TumbleBook is an ebook service for children. Â They allow for consortium purchases and we would like to see if this would be something enough of our libraries would use to make a group purchase useful. Â From their webiste:
“TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks â€“ animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of licensed titles from children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker & Company, Lerner Books, amongst others.
The TumbleBookLibrary provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class. It has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers.
The TumbleBookLibrary collection is accessed online from every computer in your school or library with Internet connection, or from home through a direct link on your school or library website.
A subscription to TumbleBookLibrary allows your school or library UNLIMITED remote access to the entire collection from school, library, and home.”
Please go to http://tumblebooks.com/ to set up a free trial. We will survey everyone in 30 days to see if we will make a group purchase.