By: Sharon Asuncion
Being stuck at home during the pandemic with your young ones means that you have to be creative in trying to seek ways to ease their boredom. I stumbled across Tumble Book Library when I was trying to find homeschool resources for my nephew. I just wish I had known about this website when my kids were younger.
Tumble Book Library is a curated database of children’s eBooks, available by subscription to elementary schools and public libraries around the world. It is a digital collection created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books. This means that kids can read on their own or follow along, while being read to.
The collection makes learning so much fun as it has different categories and comes in a wide range of subjects, styles, and reading levels. Categories include the following:
• Storybooks: Alphabet and Reading, Early Readers, Friends and Family, Robert Munsch, School, TV Friends, Animal Friends, Fables and Fairy Tales, Sports and Health, Art Class, Adventure, Imagination, Playtime, Humor
• Read-Alongs: Early Readers, Chapter Books, Advanced Readers, Children’s Classics
• eBooks: full-length chapter books for kids from grades 2-6
• Graphic Novels: Comics favorites like Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Smurfs, Lego Ninjago, Geronimo Stilton, and more
• Non-Fiction: Animals, History, Geography, Science, Biography, Ecology, Insects, Seasons
• Math Stories: Simple patterns and numbers, counting money
• National Geographic Videos: Animals and Nature, History, Space and Technology, Biology, Geography, Earth Science, Social Studies
• Language Learning: Spanish, French
• Playlists: Over 100 pre-made playlists by theme, reading level, and playing time
• Puzzles and Games: Memory games, crosswords, matching games
The TumbleSearch feature allows you to find just the right book by subject, length, and reading level. Hyperlinked headings also let you sort by Title, Author, Book Type, or Accelerated Reader. A red speaker icon shows you if a title includes narration or not.
Access Tumble Book Library for free through Coquitlam Public Library. Visit their A-Z Databases page and then click on Tumble Book Library. Need help? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.