Tumble Books

  • About the TumbleBookLibrary:

    Access from a non-PPS webpage is also available:   www.tumblebooklibrary.com, although access requires this sign-in:
    username:  pps
    password:  books

    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 which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.


    Navigating the Site/Features:

    You may want to explore the site by checking out all the books, games and features. Our catalogue has book descriptions, book reviews, and author/illustrator/publisher information. You can view a TumbleBook by clicking on the ‘View Online” button or on the cover of the book. 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.


    Add your favorite title(s) to the My Favorites section for easy access any time. This feature is cookied onto individual computers.


    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.

    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 mode, the narration is turned off and users turn the pages at their own speed.

    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.

    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 pronounced.

    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.

    Book Reports:

    Students can create their own book reports after reading a book. You may fill out the online form or print it out.


    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 TumbleGames are great educational tools.

    Language Learning:

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

    Navigate en Español/ en Français:

    Our drop down menu on the top right hand corner of the site allows you to view the entire site in Spanish or French.



    TumbleBooks is the digital media division of Tumbleweed Press Inc.  Tumbleweed Press is based in Toronto, Canada and is a global leader in the creation and delivery of print and electronic interactive reading experiences.  Since it was formed in 1985 as a print publisher, Tumbleweed has published over 50 print books representing a circulation of approximately 5 million copies.  TumbleBooks currently offers three online subscription reading services that provide unlimited remote access to an extensive catalogue of titles, in three unique formats, to millions of readers of all ages and abilities worldwide. 

    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.macromedia.com Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@tumblebooklibrary.com should you have any questions.