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9Feb/140

Read Right Now! BUGS Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad & A Bug’s Life


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Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad - Lulu is so excited for the Bug Squad to come over for a
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A Bug's Life - Flik must retrieve the ants' food from the river and save it and himself from the hungry grasshoppers who are threatening to squish every ant in the colony. Try these activities at home:

Favorite Bug Books:

Bugs Galore Grasshopper and the Ants I Love Bugs Bug Patrol
Yoo-Hoo Ladybug

 

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4Feb/140

Super Catarina y los Super Insectos – Leer por internet ahora mismo


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Super Catarina y los Super Insectos - Lulú está muy emocionada por la llegada del EnglishIconEscuadrón de Insectos para jugar y tiene toda clase de cosas planeadas para comer los pastelitos con ellos. Los pastelitos son especiales porque cada uno tiene una vela y Lulú piensa que todos deben soplarlos exactamente al mismo tiempo. Pero cuando las cosas no salen tal y como Lulú lo planeó, los sentimientos se hieren y son necesarias las disculpas. Suena como un trabajo para la Mariquita, que sabe cómo ser valiente y decir que lo siente, aún cuando esto no sea fácil.

 

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3Feb/140

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.

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Read Right Now!

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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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5Jan/140

Staff Pick: Please Papa

Please Papa

Alice learns the importance of saying "please" as well as that this magical word will not lead to everything she wants.

Please, Papa by Kate Banks, illustrated by Gabi Swiatokowska and Wait! Wait! By Hatsue Nakawaki , illustrated by Komako Sakai are two charming new picture books that celebrate imaginative play and playful interactions between young children and parents. Please , Papa even gently encourages good manners.

Wait WaitBoth books have large text, and simple, evocative language that invites the most important feature of read aloud time – conversation about the stories. Children and adults will certainly want to talk about the slightly surreal, stylized illustrations in Please, Papa. The images of the little Alice and her parents look like paper dolls cut out from a turn of the century prints and on one page a small dog, a bat on what might be an owl, hang upside down from the top of the page. Alice is pretending to have a farm and is reminded to say “please” as she requests various animals. When Papa is tired of being her horse, a frowning Alice is convinced to give her horse a rest when he in turn, uses the magic word please.

Wait! Wait! follows a small child as he encounters various neighborhood animals on the sidewalk – a butterfly, a lizard, pigeons, cats – they all fly, wiggle or leap away. But when he is scooped up and placed on his father’s shoulders, the exploration of the park continues. “Here we go!”

Recommended by: Mary Sullivan, Decatur Branch

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2Jan/140

Staff Pick: What Is Part This, Part That?

What Is Part This Part That?

Song-like rhyming text invites readers to guess what different components add up to. For example, a secret's part whisper, part keeping mum, and a certain kind of fruit is part peach and part plum (a nectarine).

A book that combines rhyme with reason, shapes with colors, and with great word play? That is hard to find. This picture book also has surprise fold-out parts! The description in the inner cover describes it this way: “Just like dancing is part step and part swing, when you put parts together you get a new thing!” This book also offers plenty of opportunities for an interactive storytime.

Recommended by: Joseph Fox, Wayne Branch Library

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29Nov/130

Read Right Now! MONSTERS Many Marvelous Monsters & M is for Monster

 

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 M is for Monster - Hey, It's Me, Mike! Forget all those other alphabet books where A is for apple and B is for ball. This is the best ABC book ever--because it's written by me. Eye guarantee you'll love it. ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable alphabet eBooks and Audiobooks.

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Watch There's an Alligator Under My Bed - The alligator under his bed makes a boy's bedtime a hazardous operation, until he lures it out of the house and into the garage.

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Read Monsters Get Scared of the Dark Too - Want to hear a secret? Monsters get scared of the dark, 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. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

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Read The Thing Under the Bed - What happens when The Thing Under the Bed ventures out into the world.

Favorite Monster Books:

MonsterGood MonsterGreen MonsterNightmare MonstersDifferent
MonstersRomping

Monster eBooks:

MonstersGoodnight
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28Nov/130

Read Right Now! Christmas

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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Watch 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.

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Read Sesame Street Celebrate - English and Español.

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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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Read 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 loveable, obedient pup who wants nothing more than a place to call home for the holidays.

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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 Llama Llama Holiday Drama - If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come?

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Disney Digital Books - ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card

  • Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card - no waiting. You will need your IndyPL Library Card and PIN to checkout. (What's my PIN?) If you don't live in Indianapolis - check with your library, they may have the Disney Collection too!
  • iPad users - Disney Digital Books require Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices, including the iPad and iPad 2. If you want to view these eBooks on an iPad you will need an app web browser that does support Flash. Some of these browsers are Puffin, Skyfire, Photon, iSwifter & Cloud Browse. They are very inexpensive - from 2.99 to 7.99.
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26Nov/130

Reading Champion Nov. 26: Lee Harper CLOTHING

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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 Right Now!

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Read Max's Dragon Shirt - On a shopping trip to the department store, Max's determination to get a dragon shirt leads him away from his distracted sister and into trouble. Try these activities at home:


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Read My Dress Up Box - Each book in the DK Readers series is specially crafted to suit the interests and learning stages of beginning readers. My Dress-Up Box, readers join young children as they dress up as pirates, cowboys, firefighters, fairies, and more. Try these activities at home:

 

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:

EllaSarah DressUpParty EveryDayDress PinkMeUp
EmporerClothes EmporerClothes2 EmperorCool

Favorite Books About Clothes:

ClothingElla ClothingFroggy ClothingHat ClothingSorts ClothingUnderpants
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25Sep/130

Doug Unplugged

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 Right Now! - Free Online eBooks about Robots for Kids:

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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:


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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:


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Read Robot & Mr. Mole - A beginning reader featuring the long "O" sound.

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Read Wall-e the Movie Storybook - A little robot named WALL-E cleans up the big mess people have left behind on Earth. When a mysterious visitor arrives, WALL-E rejects his programming and takes off across the galaxy on the most amazing adventure of his life. Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

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Read Burn-e the Fit It Bot - BURN-E fixes the spaceship. SUPPLY-R gives him the tools. Together, they make sure the Axiom stays in tip-top condidtion! Disney Digital Books are ALWAYS AVAILABLE for checkout with your IndyPL Library Card. See books below for more downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks.

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:

Boy + Bot Rabbit and Robot
Frank'nStan Robot Dreams
You Can Draw Robots Robomop
BeepBah
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6Sep/130

Read Right Now! BE YOURSELF Not Your Typical Dragon & Stellaluna

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 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. Try these activities at home:

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

Downloadable eBooks:

Fluffy BigBunny ChickenBig Spotty
TackyPenguin MeBook

Downloadable Audiobooks:

Chrysanthemum
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