Read the Free App Riding With Rosa Parks – Readers will read about a period in American history when segregation laws denied African-American people equal rights. The story is told from the point of view of a fictitious character, Marissa, who witnesses the bravery Rosa Parks displayed when she refused to give up her seat on the bus.
Grace loves stories, whether they’re in books or in movies or the kind her grandmother tells. She acts out the most exciting parts of all sorts of tales…sometimes Hiawatha, or Aladdin, of Joan of Arc…There’s nothing that Grace enjoys more.
Listen to Brer Possum and the Snake – Storyteller Alice McGill performs her rendition of the folktale based on the stories by Joel Chandler Harris, author of Uncle Remus and other stories. Many of the Uncle Remus tales have been controversial for their negative stereotypes of blacks, yet are seen as important to the legacy of early black folk literature.
Listen to 11 Tales from Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit – Uncle Remus’ stories feature a trickster hero called Br’er Rabbit (“Brother” Rabbit), who uses his wits to slide out of trouble and gain the advantage over the slower witted other animals, many of whom are trying to eat him. Br’er Rabbit stories were mostly collected directly from the afro-american oral story-telling tradition and are said to be a direct interpretation of Yoruba tales of Hare.
Books, Music & Movies for kids are available on Hooplaat imcpl.org. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN. What’s My Pin?
Hoopla works on PCs, Macs, iOS devices and Android devices. There are apps in both the App Store for iOS and the Play Store for Android. Full details are here: under Supported Devices.
eBook Read Alongs, eMusic & eMovies are available
Checkout a total of 10 itemseach month
Movies are checked out for 72 hours and albums are checked out for 7 days
Your limit resets on the first of the month.
You can browse the material by format (music, movies, television) and search directly using the box at the top of the screen.
Once you find material that you like, you can click on the word Borrow and begin to watch the video or listen to the music immediately. Videos will download to your device, so PLEASE make sure that you are on WiFi. Downloads will incur data charges and movies are a larger format. As soon as you click Borrow, you are charged for one checkout, even if you don’t watch or listen to the item.
More eBooks and eAudio to check out with your card can be found onindyPL Overdrive for Kids.
Click on “Log In” in the blue box in the upper right corner.
If you have already registered for hoopla, simply enter your email address and your password, then click log in.
If you haven’t registered, click on the Sign Up Now button in the center near the bottom of the page.
Click on your home library, in our case, that’s Indianapolis Public Library
Enter in your email address, create a hoopla password (not your email password!!), your Library Card number and your Library Card PIN. What’s My Pin?
Click Sign Up Now at the bottom of the page.
Congrats, you are signed up for hoopla!
If you would like to see only content for kids when you are browsing Hoopla, or you want your kids to see only content for kids, you can make that selection in the Hoopla app under “Settings”. NOTE: This setting stays with the device, not the account. So if a parent enables “Kid’s Mode” on a child’s iPad, it’s set only for that iPad. If the child uses another device (like a PC), the parent will have to enable Kid’s Mode on that device, too.
You might wonder what’s so great about a book without any words in it. Does it even qualify for a book if there are no words? With no words, isn’t it just pictures? The truth is, a wordless picture book tells a story without using words. The PICTURES have meaning. The ability to look at pictures and understand from them what is going on is an important skill for small children to practice. Looking at wordless picture books helps your child acquire several skills, even before he/she begins to recognize letters or words.
Comprehension – understanding the meaning of the pictures
A book is understood from left to right
Stories have a sequence
Inferring meaning – understanding what has just happened based on the picture – for example, a facial expression.
Predicting what will happen next
Vocabulary – yes, even without words a wordless picture book helps build vocabulary because the reader comes up with her own words, and when reading with a parent, hears the parent’s words that describe the same picture…but in different words. Instant vocabulary building!
Lastly, what great books for kids who have trouble with letters and words!
Here are some favorite wordless books selected by Children’s Librarians at The Indianapolis Public Library. A picture really is worth a thousand words. Looking for more? Search our catalog under the subject “Stories without Words” to find other great wordless reads!