the TumbleBook Library.
The TumbleBook Library is a
collection of animated, talking picture books and puzzles.
TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been
license by Tumbleweed Press Inc. and have been converted to the
TumbleBook format. 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
Logging into the Site. You should be able to just
click on the TumbleBook icon. Occasionally, things don't work right.
If you have any problems logging in, please call the library at
Navigating the Site. You may want to first explore
the site and check out all the books, games, and features. The
catalog has book descriptions, book review, and
author/illustrator/publisher information. You can view a TumbleBook
by clicking on the "View Online" button. There are a number of 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:
Story Books are
picture books you can listen to or read on your own.
are large print "Read-On-Your-Own" story, chapter and YA books.
A text size slider enables the reader to increase the text size
to up to 34PT.
provides books which teach kids about important social and
health issues, in a fun, education manner.
is a growing collection of French, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian
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.
Once you hare familiar with
the collection, the fastest and easiest method to beet around is to
add favorite titles to the "My Favorite" section.
You can also navigate the
website in other languages. A drop down menu on the top right hand
corner of the site allow you to view the entire site in Spanish,
French, or Chinese.
Using TumbleBooks. Automatic/Manual Button:
TumbleBooks are designed to be experienced in either automatic or
manual mode. In automatic madden, the pages turn by themselves and
are narrated. In manual, 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 to practice
story prediction, interpret picture, 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 feature allows you to click on a book to hear a sentence
repeated, or click on a vocabulary word to hear it sounded out. This
feature is not available in all stories.
Puzzles and Games. The TumblePuzzles and memory
TumbleGames are educational games to play after reading a book.
Leslie Vogt, Library Director
Josiah Carpenter Library