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About the TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have 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. Our catalogue has book descriptions, book reviews, and author/illustrator/publisher information.  There are a number ways you can access a book:

  1. Index page lists all the Tumblebooks and Tumblegames. Click on the hyperlink and it will take you right to that Tumblebook.
  2. View a Tumblebook by clicking on the View On-line button.
  3. 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 class 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 while in manual, the narration is turned off and children turn the pages and their own speed.

The Pause Button: You can use the pause button to stop the story at any time.  Teachers or tutors using TumbleBooks may want to pause the story 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 perspective.

TumblePad Word Helper:  This new 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.

Note: Flash Plug-In

TumbleBooks 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.macromedia.com (opens in new window). 

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