Looking for a new way to entertain your family from home? Check out our themed Virtual Activity Kits with content for children of all ages. These kits include ebooks, streaming movies and music, craft activities, recipes, and more! Themes include Adventures in Science, Amazing Animals, Ready Set Bake!, and more!

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Looking for a new way to entertain your family from home? Check out our themed Virtual Activity Kits with content for children of all ages. These kits include ebooks, streaming movies and music, craft activities, recipes, and more! Themes include Adventures in Science, Amazing Animals, Ready Set Bake!, and more!

*You will need to log in with your library card to use TumbleBooks

 

Ready, Set, Bake!

Create: The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
Read The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs to find recipes for soft pretzels, homemade empanadas, and more! This book is brought to you by America’s Test Kitchen.

Create: American Girl Cookies
Read American Girl Cookies to create delicious cookies such as cinnamon-y snickerdoodles, lemon squares studded with coconut, and rainbow sugar cookies.

Read: Ruby Bakes a Cake by Susan Hill Long
Read Ruby Bakes a Cake to learn what happens when Ruby and her friends bake advice into a cake.

Create: Milk Bar: Kids Only
Read Milk Bar: Kids Only to learn kitchen skills to create interesting treats like Apple Pie Waffles and PB&J Cereal Treats.

Watch: Mrs. Fields Cookies
Watch Mrs. Fields Cookies to go behind the scenes and learn how the company makes their famous cookies!

 

World War II

Read: The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The War that Saved My Life is a historical fiction book about family and identity during World War II.

Read: I Am Defiance by Jenni L. Walsh
Read I Am Defiance to experience a story inspired by a real-life youth resistance group during World War II.

Listen: Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Listen to read by Jennifer Jill Araya. This story is about a young girl named Lida who is assigned to make bombs for the German army. She has the idea to sabotage the bombs but can she sabotage them without gettin caught by the Nazis? Read this story about survival, courage, and hope to find out!

Read: World War II Spies by Michael Burgan
This interactive choose your own adventure story takes you to the height of World War II where you will go undercover. Will you become a resistance fighter in Denmark? Will you work as a double agent? Or will you join the U.S. Office of Strategic Services? It’s all up to you!

Watch: Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars
Watch Code Breaker, Spy Hunter to learn about Elizebeth Friedman, the American code breaker who fought Nazi’s and created the CIA’s first cyptology unit.

Activity: Morse Code
Try to crack the code to reveal the hidden messages by using Morse Code!

 

Adventures in Science for Kids!

Read: Pink is for Blobfish
Read Pink is for Blobfish to learn about the weirdest, wildest, and pinkest critters in the animal kingdom.

Watch: Uh Oh! Carnivore!: Animal Atlas
Learn about meat-eaters: hunters, insectivores, carrion feeders, and carnivores. Why do carnivores cause fear? Watch this video to learn more!

Watch: Crave Brothers Cheese
Join Joel as he visits Crave Brothers Cheese Farmstead in Wisconsin to learn about the process on how milk becomes cheese!

Read: Stars! Stars! Stars! By Bob Barner
This book takes readers into outer space to visit planets and stars by using rhyming text and colorful paper collage illustrations.

Watch: Australian Animals: XPLORATION Animal Science
Travel down under to Australia to learn about the science behind the Great Barrier Reef! While you’re there, check out the ferocious Tasmanian devil and meet a Koala Bear!

Create: The Everything Kids’ Easy Science Experiments Book by J. Elizabeth Mills
Read The Everything Kids’ Easy Science Experiments Bookto find a fun science experiment to conduct.

 

Captivating Crafts

Create: Wall Garland
Learn how to make a stylish wall garland to decorate your room!

Create: Sloth Crafts by Ellen Deakin
Love sloths? Check out Sloth Crafts and learn how to create sloth plushies, necklaces, ornaments, bags, cakes, masks, and more!

Create: Llama Crafts by Ellen Deakin
Are llamas your favorite animal? Read Llama Crafts by Ellen Deakin to learn how to make llama piñatas, wall prints, puppets, and more!

Create: Straw Weaving
Try Straw Weaving using straws and yarn to create bracelets!

Create: Craft Your Own Happy by Becci Mai Ford
Are you spending too much time staring at screens and are looking to separate yourself from technology? Read Craft Your Own Happy and learn how crafting can help remove stress and anxiety. You’ll find crafts that include cross stitching, embroidery, paper crafts, and more!

 

Daring Dinosaurs

Read: The Everything Kids’ Dinosaurs Book by Kathi Wagnera
Read The Everything Kids’ Dinosaurs Book to learn about what paleontologists study, discover modern-day fun facts about fossils, and find crafty art and cooking projects to complete!

Watch: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Watch this hilarious storytime about Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur, and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway! They set a trap to catch Goldilocks, but will it work? Watch to find out!

Listen: Dinosaurs
Learn about dinosaurs and the world of paleontology through factual songs such as When I Grow Up I Want to be a Paleontologist, I Am Stegosaurus, and The Brachiosaurus Rap!

Listen: In the Time of Dinosaurs by Joanna Cole
Listen to the audiobook In the Time of Dinosaurs to experience how Ms. Frizzle and her class go back in time millions of years to meet dinosaurs and learn about their habitats and diets.

Watch: This is Daniel Cook Learning about Dinosaurs
Join Daniel Cook as he learns about T-Rex’s and observes dinosaur bones up close for the very first time.

Create: Dinosaur Fossils
Use salt dough to create your very own dinosaur fossils!

 

Homework Help

Watch: The Wires: The Fixies
Learn about building code, electrical engineering, and wiring in this episode of The Fixies!

