Kids - Books & Reading


About the TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes, as well as TumbleResources for teachers. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

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Navigating the Site:
You may want to first explore the site and check out all the books, games and features. Our online collection has book descriptions, book reviews, and author/illustrator/publisher information. You can view a TumbleBook by clicking on the ‘View Online” button or the image of the book cover. 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 class favorites to the My Favorites section. Add and delete the titles you want easy access to.

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.

Each title has an accompanying TumbleQuiz: a fun, flash-animated, multiple-choice quiz that each student can take online after reading a book to test their reading comprehension.

The TumblePuzzles and memory TumbleGames are great educational games to play after reading a book.

Language Learning: 
Our Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French.

Navigate en Español or in French:
Our drop down menu on the top right hand corner of the site allows you to view the entire site in Spanish or Chinese!

Sample TumbleBooks for Early Literacy 

The following Tumblebooks are presented on the Early Literacy HDTV in the Children's Services department on an ongoing basis, intermixed with other early learning programs:

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Tumblebook-Lola at the LibraryTumblebooksTumblebook-ook the Book
Tumblebook-AlwaysTumblebooks-Beautiful MoonTumblebooksTumblebooks-The Bumblebee QueenTumblebooksTumblebook-Duck! Rabbit!
Tumblebooks-Diary of a FlyTumblebooks-Diary of a SpiderTumblebook-Diary of a Worm

Tumblebook-Dinosaurs RoarTumblebook-The DotTumblebook-A Penguin Story
Tumbebook-The Mooon RingTublebooks-He Came with the CouchTumblebook-When Pigs FlyTumblebook-Little HootTumblebooks-Little OinkTumblebooks-Little Pea