These books work directly in your browser, so there is no software to download. Books will work on any device with an internet browser (including color ereaders).
TumbleBooks What does it have?
Mostly animated, picture story books with audio. Some chapter books with optional audio are for slightly older kids (no animation or images). Some National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, and games will match topics with books.
How do I get there?
Login is not necessary for TumbleBooks, so just click the banner from the Kids eBooks page.
Does a mobile device need to do anything special to use the site?
When a mobile device accesses TB, it should recognize that you are on a mobile device. Always confirm that you are on a mobile device if prompted. The banner image should read "TumbleBook Library for iPads & mobile devices."
If you are not on mobile version, look for the "Choose" option in that looks like a language selector. Pick "mobile" from this and tap "go." You must be on the mobile version of the site to access the mobile-friendly format of the materials.
Options for TB:
Searching: the simple search box in the upper right works well, especially for keywords.
Playlists (does not work for mobile yet): if your child wants to watch several books, click the "add to playlist" button while browsing. Click the Playlist link in the gray bar to get to your list. Please note that these will not be saved if you exit the screen.
TB has some pre-made Playlists (accessible from main page), often by topic (like Bugs).
My Cloud account: if your child likes to re-watch the same things over and over, create a My Cloud account. This allows you to use the "add to favorites" button, and you will not have to go searching for the books they like again.
What does it have? Animated picture story books matched with a non-fiction book. Each book pair will have 2-3 games/puzzles.
How do I get there? Login with a Kansas Library eCard, then select the BookFlix link. You can click the Bookflix logo on the Kids eBook page to see the card login screen, or select the "Library eCard Login" from the blue banner on any State Library page.
Using a Book:
Select a subject to see the pairs of books. When you select a pair, you then can play the story or read the non-fiction book.
Each book's puzzles/games can be accessed after selecting a book pair.
Resources section in the upper right side is for parents and librarians.
Unite for Literacy
This is a freely provided resource by the Unite for Literacy campaign, and has been reviewed by librarians. Just click the logo from the Kids eBooks page.
What does it have?
Picture ebooks with optional audio, in multiple languages.
Using a book:
all books are listed on the front page, just choose one.
to go from page to page, you must use the arrow button.
to listen to the audio, you must use the audio button after turning the book page.
to access other languages, choose the "narration" button in the upper left.