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1Aug/140

Read Right Now! STARTING SCHOOL

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It's August again - the summer is wrapping up and it is time to get back to school. Whether your child is brand new to school or just adjusting to a new grade and a new teacher, the eBooks and online activities on this page can help make the transition from summer vacation to school easier...and fun!

The Read Right Now! books below about starting school you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 


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Read Right Now!

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Read Franklin Goes to School - With his new pencil case packed with a ruler, eraser and 12 colored pencils, Franklin is ready for his first day of school — until it's time to board the bus. In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin faces the excitement and fear of starting school. Try the Online Puzzle for Franklin Goes to SchoolTumblebooks are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

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Read Boomer Goes to School - Boomer is going to school! Like many new students, Boomer finds that going to school can be a bit confusing . . . at first. But in the end, he discovers that school is a great place for friends, learning, and fun! Try the Online Puzzle for Boomer goes to School. Tumblebooks are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

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Read A Pocketful of Kisses - Charming story with beautiful art to reassure young readers about starting school. When Digby goes to school for his second day he is beset with worries. He can't remember where to line up, or hang his coat, and he thinks that no one will play with him. To reassure him his mother blows a dozen kisses into his pocket telling him that if he feels worried he should take a kiss from his pocket and imagine his Mother with him. Tumblebooks are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

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Read You Can't Go To School Naked - Kids will giggle and squirm at the silly scenarios this little guy imagines and cheer his unique solution.

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Read Emily Elizabeth Goes to School - In the “Emily Elizabeth Goes to School” Clifford Interactive Storybook (K–2), early readers follow Emily Elizabeth during her “big day” at school.

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.

Downloadable eBooks:

Alice Miranda at School Back to School Rules The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle The Berenstain Bears Go to School
The Berenstain Bears Trouble at School Boomer Goes to School Curious George First Day of School
Dancing Dinos Go to School
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A Day at School Edward Almost Goes to School First Day Jitters First Year Letters
Franklin Goes to School Kindergarten Countdown Late for School Max Goes to School
Ollie's School Day Rufus and Friends School Day Sammy Spider First Day of School School Day Math
Snuffy Goes to School We Love Our School

Downloadable Audiobooks:

Amelia Bedelia First Day of School Pinkalicious School Rules Biscuit Goes to School Mittens at School
Morris Goes to School

Books:

Streg Nona: Her Story The Legend of the Blue Bonnet For the Duration Favorite Legends
Streg Nona: Her Story The Legend of the Blue Bonnet For the Duration Favorite Legends
Streg Nona: Her Story The Legend of the Blue Bonnet For the Duration Favorite Legends
The Legend of the Blue Bonnet For the Duration Favorite Legends

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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24Jun/140

Read for My Summer Free Online Reading – Dinosaurs!

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Read for My Summer is We Give Books’ free online summer reading program!

Each week We Give Books will highlight a special book for you and your child to read online, along with fun activities and reading tips to make them come to life, including custom activities from ReadWriteThink.org. Get started now!

Read for My Summer Week #3

Ages 0 to 3

Discover huge and gentle plant eaters, and small and fierce meat eaters, in this week’s book for children up to age 3, Let’s Look: Dinosaurs. The Let's Look series uses colorful images, simple text labels, and fun "I spy" games to introduce curious preschoolers to the world. Then, visit our program page to find a dinosaur coloring page and instructions for making your very own dinosaur fossil.

Ages 4 to 7

Travel to the Sahara Desert with Josh Smith, real-life archeologist, and his crew of intrepid dinosaur hunters in our pick for the 4-7 age group this week, The Big Dinosaur Dig.  Read about how they face fierce sandstorms and, later, the joy of discovering a new species of dinosaur! After you read, become a young archeologist with an activity from ReadWriteThink and play some dinosaur games!

Ages 8 to 10

This week’s book for the 8-10 age group, Dinosaur Detectives, is an introduction to paleontology that weaves together facts about fossil hunting with fictionalized first-person accounts from dinosaur detectives. When you have finished reading, visit the Read for My Summer page for some tips on how to draw a T-Rex and become a dinosaur word detective with an activity from ReadWriteThink.

Thanks for continuing to read with us! Stay tuned for more summer reading next week!

 

 

 

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7May/140

NEW! Tumblebooks eBooks for Kids

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Play and learn to read with free library eBooks, games & more. Go to www.indypl.org/downloadables to use your library card to get these free eBooks for Young readers anywhere and anytime.

Sample Tumblebooks:

TheDot EnemyPie GameDay LittlePea
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25Mar/140

Read Right Now! BEARS Corduroy & Bear in the Air

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.


Read Right Now!

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Watch Corduroy - A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all. Try these activities at home:


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Watch Corduroy Lost and Found - Corduroy slips out very early one morning to get a birthday present for Lisa, but is soon lost. Will Lisa and her beloved bear be reunited?

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Watch Good Luck Bear - Bear and Mouse are looking for luck. Four-leaf clover luck. Will they find it? Monkey says there's no such thing. Turtle thinks it'll take too long. And Groundhog wonders if they'll be unlucky if they can't find one!

