Everyday Superheroes

Rescue SquadIn Rescue Squad No. 9 first responders save a girl and her dog from their crashed sailboat during a storm.

Listed below are more early readers and picture books (both print and e-books) about people going the extra mile to help out other that you can check out with your IndyPL library card. The characters do amazing and heroic things, but they do them without super strength or the ability to fly. Sometimes it is a person’s job to help people or perform rescues, but sometimes, people are heroes just caring about and taking care of the people around them. They are regular everyday heroes, just like you!

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E-audiobooks:

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A Sick Day for Amos McGeeMadeline's RescueBrave Irene

Print Books:

A Castle on Viola StreetAlbert the Fix-It ManAngeloAwesome DawsonBe KindBlizzardBronzeville Boys and GirlsDaddy is My HeroDear Mr. RosenwaldGrace for GusHeroes of the SurfMy Dad My HeroNimoshom and His BusSheila Rae the BraveSidewalk Patrol

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Not Too Little To Help! Raising Socially Conscious Kids

Can We Help?“Can I help?” is one of the most often repeated sentences of small children. Toddlers and preschoolers are typically curious and eager to learn, willing volunteers to be included in the projects and jobs they see going on around them. This is a great time of year to talk about helping!

Young children understand the concept of support, assistance, and teamwork. When everyone helps out, “many hands make light work.” To help within their own family, kids can pick up toys, select items from a low shelf to add to a shopping cart, or feed the dog. The books listed below will help you take helping out to a new level. Even small children can contribute to their community, the bigger world outside their own home. “Can I help?” Yes, you CAN!

You can find more books & activities about helping out at home at Read Right Right Now! Helping.

Super Deeds – Be a Force for Good! This summer, your family can get started taking action right now! Help the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Department of Child Services and IndyPL provide children in foster care with a backpack filled with 25 books. Use your reading points to select and donate prize books, or donate new and gently used books from home.


eBooks:

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Just Critters Who CareMiss Fox's Class Goes GreenThe Berenstain Bears Get InvolvedCurious George Plants a TreeOne LoveThese Seas Count
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Fantastic Kids Helping OthersGrover's 10 Terrific Ways to Help Our Wonderful WorldHow Can I Help?Let Me Help

Print Books:

100 Ways to Make the World BetterA Heart Just Like My MothersA is for ActivistJoey and the Giant BoxMr. Tweed's Good DeedsMy Heart Will Not Sit DownOk GoRaising a HeroThe Berenstain Bears Go GreenThe Can Do ThanksgivingSomething BeautifulGood Deed Scouts Help Their NeighborsGood Deed Scounts to the RescueOlivia Helps Mother Nature

Read Right Now: Favorite Super Villains, Bad Guys and Rascals

Dylan the VillainDylan’s parents are so proud and love to boast that he is the “very best and cleverest super-villain in the whole wide world!” Kids will get a kick out of this pint sized trouble maker and the silly things that happen when a kid is at his best when he is being his worst! Dylan’s trouble making skills meet their match when he is introduced to Addison Van Malice. Who is going to be the baddest of the bad? Watch the storytime video below to listen to Dylan’s story right now!

Listed below are more early readers and picture books (both print and e-books) you can check out with your IndyPL library card. They feature the best of the bad!  You know what every superhero needs? A bad guy to make them look good! As the Baron says in Baron von Baddie and the Ice Ray Indident, “What was the point of creating chaos if no one was trying to stop you?”


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Bad KittyThe Evil QueenThe World's Greatest Villain
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Captain HookCruella de VilJafarMaleficent

Print Books:

Bad BabyBaron Von Baddie and the Ice Ray IncidentCrabby PantsDisney VillainsHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasLittle Bo Peep and Her Bad Bad SheepLittle Wolf's Book of BadnessM is for MischiefMeet the Villains of VillainvilleMonster Be GoodMy Dad the Super VillainMy No No NO DayNaughty Claudine's ChristmasNaughty KittyNaughty MabelNo DavidSpinster GooseThe Bad GuysThe Big Bad FoxThe Cat in the HatThe Naughty MeerkatThe Tale of Naughty Little RabbitThe Tale of Two Bad MiceThree Little MonkeysWanted Ralfy Rabbit Book BurglarWhere the Wild Things Are

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Read Right Now! JULY 4th

Everybody Brings NoodlesIn Everybody Brings Noodles a little girl has worked hard to organize a neighborhood block party for the Fourth of July. Her neighbors bring many interesting dishes for the pitch-in: pesto pasta, sesame noodles, orzo salad, kugel and zaro soba. As Carrie’s Dad says, “You could take your stomach on a world tour!” And they do. So can you! This book includes the  recipes for each kind of noodle dish. Trying them all would be a lot of fun for the little foodies in your family. Kids love noodles! The author has also written Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, and Everybody Serves Soup. These titles are all e-books you can check out with your IndyPL library card – no trip to the library necessary, you can read them on your device right now!

I Pledge Allegiance

I Pledge Allegiance is the story of two people learning to say the pledge for the first time, one because she is a little girl and one because she is a new citizen. Libby will say the pledge at school and her great aunt Lobo will say it for her U.S. citizenship ceremony.

Below you will find printable activities, links to free online e-books and links to more e-books and print books you can check out with your IndyPL library card. Learn about the Fourth of July holiday, the flag, the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, fireworks and more!

FREE Online E-books about July 4th:

Fourth of JulyCan You Make a Flag?

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eBooks:

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Fourth of July MiceJulyJuly JittersJulyThe Night Before the Fourth of July
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Feliz Cuatro de JulioDiscover Fireworks

Printables, Crafts & More:

Crayola Flag Coloring PageStatue of LibertyFireworks TracerCapital and Flag

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Print Books:

America the BeautifulApple Pie Fourth of JulyDaniel's First FireworksEloise and the Big ParadeEnzo and the Fourth of July RacesFireworks for AllGod Bless Our CountryHats Off for the Fourth of JulyI Am AmericaLooking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of JulyThe Explosive Story of FireworksFlags Over AmericaFourth of July FireworksHappy Birthday AmericaHappy Birthday America 2Independence DayLearn to Draw American LandmarksMy Country Tis of TheePaper Crafts for the Fourth of JulyListen to Patriotic MusicThe Pledge of AllegianceProud to be an AmericanRed White and BoomThe Rocket's Red GlareThe Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled BannerWe Are AmericaWhat Is the Fourth of July

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Best Read Alongs in the Car: 100+ Free Videos

When you are on on vacation, running errands or just away from home, read along stories are a great way to fill what can be hours of waiting into a lot of fun! Listed below are more than 100 video read alongs from old favorites like Where the Wild Things Are to book character heroes like Little Jumbo who might be new to you. Listen below to hear Little Jumbo’s story and then click on a book jacket to here another one! Your child will have enough stories to get them through the longest doctor’s appointment wait or oil change. Plus, this listening library is available every day for returning to old favorites. “Read it again!” has never been easier!

Our newest story is My Little Golden Book About Sharks by Bonnie Bader. This book brings to life the fascinating world of sharks. Little ones will enjoy bright, bold artwork and lively descriptions of all kinds of sharks, from the fierce great white to the rare goblin. They’ll learn that sharks have teeth but no bones, as well as interesting facts about diet, camouflage, and habitat that teach why we must care about sharks. This read aloud video is brought to you by Brightly, an organization committed to helping you raise children who love to read, just like us!

More Read Aloud Videos:

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