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Read Right Now! CHRISTMAS

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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!


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Read The Polar Express – A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. Caldecott Medal winner, 1986

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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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Read December – This book explores holiday sights, sounds, tastes and smells.

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Listen to Al Gore read Brave Irene Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker’s daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn’t feeling so well and can’t possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she’s made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that’s brewing– quite an errand for a little girl.

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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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Read A Christmas Journey – Two mice who have left home in search of food witness the birth of Christ.

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Read The Christmas Tree Ship – Every year Elsie, Pearl, and Hazel help their father gather Christmas trees to take to the big city on his ship. When the ship does not return one year, the girls and their mother know what they must do.

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Listen to Ho Ho Ho Tucker – Oh, no! Tucker loves Christmas, with all the trimmings — making a snowman for Santa, marking just the right tree, getting into all the boxes of decorations — but somehow he manages to burn his nose while baking cookies on Christmas Eve. When you-know-who spies that bright red nose through the window, however, Tucker makes a very special friend and takes the sleigh ride of a lifetime. Now the tuckered-out terrier is already dreaming of next year!

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Read Jingle All the Way Free Kindle Download: Jingle All the Way is the tale of a lovable, obedient pup who wants nothing more than a place to call home for the holidays.

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Read Maisy Makes Gingerbread – Maisy the mouse makes gingerbread cookies and shares them with her friends Charley and Tallulah.

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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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Listen to The Night Before Christmas – Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

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Read Schnitzel’s First Christmas – In this holiday frolic with a touching surprise ending, a rambunctious puppy laments that “no one has any time for me” as Christmas approaches; Santa does, however, as he provides the perfect present.

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Read Sesame Street Celebrate – English and Español.

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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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IndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Christmas Crafts

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Listen to all of Raffi’s Christmas Albumon his YouTube Channel!

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IndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Holiday Music

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Talking

The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking about letters:

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Read Right Now! COUNTING

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Read Beakley Counts 1 to 10 – Beakley learns to count to 10. Beakley wants you to learn your numbers and colors with him.


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Read How Many Wheels? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Violet Counts Cookies Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Where Do You See Numbers? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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GeorgeLearns FirstCounting BuckleShoe MonkeysJump
DuckGoose OneCheck Candy20 HungryRabbits
Wumbers Nancy100th JellyBeans

Read Right Now! SHAPES

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Read The Story of Shapes – Guess the shape and say its name.

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Read Shapes at the Playground Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Spot the Shapes Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Do You See Hearts? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Look and Find Shapes Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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ShapesMonkey BabyShapes BugShapes

Favorite Shape Books:

Circle Dogs Color Farm Cones, Cubes, Cylinders & Squares If You Were a Triangle
Mouse Shapes Perfect Square Round Is a Tortilla Round Is a Mooncake
Shape By Shape The Shape of Me and Other Stuff Shape Song Shapes in Art
Shapes That Roll So Many Circles So Many Squares Which Is Round Which Is Bigger The Wing on a Flea

Read Right Now! OPPOSITES

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Watch Opposites Bunny –  Video segments from Between the Lions. An animated superhero bunny saves the day through the use of opposites.

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Read Big and Little Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Loud and Quiet Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Downloadable eBooks:

InsideOutside GeorgeOpposites ElmerOpposites OldHatNewHat

Books:

ExactlyOpposite IsItBig Contrarios UpDuck
MaisyBig MaisyGrande GoodNews HockeyOpposites
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BackFront OctopusOpposites BigDog RalphOpposites
BigLittle OpositesPark

Read Right Now! COLORS

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Read I See Colors Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read What Colors Do You Eat? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read What Is Blue? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read What Is Orange? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Rainbow, Rainbow 

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ColorOwn CapsSale RedEyes AnimalColors
RedFarm ColorsPonnay ColorsDucks ColorsRobertson
DearDragonColors HermieColors RedViolet

Downloadable Audiobooks:

BrownBear CapsSale PlantingRainbow

Favorite Color Books:

ColColor ColLosColores ColExploring Colors ColSmileyColors
ColWorldColors ColZoo ColSpicyHot ColCrayonsQuit
ColMonsters ColVida ColFarm ColBrownBear
ColIsItRed ColPlantingRainbow ColFreightTrain ColCityColors

Read Right Now! SHARING

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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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All For Me and None For All The Bear Who Shared Bears on Chairs Clark the Shark Dares to Share
The Doorbell Rang Elmer and the Hippos Gossie I'll Never Share You Blackboard Bear
Katy and the Puppy Next Door LlamaShare Mine! My Friend Fred
Pardon Me! The Peanut Peanut and Fifi Have a Ball Pete's Big Lunch
Share Should I Share My Ice Cream

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SharingYou Learn to Share

Read Right Now! STARTING SCHOOL

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Read School Tools – All the words you need to name important tools to get your school work done. Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read School Helpers – A look at all the people at school who work hard to make your day fun and safe. Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read What Good Is a Line? – All the reasons why lines at school really help out. Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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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.

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Read Are You Read for School? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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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
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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

Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! BIRDS

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Read Beautiful Birds Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read The Birds I’ll See Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Favorite Bird Books:

BirdsHenkes BirdsHome BirdsLunch BirdsRobin
BirdsGeorge

eBooks:

BirdsLowly

Read Right Now! BEARS

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Listen to Tales from Winnie the Pooh – In Which Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a Woozle.

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Favorite Bear Books:

Hugless Douglas Old Bear and His Cub Old Bear Bear Snores On
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Read Right Now! ZOO

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Listen to Dear Zoo – A child writes to the zoo for a pet. The zoo send a series of unsuitable pets, revealed behind flaps in the form of crates and packing cases. These animals are all sent back for different reasons, except the last one, which is perfect!

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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.

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Read Denver Zoo Helps Animals Around the World Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Who Lives At Denver Zoo? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Moving at the Zoo Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Our Trip to Denver Zoo Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Working on the Wild Side Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Who Is Denver Zoo? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Favorite Zoo Books:

ZooAh ZooFeeds ZooGoodnight ZooShout
ZooWild

Zoo Downloadable eBooks:

ZooVisits