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Upcoming Days to Celebrate with TumbleBooks
Read these Titles on TumbleBooks as these special days arrive:
November 11: Remembrance Day (CAN) / Veteran's Day (USA)

Every year on November 11th, the world pauses to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives, and their youth for their country and the world.

We wear poppies over our hearts to honour WWI and WWII vets in particular.

In addition to honouring those who fought, we also honour people like Hana: people whom the Nazi regime imprisoned for no reason other than that they were "different".

Millions of Jewish people - like Hana and her family - were killed during the war, as well as other non-Aryan Eastern Europeans, Romani, disabled people, and LGBT people.

November 13: World Kindness Day

It doesn't take much to show kindness to another.

A kind word, subtle encouragement, a pat on the back.

Ramon, in "Ish" is discouraged because even though he LOVES to draw, something his brother says stops him cold.

That is, until his little sister Marisol shows kindness and reignites Ramon's inspiration with a single word.

November 14: Born on this day... Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Happy Birthday, Robert Louis Stevenson!

If he were alive today, he'd be 169 years old!

Treasure Island is one of the most beloved adventure tales of all time. Enjoy!

November 14: Born on this day... Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Happy Birthday, Claude Monet!

If he were alive today he'd be 189 years old!

Monet was a prolific painter in his time, finding the beauty in nature, and capturing a moment in time as big as a scenic vista, or as small as a pond full of water lilies.

Join him as he paints a day!

November 16: Interational Day for Tolerance

There's a lot to be said for Tolerance.

To tolerate something or someone, it's best if you learn more about them, try to put yourself in their shoes, and show them the respect you would like shown to you.

In Enemy Pie, one little boy learns how to tolerate and to make friends with the least likely person.

November 18-22: National Nursery Rhyme Week

There are many reasons why we're called TumbleBooks.

One big reason is that we don't do things like everyone else!

This is perfectly illustrated in J. Otto Seibold's classic "Other Goose"!

You want Nursery Rhymes? We have Nursery Rhymes that will curl your hair and make you spit milk out of your nose!

(The good thing about ebooks is that you can wipe your screen after!)

November 19: World Toilet Day

At first glance, it's got a funny name, but World Toilet Day is more about addressing and raising awareness for a global crisis: waste water and sanitation issues around the world.

What can you do at home? You could try to conserve water by flushing only solid waste. Or, you could install high efficiency toilet that uses less waste.

While you're considering what you can do to help, read "Toilet Tales" and imagine what it would be like if the animal kingdom used toilets like we do!

November 20: Universal Children's Day (CAN)

Commemoration of Universal Children's Day began in 1993 in honor of the United Nations' two declarations for children's protection and rights.

We're presenting "When I Was Eight" for this day, as a reminder of how far we've come.

Olemaun is an indigenous child who was sent to a residential school many years ago, and just as many other indigenous children experienced, Olemaun was mistreated while she was there. The people who ran the school tried to erase and replace her cultural heritage, and caused great suffering in the process.

While celebrating the steps we've taken to prevent things like this from ever happening again, we must still work towards reconciliation and healing.


Top-selling books from Baker & Taylor for Children
1.  Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! by Dan Santat
2.  Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider, by James Dean
3.  Pinkalicious Fishtastic! by Victoria Kann
4.  Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breatout Game, by Chris Grabenstein
5.  The Hawaiian Heist, by Geronimo Stilton
6.  Theodore Boone: The Accomplice, by John Grisham
7.  Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, by Jeff Kinney
8.  Shouting at the Rain, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
9.  The First, by Katherine Applegate
10. I Have an idea! by Herve Tullet

Free Interactive eBook of the Month


Join in the fun as a young boy awakens to find that eveything around him is "odd". See if you find all the odd things that surround him throughout the day - both at home and at school. Will his "odd day" end when he goes to bed that night?

This book is specifically designed to be both fun to read and a launch pad for discussion and learning.  eBooks with Auto-flip, Auto-Read, and selectable English and Spanish text,

Philip Pullman wins J. M. Barrie Award

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman (right), author of the His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, is the winner of the 2019 J. M. Barrie Award, given annually in recognition of a lifetime achievement in delighting children. Vicky Ireland, chair of Action for Children’s Arts, which sponsors the award, said that Pullman is “a magical, magnificent spinner of yarns, who for many years has pulled his readers and audiences in by the power of his imagination to explore realms of wonder and adventure.” The award will be presented at a ceremony in central London in the autumn....

The Guardian (UK), Mar. 21; The Bookseller (UK), Mar. 20


Fun with Math and Science programs at the library

Wow! Kids are having fun at the libraries that are holding Fun with Math and Science hands-on programs. Coming up are programs in Hopi's Polacca Branch, Cibecue and Whiteriver in July. If you missed these grant-funded programs check with your local library when they will be holding another series of 6 programs that focus on some part of math and science.

What a great chance to play with a bunch of science gadgets and learn basic science and math skills. These are for preschoolers. Be sure to bring your parents with you, to attend all 6 sessions, so you can learn together.

Check the Event Calendar for the days and times where Fun with Math and Science programs are still taking place.

The Summer Reading programs will also offer other science-related programs in the libraries.

2019 Children Books Awards
2019 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children's Book and Honor Books
Winner: Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
book cover: Hello Lighthouse book cover: Alma and How She Got Her Name book cover: A Big Mooncake for Little Star book cover: The Rough Patch book cover: Thank You, Omu!

2019 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Book cover: Merci Suárez Changes Gears Book cover: The Night Diary Cover: The Book of Boy  
2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner and Honor Books
Winner: Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor
book cover: fox the tiger book cover: The Adventures of Otto: See Pip Flap book cover: Fox & Chick, the Party book cover: King & Kayla Case of the Missing Tooth book cover: Tiger vs. Nightmare  

2019 Coretta Scott King Award Winners and Honor Books
Author Award Winner: A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield
Illustrator Award Winner: The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer
A few red drops book cover The stuff of stars book cover  

“There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading,” bestselling author James Patterson says. “There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books. If we can put the right book in their hands, the story will do the rest.”
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
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


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.