Jul 23, 2018

Swing into Reading with TumbleBooks

Students reading with iPads.

Emergent readers in preschool through third grade can score a home run with the help of TumbleBooks, one of the AEA Online Resources.

TumbleBooks features stories brought to life with the use of animation and read aloud activities, which captures the attention of our emergent readers.

The following are three of the stories available through TumbleBooks:

Tumble Book Library

  • “Stealing Home” by Matt Christopher: Reading provides opportunities to create relationships. Ever wonder how Joey and an exchange student from Nicaragua appreciate each other’s differences? In “Matt Christopher: Stealing Home,” learn how their friendship evolves over the game of baseball.
  • “Just Like Josh Gibson” by Angela Johnson: Another two-time award winner, “Just Like Josh Gibson,” pays tribute to any of us who have had a dream postponed. “Josh Gibson” is a reminder to us all that often times we have to take the one small step, which can lead to something big in the future.
  • “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer: We can’t forget Mudville’s star player, Mighty Casey, who is believed to be the one player who can bring his team from behind to win in the last inning.

TumbleBooks is among the 27 AEA Online Resources available to all students, preschool through high school, in the Grant Wood AEA service area.

For more information, please contact your school’s teacher librarian or the Grant Wood AEA Media Center at 319-399-6754 or 1-800-642-4107. Or feel free to directly access TumbleBooks and other AEA Online Resources on the Grant Wood AEA website, Educators, and select Online Resources.

Grant Wood AEA partners with the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Summer Reading Program

Swing into Summer with Grant Wood AEA and the Cedar Rapids Kernels

This summer Grant Wood AEA has partnered with the Cedar Rapids Kernels to help parents make reading an important part of their children's summer.

Students can log their reading minutes on this scorecard and return it to the Cedar Rapids Kernels for prizes including a free ticket to a summer game or even a bobblehead.