- What are TumbleBooks?
The TumbleBook Library
is a collection of animated, talking picture books and puzzles
which you can access from your home computer or at the library.
TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have
been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to
the TumbleBook format. Kids (and parents) can read along with
the story as the book is displayed on the computer screen. TumbleBooks
are a great way to get kids interested in and entertained with
- How do I access
TumbleBooks? Click on any of the TumbleBook Library
icon links. You can explore the site and check out
all the books, games and features.
- The index page lists
all the TumbleBooks and TumbleGames. Click on the hyperlink and
it will take you right to that TumbleBook.
- You can view a TumbleBook
by clicking on the View Online button.
- Scroll through the collection
in any of the sections:
- Story Books - entertaining
and amusing picture books you can listen to or read on your own.
- Tumble Readables - large
print 'Read-On-Your-Own' story, chapter and YA books
- Life Learning - books
which teach kids about important social and health issues, in
a fun, educational manner.
- Language Learning -
a growing collection of French and Spanish books
- 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
Once you have familiarized yourself with the collection however,
the fastest and easiest way to get to your favorite books is
by adding your favorites to the My Favorites section. Add and
delete the titles you want easy access to.
- How do I read
the books? 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 children turn the pages at their own speed.
The Pause Button: You 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.
- TumblePad Word Helper
: This new feature allows you to click on a book to hear a sentence
repeated, or click on a vocabulary word in order to hear it sounded
out. (not available in all stories)
- What are the puzzles
and games? The TumblePuzzles
and TumbleGames are jig-saw puzzles and memory games which are
great educational games to play after reading a book.
Flash Plug-In required - TumbleBooks and TumbleQuizzes are created
in Flash animation and require the Flash plug-in to view and
hear the animation. The great majority of computers and operating
systems are already preloaded with Flash. If you are unable to
view the books you can download the Flash plug-in for free at
Tyson Library, Versailles, Indiana