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Pete is one cool cat! He plays baseball, scuba dives, and loves rocking on his guitar. He also dresses well! Who wouldn't want to borrow Pete's tennis shoes or magic sunglasses?

You can listen to the video read aloud Pete the Cat and the New Guy right now! Watch Pete's story below and then take a look at the fun printable activities and links to more books you can check out with your IndyPL library card.

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After listening to the story, talk about some of the things that happened in it.

  • How did the new guy feel at the beginning of the story?
  • How does Pete feel about meeting the new guy?
  • What does Pete do to help Gus feel included?
  • What are some things you might do to help a new friend feel included?
  • Do you think you can be friends with people who like different things than you do?

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Click on one of the book covers below and listen to more groovy Pete the Cat stories read aloud.

Pete the Cat and His four Groovy ButtonsPete the Cat and His Magic SunglassesPete the Cat and His Perfect Pizza PartyPete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

Find more FREE online reading at 100+ Free Video Read Alouds or try storytime at home!

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books about Pete the Cat at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. If you have never used Axis 360 or OverDrive before, you can learn how to use them for both e-books and audiobooks.

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text, or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.

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Sing along with Pete the Cat!

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Find some crayons or makers to color a picture, practice writing the letters, or see if you can follow your way through a maze without getting stuck.

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Take a walk and read a story as you go! We invite you to visit StoryWalk® in Ruckle Street Park at 3025 Ruckle Street. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Or Skip. Or gallop!

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If You Like Pete the Cat

Books for kids featuring personality plus cats (and one dog!) just as cool and groovy as Pete. “If you want to be cool, just be you!” ~ Pete

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Vol. 3, Wanted

Cody, Matthew

Several stand alone stories include a nearly cat-astrophic case of stolen identity, the not-so-villainous adventures of Master Hamster, and Adonis's first mission as one of the good guys.

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Taco Time Machine

Gallagher, John

Max Meow and Mindy the Scientist go back in time in a time machine shaped like a taco.

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza

Barnett, Mac

There is a threat to the moon...rats are eating it! There's only one hero to be Earth's last hope! And that hero is...a cat. The First Cat in Space journeys across a fantastic lunar landscape in a quest to save the world.