Cook Memorial has just taken out a subscription with Tumblebooks which has picture books, videos, graphic novels, puzzles, games and other interesting offerings for both preschoolers and early readers. Ants Don’t Catch Flying Saucers, by author Trina Wiebe is an example of an Easy Reader that can be heard and read at the same time. Using the index is a quick way of scanning the titles, especially to find which ones have audio. Many of the picture books, like Boomer goes to School, have a bit of animation added to add visual interest. Some of the ebooks, like Dinosaur roar, Butterflies soar, are fabulous for introducing young inquisitive kids to non-fiction. There are videos as well; many from National Geographic like this one on camels. If you are interested in learning another language, there are a number of books in French and Spanish, just select the “Language Learning” button to find them.
If you are a Brett School kid with a Kuno, select your Kuno’s “My Internet” option. Go to the Cook Memorial Library homepage, (www.tamworthlibrary.org), tap on the TumbleBooks icon in the center column. If a pop-up asks you to go to the mobile version of TumbleBooks, say ‘yes’. If you are asked to login with a username and password, please contact us, and we’ll let you know what they are.