TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.
Tumblebooks are also available for viewing on the iPad. Check out the first batch of iPad-compatible TumbleBooks by signing into TumbleBookLibrary on your iPad and going to the Story Books section. Just below the "Story Books" heading, there is a link called "Click here for iPad-compatible titles". Click on this link, and the iPad books will be sorted for you. Next, simply click on the "iPad" button to launch the book of your choice. The book will appear in a small window at first. Click on the "full screen" button to expand it.
The creators of Tumblebooks have also created Tumblereadables, featuring elementary, middle school and young adult titles, as well as classics and graphic novels, and nearly 200 educational videos from National Geographic. Vineyard Haven Library has trial access to Tumblereadables for the summer, so please try them and let us know what you think.