Listen to Novels Online!

Want to hear a story?

There are lots of read-along books available through the Fraser Valley Public Library. You don’t even need to have a public library card!  Below are some titles you might recognize from our school library. Try listening to them online.  If your teacher wants you take AR tests, take them at school after listening online.

Here’s how to get to these free books:
1. Go to .
2. Look near the bottom of the right hand column for ‘Online Resources’. Click on it.
3. Look under
Find By Subject for ‘Books, Authors, E-Books & Audio Books’. Click.
4. Look near the end of the list for ‘Tumblereadable Library’. Click.
5. In the search box, type any of the titles listed below or browse through the categories. ‘Read-Along’ or ‘2-in-1’ next to titles indicates an audio track.
6. Have fun!

You can use the menu options to go directly to a specific chapter, so you won’t have to listen to an entire novel at once.  You can pause by using the bookmark option. You can also stop, later go back online, and start at the chapter where you left off.

Novels by Well-Known Authors
1. Matt Christopher: Body Check by Matt Christopher
2. Matt Christopher: Goalkeeper in Charge by Matt Christopher
3. Matt Christopher: Slam Dunk by Matt Christopher
4. Matt Christopher: Snowboard Champ by Matt Christopher
5. Matt Christopher: Stealing Home by Matt Christopher
6. Road Trip by Eric Walters
7. Whirlwind by Carol Matas

Orca Series Novels (young adult novels about current issues)
1. Chat Room by Kristin Butcher
2. Dog Walker by Karen Spafford-Fitz
3. Watch Me by Norah McClintock
4. Bang by Norah McClintock
5. Refuge Cove by Lesley Choyce

Adventures of Hucklerry Finn by Mark Twain
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Call of the Wild by Jack London
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Women by Louise May Alcott
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Swiss Family Robinson by Johan David Wyss
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

If you go back to the list of online resources on the public library site, you will find more audio books in ‘Tumblebook Library’:

King of Slippery Falls by Sid Hite
Matt Christopher: Goalkeeper In Charge by Matt Christopher
Matt Christopher: Slam Dunk by Matt Christopher
Return to Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
Timberwolf Chase by Sigmund Brouwer


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Picture Books by Robert Munsch
50 Below Zero
Boy in the Drawer
Fire Station
I Have To Go!
Moira’s Birthday
Mud Puddle
Paper Bag Princess
Purple, Green, and Yellow
Stephanie’s Ponytail

Picture Books by Peter Reynolds

If you try listening to books online, let me know what you think of this way of reading. I’d appreciate hearing your opinions.