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Read Right Now! Clifford the Big Red Dog


Clifford the Big Red Dog is one of the most recognized and beloved characters of children all over the world. He is gentle, friendly and helpful. He is also as a big as a house! Clifford the Small Red Puppy is the very first book in the series and tells Clifford's puppy story, when he was tiny - the runt of the litter! In it children find out what happened to make Clifford grow so big!

In this story, children can relate to Clifford because they know what life is like when you are so SMALL. You need a lot of help! In the following books children love to see what happens when the OPPOSITE is true. Clifford grows so big all kinds of silly things happen! More than 75 books worth of adventures happen as Emily Elizabeth and her family try to take care of a dog that is so BIG.

Click on a book jacket below to read Clifford stories right now online. We have also listed some fun printable activities. Use your indyPL Library Card to check out Clifford books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog - the Supersized Puppy with a Heart of Gold

Favorite Clifford stories from 1963 to today - he is a classic in the truest sense. Find out about what life was like for Clifford when he was an especially small puppy and then what happened when he grew, and grew, and grew! How to Draw Clifford is an especially fun choice! #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW

Clifford, the Small Red Puppy

Bridwell, Norman

Did you know Clifford started out as a very, very small red puppy? Read about his life before he started to grow, and grow, and grow!

Clifford, the Big Red Dog

Bridwell, Norman

The story that captured our imaginations and our hearts showing all the fun things Emily Elizabeth does with her very big, very red best friend.

How to Draw Clifford

Watson, B. S.

Step-by-step directions for drawing your favorite big red friend. You can also learn to draw his friends Cleo and T-Bone.