A child can read TumbleBooks online through a school or library system that has an active TumbleBooks subscription. Visit a local public library's website to find out if TumbleBooks is available for library cardholders in that district. Readers use a link on the subscriber's website to access TumbleBooks.
Readers access TumbleBooks through home or school computers or tablets and must install Adobe Flash Player to read e-books. Children can also read TumbleBooks content on a mobile device. Users can save favorite titles, create book playlists, take digital notes and bookmark pages.
TumbleBooks e-books are animated picture books with interactive features such as music, sound effects and narration. They are written for early, elementary and middle school readers. Children can read them independently or choose a read-along option.
There are various TumbleBooks collections, including TumbleBookCloud Jr, TumbleMath and TumbleDeluxe. Some collections offer educator resources and videos along with hundreds of digital books. They provide reading skill exercises and group lessons, as well as French and Spanish e-books. New books are added frequently.
Schools and libraries with TumbleBooks subscriptions can view usage statistics to determine the most popular titles among their readers. Subscriptions are valid for a 12-month period and are not available to individuals or home schoolers.