TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of licensed titles from children's book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Walker & Company Annick Press, Orca Books, Lerner Books , and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others.
The TumbleBookLibrary provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class. It has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers.
The TumbleBookLibrary collection is accessed online from every computer in your school or library with Internet connection, or from home through a direct link on your school or library website.
A subscription to TumbleBookLibrary allows your school or library UNLIMITED remote access to the entire collection from school, library, and home. It is a perfect reading resource for today’s digital learner.
TumbleBooks may also be downloaded with our TumbleBooksUNPLUGGED application. There is no Internet required to view the books! For more information click here.
Want to add more early readers, chapter books and graphic novels to the collection for more accomplished readers? Choose our Read-Along and Graphic Novel Add-on Bundle for only $99/school/library for 12 months! The bundle includes 60 books! To order click here.
The TumbleBookLibrary has a selection of children's favorite story books. Old time favorites such as "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch, as well as favorite fairy tales such as "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Old Mother Hubbard" come to life in an educational and interactive way. Other titles include: "Diary of a Worm," “How I Became a Pirate,” "Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10," "One Duck Stuck," and "Tops and Bottoms." Click to see a complete list of available titles.
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; while in manual, the narration and animation continue but children turn the pages at their own speed. A flashing arrow appears at the end of each page prompting the reader to turn the page. The sound off/on button allows the student to mute the narration and read to themselves. The Pause Button: Both the student and teacher 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.
The story books section also includes pre-set playlists for your convenience which play various books in sequence! No need to choose books and add them to your favorites or playlist as we've already done this for you! Also, check out our TumbleTV episodes which features a zany host, Tommy Tumble, introducing various TumbleBooks.
Want to view the books on your iPad? Click here to link to our iPad section which has 200 iPad compatible books.
Our Language Learning Section includes a growing selection of books in Spanish and French. Many are bilingual titles which allow the user to read the book in two languages.
Older students or more accomplished readers can read our collection of read-along chapter books. Read-along titles feature narration, sentence highlighting, and automatic page turning. Want more read-alongs? Click here to learn more about our TumbleBookCloud database. Subscribe to TumbleBooKCloud (for middle and high schools), TumbleBookCloud Junior (especially tailored to elementary schools), or both and enhance your students/patrons’ reading experience even more! Only want to add more early readers, chapter books and graphic novels for older elementary students, click here to choose our Read-Along and Graphic Novel Add-on Bundle.
We've partnered with National Geographic to bring you videos which support with Core Curriculum Standards, covering subjects such as History, Geography, Social Studies and Science, to name just a few! The great part is that these videos are also paired with our non-fiction titles in the collection! Read “Meet the Meerkat” by Darrin Lunde, for example, then watch an educational video from National Geographic to learn more about this fascinating creature.
Our non-fiction section allows young readers the opportunity to explore stories about real animals, people or places.
Puzzles and Games:
A collection of puzzles and games accompany each book and reinforce concepts from the books, allowing for a fun and educational learning experience.
TumbleBookLibrary En Espanol and TumbleBookLibrary en Francais:
Our language drop down menu allows users to view the entire website in Spanish or French. Instructions, news and descriptions of books are all in Spanish or French. Perfect for ESL, Bilingual, and French and Spanish programs.
Our online search allows you to search by title, author, publisher, and language. In addition, you can search by reading levels in both Automatic and Manual modes as well as by subject.
Each TumbleBookLibrary subscription includes your own TumbleAdmin section where you can view your usage statistics and update your account or download icons, bookmark templates and more.
The TumblePlayer allows students, teachers, librarians and parents to preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another. Perfect for library story time. The TumblePlayer works just like an online music player.
Add your favorite title(s) to the My Favorites section for easy access any time. This feature is cookied onto individual computers.
TumbleMailer and Record-a-Book Feature
Your students and members can send TumbleCards and TumbleBooks to friends and family through our TumbleMailer feature. They can also narrate and record their own TumbleBooks!
Educator’s Resources (for school subscriptions only):
At TumbleBooks, our aim is to instill a love of reading in children. The TumbleBookLibrary includes a collection of resources to aid teachers and enrich each child’s learning experience. Our resources are created by experienced teaching professionals from across North America. The online teacher guides are designed to be both comprehensive and easy to use. The teacher guides includes themes, activities and units that teachers can use on their own, or incorporate into an existing unit. These include ideas for bulletin boards and other creative classroom ideas - with ready to use templates!
Lesson Plans (for school subscriptions only):
The lesson plans are designed to be both comprehensive and flexible in order to accommodate a broad range of reading abilities and classroom needs. Each lesson plan has an objective to help teachers choose which ones suit their needs best. Multiple lesson plans are available for some books.
TumbleQuizzes (for school subscriptions only):
Each title has an accompanying TumbleQuiz: a fun, flash animated, multiple choice quiz that each student can take right online after reading a book in order to test reading comprehension. The quiz tracks the number of right and wrong answers and produces a report at the end.
Online Book Reports(for school subscriptions only):
Students can create their own book reports after reading a book. Fill out online form or print out.
TumbleBooksUNPLUGGED is an offline version of TumbleBookLibrary available exclusively for school and library subscribers. TumblePad 2.0 is a downloadable e-book reader application which allows you and your students/patrons to access TumbleBooks without being online.
The collection includes 125 TumbleBooks, 25 chapter books and 20 TumbleGames. We will send you a fully loaded USB stick which you can use to download the collection to your computer(s). The TumblePad 2.0 reader application is installed as part of the USB installation. You may download the collection onto your desktop computers, laptops, and netbooks.
TumbleBooksUNPLUGGED is perfect for:
-School with limited bandwidth
-Schools/libraries with computers not connected to the Internet
-Schools/libraries wanting to limit Internet access (ie: on children’s computers)
For more information please click here
Please note: TumbleBooksUNPLUGGED cannot be downloaded to iPods, mp3 players or copied to a CD.