JPL Logo
My Library Account

"How Do I...?"

Ask a Librarian logo

TumbleBooks Library

To access TumbleBooks Library now,
click the logo below:


In the future, you may navigate to this database:

  • Click E-Research on the green Resources menu
  • Access the database from the alphabetized list

To Learn More About the Database First...

About the TumbleBook Library

Take the TumbleBook Library Virtual Tour*:
Tumble tours
*The Tumble Tours is not available on mobile devices.

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they will 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.

Online search allows you to search by title, author, publisher, and language. You can also search by reading levels in both Automatic and Manual modes as well as by Subject.       The Language Learning drop-down menu allows you to choose English, Español, and Français. Many are bilingual titles which allow the user to read the book in two languages.
TumbleSearch       Language Learning

  • Tumbling is easy. In Automatic mode, the pages turn by themselves and the book is narrated.
  • Switch to Manual if you want to turn the pages yourself.
  • At any time, you can turn the sound off in order to read yourself at your own speed.
Tumble Help and Pause   Lobo and the Rabbit Stew   Tumble Auto or Manual
  • Learn to read, build vocabulary and have gun
  • Over 200 books
  • Quizes to test comprehension
  • Classic fairy tales and best selling titles
  • Read alongs for older readers, chapter books
  • Sentences are highlighted as they are read
  • Read along graphic novels
  • Tumble TV secion
  • Educational puzzles and games, entertaining activities, games that relate to the stories they just read
  • Each book has suggested reading level and duration of book
  • Click on author name to read their biography
  • Grammar activities
  • Math challenges
  • Add to my favorites - click book you like - then they will be in My Favorites

The TumbleBookLibrary Index is a complete list of titles in our collection. You can go right to the item you want by clicking on the title! The index displays the Title, Author, Type, and Accelerated Reader Level. Use the "Sort by" drop down in the top right hand corner to sort by these fields. The icons on the left hand side show if the title has an audio component (the red Audio icon) or supplementary materials like quizzes or lesson plans (the blue Supplementary Content icon).