Tumblebooks! A new way for kids to love reading

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of  animated talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book.

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 read at their own speed.

  • Story Books: Old time favourites such as “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch, as well as favourite fairy tales such as “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
  • TumbleReadables: Older students can read classics such as “Black Beauty” and “Anne of Green Gables.”
  • Audio Books: A collection non-fiction and fiction children and teen books.
  • TumblePuzzles and Games: A collection of online puzzles, concentration games, spelling games that reinforce concepts from the book featuring a picture from the book.
  • Language Learning: A growing selection of bilingual books in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian.

You can access Tumblebooks and many other useful databases from home with your library card number and PIN, or at our community libraries.

3 thoughts on “Tumblebooks! A new way for kids to love reading

  1. Brian Peck 20 April 2010 / 2:46 pm

    I am so glad that have this I have been so cautious about what audio books i let my kids listen to and now that i have found this I am amazed and feel safe and knowing they aren’t listening to any of the bad influences they are putting in a lot of today media.

  2. ethan 21 December 2011 / 8:12 pm

    how do you listen to one?

  3. Colleen 22 December 2011 / 9:59 am

    Ethan you can listen to Tumblebooks through your computer. You don’t need speakers you should be able to listen to it with headphones or just by turning up the volume on your computer. Alternatively if you don’t have audio in your TumbleBook or TumbleReadable, you probably need to install the latest Flash Player from: http://www.adobe.com/go/getFlashPlayer.
    Check to make sure that the book you are reading is a Read-Along. All picture books have audio, but under the “TumbleReadables” category, some books may have text only. Books with audio will have “Read-Along” beside the title.

    If none of this is helping please give us a call at Fingertip as we would love to help! Our phone number is: 941 7923

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