Watch: Viruses, Vaccines, and COVID-19: Prepare and Prevail - Science Kids
Learn about what a virus is, how it spreads, and how we use strategies from past pandemics to fight COVID-19.

Watch: The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Evaporation, Condensation, Conservation - Science Kids
Learn what the terms “evaporation,” “condensation,” and “precipitation” mean. What is a glacier and where is most of the earth’s water found? This video will answer these questions with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting videos!

Watch: Three Branches of Government
Learn about the three branches of government and each of their vital roles.

Watch: Verb Tenses: Past, Present, and Future
Learn how we use the different forms of verb tenses.

 

If Animals Could Talk

Read: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter
Read about a world where a Clan of wild cats are in danger. The noble warriors are dying, but can the ordinary house cat named Rusty save the Clan? Read Into the Wild to find out.

Read: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Read the book inspired by the true story about friendship, art, and hope based on a real life captive gorilla named Ivan.

Watch: Gastro Blast!: Season 1
Watch Gastro Blast!: Season 1 to learn about food related science experiments!

Watch: Penguin Rescue
Intergalactic space explorers are given an assignment, they must travel to Earth to save a stranded penguin! Learn about the Arctic, penguins, and whether or not the space explorers can save the day!

Listen: Goldie by Ellen Miles
Are Charles and Lizzie ready for a puppy? Enjoy this story about two siblings trying to convince their mom that they’re ready for a puppy.

Watch: The Dog Who Saved Summer
School’s out for everyone except Zeus. You see, Zeus accidentally destroyed an important party and got sent to obedience school. At the same time, there’s a diamond heist happening. Can Zeus foil the robbery in time and save the day? Watch to find out.

 

Teen Romance

Listen: Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Before she was the Queen of Hearts, all Catherine wanted was to open a bakery with her best friend. According to her mother, the current Queen, this was an unacceptable goal. Then Catherine meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker, and enters into a secret courtship with him. Catherine is determined to define her own destiny, but fate has other plans.

Listen: The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Cal, a social media journalist, has to relocate from Brooklyn to Houston due to his father being selected for a highly publicized Nasa mission to Mars. Amidst the media circus Cal meets Leon, whose father is also going to Mars. When secrets about the program are uncovered, can Cal find a way to reveal the truth without hurting those closest to him

Watch: Radio Rebel
In normal everyday life Tara is painfully shy, but outside of school she has a secret identity as Radio Rebel where she becomes confident and outspoken. When her stepfather, the owner of SLAM radio, finds out that she is Radio Rebel, she moves into a sound studio to do live shows. When Prom gets canceled, all of the students blame Rebel. Can Tara save her secret identity, her relationship with Gavin, and Prom?

Read: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany but she would rather be anywhere else. She’s only in Italy because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father that she never met.

Watch: Seventeen Again
Watch When 17-year-old Sydney’s divorced grandparents visit, it seems there will be no end to the bickering. Willie’s science experiment goes wrong and he ends up sending both of his grandparents back to their youth. The grandparents relive their youth and enjoy the thrill of teenage romance, only to learn that they still love each other. Can they make their relationship work once Willie transforms them back to their real age?

 

Fascinating Fantasies

Read: Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Paola and her friends have followed the rule to stay away from the river ever since a schoolmate drowned. However, Paola has stayed away since she was a child due to her mother’s warning about La Llorona, the wailing ghost woman who haunts the river at night. Paola and her friends meet up near the river to test out her new telescope when her friend goes missing. Will Paola have to enter the strange world that includes mind-bending monsters and relentless spirits to get her friend back?

Read: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
Jaxon finds out that he has to spend the day with Ma, a witch who is friends with his mother. She needs his help to deliver baby dragons to the magical world but there are two rules: don’t let them out of the bag and don’t feed them anything sweet. Of course, Jaxon breaks the rules and the dragons get loose. Will Jaxon be able to return the dragons safely or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?

Watch: Adventures in Dinotopia
Dinotopia is the secret world where dinosaurs and humans coexist. Join two young boys as they experience the adventure of a lifetime.

Watch: The Excalibur Kid
Based on the legend of King Arthur and his sword, Excalibur, a boy finds himself ensnared in an evil witch’s plan to prevent Arthur from claiming his birthright. Can they stop the evil witch before it’s too late?

Read: A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
All Betty Widdershins wants is an adventure and to finally be able to leave her island. However, instead of adventure she finds her and her sisters cursed from ever leaving their island thanks to a set of magical objects. The sisters set out to break the curse and free their family but they find themselves in danger after meeting a prisoner who claims to be able to help them. In order to break the curse, and stay alive, the sisters must solve a mystery that goes back centuries that involves shipwrecks, smugglers, and sorcery. Will they survive?

Create: Drawing Fantasy Creatures by A. J. Sautter
Learn how to draw fire-breathing dragons, magical elves, orcs, and other fantastic creatures with this eBook.

 

World's Greatest Artists

Read: Learn about the many kinds of art while meeting the greatest artists of yesterday and today.

Read: African American Artists & Writers by Joanne Randolph
Learn about African American artists and writers who have made landmark contributions to American art and literature such as Phillis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Rita Dove and more.

Watch: Getting to Know: World’s Greatest Artists
Each episode focuses on a famous artist such as Monet, Van Gogh, Warhol, and more!

Read: Women Who Made History: Writers and Artists by Julia Adams
This volume introduces readers to female musicians, writers, painters, and performers from all countries and cultures.

Listen: Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits featuring bold and bright colors. Learn about Kahlo’s work and beloved pets - two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn.

Create: Great American Artists for Kids by MaryAnn F. Kohl and Kim Solga
Learn about 75 American artists from colonial times to the present. Each page includes a brief biography about the artist and includes a kid-tested art activity to try out the artist’s approach.