About the TumbleBookLibrary:
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students.
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. Click on the title (hyperlink) and you will be taken 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, language subject, and reading level.
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 readers turn the pages at their own speed.
The Pause Button: Both the student and teacher 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.
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: Grade, Lexile and Accelerated Reader information. Click on the reading level to see other books at the same level.
Students can create their own book reports after reading a book. You may fill out the online form or print it out.
Each title has an accompanying TumbleQuiz: a fun, flash-animated, multiple-choice quiz that each student can take online after reading a book to test their reading comprehension. Quizzes are also available with audio.
The TumblePuzzles and TumbleGames are great educational tools.
Our Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French, to name a few.
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.
TumbleMailer and Record-a-Book Feature
Your students and staff members can now send TumbleCards and TumbleBooks to friends and family through our TumbleMailer feature. They can also narrate and record their own TumbleBooks!
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.