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1Jan/150

Read Right Now! African American Stories

 

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National African American Read In

 

Alice Loses Her Voice WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Alice Loses Her Voice - Alice has lost her voice! Join Alice and her friend Andy as they visit people and places across town in search for her voice. What sort of sounds will they hear along the way? This is a Common Core-aligned book for Kindergarten.

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Read Amazing Grace - 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.

Anansi Goes to Lunch ReadToMeLasVegas
Read Anansi Goes to Lunch - Anansi is invited to three concurrent parties and wants to attend them all. He finds himself getting tugged and caught in the middle when the food is ready at all three parties at the same time.

A Dance Like Starlight WeGiveBooksSmall
Read A Dance Like Starlight - Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don’t always come true—they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere.

Hansel and Gretel WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Hansel and Gretel Set in Africa - A stunning interpretation of this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, setting the infamous witch's cottage deep in a lush African forest. Hansel and Gretel's plight feels all the more threatening as they're plunged into the thick, dark jungle.

Harriet Tubman Follow the North Star Scholastic Logo
Read Harriet Tubman Follow the North Star - Describes the life of Harriet Tubman, who escaped from slavery in Maryland only to return south many times as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to lead others to freedom.

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Read The Hunterman and the Crocodile - Donso, a West African hunterman, learns the importance of living in harmony with nature and the necessity of placing humans among, not above, all other living things.

The Legend of John Henry WeGiveBooksSmall
Read The Legend of John Henry - Legend says that when John Henry was a baby, he spotted a hammer and a steel spike lying by the door of the family cabin. Before anyone could stop him, little John Henry picked up the hammer and with one blow drove the spike into the floor! This is the story of a mighty hero and a symbol of courage and strength for working people. This is a Common Core-aligned book for Grade 4.

The Music in Derrick's Heart ReadingRainbow
Read The Music in Derrick's Heart - A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem. Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book, 1998.

No Mirrors StorylineLogoSmall
Read No Mirrors in my Nana's House - A girl discovers the beauty in herself by looking into her Nana's eyes.

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Read Parts of Me

Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. ReadingRainbow
Read A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. - A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

Playground Games UniteForLiteracy75
Read Playground Games

The Snowy Day WeGiveBooksSmall
Read The Snowy Day - The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. Caldecott Medal Winner, 1963.

To Be a Drum StorylineLogoSmall
Read To Be a Drum - Daddy Wes tells how Africans were brought to America as slaves, but promises his children that as long as they can hear the rhythm of the earth, they will be free.

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Read What Should We Wear?

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Read White Socks Only - Grandma tells the story about her first trip alone into town during the days when segregation still existed in Mississippi.

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24Dec/140

Read Right Now! No Room at the Inn

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Read No Room at the Inn The story of the first Christmas is a favorite with Christians worldwide. And it isn't just a holiday story. The Nativity story is taught at vacation Bible schools, Sunday schools and in Christian homes all year.

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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23Dec/140

Read Right Now! A Wind in the Willows Christmas

A Wind in the Willows Christmas Storynory
Listen and follow along to A Wind in the Willows Christmas - (Chapter 5). Mole feels an animal urge to return to his home. He invites Ratty back for Christmas and they are entertained by some field mice who sing a Christmas Carol. Geoffrey Newland reads this chapter for Storynory. Sit back and enjoy.

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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22Dec/140

Read Right Now! Waldo’s Christmas Surprise

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Read Waldo's Christmas Surprise - When Waldo's friend Emily writes a letter to Santa Claus everyone gets a surprise!

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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21Dec/140

Read Right Now! The Christmas Nutcracker

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Listen and follow along to The Christmas Nutcracker - The classic story with music by Tchaikovsky from his famous ballet. Clara and Fritz have a very special godfather who makes inventions out of clockwork (or perhaps they are magical) and his Christmas presents are always amazing and wonderful. This year he gives them something rather small and simple – a nutcracker-doll in the form of a soldier. It’s rather ugly, and soon it is broken, but Clara loves it all the same. And then it comes to life and proves himself to be a true hero.

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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20Dec/140

Read Right Now! The Night Before Christmas by Tomie dePaola

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Listen to The Night Before Christmas Curl up next to the fire with your family and enjoy this classic holiday story, 'The Night Before Christmas', read aloud by LeVar Burton. Share this story about St. Nick with new and old readers while you ring in the holiday cheer!

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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18Dec/140

Read Right Now! Curious George Christmas Countdown

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Read Curious George Christmas Countdown - George keeps busy counting down the days before Christmas. Six days before Christmas, he wraps presents; five days before, he selects his Christmas tree; four days before he cuts out and bakes cookies. With three days to go until Christmas, he and the Man in the Yellow Suit look at the decorated shop windows in the city. With two days to go Curious George takes part in the Christmas play. On Christmas Eve George makes gifts for his friends. Finally, it is Christmas.

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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17Dec/140

Read Right Now! How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Listen to Dateline's Keith Morrison Reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.


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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
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17Dec/140

Read Right Now!: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Norman Bridwell
Norman Bridwell, Creator of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Books has died. Mr. Bridwell was 86. "Norman Ray Bridwell was born in Kokomo, Ind., on Feb. 15, 1928. His father, Vern, was a factory worker; his mother, Leona, was a homemaker. Norman drew from an early age and after high school studied at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis (now the Herron School of Art and Design, a part of Indiana University) and at Cooper Union in New York." From: New York Times: Norman Bridwell Obituary

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Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!


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Read and listen along to these stories about Clifford the Big Red Dog:


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Read Cleo's Fair Share - When Mrs. Diller gives Cleo a toy for being a good dog, she doesn't WANT to share - even with T-Bone and Clifford!

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Clifford the Big Red Dog Clifford at the Circus Clifford Gets a Job Clifford Takes a Trip Clifford’s Good Deeds
Clifford’s Good Deeds The Clifford Collection Clifford the Small Red Puppy Clifford’s Puppy Days Clifford, We Love You

Clifford DVDs:

Clifford the Big Red Dog Big, big Collection Dog Days of Summer

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Books Recommended By: Janet Spaulding

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16Dec/140

Read Right Now! Bunbun’s Christmas Counting Book

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Read Bunbun's Christmas Counting Book Bunbun is getting ready for his favorite time of the year, Christmas. Little ones can count along with one of their favorite characters, Bunbun, as he prepares all the decorations for Christmas.

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Tips for Reading the Free Online Books:

  • iPad Users - Many eBooks and games require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view eBooks & games on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
  • WeGiveBooks eBooks - To view books available through WeGiveBooks you need to set up a Username & Password in WeGiveBooks - it is very easy and FREE.
  • Disney Free Downloadables - To view Disney Downloadables you will need your IndyPL Library Card and Password to Login. If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
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