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The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which are licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
To get started, click on the graphic above, or click on the link from the blog’s front page.
Then, the fun begins! Choose a category and have a book read to you while you watch the pictures and animation, play a game or puzzle, listen to an audio book, even listen to books in different languages!
I’ve put some further information below about navigating the site that we received from TumbleBooks. Check it out, or just go explore!
Go forth and have FUN!!!
Navigating the Site:
You may want to explore the site by checking out all the books, games and features. Our catalogue has book descriptions, book reviews, and author/illustrator/publisher information. You can view a TumbleBook by clicking on the ‘View Online” button or on the cover of the book. There are a number ways you can access a book:
- The index page lists all the TumbleBooks and TumbleGames. Click on the hyperlink and it will take you right to that TumbleBook.
- Scroll through the collection in any of the sections to read the descriptions and view the reading levels.
Add your favorite title(s) to the My Favorites section for easy access any time. This feature is cookied onto individual computers.
TumbleSearch: Our online search allows you to search by title, author, publisher, and language. In addition, you can search by reading levels: in both Automatic and Manual modes.
Automatic/Manual Button: TumbleBooks are designed to be experienced in either automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, the pages turn by themselves and are narrated; in manual mode, the narration is turned off and users turn the pages at their own speed.
The Pause Button: Users can use the pause button to stop the story at any time in order to practice story prediction, interpret pictures, discuss new vocabulary words, empathize with a character, discuss possible consequences of actions, encourage problem solving, or provide historical, geographical, or other perspectives.
Word Helper: This feature allows you to click on a book to hear a sentence repeated, or click on a vocabulary word in order to hear it pronounced.
Reading Levels: Each title has recommended reading levels for both automatic and manual modes. Click on the reading level to see other books at the same level.
TumbleGames: The TumblePuzzles and TumbleGames are great educational tools.
Language Learning: Our Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French.
Navigate en Español/ en Français: Our drop down menu on the top right hand corner of the site allows you to view the entire site in Spanish or French.
TumblePlayer: The TumblePlayer allows students, teachers, librarians and parents to preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another. Perfect for library story time. The TumblePlayer works just like an online music player.
TumbleReadables: Explore our collection of large print and read-along chapter books. TumbleReadables are online electronic books which include our innovative text size slider which enables the reader to increase the text size to up to 34PT. Perfect for reluctant, emergent, ESL and middle schoolers who just love to read!
Audio Books: TumbleBookLibrary includes a collection of full length, unabridged, streaming audio books. Perfect for extended story time.