Read Right Now! JULY 4th

I Pledge Allegiance

I Pledge Allegiance is the story of two people learning to say the pledge for the first time, one because she is a little girl and one because she is a new citizen. Libby will say the pledge at school and her great aunt Lobo will say it for her U.S. citizenship ceremony.

Below you will find printable activities, links to free online eBooks and links to eBooks and print books you can check out with your IndyPL library card. Learn about the Fourth of July holiday, the flag, the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, fireworks and more!

FREE Online eBooks about July 4th:

Fourth of JulyCan You Make a Flag?

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eBooks:

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Fourth of July MiceJulyJuly JittersJulyThe Night Before the Fourth of July

Printables, Crafts & More:

Crayola Flag Coloring PageStatue of LibertyFireworks TracerCapital and Flag

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Print Books:

America the BeautifulApple Pie Fourth of JulyDaniel's First FireworksEloise and the Big ParadeEnzo and the Fourth of July RacesFireworks for AllGod Bless Our CountryHats Off for the Fourth of JulyI Am AmericaLooking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of JulyThe Explosive Story of FireworksFlags Over America Fourth of July FireworksHappy Birthday AmericaHappy Birthday America 2Independence DayLearn to Draw American LandmarksMy Country Tis of TheePaper Crafts for the Fourth of JulyThe Pledge of AllegianceProud to be an AmericanRed White and BoomThe Rocket's Red GlareThe Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled BannerWe Are AmericaWhat Is the Fourth of July

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20 Books to Outsmart Picky Eaters

Green Eggs and HamKids are notorious picky eaters. Their first rejections are often vegetables…broccoli, asparagus or brussels sprouts. One of the best strategies for diffusing kid-powered stubbornness, is humor! Many picky eater stories are just plain funny. In Gregory the Terrible Eater, Gregory the Terrible EaterGregory the goat’s parents are upset because he won’t eat trash! He wants to eat junk, like fruits…and vegetables! This kind of opposite silliness is appealing to kids. It also helps them see their food rejection from another point of view.

D.W. the Picky Eater is the story of a child only wanting to eat certain things. When D.W. FINALLY tries something new and D.W. the Picky Eaterdeclares it delicious, she finds out something she doesn’t like is in it! (Watch PBS Arthur Video: D.W. the Picky Eater.) The look on D.W.’s face when she discovers this will get a laugh!  This classic scenario, finding out you DO actually like something once you try it, also happens to Sam, in Green Eggs and Ham. He is a lot like D.W. He does not want to try anything new…until he does…and he likes it! You can also watch this classic Dr. Seuss story right now, read aloud by Rachel Ray. More great picky eater books are listed below.

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eBooks:

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Green Eggs and HamLittle Pea

Print Books:

I Really Like Slop!Bread and Jam for FrancesBear Likes JamD.W. the Picky EaterGregory the Terrible EaterEat Your Veggies GoldilocksHow Martha Saved Her Parents from Green BeansI Will Never Not Ever Eat a TomatoJake Goes PeanutsNight of the Veggie MonsterPeanut Butter and BrainsPete Won't EatThe Picky Little WitchThe Prince's BreakfastThe Seven Silly EatersSylvia's SpinachTony Baroni Loves MacaroniYou Are What You Eat and Other Mealtime Hazards

Not Too Little To Help! Raising Socially Conscious Kids

Can We Help?“Can I help?” is one of the most often repeated sentences of small children. Toddlers and preschoolers are typically curious and eager to learn, willing volunteers to be included in the projects and jobs they see going on around them.

Young children understand the concept of support, assistance, and teamwork. When everyone helps out, “many hands make light work.” To help within their own family, kids can pick up toys, select items from a low shelf to add to a shopping cart, or feed the dog. The books listed below will help you take helping out to a new level. Even small children can contribute to their community, the bigger world outside their own home. “Can I help?” Yes, you CAN!

You can find more books & activities about helping out at home at Read Right Right Now! Helping.


eBooks:

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Just Critters Who CareMiss Fox's Class Goes GreenThe Berenstain Bears Get InvolvedCurious George Plants a TreeOne LoveThese Seas Count

Print Books:

How Can I Help? A Book About CaringA is for ActivistJoey and the Giant BoxMr. Tweed's Good DeedsMy Heart Will Not Sit DownOk GoRaising a HeroThe Berenstain Bears Go GreenThe Can Do ThanksgivingSomething BeautifulGood Deed Scouts Help Their NeighborsGood Deed Scounts to the RescueOlivia Helps Mother Nature

Read Right Now: ROBOTS

The Bot That Scott BuiltIn The Bot That Scott Built, Scott discovers the dangers of unleashing his artificially intelligent creation in his classroom. The bot seems set on destruction until Scott can tweak the bot’s settings and put things right. Told in a similar fashion as the traditional rhyming story, The House That Jack Built,  follow along as the cumulative mess is reversed one step at a time until order prevails again.

Do you have a little engineer like Scott? Have fun together watching the video read aloud Robot Rumpus read by Ross Collins. Listed below are even MORE robot eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL library card.

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Printables, Crafts & More:

My Robot's Name Is Tracertracing alphabet


eBooks:

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Boy + BotRobot KittiesThree Little Aliens and the Big Bad RobotDoug UnpluggedDoug Unplugged on the FarmRobot Go BotRobots, Robots Everywhere!The Bear Scouts and the Run-Amuck RobotThe Wild Robot

Print Books:

Robot DreamsGo Otto GoRabbit and RobotThe Adventures of BB8Beep Beep Go to SleepLittle RobotNanobotsNorton and AlphaPower Down Little RobotRaybotRobo PeteRobot SmashSpare PartsStar Wars ABC C3POI Am a DroidTrainbotsBitty BotBlip

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Read Right Now! EAT DESSERT FIRST!

Go ahead, spoil their dinner! Here are some stories for your sweet little foodie starring cookies, cakes, candy, doughnuts and more. Start the day with this story about the power of pie. In Enemy Pie, a little boy hopes that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy. Instead, it helps him make a new friend. Read to you by Camryn Manheim. More stories follow that will keep them coming back for seconds. “Read it again!” sounds pretty sweet!

More FREE Online Reading:

Maisy Makes GingerbreadThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread BabyViolet Counts Cookies

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eBooks:

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Bunny CakesCandy 1 to 20Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream ShopFlat Stanley and the Very Big CookieFroggy Bakes a CakeThe Biggest Cookie in the WorldThe Donut ChefThe Gingerbread Boy

eAudio:

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Amelia Bedelia Takes the CakeSplat the Cat Ice Scream for Ice CreamSplat the Cat Takes the CakeThe Duckling Gets a Cookie

eVideo:

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Arnie the Doughnut

Books:

Ella Takes the CakeHow to Make a Cherry Pie and See the USAtea-cakes-for-toshIf You Give a Cat a CupcakeIf You Give a Dog a DonutIf You Give a Mouse a CookieIf You Give a Mouse a BrowniePete the Cat and the Missing CupcakesThe Cookie FiascoThe Story of the DoughnutAmelia Bedelia's First Apple PieApple Pie ABCIce Cream Grow Your Own IngredientsThe Apple Pie That Papa BakedOlivia Sells CookiesA Piece of CakeFive Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday CakeSo You Want to Grow a Pie

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