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Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday the first week of March

2018 Children Books Awards
2018 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children's Book and Honor Book
: Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Codell

2018 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books
: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner and Honor Books
Winner: Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder

2018 Coretta Scott King Award Winners and Honor Books
Author Award Winner: Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
Illustrator Award Winner: Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Ekua Holmes

January's Top Titles for Children
Looking for a suggestion for your child's next reading adventure? Booklist compiled this list of Top Ten Titles for Children. So, why not head down to your local library and help your child start a new adventure?

1.    Click, Clack, Moo: I Love You!, by Doreen Cronin
2.    The Berenstain Bears' Big Machines, by Mike Berenstain
3.    Thea Stilton and the Venice Masquerade, by Thea Stilton
4.    Gimme Shelter, by Doreen Cronin
5.    100 Things I Love to Do with You, by Amy Schwartz
6.    Rappy Goes to Mars, by Dan Gutman
7.    The Getaway, by Jeff Kinney
8.    Dog Man 4, by Dav Pilkey
9.    The Helmet Holdup, by Geronimo Stilton
10.    Come Home Already!, by Jory John

Free Interactive eBook of the Month

Have you ever wondered what happens at night in a zoo? Who would have thought that a basketball game would happen! Join a variety of animals from the zoo in Midnight Madness at the Zoo by Sherryn Craig.  Click the book cover above to open an interactive eBook that has both English and Spanish audio to listen and read along with!

Read along as the words are highlighted. Tap on the animals to hear them make noises, or hear lightning play. You can even change the reading speed so that new readers can read along at a speed that works for them.


Upcoming Days to Celebrate with TumbleBooks
Read these Titles on TumbleBooks as these special days arrive:

Start the month off with the delightfully PUNNY TumbleTune classic: The Ants go MARCHing!

March 2: Read Across America Day

March 2nd is the birthday of celebrated poet, and children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel... AKA Dr. Seuss! And in honor of his birthday, we celebrate "Read Across America Day" with the TumbleBook "Why Libraries Matter: A Story Long Overdue".

March 3: World Wildlife Day

"Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out" is a classic TumbleBook that depicts the lives and struggles of one of Mother Nature's most vulnerable creatures: the Sea Turtle.

On World Wildlife Day, we take a moment to acknowledge how important it is to safeguard the natural world from pollution, habitat destruction, and other human threats, so that such beautiful creatures can thrive in the wild for generations to come.

March 4: National Grammar Day

Mgn wht th wrld wld lk lk f thr wr n vwls? T mght lk smthng lk ths!!

Translation: Imagine what the world would look like if there were no vowels? It might look something like this!!

Join the growing Vowel Family's adventure as TumbleBooks celebrates National Grammar Day!

March 8: National Women's Day

March 8th is National Women's Day: A day to honor the achievements and the struggles of women all over the United States - and the world!

"Ruby's Wish" is a story about little girl named Ruby, living in China many years ago. All she wants is to go to school!

It may seem like a simple wish, and one that's easy to take for granted in 21st century America, but without the perserverance of girls and women like Ruby, women's rights would not be what it is today.

"Clever Beatrice" is a delightful tale of an ingenious little girl who outsmarts a giant, showing that there's nothing you can't achieve without a little bit of brainpower and courage!


March 10-11: Daylight Savings Begins!

"Spring forward / Fall Back" ... It's that time of year again!

It's the time of year when many parts of the world (especially most of The United States and Canada) adjust their clocks by 1 hour, to coincide with Daylight Savings Time.

As you set your clocks ahead by 1 hour before bed on March 11th, why not read "What Is The Sun" to learn more about what makes our sun shine so brightly? Or enjoy a little hedgehog's dedication to the sun in "Hello Sun!"


March 14: "Pi" Day!

Why is March 14th's known as "Pi Day"?? No, it's not "Pie Day"! (sorry, dessert-lovers! Put down those apples!)

It's because it's the 14th day of the 3rd month! 3/14... just like Pi: 3.14

Or, if you're nerdy (and loving it!) like us Tumblers, it's 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693... *deep breath*...99375105820974944592307... we could go on! but we shouldn't! Pi has an INFINITE number of decimal points!

Enjoy "Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi" and learn more about how important this number is when measuring a circle!


March 15: The "Ides of March"

In Ancient Rome, a soothsayer told Julius Caesar to beware the Ides of March - also known as March 15th.

Unfortunately, he didn't listen very well, and met an untimely - and bloody - end at the hands of some conspiring Roman politicians.

Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" recounts this unfortunate tale, but it's a bit too much for our young readers. If you're interested, you can find a copy on TumbleBookCloud though!

Instead, enjoy "A Midsummer Night's Dream"! It's a graphic novel based on Shakespeare's play and is a great way to introduce Shakespeare to your grade 4-6 readers!

*Please Note: this title is only available on TumbleBookLibrary Premium, and may not be suitable for children under 8-9 years old.


March 16: Happy Birthday Peter H. Reynolds!

Born on this day in 1956, Peter H. Reynolds turns 62 today. Happy Birthday!

Peter H. Reynolds is a prolific children's book author and illustrator, and a staple of TumbleBookLibrary!

"The North Star" is a brand new TumbleBook we hope you enjoy! Also check out Peter's other TumbleBooks: "Ish", "The Dot", "Rose's Garden", and more!

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Tumblers! May the "luck of the Irish" be with you and your families!

But wait! A greedy Leprechaun King has stolen all the luck in Ireland! Can Fiona outsmart the king and restore luck to the land?!

Brainteasers, Anyone?
You can go to this site and find 45 brainteasers for kids:

Khan Academy - Help with School Subjects
 Khan Academy offers help to lots of teens and adults through online videos with lots of subjects. Now the website also offers help for Elementary Kids who may be needing an extra boost with some subjects. It's like getting your own personal tutor! Just sign up with your email and see what Khan Academy can do for you. Don't get frustrated with schoolwork. Get help.

Time for Kids
A news magazine for children, this site covers current events and sports, and it offers challenging games.
Weekly Reader
An online educational magazine with content geared to different grade levels.
National Geographic World
National Geographic's online magazine for children with articles, cartoons, and games.
Ranger Rick
This on-line version of a popular children's magazine offers homework help, articles and activities.
Cricket Magazine Group!
Website for the Cricket Magazine Group that includes: Cricket, Spider, Ladybug and Babybug.
For children in grades 4-8, this electronic magazine explores environmental education.
Crank It Up! - Kids can compose and record multilayered rhythms using pots, pans, wooden spoons and even the computer keyboard to create a masterpiece. all ages.
Scratch - Create movies, music and video games at Scratch, developed by MIT Media Lab members. Ages 8 and up. - Kids write, read and tell stories by creating comic strips online, then printing & e-mailing them to friends or relatives. All ages.
Fidgit on - Fidgit is a multiplayer game on PBS' Design Squad site. Kids can also design & build their own games & challenge their friends. Ages 8 to 13.
Story Cove - Children can listen to or watch a story unfold on this site. Story Cove folktales come from a variety of cultures and places. They share timeless values and simple, universal lessons. Family Channel - Family Programming Section of the popular movie and TV show streaming site. Hooda Math is all about making math fun. Visit the games page to play math games which help reinforce math concepts. Watch a tutorial to learn math concepts. From Family Fun magazine...lots of crafts and holiday ideas. PBS site for kids that includes learning games, paint box, and links to PBS shows.
Yahoo internet games- Links to internet interactive games., is an interactive website providing children with the virtual experience of going to a library. StoryPlace currently consists of two libraries, the Preschool Library and the Elementary Library.
Best History Websites- History portal created for students, educators, and history enthusiasts CNN site for students and teachers with lots of homework resources and current events program support.
History Net- Historical information and access to history related online publications
Presidents of the U.S.- Resource on U.S. Presidents created by Internet Public Library
Stately Knowledge- Information about each of the 50 states, facts, and historical dates
Time for Kids- News magazine for children covering current events and sports.
Ask Dr. Universe- From Washington State University...answers questions on many topics.
Ask Jeeves for Kids- Search engine that uses natural language algorithms. Also searches Yahooligans and Education World.
Awesome Library- Over 17, 000 on-line resources organized by topic in 5 languages.
Fact Monster- Almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia from Information Please Almanac
High School Ace- Detailed reference collection with monthly features.
Homework Spot- Links by subject for all ages.
Zoom School- On line classroom.

MATH For elementary and middle school...flash cards, metric conversion, multiplication tables, etc. -
Learn how to do basic arithmetic with fractions (add, subtract, and multiply).
READING AND WRITING Great lists of books of all genres
Children's Book Council Spelling games for elementary children Reading suggestions, games, and activities

Enchanted Learning- Information about animals and habitat Ask a scientist archives for elementary age
National Geographic World- Web resources for science experiments
Your Science Fair Project Guide- Web resources for science experiments


Arizona Author Dianne White's Top Ten Picture Books Recommendations

In her interview with the Arizona Republic, Dianne White says children need to see the adults in their lives reading. If we want children to read they need to see it happening around them (Morrison, K, 2015). Dianne is a celebrated picture book author, poetry lover and teacher living in Gilbert, AZ. Here are her top ten picture books recommendations.

