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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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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!

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Spring Senses150Spring Comes to the Desert150It's Spring

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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

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Read Right Now! EASTER

The Easter Egg Hoppi’s friends and neighbors are all working on creating eggs for an Easter contest. Each friend he visits is making a different kind of egg. It is fun to see the different ways Hoppi’s friends are making eggs. Some are predictable, like the egg made of chocolate, but others are surprising like an egg made of wood and a mechanical egg that has moving parts. Hoppi wants to make an egg to enter in the contest, but he gets sidetracked by kindness and becomes an Easter hero instead…at least mama Robin thinks so! Listen to more Easter read alouds below right now, try some fun online activities or look for books to check out with your library card.

FREE Video Read Alouds:

The Easter EggIts Easter Little CritterTale of Peter Rabbit

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eBooks:

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Ollies-Easter-EggsThe-Best-Easter-Egg-Hunt-EverHappy Easter Curious GeorgeLlama Llama Easter EggMy First EasterPinkalicious EasterMy First Story of EasterEaster

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Pete the Cats Big Easter AdventureThere Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a ChickSilly-Tilly-and-the-Easter-BunnyCliffords-Happy-Easter

Printables, Crafts & More:

Easter B is for BasketEaster Six Easter EggsEaster BookEaster Counting Book

Books:

The Story of EasterThe Country BunnyChicken SundayThe Golden Egg BookMiz Fannie Mae's Nice New Easter HatEaster ParadeHungryEasterOllie's Easter EggsAngelina and the Easter BonnetBunny BusHere Comes the Easter CatHow to Catch the Easter BunnyOlivia and the Easter Egg HuntThe Berenstain Bears Easter SundayWe're Going on an Egg HuntThe Easter BeagleThe Legend of the Sand DollarThe Littlest Bunny in IndianaDora's Easter Basket

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services


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