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2Jun/140

Kids Around the World

2014SRP

Today is the first day! Get all the details about the 2014 Summer Reading Program - included free apps and free online books!

Read around the world with these books that bring the lives of children from all over the world right into your life, right here in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Anna Hibiscus Beatrice's Goat Can You Say Peace Children from Australia to Zimbabwe
Clothes Dream Around the World A Faith Like Mine Food
A Good Trade Gift Days The Good Garden If America Were a Village
If the World Were a Village It's Back to School We Go A Life Like Mine The Market Bowl
Mimi's Village My Rows and Piles of Coins My School in the Rain Forest One Hen
Our World Razia's Ray of hope School Days Around the World A School Like Mine
The Soccer Fence This Child Every Child What We Wear What's For Lunch
You and Me Together

Selected by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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12May/140

Last Day to Vote! Children’s Choice Book Awards

ChildrensChoiceLogo2014The Children's Choice Book Awards is the only national book award where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages. Voting for the 7th annual Children's Choice Book Awards started March 25, 2014. You can vote right now!

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Winners will be announced on a live video broadcast during Children’s Book Week (May 12-18, 2014).

 

VOTING WIDGETS

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7May/140

NEW! Tumblebooks eBooks for Kids

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Play and learn to read with free library eBooks, games & more. Go to www.indypl.org/downloadables to use your library card to get these free eBooks for Young readers anywhere and anytime.

Sample Tumblebooks:

TheDot EnemyPie GameDay LittlePea
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6May/140

Read Right Now! Mother’s Day

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 Free App: Me & My Mom - Join Little Critter in this interactive book app as he spends the day in the city with his mom. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. From the train station to the museum, how will Little Critter do in the big city?

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Read Spot Loves His Mommy - Spot loves spending time with his mom. Whether playing hide-and-seek, baking a cake, or reading his favorite story, Spot and Mommy have lots of fun together. This touching and heartwarming book is great for sharing--at Mother's Day and all year long.

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Read Mommy Loves Me - Mommy kisses, and Mommy hugs. But what else does she do? This charming book, featuring heartwarming illustrations of baby animals spending time with their mommies, will make moms want to cuddle up and read with their young ones.

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Read Mommy Loves Me - Soft, warm, safe, strong - in our early years, Mommy is the center of our world. Celebrate the special bond between mom and child with this lovingly illustrated book.

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Read My Mother Is So Smart - Through the heartfelt words of a little boy awed by all the things his mom can do, this glowing celebration of mothers has a universal appeal that will make young readers everywhere want to share it with their own moms.

Mother's Day Books:

I Love ewe: An Ode to Animal Moms Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do…Because She Loves Me What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day Hero Mom
I Want My Mom! Where’s My Mommy? We Love Our Mom! Take Your Mama to Work Today
There’s No One I Love Like You I Love You Mama and Me Max and Zoe Celebrate Mother’s Day
Gus Makes a Gift The Night Before Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Surprise Hello, Mommy ZooBorns

Book recommendations by: Janet Spaulding, Selections Services

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21Apr/140

Staff Pick: Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great

Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great

Envy turns to admiration and finally to friendship for Goat and Unicorn.

Have you ever been jealous of someone? Or thought they were better than you? That’s how Goat feels about Unicorn. Goat can ride his bike, but Unicorn can fly. Goat can do simple magic tricks, but Unicorn can turn things into gold. How can you compete with someone who can make it rain cupcakes?

Then one day, Unicorn actually talks to Goat. Goat finds out that Unicorn likes all sorts of things about him! He loves goat cheese, adores cloven hooves, and is completely jealous that Goat can eat anything he wants. Who knew?

So the two become friends and learn to celebrate their differences. Hooray! They even imagine themselves as crime fighting superheroes. Taste their cloven justice!

Recommended by:  Erin Webster, Pike Branch Library

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20Apr/140

Happy Easter – Free Online Reading for Today

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.

 

Websites:


Read Right Now!

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Read The Miracle of Easter - This easy-to-read book with gentle illustrations tells the well-known Bible story of Easter. It's a perfect story for children who are learning about their religion and starting to read on their own.

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Read See How They Grow: Bunny - Follow an adorable bunny on its path from newborn to adult in the 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.

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Read Rabbit Gets Lost - Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit go for a walk through the woods, but Rabbit gets separated from them and gets lost. Will someone be able to find Rabbit? ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable alphabet eBooks and Audiobooks. More Disney Books Online:

 

Favorite Books for Easter:

He Is Risen Rechenka's Eggs The Golden Egg Book The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

Favorite Bunny Books:

Benjamin BigCarrot Hungry MoonRabbit

Bunny eBooks & eAudio:

BoyBunny RabbitsDuck RabbitsGift RabbitsSee
RabbitsSpotty RabbitsTen
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6Apr/140

Read Right Now! BIRDS Take a Closer Look: Birds & When the Sun Comes Up

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

Read Right Now!

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Read Take a Closer Look: Birds - Fly with amazing birds over deserts, seas, woodlands, and lush rainforests. From pink flamingos to chattering parrots and racing roadrunners, there are lots of feathered friends to meet. Try these activities at home:


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Read Tinga Tinga Tales: When the Sun Comes Up The start of each new day in Tinga Tinga Tales is very busy -- Hen welcomes her chicks, Elephant wakes up tortoise, and Tickbird makes sure Hippo is clean. And you can't miss the Tinga birds singing their loud dawn chorus!

Favorite Bird Books:

BirdsHenkes BirdsHome BirdsLunch BirdsRobin
BirdsGeorge

eBooks:

BirdsLowly
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2Apr/140

Read Right Now! BULLIES Henry & the Bully

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

Try these websites and activities at home:


Books:

Bad Astrid Ben Rides On Bully Elmer and the Big Bird
Justin and the Bully Lion vs. Rabbit The Little Billy Llama Llama and the Bully Goat
Scary Mary Thomas the Toadally Terrible Bully

eBooks:

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

BerenstainBully Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully Two Tough Crocs Roscoe Rules Never Swipe Bully's Bear
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25Mar/140

Read Right Now! BEARS Corduroy & Bear in the Air

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.


Read Right Now!

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Watch Corduroy - A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all. Try these activities at home:


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Watch Corduroy Lost and Found - Corduroy slips out very early one morning to get a birthday present for Lisa, but is soon lost. Will Lisa and her beloved bear be reunited?

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Watch Good Luck Bear - Bear and Mouse are looking for luck. Four-leaf clover luck. Will they find it? Monkey says there's no such thing. Turtle thinks it'll take too long. And Groundhog wonders if they'll be unlucky if they can't find one!

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Read Bear in the Air - Winnie the Pooh wants his honey and needs your help to get it. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

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Read Brother Bear - Kenai transformed from a boy into a bear, but he didn't want to be a bear. With the help of a little bear cub named Koda, Kenai learns to love who he is. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Favorite Bear Books:

Hugless Douglas Old Bear and His Cub Old Bear Bear Snores On
Where's My Teddy

eBooks:

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22Mar/140

Preschool Yoga

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Children ages 6 and under are invited to have fun exercising and learning yoga poses from a certified instructor from the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. Classes offered Feb - May at several of our Library Locations. Schedule

Yoga Books

Cool relaxing: Healthy & Fun Ways to Chill Out You are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses Watch Me Do Yoga Stretch The ABCs of Yoga for Kids
Peaceful Piggy Yoga Sleepy Little Yoga Yoga in Action I Love Yoga I Love Yoga
Babar’s Yoga for Elephants My Daddy is a Pretzel
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