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Read Bear in the Air - Winnie the Pooh wants his honey and needs your help to get it. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

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Read Brother Bear - Kenai transformed from a boy into a bear, but he didn't want to be a bear. With the help of a little bear cub named Koda, Kenai learns to love who he is. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Favorite Bear Books:

Hugless Douglas Old Bear and His Cub Old Bear Bear Snores On
Where's My Teddy

eBooks:

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21Mar/140

Read Right Now! ZOO Hello Baby Panda

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

Read Right Now:

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Read Hello Baby Panda - Most pandas live in China, but young readers will visit a baby panda born right here in the United States with this audio article with photographs. Try these activities at home:

Favorite Zoo Books:

ZooAh ZooFeeds ZooGoodnight ZooShout
ZooWild

Zoo Downloadable eBooks:

ZooVisits
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17Mar/140

Read Right Now! MONKEYS Curious George Rides a Bike & Watch Me Grow: Ape

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 


Read Right Now!

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Read Curious George Rides a Bike - A monkey who is too curious for his own good, finds himself in many strange situations.Try these activities at home:


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Read Watch Me Grow: Ape - We start life as baby apes, but how do we turn into the gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and gibbons that live in the jungle? Turn the pages and watch us grow!

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Read Curious George on the Free App The Curious Reader - Enjoy this classic story, Curious George, about the newly-captured monkey who gets himself into considerable trouble! George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, and though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. (Other Curious George titles are offered for in-app purchase.)

Favorite Monkey Books:

MonkeysGeorge MonkeysJumping MonkeysMe MonkeysTruck
MonkeysBanana

Monkey Downloadable eBooks:

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.

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13Mar/140

Read Right Now! LIBRARIES Librarian & Hands Around the Library

EarlyReadersClub100 The Read Right Now! books below you can read online, right now, with no waiting! Also don't miss the Early Readers Club - your child can pick up a free book at participating IndyPL branches from Sep. - May each year until age six. Really! Books to Keep! Details.

 

  • More Read Right Now! Free eBooks for Kids

Read Right Now:

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Read Librarian - Librarians love to read, too, as early learners will find out in this read-along book about life at the library. Try these activities at home:


Favorite Books about Libraries:

BooksAmelia BooksElf Booksflying BooksMouse
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Favorite eBooks about Libraries:

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5Mar/140

2013-2015 AISLE Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss

AISLEReadAloudsRead Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss is a project of the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE). Each year, a committee of media specialists, public librarians, classroom teachers, reading teachers, principals, bookstore operators, and/or university faculty members is formed to develop five read-aloud lists: one for primary age students, one for upper elementary, one for middle school students, one for high school students, and an ageless. There is also a Buried Treasures list for 2013-2015, for books that are a bit older but warrant mention for their outstanding read-aloud qualities. The lists are publicized and distributed to Indiana schools to encourage sustained reading and oral sharing of literature among teachers and students.

The ultimate purpose of the Read-Aloud Books Too Good To Miss program is to promote a love of reading and books and to instill and nurture lifelong reading habits in Indiana students.


Ageless Titles

All the World AmazingFaces Exclamation Mark The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit One Press Here

Buried Treasures

Inkheart Library Lion Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook Punk Farm
The Magic Hat The Three Horrid Little Pigs An Undone Fairy Tale A Visitor for Bear
Wild About Books Zen Shorts

Primary Grade Readers

Boy + Bot Can You Make a Scary Face Chicken Little Dragons Love Tacos
Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet Go, Go Grapes It’s a Tiger Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Spoon Stuck

Upper Elementary Readers

About Average BookSpeak! Poems About Books Crow Call Each Kindness
Extra Yarn The Lemonade Crime Lulu and the Brontosaurus Collision
SOS Unsinkable Wonder Yes, Yes, Yaul

Middle Grade Readers

14 Cows for America The Apothecary The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Countdown
Guys Read: Funny Business Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball Mr. Terupt Falls Again Small as an Elephant
Three Times Lucky Tuesdays at the Castle

High School Readers

BZRK Dizzy in Your Eyes…Poems About Love Every Day Kids of Kabul
Legend October Mourning Son
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13Feb/140

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Daniel Beaty

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Today's honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Daniel Beaty.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there.

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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18Jan/140

NEW! Kids eReading Room: eBooks & eAudio

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Children and families can now easily find eBooks and eAudio for kids in the NEW! KIDS eReading Room at imcpl.org. Check them out with your library card just like printed library books.  The collection includes such favorites as:

  • Clifford, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine and Fancy Nancy for younger readers
  • Judy Moody and the Magic Treehouse series for middle readers
  • C.S. Lewis, Lemony Snicket, James Dashner, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter for older kids
  • Comic and graphic novels
  • Humor, Mystery, Science & Nature, Science Fiction, & Fantasy

Library eBooks are compatible for downloading on most eReaders, tablets and mobile devices running the free Kindle app, as well as smartphones, iOS and Android devices. Using your Library card, you can download up to 25 items at a time for loan periods ranging from 7 to 21 days or access items from your browser.

Titles available include:

BearsVacation AllDads CharlieChocolate DeepZone

Also available is the Disney Digital Collection

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The Disney Digital Collection feature all of your kids' favorite Disney and Disney Pixar characters. The Disney Digital eBook and eAudio collection is great because they are always available - no waiting in line! All you need is an internet connection and library card! Disney Digital Books launch in your browser. The service is PC and Mac® compatible and does not require a download.

  • Unlimited access to over 600 new and classic Disney books for kids of all ages
  • Look and Listen titles that allow children to hear a story read aloud
  • a Story-Builder feature so kids can create and share their own stories
  • an Age-appropriate dictionary that lets children click on any word to hear it read aloud, select unfamiliar words, and read simple definitions.
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