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Member Discounts: TumbleBooks

Current vendor discount agreements and trials for RILINK members.

Tumblebooks Subscriptions available

No current trial.  Please contact Rachela Naccarato at Tumblebooks for an individual trial for your library.  

If your library is a RILINK member, and you would like to order one or more of the TumbleBook libraries currently available, please send an email to to find out about discount pricing for Tumblebooks available through RILINK or click on the order form below.

Rachela Naccarato
1853A Avenue Road, Suite 4
Toronto, ON M5M 3Z4
Phone: 416-781-4010
Fax: 416-781-2764
Toll free: 1-800-232-1844

TumbleBook Library Deluxe (K-3) is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll 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.  The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of licensed titles from children's book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Walker & Company Annick Press, Orca Books, Lerner Books , and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others.  The TumbleBookLibrary provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class. It has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers.  The TumbleBookLibrary collection is accessed online from every computer in your school or library with Internet connection, or from home through a direct link on your school or library website.  A subscription to TumbleBookLibrary allows your school or library UNLIMITED remote access to the entire collection from school, library, and home. It is a perfect reading resource for today’s digital learner.  For teachers, this library includes a Common Core Curriculum portal.   List price is $599 annually.

2016 RILINK subscribers:  The following Barrington elementary schools:  Nayatt, Primrose, Sowams

TumbleBook Library Premium (K-6) includes over 1,000 Ipad/tablet/mobile-compatible animated, talking, picture books plus read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, videos, and non-fiction. Students can take reading comprehension quizzes, and play educational games.  Teachers will like the new innovative math stories category and the Common Core Curriculum Portal.   This is TumbleBookLibrary-Deluxe + TumbleBookCloud Jr + TumbleMath all in one collection!  List price is $799 annually.

2016 RILINK subscribers:  Pell (Newport); Guiteras, Rockwell, Colt Andrews and Hugh Cole elementary schools in Bristol/Warren; and the following Cranston elementary schools:  Arlington, Chester Barrows, Dutemple, Eden Park, Edgewood Highland, Rhodes, Garden City, George J. Peters, Gladstone, Glen Hills, Hope Highlands, Oak Lawn, Orchard Farms, Stadium, Stone Hill, Waterman, Woodridge

   is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books, designed specifically for kids in grades three to six. Subscriptions include unlimited access, from any device with an internet connection. Educational videos from National Geographic, combined with lesson plans and online quizzes, add to your Common Core Curriculum topics. TumbleBookCloud Junior was created specifically for schools and libraries looking for all the Children's Classics and Read-Along titles on TumbleBookCloud, but without the teen fiction and high school classics. This new database is an option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary.  List price is $499 annually.

2016 RILINK subscribers:  none


TumblebookCloud logo and linkTumbleBookCloud is like TumbleBookCloud Jr. with the same categories but content suited more for middle and high schools.  For more information, visit  List price is $499 annually.

2016 RILINK subscribers:  Kickemuit Middle School, Mt. Hope High School

AudioBook Cloud is an online audio book library collection with over 1000 titles for high schools. No downloads, no software needed – simply click and listen!  For more information visit  List price is $999 annually.

2016 RILINK subscribers: none

Bristol Warren students and families have read more than 28,000 ebooks through TumbleBooks from September – December 2012.  Imagine that!  More than 28,000 reading experiences that our students would not have had without TumbleBooks.  

TumbleBook Cloud is also off to a good start and access is growing as students, teachers and families become more familiar with this complementary resource, which includes several of the books that are on the district read-aloud calendar. Bristol Warren students and families have had access to more than 500 TumbleBook Cloud ebooks!

It's a great example of effective collaboration between the BW librarians and the Technology Department. The BW librarians analyzed and researched TumbleBooks and Paul Morris and the Technology Department supported the resource.

Anecdotally, eBooks offer additional benefits:

  • TumbleBook eBooks that read to children and families model fluency and expression. Narrated books set good examples of fluent reading with appropriate expression. TumbleBooks are read by people not voice-generated software. Many times students instinctively and spontaneously repeat the lines after the narrator reads, copying the good example of fluency and expression.
  • TumbleBook eBooks introduce new vocabulary words that do not occur in everyday conversation. The text and often the illustrations, work together to introduce and define by context clues new vocabulary words.
  • TumbleBook eBooks all BW students access to additional books - at school AND at home or the public library. Because all students have the same access to the same books at the same time (24/7), it ensures equity for all BW kids. This access to TumbleBook eBooks breaches the digital divide between students who have iPads/nooks/kindle or other devices versus the students who do not.
  • TumbleBook ebooks are a resource that is not an option to individual families. While some families can and do have devices and purchase eBooks, families would not be able to purchase a family subscription to TumbleBooks and it would take a small fortune in time and money to offer the number and variety of eBooks included in TumbleBooks.
  • TumbleBook eBooks are easy for students and families to use. The eBook controls are kid-friendly, large and engaging - as easy for a kindergartener or for a grandparent to operate. For families who may not read to their children, TumbleBook eBooks are a practical alternative. And for children who have difficulty reading, they are fun and not perceived as "work". For families who give their children "computer time" at home, they are a safe and academic choice.

Nicole Galipeau, B.A., M.L.I.S.
Guiteras Elementary School
401-254-5932 x1721

Tumblebook case study - EdSurge (July 7, 2016)

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