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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library provides e-books for kids. This includes storybooks, life learning, puzzles and games, and language learning. Sit back and listen or read along at your own speed!

Library Resources

New and Notable Books
 Amazing Minds.jpg Amazing Minds: the Science of Nurturing Your Child's Developing Mind with Games, Activities, and More by Jan Faull; with Jennifer McLean Oliver
 Generation G.jpg Generation G: Advice for Savvy Grandmothers Who Will Never Go Gray by Marty Norman
Advice from the heart of a rather hip and savvy Baby Boomer grandmother offers insight for grandmothering in the twenty-first century

 Brain Rules.jpg  Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise A Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five by John Medina.
We know this one hasn't changed in a while, but it's such a great title we want to make sure everyone knows about it!
 mind in the making.jpg Mind in the Making: the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky
 See Dick Bite.jpg See Dick Bite Jane: A Think and Do Book for Parenting Predicaments Big and Small by Elise Mac Adam
 sleep lady.jpg  
The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy  by Kim West with Joanne Kenen

Other Resources

  • Wonderopolis - a program brought to life by the National Center for Family Literacy, engages and inspires families in the pursuit of education and learning together. They help families create a new force - transforming the parent/child relationship into an engine for progress and upward mobility.
  • If Not You, Who? - helping adults prepare children for kindergarten and life
  • Calm a Crying Baby - how to sooth a crying baby. How to calm yourself.
  • Fussy Baby Newtork Colorado - proudly serving moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents and caregivers of all kinds
  • Connect with Your Kids @ Your Library - here are some great ideas for spending some quality time with your kids at your local public library!
  • Broomfield Parents Network - here's a local parenting group where you can communicate with local parents, find helpful information about your community, and give support and information to others.
  • Wacky Kids - the place to explore art from around the world and the people who made and used it. All the artworks are from the Denver Art Museum. The wac in wacky stands for world art and cultures
  • National Parent Information Network - log on to the National Parent Information Network (NPIN) for parent news, special initiatives, and a virtual library of parenting book recommendations.
  • ALA's Great Web Sites for Kids - American Library Association's (ALA) Great Websites for Kids.
  • Boulder Valley School District - this link is to Boulder Valley School District and has lots of helpful information about local schools as well as information for parents.
  • Healthy Learning Paths, Inc. - Healthy Learning Paths, Inc. (HLPS), a local non-profit organization, offers a program to assist parents and educators in recognizing and strengthening the skills and healthy lifestyle practices children need for today and tomorrow.

Readers' Advisory
  • Lists of the Best Children's Books - a group of teachers have created this site of the best children's books to help you quickly and easily find the ideal book for any topic and reading level
  • Geisel Award - best author and illustrator of books for beginning readers
  • Sibert Award - best information books of the year for kids
  • Reading Rockets - information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle
  • ALA Children's Notables - American Library Association's list of Children's Notable books.  Be sure to check out lists for children's media and software as well
  • IndieBound - what independent booksellers across America are recommending for readers of all ages
  • Children's Book Council - this non-profit is dedicated to literacy and the enjoyment of books.  Keep up to date with all this site has to offer.  See what's new by clicking on "Hot off the Press"
  • Building A Home Library - this link from the American Library Association gives some great tips for parents, grandparents and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home

  • Home Schooling in Colorado - here you'll find a copy of Colorado Home School Law, how to get started home schooling your child, and a resources link to home school organizations that provide information on networking, support groups, curricula and testing

Learning Disabilities
  • LD Online - the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities - the power to hope, to learn, and to succeed
  • PEAK Parent Center - provides training, information, and technical assistance to equip families of children birth through 26 including all disability conditions with strategies to advocate successfully for their children

Special Needs
  • Parent to Parent of Colorado - we offer encouragement to each other on the journey of parenting our sons and daughters with disabilities or special health care needs
  • WonderBaby - a site dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities.
  • Braille Reading Pals Club - an early literacy program that fosters positive attitudes about Braille for children and their families, and promotes a love of reading by encouraging parents to read daily with their blind or low vision child
  • Autism Colorado - ASC serves Colorado individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorders
  • Autism Society of Boulder County - promoting education and awareness
  • Autism Speaks - this is a national organization with lots of information about autism
The sleep lady's good night, sleep tight : gentle proven solutions to help your child sleep well and wake up happy / Kim West with Joanne Kenen
The sleep lady's good night, sleep tight : gentle proven solutions to help your child sleep well and wake up happy / Kim West with Joanne Kenen
The sleep lady's good night, sleep tight : gentle proven solutions to help your child sleep well and wake up happy / Kim West with Joanne Kenen