Tag Archives: Favorite Characters

Read Right Now! Favorite Characters

Berenstain Bears

  • Free Online eBooks The Berenstain Bears Soccer Star & The Berenstain Bears to the Rescue
  • More eBooks to check out with your library card
  • Printables & Activities

Clifford the Big Red Dog

  • Free Online eBooks Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • More eBooks to check out with your library card
  • Printables & Activities

Dr. Seuss

  • Free Online Video Read Alouds of The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss on the Loose & How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • More eBooks to check out with your library card
  • Printables & Activities


  • Free Online eBooks including Garfield on the Farm & Jon’s Bad Day
  • More eBooks to check out with your library card
  • Printables & Activities

Pete the Cat

  • Free Online eBooks Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses & Pete the Cat and the New Guy
  • More eBooks to check out with your library card
  • Printables & Activities

More FREE Online Reading:

Every Child Ready to Read

Personajes Favoritos del Libro

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DIY Birthday Party: Arthur

Athurs BirthdayBook characters make great birthday party themes because they are FAVORITES. Arthur is always a hit! Below you will find everything you need to plan a fun Arthur Birthday Party on the cheap. All you need is a computer, printer, some time…and your library card! We have the books, movies & music to make your party a memorable hit.

For our Arthur Party we looked at these sources of Arthur fun and picked our very favorites. You can follow our plan or mix and match activities that make sense to you and your birthday kid.



To get your party organized from the start, click and print the printable guest list tracker and invitation of your choice, full color or color your own!

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Arthur & DW party hats and a birthday banner to print and color.

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Party Activities:

1. Greeting Guests Music & Coloring Activity 15-20 min

Arthur Frame

  • Play the Arthur Theme Song
  • Printable Crayola Picture Frame (Best to print on card stock if you have it.) Make sure each child puts their name on their own picture frame! Later, a party picture will go in the frame.
  • Hand out paper and pens/pencils/crayons and have the guests learn to draw Arthur from this great video – the teacher is Marc Brown himself!

2. Game 10 min

3. Read Aloud 10 min

Arthurs Birthday

4. Music Craft 15 min

Arthur Shake the Shaker

5. Game 15 min

6. Take a Group Picture 5 min (Print one for each guest.)

Arthur Frame
  • Crayola Printable Picture Frame (Print copies of the picture while guests are eating cake. If you have time, attach the picture to the frame guests colored during the greeting time. If you don’t have time, add frame and photo to their take home bags!)
  • 7. Cake/Food Sing and eat cake 10-15 min

    8. Games 15-2o min

    9. Videos During Pickup Time

    Arthur Hoopla

    10. Take Home Bags and Say Goodbye 10-15 min

    You can make a printed Arthur Activity book for guests to take home. Follow these links to printable pages. Add your own small favors or treats.

    Arthur Mini Book 150Arthur Paper Doll 150Binky Maze 150Go Fetch Game 150

    Thank You Notes:


    Alternate Activity for a longer party or for older guests – Put on Play:

    Library Books:

    IndyPL Downloadable Audiobooks:

    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 1 
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 2
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 3
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 4
    • Marc Brown’s Arthur Chapter Books Vol 5
    • Arthur Anniversary Collection

    Directions – eBook Read Alongs from Sesame Street

    Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE eBook Read Alongs. What’s My PIN? Sesame Street eBook Read Along Directions.Sesame Street Logo

    Sesame Street Read Along Stories look like the sample shown here. The words to the story appear on the screen as it is being read aloud. As each word is pronounced, it is highlighted.

    Read Along Stories are great reading practice! Plus, they are great for car trips because you can check out several to your device and change them out when you want new ones. Sesame Street eBook Read Along Directions.

    Abby Cadabby Visits the Farm

    More Sesame Street eBook Read Alongs

    Amelia Bedelia Turns 50!

    AmeliaBedelia50LogoThat hilarious literal-minded housekeeper and baker of pies, Amelia Bedelia, is turning 50! What a great reason to take one of her stories home and laugh at the silly things that happen because Amelia does EXACTLY as she’s told. If you don’t want clothes on your chicken, then don’t tell her to dress it! If you don’t want your towels cut into a new shape, don’t tell her to change them!

    The Original Amelia Bedelia Books:

    Amelia BedeliaThank You, Amelia BedeliaAmelia Bedelia and the Surprise ShowerCome Back, Amelia BedeliaPlay Ball, Amelia BedeliaGood Work, Amelia BedeliaTeach Us, Amelia BedeliaAmelia Bedelia Helps OutAmelia Bedelia and the BabyAmelia Bedelia Goes CampingMerry Christmas, Amelia BedeliaAmelia Bedelia’s Family Album