What is TumbleBooks?

TumbleBooks is a collection of online books created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books from major children's book publishers and is designed to develop a love of reading in children. TumbleBooks helps develop vocabulary and reading skills as the child "reads along" with the recording and highlighted text. Also included are videos, puzzles and games, language learning tools and more. 

TumbleBooks includes titles in English, French, and Spanish and is most appropriate for children in grades K-6.

How do I access TumbleBooks?

To access TumbleBooks on your computer, go to our Database page and click on the Virtual Database Collection banner. Enter your Library barcode and PIN at the login window, then scroll down the list and click on TumbleBooks from the list of available databases. You are now ready to start reading!

TumbleBooks is also available as an app. Download and log in by entering Canada, Ontario, and Thunder Bay Public Library. Log in with your Library barcode and start reading!


For assistance with TumbleBooks, please email coaches@tbpl.ca