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June 18, 2024

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Brentwood Library Offers Animated Books for Kids

Help keep your children enriched and occupied as you travel to your destination this summer.

This summer, when you load the family into the car for that long drive to the beach or some other vacation spot, the trip might go a little faster if you bring Rosie or Bobo with you. Those are characters in “Good Rosie!” and “I Must Have Bobo!” — two among hundreds of popular children’s titles now accessible through the TumbleBooks Library database at the Brentwood Library.

According to the TumbleBooks website, the digital collection is made up of “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, then adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.

TumbleBooks also includes:

  • graphic novels (a reader favorite!)
  • read-along chapter books
  • non-fiction
  • videos
  • games and more!

The subscription service — which is free to Brentwood Library patrons — is used by school and public libraries across the country.

Parents and children looking for digital books to take with them on vacation will find hundreds of options by visiting the library’s reading resources website.


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.