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6Sep/130

Read Right Now! BE YOURSELF

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


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Read Not Your Typical Dragon - When Crispin Blaze turns seven, he's expected to breathe fire like all the other dragons. But instead of fire, he breathes a host of unusual things.

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Watch Stellaluna - After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

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Read The Other Wolf - Daisy's grandma wants her to stop reading and drawing and thinking and be more like her brother Guster, a Big Bad Wolf. But Daisy has other ideas. She thinks there might be a better way to use all that huffing and puffing instead of blowing houses down. Find out what happens when the Three Little Pigs meet The Other Wolf. This is a Common Core-aligned book for Grade 2.

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Watch Regards to the Man in the Moon - When the other kids make fun of Louie and call his father "the junkman," his dad explains that the so-called junk he loves "can take you right out of this world" - with a little imagination. So Louie builds the spaceship Imagination I.

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Watch The No Tail Cat Or, I Like What I Am

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Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download. Here are some more animals who use their unique qualities to show that being yourself is the best way to be!

Books:

Crictor Pretzel SnakeBlake JohnJensen
Chrysanthemum

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Fluffy BigBunny ChickenBig Spotty
TackyPenguin MeBook

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Chrysanthemum
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7Jun/130

Read Right Now! FARM

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


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Read Maisy's Morning on the Farm - Morning is a busy time on Maisy's farm. There are chickens and pigs to feed, and the cow to milk. Moo! After the chores are finished, there's just one more thing to do--eat a yummy breakfast.

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Read Oh, Dear! - Buster goes to collect the eggs for breakfast, meeting all the animals in his search, until finally he remembers where to look.

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Read Noisy Farm - We follow Sam the farm dog around the farm as he finds out who is making the various noises as the day begins.

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Read Hide and Seek Farm - This book includes five farm-themed I-spy spreads featuring grown farm animals, baby farm animals, tractors, equipment and other fun things to discover on the farm. Young readers will love poring through the packed pages and searching for the hiding chick, developing picture- and-word association skills as they go.

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Read My First Tractor - Introducing preschoolers to basic concepts, the My First Board Book series promotes early learning and encourages young readers to explore the world of words. My First Tractor Board Book is all about words found on the farm!

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Read Dragon Goes to the Farm - A boy and his dragon take a trip to a farm. What will they find there?

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Read See How They Grow: Lamb - Follow an adorable pony on its path from newborn to adult in this fun and informative picture book. See How They Grow introduces the fascinating world of animals and how they develop, step-by-step.Read More! See How They Grow:


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Read Otis - Otis is a special tractor. He loves his farmer and he loves to work. And he loves the little calf in the next stall, whom he purrs to sleep with his soft motor. In fact, the two become great friends. But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn...until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Then there is only one tractor—and it’s not big or yellow—who can come to the rescue. It is little old Otis who saves his friend. It is Otis who saves the day.

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Downloadable eBooks:

BooCow ChickenBig ChicksStep CluckyHen
CowsCake FarmDog HurryHurry LlamaLamb
MaxFarm MooMoo OldMacEmber OldMacOwen
OnlyCows SallyFarm JollyBarnyard LittleLamb
ToughChicks SilverstreetFarm YouBaby

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GiggleQuack TroubleChickens

 

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10Jan/130

Little Dog Lost

Little Dog Lost is one of those books that you know right away will be a favorite. It isn't very long but it doesn't have to be. The words and the pictures that are there do all the work. The story is packed with emotion - how can you not feel immediate empathy for the stranded little dog on the cover? How can you not want to know if he gets rescued? Look at the position of his ears. He needs help!

And after all that...the writing is fun to read out loud:

"Can anybody help? Please, help Dog!"

"Don't be scared dog!"

You will cheer together for Dog and all the people who try to help him as he floats in the ocean alone on a piece of ice. The ending is just what you hope and to make it all even better - the book is based on a real dog. This one is definitely a "read it again!" Plus you can watch a video of the real dog's dramatic rescue.

And that's not all, you don't even have to wait to read it. You can read it RIGHT NOW!

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  • Read Little Dog Lost Right Now ...really, read it online right now for free. Courtesy of We Give Books. Love. Them. (And yes, We Give Books has even more books to read at home.)
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If you and your family like Baltic's story here are some more books about man's best friend you might like to share. The first four stories are also based on real dogs who were exceptionally loyal. The Incredible Journey is a chapter book without pictures. It is the story of a bulldog, a golden retriever, and a Siamese cat who travel cross country in search of their missing human family. The movie adaptation is called Homeward Bound - a great choice for family movie night. I showed Homeward Bound one time at the library. There is a dramatic scene in it starring the golden retriever named Shadow. You really, REALLY want Shadow to be OK. I remember a boy, about 10 years old, sitting on the very edge of his seat murmuring "Come on Shadow! Come on Shadow!" When you care that much about the characters you know the book or movie is telling a good story. That little boy is in his twenties now...I bet he turned out good!

Herbert the True Story of a Brave Sea Dog The Incredible Life of Balto Shep Our Most Loyal Dog Hachiko the True Story of a Loyal Dog The Incredible Journey Homeward Bound DVD
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23Dec/120

My Friend Fred

Grace's dog Fred is her best loyal friend. He likes stories and running and lying around doing nothing, just like Grace. He even makes sure there are no monsters under Grace's bed.

When Grace's sister Sarah points out that Fred belongs to the family Grace wants none of it. She thinks to herself  "No, Sarah, you are wrong. Fred is mine. My friend Fred."

When Fred's loyalty to Grace is tested by Sarah and his favorite ball Grace decides the only way to keep Fred to herself is to go in her room with Fred and shut. the. door. tight.

Fred wants none of it. There is a ball out there! He wants it! Fred scratches. He presses his nose on the window, he whines, he pouts...until Grace finally figures out what he's trying to say. "Friends don't keep their friends all to themselves all of the time."

It's true for dogs and people both. In a family there is always enough love to go around!

GoodReads: My Friend Fred

In The Pain and the Great One two kids battle it out over who is the best-loved. In A Pocketful of Kisses a raccoon worries about whether his Mom will still love him as much after the new baby comes and The Dog Who Loved Tortillas is a dog like Fred - in the middle of a battle between two kids who want the dog to love them best.

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20Dec/120

Z is for Moose

Helping kids learn the letters of the alphabet can get kind of dull after awhile! A is for Apple. B is for Ball. Meh. The only interesting part is looking to see what the author came up with for "Q" and "X".

This alphabet boredom is true for kids too! To keep their attention (and yours!) give them a fun twist on the usual alphabet book. Read one with an alphabet surprise in it.

In Z is for Moose Moose gets impatient and bossy when he can't wait his turn for the letter "M" page. Watch Moose shove other animals out of the way, cross words out and generally make a nuisance of himself...so much so that MOUSE is chosen for M, which doesn't improve Moose's behavior AT ALL. Moose is in tears until his clever friend Zebra shows him that even Z isn't too late for a Moose.

If you like Z is for Moose and the idea of an alphabet book that makes talking about the letters fun, try one of these. It's one thing to name a letter and say a word that begins with that letter. It's a step more challenging to point out an alphabet mistake. What kid doesn't like pointing out the mistakes other people make!

A Isn't for Fox Alphaoops Alphoops Halloween
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