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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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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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These Video Read Alouds are brought to you by some of our awesome literacy partners:

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2018 Summer Reading Program Art Workshops for Kids

Superhero Drawing Class: Children ages 6-17 will learn the basics of drawing human figures so they can start sketching their favorite superhero characters. View schedule


Character Clubhouse Design ClassChildren ages 6 and older are invited to join Next Great Architects to design a clubhouse for their superhero or favorite character. They’ll learn a bit about architecture while they build. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox or small box. View schedule


Critter Creation Art Class: Children ages 5 – 12 are invited to make their own critter out of pom-poms and other materials with the help of Mr. Tony. View schedule


My Superhero-ness Art Class: Young people ages 6 – 17 are invited to create and decorate their own power emblem. View schedule


Power-Up Statement Art Class: Young people ages 6 – 17 are invited to create a piece of art that describes what inspires them to try harder, be smarter and grow stronger. View schedule

Read Right Now! DUCKS

Farmer DuckToday is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. You might even find a place you can watch some ducks.  Indy with Kids has a great list of 8 Places to Find Ducks in Indy. The article talks about feeding them, but did you know the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and other conservation groups say that for the good of the ducks, we all need to stop hand feeding them? Bread is especially bad for them! Here are two really great article that explains why hand feeding is bad for ducks and geese:

That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them though. You can learn what food might be healthy for them. You can watch them and also take some pictures! While you are out, point out the ducks you see and hear. How does a duck look different than a goose? What colors are their feathers? What sounds do ducks and geese make? How many ducks can you count?

You can listen to the story Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell right now. Listed below are some more free online eBooks & activities about ducks as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.


Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
from Candlewick Press on Vimeo.

More FREE Online eBooks:

Jemima Duck

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Printables, Crafts & More about Ducks:


eBooks:

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Make Way for DucklingsUglyDucklingDuckFeelingDuckDuckGooseDuckGooseHugducksvroomDuckGooseOppositesDuck123DumbDucksDonaldCampingHeyDuckLuckyDuck

eAudiobooks:

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Read Right Now! BIRDS

BirdsToday is a great day to get outside! Take a favorite book and find a park bench, swing or blanket. Or, did you know you can take a walk and read a story as you go, right here in Indianapolis? Visit the Story Walk in the Ruckle Street Pocket Park. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Stories are rotated on a monthly basis. While you are out, point out the birds you see and hear. Can you see a cardinal? What color is it? Can you hear a robin? How many different bird songs can you count?

Listed below are some free online eBooks & activities as well as several eBooks you can check out with your IndyPL Library card.

FREE Online E-books:

Beautiful BirdsTheBirdsIllSeeRed RobinA Nest for African PenguinsThe Migrating Whooping Crane

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Printables, Crafts & More:


E-books:

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Bear and BirdDuck and GooseJust Plain FancyNoisy Bird Sing AlongThe Best NestThe Little DuckBirdsLowly
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BirdsBirdsDiscover Series BirdsLet the Pigeon Drive the BusElmo Finds a Baby BirdGooseMake Way for DucklingsThe Little Red HenThe Story abount PingThe Ugly Duckling

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