Tumblebook Library

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in an ebook format. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book that you can read, or have read to you.

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of licensed titles from children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker & Company, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others.

TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each child or by a whole class and has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers.

The TumbleBook Library collection is available online from any computer in Kansas with Internet connection, through your school or library website.

Finding Downloadable Books Online


Project Gutenberg: Download books in the public domain (out of copyright). Browse by popularity, genre, and subject. Can transfer to or directly use on a portable device.

ManyBooks: Searches free ebooks from around the web. Converts the free books to more formats than they would previously have been available.

Inkmesh: Book search that includes a browse by subject alongside promotional free ebooks from companies including Baen (science fiction).

AddAll Books: Free ebook browsing includes eHarlequins.

Google eBooks: Download free or pay books here.


Spoken Alexandria: Great narration of books and other works in the public domain.

LibriVox: Volunteer narration.