Bubba and Beau, Best Friends A Mama for Owen Tough Boris Kitten's First Full Moon Product Details
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story Little Blue Truck Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold Product Details

Morrison, K. 15 Feb. 2015, Rythum and “Blue”: Writer uses poetry to teach kids. Arizona Republic

Great websites to check out!
Here are some newly recommended websites you might want to explore:
CBC Kids -
CBeebies -
Classics for Kids -
Kids in the House -
Learn. Genetics -
Nourish Interactive in Spanish -
Sparky the Fire Dog –

e-Books for e-Kids
If you haven't tried TumbleBooks, do it now!! Have great fun with these picture books and chapter books read for you online.
e-Books for e-Kids
TumbleBookLibrary is now iPad and Android compatible! Log in with your mobile device and click ok to launch the mobile site. No app is required!


TumbleBooks in Spanish
TumbleBooks son libros ilustrados animados, que hablan y enseñan a los niños la alegría de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. TumbleBooks se crea adoptando las ilustraciones de libros existentes con animaciones, sonidos, música y narración para producir un libro electronico de imágenes que usted puede leer, o que es leido a usted. En Español

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. In English

Featured Website
Funbrain Jr. ("A Fun Place to Learn") helps preschoolers and kindergarteners jumpstart their journey of learning with engaging games, stories and printables. Kids love playing and learning with Funbrain Jr., and you'll love that they're building math, early literacy and problem solving skills, while also developing important computer skills. Come discover this world - sit together and play, or let your little learner explore Funbrain Jr. independently - it's up to you!
Suggestions for eBooks
Read them through Freading eBooks.

The Berenstain Bears by Jan & Stan Berenstain

Charming stories geared to pre-schoolers with wonderful illustrations. Each book holds a lesson so they are educational as well! "Storytime Treasury", "The Big Book of Science and Nature", and "Soccer Star" are just a few of the Bear's adventures that are available for reading right now!


The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng

Lets readers into the life of Anna, an intelligent fourth grader who does not hang out with the "popular" crowd, is embarrassed by her Chinese mother who does not speak English, and tries to bury her concerns by keeping her nose in books such as "A Wrinkle In Time" and "My Side of The Mountain" at all times. She eventually learns that she can't read about how to make friends. (Ages 6-9)

"This novel is a treasure to share with every middle- grade reader you know" -The New York Times


"Readers are left to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary, and to witness how kindness can draw trust and create confidence in the hesitant child"

- School Library Journal


Theodosia and The Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

The story is a part of a series available on Freading. Theodosia is the clever, spirited daughter of an often absent archaeologist and a career obsessed museum worker. She spends most of her time in the museum where he father works and has her own room there. In this installment, her mother brings home an important and cursed artifact from a dig, and Theodosia finds herself in the middle of a mystery. (ages 9-12)

"A combination of Nancy Drew and Indiana Jones"

-School Library Journal" 


Sesame StreetCookie Monster in the Library: Watch this Sesame Street video.

62 Magical Facts About . . .Harry Potter
Harry Potter's birthday is July 31, the same day as his creator, J.K. Rowling. Click here for those 62 magical facts about the series.

Electronic-only Poetry Anthology For Kids at Amazon & Barnes & Noble
PoetryTagSylvia Vardel, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, and poet Janet Wong, have compiled the first ever, electronic-only poetry anthology featuring top poets for children (ages birth-8). PoetryTagTime, available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, for 99 cents, is a collection of 30 new, unpublished poems, ranging from the humorous to serious, about tongues, turtles, and toenails, in acrostics, quatrains, and free verse, written by 30 of the best children's poets. Top talents such as Jack Prelutsky, Joyce Sidman, Carole Boston Weatherford, and Pat Mora, took part in an inventive game of tag, culminating in this collection of connected poems. In the creation of PoetryTagTime, each poet "tagged" another poet and explained how her/his poem connects with a previous poet's offering, in a chain of poets, poems, and play. For more information, visit

SeussvilleVisit Seussville (please click here)!

WhyvilleWhyville is a virtual world where boys and girls from all over the real world come to chat, play, learn, and have fun together. You design your face, earn clams by playing games, hang out at the beach, and go to town events at the Greek Theater. You can start your own business, buy a car and give your friends a ride, or write for the town newspaper.