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.
TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
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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 manualmode, the readers turn the pages at their own speed.
The Pause Button: The pause button can be used 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: Grade, Lexile and Accelerated Reader information. Click on the reading level to see other books at the same level.
Book Reports: Students can create their own book reports after reading a book. You may fill out the online form or print it out.
TumbleQuizzes: 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.
TumbleGames: The TumblePuzzles and TumbleGames are additional educational tools.
Language Learning: The Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French, to name a few.
Navigate en Español/ en Français:The 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: Students can 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.
Note: Flash Plug-In
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 www.macromedia.com. Please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com should you have any questions.