The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) and TumblePuzzles. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
Navigating the Site
You may want to first explore the site and check out all the books, games and features. The catalog has book descriptions, book reviews, and author/illustrator/publisher information. You can view a TumbleBook by clicking on the "View Online" button. There are a number ways you can access a book:
- The index page lists all the TumbleBooks and TumbleGames. Click on the hyperlink and it will take you right to that TumbleBook.
- Scroll through the collection in any of the sections to read the descriptions and view the reading levels.
Once you have familiarized yourself with the collection, however, the fastest and easiest way to get to your favorite books is by adding your favorites to the My Favorites section. Add and delete the titles you want easy access to.
Automatic/Manual Button: TumbleBooks are designed to be experienced in either automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, the pages turn by themselves and are narrated; in manual, the narration is turned off and children turn the pages at their own speed.
The Pause Button: You can use the pause button to stop the story at any time in order to practice story prediction, interpret pictures, discuss new vocabulary words, empathize with a character, discuss possible consequences of actions, encourage problem solving, or provide historical, geographical, or other perspectives.
TumblePad Word Helper: This feature allows you to click on a book to hear a sentence repeated, or click on a vocabulary word in order to hear it sounded out.
Reading Levels: Each title has recommended reading levels for both automatic and manual modes. Click on the reading level to see other books at the same level.
TumbleGames: The TumblePuzzles and memory TumbleGames are great educational games to play after reading a book.
Our Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French.
Navigate en Español, en Français or in Chinese
The drop down menu on the top right hand corner of the site allows you to view the entire site in Spanish, French or Chinese!
Explore the collection of Large Print chapter books and classic children's books created in the TumbleReadable format. TumbleReadables are online electronic books which include our innovative text size slider which enables the reader to increase the text size to up to 34PT. Perfect for reluctant, emergent, ESL and middle schoolers who just love to read!
EBooks & Audio Books
EBooks & Audio Books is our collection of downloadable content for your PC/Mac, Android phone and/or tablet. You can borrow as many books as you like and they will expire in 90 days.
Note: Flash Plug-In
TumbleBooks and TumbleQuizzes are created in Flash animation and require the Flash plug-in to view and hear the animation. The great majority of computers and operating systems are already preloaded with Flash. If you are unable to view the books you can download the Flash plug-in for free at www.adobe.com