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Read Right Now! DUCKS

Farmer DuckToday is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. You might even find a place you can watch some ducks.  Indy with Kids has a great list of 8 Places to Find Ducks in Indy. The article talks about feeding them, but did you know the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and other conservation groups say that for the good of the ducks, we all need to stop hand feeding them? Bread is especially bad for them! Here are two really great article that explains why hand feeding is bad for ducks and geese:

That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them though. You can learn what food might be healthy for them. You can watch them and also take some pictures! While you are out, point out the ducks you see and hear. How does a duck look different than a goose? What colors are their feathers? What sounds do ducks and geese make? How many ducks can you count?

You can listen to the story Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell right now. Listed below are some more free online eBooks & activities about ducks as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.


Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
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Jemima Duck

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Printables, Crafts & More about Ducks:


eBooks:

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Make Way for DucklingsUglyDucklingDuckFeelingDuckDuckGooseDuckGooseHugducksvroomDuckGooseOppositesDuck123DumbDucksDonaldCampingHeyDuckLuckyDuck

eAudiobooks:

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The Duckling Gets a CookieUglyDuckling2

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Read Right Now! BIRDS

BirdsToday is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. Or, did you know you can take a walk and read a story as you go, right here in Indianapolis? Visit the Story Walk in the Ruckle Street Pocket Park. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Stories are rotated on a monthly basis. While you are out, point out the birds you see and hear. Can you see a cardinal? What color is it? Can you hear a robin? How many different bird songs can you count?

Listed below are some free online eBooks & activities as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.

FREE Online E-books:

Beautiful BirdsTheBirdsIllSeeRed RobinA Nest for African PenguinsThe Migrating Whooping Crane

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Printables, Crafts & More:


E-books:

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Bear and BirdDuck and GooseJust Plain FancyNoisy Bird Sing AlongThe Best NestThe Little DuckBirdsLowly
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BirdsBirdsDiscover Series BirdsLet the Pigeon Drive the BusElmo Finds a Baby BirdGooseMake Way for DucklingsThe Little Red HenThe Story abount PingThe Ugly Duckling

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The Science of Forecasting: It’s the Shadow Not the Hog

Groundhog's Runaway Shadow Men in top hats gathering around a burrow and luring a large rodent out to see if he casts a shadow to make a weather prediction is an unusual tradition! Odder still is that a sunny day, which will cast a shadow, means MORE winter, not less. That seems backwards!

Checking on one’s shadow is not a very scientific way to predict the weather, but Groundhog Day is a perfect time to talk about the science of shadows! Listed below are books and activities to help you explore shadows with your child.

FREE Online eBooks:

Show Me a Shadow

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Printables, Crafts & More:

Clifford Shadow MatchCount the GroundhogsG is for Groundhog

eBooks:

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A Garden for a GroundhogCaptain Hook's ShadowGroundhog DayHand Shadow FunSubstitute GroundhogThe Groundhog Day Book of Facts and FunShadow

Print Books:

Follow It Learn About ShadowsGeorge and His ShadowGroundhog's Day OffGroundhog's DilemmaGroundhog's Runaway ShadowHortense and the ShadowMe and My Shadow a Book about LightMy ShadowPunxsutawney PhyllisShadow ChasersSmoot a Rebellious ShadowThe Shape of Me and Other StuffThe Wolf and His ShadowWhat is a Forecast?What Is Groundhog Day?What Will the Weather Be?Who's There, BewareWill Spring Be Early of Will Spring Be Late

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Read Right Now! BEARS

When a sandwich goes missing from someone’s lunch, a dog tells how a bear wandered out of the woods, got lost in the city, got hungry and ate a sandwich before returning home. Riiiiiight! Your child will enjoy this silly explanation for the missing sandwich from a very guilty dog! This one is a  Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee, 2017-2018, K-3. You can listen to it online right now! Listed below are even more stories, activities and printables about bears.

FREE Online eBooks about Bears:

Berenstain Bears Go Fly a KiteBerenstain Bears Soccer StarBerenstain Bears To the RescuePolar Bears RockTales From Winnie the Pooh 150

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eBooks:

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A Bear and His BoyA Pocket for CorduroyA Visitor for BearBaby Bear Baby Bear What Do You SeeBig Bear HugBlueberries for SalCorduroyGoldi Rocks and the Three BearsPolar Bear Polar Bear What Do You See?I Want My Hat BackPaddington Sets Sail

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Read Right Now! FARM

Farmer DuckPoor Farmer Duck! He is wiped out from having to do all the work for a lazy farmer. No need to worry, the farmyard animals have the duck’s back and come up with a plan to rescue him from his endless chores and to teach that farmer a lesson! Loyalty is sweet! This story is a funny rural twist on the old favorite, The Little Red Hen.

Listed below are online activities and even MORE farm books – eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL library card.

FREE Online eBooks:

MaisyMorningFresh From the FarmFarm Tractors at Work

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Printables, Crafts & More:

Farm TracerH Horse TracerI Love the Farm Mini Bookfarm_animal_booklet_handwriting

eBooks:

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BooCowChickenBigChicksStepCluckyHenCowsCakeFarmDogHurryHurryLlamaLambMooMooOldMacEmberJollyBarnyardLittleLambToughChicksSilverstreetFarm

eAudiobooks:

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Thump Quack MooGiggleQuackTroubleChickens

Printed Books:

Amelia Bedelia's First Field TripAn Edible AlphabetBiscuit's Day at the FarmFarm AnimalsFarmFarms Around the WorldGoing to a FarmOld Macdonald Had Her FarmOn the Farm at the MarketOtisOur FarmShapes on the Farm

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