Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!
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!
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.
Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!
The Curious Reader– When you download this app, the book “Curious George” is Free. Several other Curious George titles are available for in app purchase. In this story, 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. “Read to Me” or “Read to Myself” Options. Review from Digital Storytime
Children and families can now easily find eBooks and eAudio for kids in the NEW!KIDS eReading Roomat 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:
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.
Crispin Blaze is a dragon, just like his parents and his sister. Dragons breath fire when they turn seven, did you know that? On Crispin’s seventh birthday he feels a tingling in his tummy and is very excited to light his own birthday cake candles for the very first time. But when Crispin opens his mouth, fire doesn’t come out! Will he decide he is not a very good dragon or learn to love all the things that DO come out when he opens his own unique dragon-y mouth?
Going to the doctor can make kids a little nervous. Going to the hospital can be just plain scary. Stories are a great way to introduce kids to the doctor’s office or hospital BEFORE they actually need to go. If you’ve visited the doctor’s office first with Pooh, it’s a lot less scary when you have to go yourself! You can Read Right Now! several of the books listed below. They are available for you to read online for free. New to check out for 2013 is I Don’t Want to Go to the Hospital!, in which the Princess tries to hide instead of going to the hospital, is eventually found, goes there, and finds out that at the hospital…they treat you like a princess! Also new to check out for 2013 is Kevin Goes to the Hospital “I am Kevin. I fell and hurt myself. Mom gives me a kiss to feel better. Then she takes me to the hospital. What’s it going to be like there?” You can also try these printables and online games to help your little one get used to the idea of seeing a doctor.
Read Right Now!Madeline – Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.
Read Right Now!Doctor Maisy – It’s Doctor Maisy and Nurse Tallulah, and they’re playing hospital. Poor Panda is sick, but Maisy takes good care of him. Then it’s Maisy’s turn to need the help–and Nurse Tallulah comes to the rescue!
Read Right Now!Visiting the Doctor – Watch toddler Sarah as she goes to surgery with her teddy. See how the doctor can tell they are fit and healthy as they get their heart checked through a stethoscope!
Read Right Now!Doctor Daisy MD – Mickey and his friends know that if Daisy is going to get her ‘pretend-doctor’ sticker, she’s going to need the help of some special Mouseketools! Join Daisy on her lighthearted quest to become the best pretend doctor in the world! Choose the right Mousketool to help Daisy cure boo-boos, tummy aches, and even a mystery patient. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.
Read Right Now!Monsters Get Scared of Doctors Too – Want to hear a secret? Monsters get scared of doctors, too. And believe it or not, they are afraid of the same things as human kids. The Monsters show you that it is okay to get scared, and they offer you simple advice on how to deal with your fears. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.
Read Right Now!Pooh Gets a Checkup – It’s time for Winnie the Pooh to get his annual checkup. Visit ‘Dr. Owl’ with Pooh for this yearly event. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card.
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:
Doug plugs in to download everything he needs to know because Doug is a robot. When a pigeon flying outside his window distracts him from his studies, Doug leans toward the window to get a better look. His cord stretches…and Doug unplugs! No longer attached to a power source, Doug lets his curiosity free, exploring his city for the first time gathering real experiences to add to facts he’s downloaded. The best place to discover? The park! You just can’t download everything you need, especially having fun with a friend! Author: Dan Yaccarino
Read Robomop – A robotic mop, assigned to clean a basement restroom, yearns to feel the sunshine, see the world, and more, but when he is finally outside, he discovers that what he needs most of all is a friend.Try these activities at home:
Read Ruby Scores a Goal – Ruby is learning how to score a soccer goal while Max plays with his wind-up robots on the sidelines. Time and time again, Max’s robots get in Ruby’s way and prevent her from scoring. Try these activities at home:
In Round is a Tortilla a little girl looks around her home and neighborhood to find things that are round, square, and rectangular. A simple glossary at the end helps with the Spanish words that might be new. Try these activities at home to help practice learning shapes:
Watch Skippyjon Jones Shapes Up – Skippyjon has an overactive imagination. And he is pretty active himself. Here he shapes up with shapes: he runs in a circle, tap-dances on a square, orbits an oval. And then the great sword fighter shows his muscles.
Read Thumper’s Shapes – Circles & Squares, Everywhere! Thumper and his sisters love to play in the forest. From a spiderweb triangle to a square made of twigs, they soon discover that shapes are everywhere they turn. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks. Try these activities at home: