Read Right Now! No Mirrors in My Nana’s House

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A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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No Mirrors in Nana's HouseStory of the Day:

Read Right Now! No Mirrors in Nana’s House by Synthia Saint James

A girl discovers the beauty in herself by looking into her Nana’s eyes. From Storyline Online. Read by Tia and Tamera Mowry.


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Free App – Riding With Rosa Parks

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Riding with Rosa ParksStory of the Day:

Free App – Riding with Rosa Parks

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.


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Read Right Now! Amazing Grace

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Amazing GraceStory of the Day:

Listen Right Now! Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

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.


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Listen Right Now! Brer Rabbit Stories

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Listen Right Now! Brer Rabbit Stories

Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit

 

  • 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.

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Hoopla: eBooks, eMusic & eMovies for Kids

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Books, Music & Movies for kids are available on Hoopla at 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 items each 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.

How to register and login to Hoopla:

  • 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!

Useful Tips:

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.

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Wordless Books

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!

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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!

Ben's Dream Bluebird Chalk Draw! The Farmer and the Clown Flashlight Float Flora and the Flamingo Flora and the Penguin Flotsam Fox's Garden Freight Train Good Dog Carl Good Night Gorilla The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher Journey June 29 1999 Leaf Look Alikes Monster Book Mr Wuffles Museum Trip Pool The Red Book Quest The Secret Box Sidewalk Flowers The Snow Rabbit The Snowman Tuesday Uh-Oh Unspoken The Valentine Waterloo and Trafalgar Wave Where's Walrus and Penguin The White Book You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum You Can't Take a Balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts

Listen Right Now! Alfred Cralle

National African American Read-In
A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Listen Right Now! Alfred Cralle

Alfred Cralle was an African-American inventor. In 1897 he received a patent for an ice cream scoop with a built in scraper so the scoop fell onto the cone or into the bowl. Read about more about African-American scientists & inventors.

 


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Listen Right Now! Suzan-Lori Parks

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Listen Right Now! Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks is the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (2002) for her play Topdog/Underdog. 

 


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Read Right Now! Harlem: a Poem

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HarlemStory of the Day:

Read Harlem a Poem by Walter Dean Myers

A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem. Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 1998

 


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Read Right Now! CONSTRUCTION

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


FREE Online eBooks about Construction:

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Construction eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
Building Our HouseGoodnight Goodnight Construction SiteThis is the House that Jack BuiltC Is For ConstructionCurious George Builds a HomeOne Big BuildingPete the Cat Construction DestructionWhere Do Diggers Sleep at Night

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Printables, Crafts & More about Construction:

Bob the Builder Connect the DotsCement Mixer TracerT is for Truck Tracer

Building a Library:

ConstructionA Library StoryMighty Mike Builds a Library

Building:

Alphabet Under ConstructionBuilding a HouseBuilding Our HouseBuilt to LastDemolitionDesign a SkyscraperThe House That Max BuiltHow Did They Build That House?

Construction Equipment:

Bulldozer's Big DayDiggersGoodnight Digger Goodnight Goodnight Construction SiteI Am a BackhoeThe Little Dump TruckMachines at WorkMachines at a Construction SiteMike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelTools We Use BuildersYou Can Draw Construction Vehicles

Construction Workers:

Amelia Bedelia Under ConstructionBuild Dogs BuildBuilder GooseBuilding With DadConstruction WorkersConstruction Workers HelpJackhammer SamThe Night WorkersPop's BridgeSky BoyzSky Walkers