2014-3-3: Information Station Column
Do you have a young reader that would like to read on his/her own, but isn’t quite ready to take off the training wheels yet? Would you like to find reading that builds confidence and comprehension? Then TumbleBooks might be the answer. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books and then enhanced with sound and animation. The library has a subscription to Tumblebooks – all you need is to click on the TumbleBooks icon from the library website! You can visit this site from a traditional PC or a tablet. Parents can get their children started on these books at home or on a tablet (iPad/KindleFire) while waiting for siblings to finish with music lessons or while at the dentist office! Teachers can access these through classroom iPads or project them onto a white board to supplement their curriculum – the possibilities are endless. Many if not all of the books are Accelerated Reader titles as well.
Just a few of the titles available are Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo, 50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch, How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long, Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges, the Scaredy Squirrel series by Melanie Watt, Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens and MUCH MORE! If your child is interested in a new language have them visit “Language Learning” section for books in French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.
If your children are a bit older and you still like this idea – then we have also subscribed to Tumblebooks Junior – same idea, older level. And Tumblebooks Junior includes some graphic novels, ebooks, videos and audiobooks also. This resource has National Geographic titles, many classics, lots of sports titles, and even the Tom Swift series by Victor Appleton!
So take a Tumble with TumbleBooks.