Summer Reading 2018

Tumble Books

  • Dear Parents,

    TumbleBooks has a brand new App! You can install it on most Apple and Android phones and tablets! Just search "TumbleBooks" in the iTunes App Store, or Google Play and then enter:

       username: aesstudent
       password: books
    The app was designed to help students access the collection at the click of a button! All you need is an internet connection. So after you log in the first time, the information will be saved on your device for a LOOONG time! Plus, the TumbleBookLibrary you see through the App is the EXACT same as the TBL you see if you had logged in through a browser on your phone or tablet. 

    We want your child to continue reading over the summer!

    This is a great time to explore authors, genres and series that may have been overlooked during the school year. Here are links to some reading resources to combat summer boredom, as well as to help your child prepare for next year. 

    Popular Books This is a list of books grouped by grade level that are popular with our Star Scholar Readers.

    SSYRA Jr for grades K-2  This is a list of the nominated books for the 2017-18 SSYRA Jr reading contest. Students in grades K-2 will have the opportunity to read these books and vote for their favorite in April.

    SSYRA for grades 3-5  This is a list of the nominated books for the 2017-18 SSYRA reading contest. Students in grades 3-5 will have the opportunity to read these books and vote for their favorite in April.

    Leon County Public Library Summer Reading Programs invites all students to come and join in the myriad of summer events and activities at the various public library locations.

    Leon County Public Library K-5 Suggested Summer Reading Lists


    • Click to Access Tumblebooks

      About the TumblePremium:
      The TP is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographics),TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books,Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

      You can also access TBC Jr. via any reading/mobile device that has an internet connection (for example: colour nook, kindle fire, Ipads & Ipod touch).

      Navigating the Site:
      You may want to explore the site by checking out all the books, games and features. Our catalogue has book descriptions, book reviews, and author/illustrator/publisher information. You can view a TumbleBook by clicking on the ‘View Online” button or on the cover of the book. There are a number ways you can access a book:

      1. The index page lists all the TumbleBooks. Click on the title (hyperlink) and you will be taken right to that TumbleBook.
      2. Scroll through the collection in any of the sections to read the descriptions and view the reading levels.

      Add your favorite title(s) to the My Favorites section for easy access any time. This feature is cookied onto individual computers.

      Having trouble deciding what to read on a rainy day? Check out Featured to view books recommended by students, teachers, librarians and our very own staff!

      Our online search allows you to search by title, author, publisher, languagekeyword, and reading level.

      Automatic/Manual Button
      TumbleBooks are designed to be experienced in either automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, the pages turn by themselves and are narrated; in manual modethe readers turn the pages at their own speed.

      The Pause Button: 
      Both the student and teacher can use the pause button to stop the story at any time in order to practice story prediction, interpret pictures, discuss new vocabulary words, empathize with a character, discuss possible consequences of actions, encourage problem solving, or provide historical, geographical, or other perspectives.

      Reading Levels:
      Each title has recommended reading levelsGrade, Lexile and Accelerated Reader information. Click on the reading level to see other books at the same level.

      Each title has an accompanying TumbleQuiz: a fun, flash-animated, multiple-choice quiz that each student can take online after reading a book to test their reading comprehension. Quizzes are also available with audio.

      Book Reports:
      Students can create their own book reports after reading a book. You may fill out the online form or print it out.

      The TumblePuzzles and TumbleGames are great educational tools.

      The TumblePlayer allows students, teachers, librarians and parents to preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another. Perfect for library story time. The TumblePlayer works just like an online music player.

      Language Learning:
      Our Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French.

      Navigate en Español/ en Français:
      Our drop down menu on the top right hand corner of the site allows you to view the entire site in Spanish or French.

Media Specialist