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Read Right Now! Little Cooks in the Kitchen

When the little red hen wanted to bake bread, no one wanted to help her. Not so with children! Kids love to help in the kitchen, especially when it is time to lick the spoon! In Carla’s Sandwich, Carla loves to make her own lunch, even if her recipes sound weird to everyone else. Potato chips on a sandwich? Yes, please! When her friend at school forgets his lunch Carla comes to his rescue, showing him that sometimes you just have to trust the cook and try something new! You can watch Carla’s story with your little cook right now, read to you by Allison Janney. Maybe Carla and her friend will  inspire your child to give that Thanksgiving stuffing a try!

You can start reading about kids in the kitchen with these free eBooks & online activities. Listed below are even MORE books – eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL Library card.

More FREE Online Reading:

Green Eggs and HamMaisy Makes LemonadeStir Sift SliceChef's SurpriseLet's Make a Snack

Printables, Crafts & More:

Chef Cookie Monster 10 CupcakesLittle Red Hen Mini BookMaisy Cooks

Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

The Great Dragon Bake OffFroggy Bakes a CakeTony's BreadBaker Baker Cookie MakerThe Doughnut ChefSo You Want to Be a ChefBake Mice BakeHappy Harry's CafeWalter the BakerAmelia Bedelia's First Apple PieChefs and What They DoEasy as PieFood TrucksIf an Armadillo Went to a RestaurantMonster ChefsOlivia Cooks Up a SurpriseSamson the Piranha Who Went to DinnerThe Little Bitty BakeryTyler Makes SpaghettiStanley's Diner

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Read Right Now! Pumpkins

StumpkinStumpkin is round. Stumpkin is orange. Stumpkin is a pumpkin with no stem! In the days leading up to Halloween Stumpkin dreams of becoming a jack-o-lantern, but is passed over as shoppers choose all shapes and sizes of other pumpkins, even a gourd, but not him. Will anyone come by and give Stumpkin a chance?

Stumpkin is a lovely, simple story about perceived flaws that are not flaws at all! The endearing Stumpkin might just inspire your kids to choose differently at the pumpkin patch this year. They also might like the fact that Stumpkin’s story doesn’t take place in a pumpkin patch or on a farm. Stumpkin is a city pumpkin:

“It was a few days before Halloween. Outside a little shop in a big city, a shopkeeper placed some pumpkins on the shelves.”

It is always fun to see your own experience in a picture book. The illustrations of jack-o-lanterns in the city are a refreshing change to pumpkin stories that are typically set in the country. Stumpkin is a great addition to fall story time! Choosing a pumpkin at a store, pumpkin patch or orchard is a favorite Halloween activity for small children. Here are some free online books, printables & activities about pumpkins, visiting a pumpkin patch and carving a jack ‘o lantern.

FREE Online eBooks about Pumpkins:

It's FallPumpkin Pumpkin

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Websites, Activities & Printables:

P is for Pumpkinpumpkin-mini-bookPp PumpkinClifford Pumpkin Maze

Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

I Pick Fall PumpkinsPete the Cat Five Little PumpkinsTen Orange PumpkinsFindPumpkinSeedsPumpkinDoraPumpkinPumpkinsNelsonMarleyPumpkinThe Berenstain Bears and the Prize PumpkinBig PumpkinThe Biggest Pumpkin EverInto the PumpkinIt's the Great Pumpkin Charlie BrownPumpkin TroublePumpkinheadGrow Your Own SoupHow Big Could Your Pumpkin GrowHow did That Get To My Table Pumpkin PieThe Pumpkin BookPumpkin LightPumpkinsReady for PumpkinsThe Story of the Jack O LanternWe Harvest Pumpkins in Fall

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Read Right Now! Apples

AppleIn Apple, by Nikki McClure,  follow an apple as it falls from a tree, becomes part of a school girl’s lunch, and is buried through the changing seasons until it sprouts again. Listed below are books, online activities and printables to help you and your child learn about apples – how apples grow, what apples taste like and how an apple gets from an orchard to you.

FREE Online eBooks:

Apple Annie

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Websites, Activities & Printables:

A is for Apple PrintableApple Dot to DotA is for Apple 2Trace the Letter A

Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

ApplesApplesApplesOutApplesLifeApples SeasonsApples SeedApples ShootApples GaloreApplesFruitApples A to ZApples and ButterfliesApplesRiddleTen Apples Up on TopApplesApplesauceCurious George: Apple HarvestApplesBiggestThe AppleTap the Magic TreeWe Harvest Apples in the FallSo You Want to Grow a PieApples CrispApplesCookApplesPumpkinsApplesArnoldApple Cider Making DaysWhat's an Apple?

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Get Growing! Garden to Table for Kids

Grow Your Own Sandwich shows you how to plant and care for tomatoes so you can make a delicious cheese and tomato sandwich. Making a connection between gardening and food is an important skill for small children. Where does food come from BEFORE it is in the grocery store? Below are several books and activities that will help you start a conversation around the dinner table about food. We can help you get started learning about where food comes from by reading these free eBooks & online activities about gardens and food. Listed below are even MORE books – eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL Library card.

FREE eBooks:

What Colors Do You Eat?Where Do They Grow?Fresh From the Farm

Printables, Crafts & More:

Tomato Plant Garden Letter Tracer Bell Pepper Letter Tracer

Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

Curious George from Farm to TableApple Trees to Cider PleaseA Green Green GardenLola Plants a GardenPooh's Secret GardenRainbow StewFarmer Will AllenGrow Your Own LettuceGrow Your Own PotatoesGrow Your Own TomatoesGrow Your Own SmoothieGrow Your Own SoupGrowing Vegetable SoupHow Did This Get In My Lunchbox?So You Want to Grow a PieSo You Want to Grow a PizzaSo You Want to Grow a SaladSo You Want to Grow a TacoWhere Does My Garden Grow?Community Soup

20 Books to Outsmart Picky Eaters

Green Eggs and HamKids are notorious picky eaters. Their first rejections are often vegetables…broccoli, asparagus or brussels sprouts. One of the best strategies for diffusing kid-powered stubbornness, is humor! Many picky eater stories are just plain funny. In Gregory the Terrible Eater, Gregory the Terrible EaterGregory the goat’s parents are upset because he won’t eat trash! He wants to eat junk, like fruits…and vegetables! This kind of opposite silliness is appealing to kids. It also helps them see their food rejection from another point of view.

D.W. the Picky Eater is the story of a child only wanting to eat certain things. When D.W. FINALLY tries something new and D.W. the Picky Eaterdeclares it delicious, she finds out something she doesn’t like is in it! (Watch PBS Arthur Video: D.W. the Picky Eater.) The look on D.W.’s face when she discovers this will get a laugh!  This classic scenario, finding out you DO actually like something once you try it, also happens to Sam, in Green Eggs and Ham. He is a lot like D.W. He does not want to try anything new…until he does…and he likes it! You can also watch this classic Dr. Seuss story right now, read aloud by Rachel Ray. More great picky eater books are listed below.

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Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.

Green Eggs and HamLittle PeaI Really Like Slop!Bread and Jam for FrancesBear Likes JamD.W. the Picky EaterGregory the Terrible EaterEat Your Veggies GoldilocksHow Martha Saved Her Parents from Green BeansI Will Never Not Ever Eat a TomatoJake Goes PeanutsNight of the Veggie MonsterPeanut Butter and BrainsPete Won't EatThe Picky Little WitchThe Prince's BreakfastThe Seven Silly EatersSylvia's SpinachTony Baroni Loves MacaroniYou Are What You Eat and Other Mealtime Hazards