TumbleBooks – Books for Older Students, not Just for Primary!

Finding great books for students to read in TumbleBooks has now become much easier. The new version of TumbleBooks now has cover images in a grid pattern. It works well on iPads. Teachers can also project books.The best way to access TumbleBooks is through the links to online resources on your school’s library catalog. http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/ Use the common district username and password.

Story Books
Animated picture books read aloud with text highlighted. On iPads, the books play as videos.

Read Alongs
Early readers, chapter books, advanced books, and children’s classics. The text is read aloud and is highlighted sentence by sentence.

A whole class or a small group can have access to the same book! Books by Kate DiCamillo, Beverly Cleary, Katherine Applegate, Gail Carson Levine, etc. This is a great resource for literature groups. While the selection is not large, the advantage is that every child with a device can access the book at the same time. It works well on iPads, so it is ideal for 1:1 classrooms. No audio.

Graphic Novels
Many Geronimo Stilton books, plus other graphic novels. No audio, but many students can access the same book at the same time.

Animated nonfiction books about animals, history, geography, science, biography, insects and seasons.

National Geographic videos on animals and nature, history, space and technology, biology, geography, earth science, and social studies.

Math Stories
Animated picture books with a math theme. Text is read aloud and highlighted.

Language Learning
Books in Spanish and French. Some are animated picture books read aloud with text highlighted. Others are audio only.

Puzzles and Games
Related to books in TumbleBooks.

You can save books in Favorites, but they stay on that device only. However, you can set up My Cloud with a login and access your saved books on any device.

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