21 February 2015

You Ought to Know about Tumblebooks!

You Ought to Know about Tumblebooks! If there's one subject that's important, it's reading! Students need to read as much as they can so they can get better in all the other subjects. One website that I love is Tumblebooks!
Just what is Tumblebooks? Tumblebooks are ebooks of printed books. What makes tumblebooks different is the website will read them to students. It also includes information about each book, including reading level, lexile number, and even the common core standards.

Like most websites, it has a free verison and a paid verison. Most public libraries have tumblebooks for free! Some schools can pay for a subscription if they choose to.

Tumblebooks has a number of different books in different genres including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, poetry, graphic novels, and more. There's other activities as well such as games, videos, puzzles, and more.

Once you've decided on a book, you'll be taken to a Tumblepad where the story will be read to your students.

You can let the books be read to them (auto) or you can read it yourself (manually). The stories are animated which is great for your students.

This tool is perfect for early finishers or when students are waiting to go to the library. In my classroom, if a student finished early, they were to read, whether it was their AR book or their tumblebook. This is great for students who need more reading at home!
There's even unit plans for teachers to help with certain topics in the classroom. Topics include Earth Day, First Day of School, Halloween, and even grammar! Each plan comes with a guide and list of books the go along with each topics.

You can access it here:
TumbleBooks Officail Website

Here's my public library's Tumblebooks:
Onslow County Public Library
(Click on "kids">>"tumblebooks")


  1. This sounds like such a good way to boot both reading and access to new books- thanks for sharing Xx

  2. I LOVE tumble books. I sometimes use it as a read aloud on the smart board just to switch things up. It definitely keeps the kids engaged!

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

  3. My kids use tumblebooks in their Listen to Reading Daily 5 center. I discovered Tumblebooks last year and I have been hooked. As you mentioned, our parish library has purchased a subscription which is so convenient!! Thanks for joining the blog hop!

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain



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