Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tumblereadables (Tumblebooks)

Did you know, CARL has access to Tumblereadables!

It is available on AKO at www.us.army.mil, select Self Service tab then select My Library to get to it on the Army Libraries page.   Click on the "Read or Listen to a Book" for many choices on these valuable resources.

For 2011 they've added a host of new features too, including:

-More Read-Alongs. They've narrated a variety of early readers and chapter books, including Shakespeare Read-Alongs and multi-cast audio recordings.

-TumbleReadables is becoming a lending library with the ability to download ebooks and 'borrow' titles for offline access, with no limit to the number of books that can be borrowed and are compatible with PCs already, and in a few months Android and tablet OS.

-New e-book features such as note-taking, highlighting and a Word Helper feature complete with definitions and pronounciations.

Tumblereadables is great for fun reading and down-time, or enrichment, and it's free for users with an AKO account.

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