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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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Read Right Now! FATHER’S DAY

In How to Cheer Up Dad, by Fred Koehler, Little Jumbo thinks his dad is in a bad mood so he tries to cheer him up. He doesn’t realize that his own messes and behaviors have caused the bad mood in the first place! Luckily, Little Jumbo knows all the right things to make his Dad smile again. 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!

You can listen to Little Jumbo’s story below right now! You will also find more fun Father’s Day online activities and books to download or check. Find fun and easy homemade projects too help your child make a great, personal surprise for Father’s Day on the IndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Father’s Day.

More FREE Online Reading:

When Will Daddy Come Home Golf Buddies

Printables, Crafts & More for Father’s Day:

Fathers Day TrophyFathers Day Trophy with WordsDad Out of This WorldDaddy Bear

eBooks:

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Clifford's Day with DadDaddy HugsDad's Favorite ToyFootball with DadFroggy's Day with DadGator DadHooray for DadsHop on PopHow to Surprise a DadJust Helping My DadKnock KnockLadybug Girl and Her PapaNelly Gnu and Daddy TooThe Daddy BookThe Night Before Father's DayWhen Daddy's Truck Picks Me Up
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Daddies Do It DifferentElmo 'n DaddyI Want My DadMy Amazing DadMy Dad is AmazingThe Day Dad Joined My Soccer TeamZoe's Day with Daddy

Books:

A Hand to HoldA Perfect Father's DayBeard BoyBecause I'm Your DadBig Daddy BraveDad and the DinosaurDaddies are AwesomeGiddy Up DaddyHammer and NailsJust Like DaddyMy Dad at the ZooMy Dad Is Big and Strong But...My Dad Used To Be CoolMy DadMy Daddy Is a Silly MonkeyMy Daddy Rules the WorldRory the Dinosaur Me and DadSaturday is DadurdaySome DadsSuperhero DadTad and DadThe Daddy StoreWhen a Dad Says I Love YouWhen Dads Don't Grow UpWhen I Am With DadWith Dad It's Like That

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Read Right Now! MOTHER’S DAY

Little llama asks each of his friends if their mamas are llamas. Each friend answers with a simple riddle about what kind of animal each mama is. One mama has a pocket for carrying babies. Can your child guess which animal mama has a pocket? You can listen to Is Your Mama a Llama? right now in this read aloud video. More books to download or check out and online activities follow about all kinds of wonderful mamas.

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eBooks:

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Mother BruceA Mother for ChocoMake Way for DucklingsElla and the Mother's Day SurpriseThe Mommy BookHeather Has Two MommiesLittle Chick and Mommy CatAre You My Mother?Happy Mother's DayI Love You SoThe Night Before Mother's Day

eAudiobooks:

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Pinkalicious Mother's Day SurpriseA Chair for My MotherTu Mama es una Llama

Printables, Crafts & More:

Number One Mom Coloring SheetMother's Day Connect the DotsMother's Day MazeMother's Day Writing Paper

Books:

I Heart Mom from the Very Hungry CaterpillarI've Loved You Since ForeverLove, MamaMommies Are AmazingThe Mother's Day MiceAwayCatch a KissHero MomThere's No One I Love Like YouA Night Out with MamaHow to Raise a MomMama and MeOh the Things My Mom Will DoSome MomsTake Your Mama to Work TodayTogetherWhat Not to Give Your Mom on Mother's DayMama's Day with Little Gray

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Read Right Now! SPRING

Today is a great day to curl up with a good book! Hang in there! The sun is trying! When it gets just a little warmer 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. Here are some books about Spring you can read right now! Warmer weather is on the way!

FREE Online eBooks:

Spring Senses150Spring Comes to the Desert150It's Spring

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eBooks:

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Crafts to Make in the SpringLooking for SpringSplish Splash SpringSpring is HereSpring SurprisesSpringThe Super Gifts of Spring

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Passover

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Passover this year is from March 30 – April 7, 2018.

During Passover Jewish people remember how their ancestors left slavery behind them when they were led out of Egypt by Moses. On the night before Passover starts, there is a special meal called a Seder. Families read the story of how the Israelites fled from Egypt from a book called the Haggadah.

The books and websites on this page can be enjoyed by families celebrating Passover themselves or by families who would like to learn about the Passover traditions of their friends and neighbors.

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eBooks:

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Grover and Big Bird's Passover CelebrationSammy Spider's First PassoverMrs. Katz and TushThe Story of Passover

Books:

PassoverLet My Children CookPassover a Festival of FreedomABC Passover HuntMore Than EnoughA Place for ElijahStone Soup with Matzoh BallsLittle Red Hen and the Passover MatzahThe Matzo Ball BoyMiriam's CupTHe Matzah That Papa BroughtThe Longest NightThe Passover LambIzzy the WhizA Sweet PassoverTHe Elijah DoorThe Passover Zoo SederThe Tale of Two SedersSarah's PassoverJodie's Passover Adventure

Book Recommendations By Janet Spaulding, Selection Services