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Read Right Now! Mother’s Day

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Read Free App: Me & My Mom - Join Little Critter in this interactive book app as he spends the day in the city with his mom. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. From the train station to the museum, how will Little Critter do in the big city?

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Read Spot Loves His Mommy - Spot loves spending time with his mom. Whether playing hide-and-seek, baking a cake, or reading his favorite story, Spot and Mommy have lots of fun together. This touching and heartwarming book is great for sharing--at Mother's Day and all year long.

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Read Mommy Loves Me - Mommy kisses, and Mommy hugs. But what else does she do? This charming book, featuring heartwarming illustrations of baby animals spending time with their mommies, will make moms want to cuddle up and read with their young ones.

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Read Mommy Loves Me - Soft, warm, safe, strong - in our early years, Mommy is the center of our world. Celebrate the special bond between mom and child with this lovingly illustrated book.

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Read My Mother Is So Smart - Through the heartfelt words of a little boy awed by all the things his mom can do, this glowing celebration of mothers has a universal appeal that will make young readers everywhere want to share it with their own moms.

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Mother's Day Books:

I Love ewe: An Ode to Animal Moms Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do…Because She Loves Me What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day Hero Mom
I Want My Mom! Where’s My Mommy? We Love Our Mom! Take Your Mama to Work Today
There’s No One I Love Like You I Love You Mama and Me Max and Zoe Celebrate Mother’s Day
Gus Makes a Gift The Night Before Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Surprise Hello, Mommy ZooBorns

Book recommendations by: Janet Spaulding, Selections Services

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Read Right Now! BIRDS

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Read Take a Closer Look: Birds - Fly with amazing birds over deserts, seas, woodlands, and lush rainforests. From pink flamingos to chattering parrots and racing roadrunners, there are lots of feathered friends to meet. Try these activities at home:

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Read Tinga Tinga Tales: When the Sun Comes Up The start of each new day in Tinga Tinga Tales is very busy -- Hen welcomes her chicks, Elephant wakes up tortoise, and Tickbird makes sure Hippo is clean. And you can't miss the Tinga birds singing their loud dawn chorus!

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Favorite Bird Books:

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Read Right Now! BEARS

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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.

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Read 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 Wonder Bear - Two kids plant mysterious seeds in Wonder Bear and up grows a remarkable flowering vine, out of which emerges an even more remarkable big white bear. On his head is a hat that allows him to work all kinds of magic that day. He pulls monkey after monkey from the hat, blows bubbles in amazing shapes, and transforms flowers into spectacular floating sea creatures.

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Favorite Bear Books:

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Read Right Now! ZOO

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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 The Great Panda Tale - Join Louise and the rest of the zoo crew as they eagerly await the arrival of a new baby panda. Get to know the zoo's current pandas and find out what they eat and how they grow. With longer sentences, increased vocabulary, information boxes, and a simple index, readers beginning to read alone will enjoy reading The Great Panda Tale.

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Favorite Zoo Books:

ZooAh ZooFeeds ZooGoodnight ZooShout

Zoo Downloadable eBooks:

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Read Right Now! MONKEYS

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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.)

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Favorite Monkey Books:

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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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Read Right Now! LIBRARIES Librarian & Hands Around the Library

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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.

Hands Around the Library
Read Hands Around the Library - The inspiring true story of demonstrators standing up for the love of a library, from a New York Times bestselling illustrator. In January 2011, in a moment that captured the hearts of people all over the world, thousands of Egypt's students, library workers, and demonstrators surrounded the great Library of Alexandria and joined hands, forming a human chain to protect the building. They chanted "We love you, Egypt!" as they stood together for the freedom the library represented.

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Read Right Now! ELEPHANTS Why the Elephant Has a Trunk & Disney’s Dumbo

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.


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Read Why Elephant Has a Trunk - Brilliantly colorful story of Elephant's transformation from a smelly, dirty beast with a short stubby nose into his glorious Tinga Tinga persona. Featuring the colorful cast of Tinga Tinga Tales animals, when Elephant's nose gets 'snapped' by grumpy Crocodile it is stretched and stretched until it is a very useful long wiggly nose indeed! TERRUMPETT! Try these activities at home:

Read Dumbo - Read the classic story of Dumbo and how he learned to use his big ears to fly. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Favorite Elephant Books:

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Read Right Now! FROGS See How They Grow: Frogs & The Princess & The Frog

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.


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Read See How They Grow: Frog Follow a tadpole on its journey to become a frog in this fun and informative picture book. See How They Grow is a photographic paperback series designed to introduce the fascinating world of animals and how they develop, step-by-step. Try these at home:

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Read Tale of a TadpoleThis book follows the life of a newborn tadpole as it grows up into a frog, facing the dangers of the pond along the way.

Read The Princess and the Frog - In this fairy tale with a twist, Tiana knows that her dreams will come true through hard work -- not by wishing on a star or kissing frogs. When she finds herself caught up in a magic-filled adventure, Tiana befriends a jazz-playing alligator, a lovesick firefly, and some other unexpected guests. As Tiana continues to work for her dream, she learns to understand the difference between what she wants and what she really needs. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.

Favorite Frog Books:

Frogs999 FrogsAhHa FrogsBed FrogsCroaky
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Read Right Now! REPTILES The Snake Who Wants to Buy a Shoe

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


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Read RepilesExplore a kingdom where the real dragons roam. Visit the many wonders of the reptile world, including flying snakes, underwater lizards, and rare dinosaur relatives.

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Read The Snake Who Wants to Buy a Shoe Little Snake wants to buy a shoe, but he only has 100 riels. In his search for an affordable shoe, Little Snake consults his friends, all of whom have a different number of legs and have purchased shoes at various costs. Through Little Snake’s search, readers will learn everyday math concepts. This title is in Khmer and is published by Room to Read.

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Read Snakes Slither and Hiss Look out! Snakes Slither and Hiss introduces young readers to some of the world's biggest, longest, and most dangerous snakes. Hissing snakes, spitting snakes, slithering snakes -- which ones do you like best? (DK Readers Pre-Level 1)

Reptile Books:

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NEW! Kids eReading Room: eBooks & eAudio


Children and families can now easily find eBooks and eAudio for kids in the NEW! KIDS eReading Room at 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


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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