Happy Birthday to Tumble!

Adriana Bergstrom

Hip hip hooray! What an amazing first year for Tumble!

Happy Birthday to Tumble which turned 1 year earlier this month. For a lyrical picture book about a tumbleweed, this book has had quite the year! To recap, over the last year TUMBLE has received starred reviews from:

  • School Library Journal
  • Kirkus
  • Publisher's Weekly.
photo by alethea kontis, tumble in kansas
(Photo: Alethea Kontis)

Tumble was chosen as an American Library Notable Book. It was also selected as A Best Children's Book of the Year by Bank Street College.

This tumbleweed picture book was listed as one of Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best picture books as well as an Evanston Public Library Blueberry Honor book. It was in the Scholastic Book Fairs for a split second, and lots of family sent me photos to share. I love it when people spot Tumble in the wild!

It was also the featured book at a beautiful literary event in Florida and holds a very special place in my heart.

Happy Birthday, sweet book! Keep on tumblin'!


Teachers and parents, if you're looking for activities, STEAM tie-ins, and more, you can find worksheets here.

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