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from Ghosts to Mummies to Zombies.

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Read Goodnight Goon A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody; energetic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.

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Listen to I Need My Monster Checking under the bed for his monster, Ethan discovers that he is gone fishing for a week, and realizing he can't sleep without him tries to find a substitute monster.

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New Halloween Books:

A Halloween Scare in Indiana Shivery Shades of Halloween Dog and Bear Tricks and Treats Ladybug Girl and the Dress Up Dilemma
Ghosts Go Haunting Not Very Scary Ready Steady Ghost The Sweetest Witch Around
Penguin and Pumpkin Little Boo Jack O Lanterns Celebrate Halloween

Favorite Halloween Books:

Ten Trick or Treaters The 13 Nights of Halloween Alph Oops H is for Halloween Babymouse Monster Mash
Big Pumpkin Click Clack Boo Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat The Hallo Wiener
Halloween Hunt Halloween Is Happy Haunting Amelia Bedelia It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Little Goblins Ten Minerva Louis Halloween Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt National Geographic Halloween
Scaredy Cat Splat Space Case Three Bears Halloween Trick or Treat a Happy Haunter's Halloween

eBooks:

Happy Halloween Humbug Witch Ten Creepy Monsters Trick or Treat
Druscillas Halloween Shivery Shades of Halloween Monster Needs a Costume MarleyPumpkin
FranklinHalloween HalloweenGeorge HalloweenMice HalloweenGus
HalloweenHarriet HalloweenOllie GeorgeCostume RottenTrick
BooCow HauntedParty MarthaHaunted NotAfraid

eAudio:

HalloweenMittens DirkBones OldLadyOver Scaredy Cat Splat
By the Light of the Halloween Moon Little Goblins Ten

Books Selected By: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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21Oct/140

Read for the Record – Bunny Cakes

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JumpStart Read for the Record On October 21, 2014, people across the country will unite to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, a comical story of sibling bonding and birthday shenanigans, by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Join Josh Duhamel, this year's celebrity reader, to set a reading record.

"As a new dad, I’m proud to be part of a campaign that advocates early education for all children. The best part of our day is story time with Axl." ~ Josh Duhamel

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It's Grandma's birthday, and Max wants to make her an icky worm cake. But Ruby insists on angel surprise with raspberry-fluff icing. Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen?

  • Free Activities and Coloring Pages (en español tambien)

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