These unabridged works by best-selling authors offer fresh, original stories with topics and themes geared toward adult learners.
FREE audio is available for Queen Serene, The Cell Phone Lot, Toast, Key City on the River, Post Office on the Tokaido, American Lion, The Possibility of Lions, Spin Cycles, A Girls’ Guide to the Islands, Jackie Robinson, and One Season in the Sun.
FREE reading guides are available for The Cell Phone Lot, Time with Leo, Forever and Ever, The Bear Suit, American Lion, The Transcriber, Barn Cat, The Possibility of Lions, Spin Cycles, and One Season in the Sun.
SnapReads! are serial, short passages adapted from some of the most popular titles. Written at roughly first-grade level, these quick reads introduce new readers to the underlying story in five installments. Teachers can guide students through the text by reading aloud, then asking students to read on their own, in pairs, or as a group. Once readers have some familiarity with vocabulary, characters, and plot, they gain confidence and are ready for the full text. SnapReads! are roughly 250 words each and act as on-ramps to bigger books. It's all about encouragement! FREE SnapReads! are available for The Bear Suit, American Lion, and Yankee Doodle.
Queen Serene RL 2.7: Driving a garbage truck in Texas, Queen takes on some family challenges
The Cell Phone Lot RL 2.9: Finding community among Uber-drivers
Time with Leo RL 2.9: A time-traveling boy would like to stay with his new friend, Leonardo da Vinci.
Toast RL 3.1: A boy with autism and his translator, his sister
The Spy RL 3.2: Based on the first woman to be captured by the Nazis as a spy during WWII
Key City on the River RL 3.2: Formerly enslaved people cross into the Iowa Territory ... Will they be free?
The Tiger's Back RL 3.3: Spouses and cancer and death ... and strange sightings in the garden
Post Office on the Tokaido RL 3.5: A story of a first job, an ancient road, and a motorcycle bandit
The Orchard RL 3.5: Apricots and Greek family memories (from ethnic cleansing) bake in the sun
Forever and Ever RL 3.6: A teen ghost story
The Bear Suit RL 3.7: Metamorphosis in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Training Days RL 3.7: Training for adulthood is not for wimps, especially in this Chinese-American family
A Full Circle RL 4.2: Northern Arapaho history, and an American tragedy
American Lion RL 4.5: Cougar, puma, mountain lion ... an animal as American as the West
The Transcriber RL 4.5: A boy deals with his blind sister's disability ... and deeper issues in the family
Barn Cat RL 4.7: A family tale from a New York Times Notable author in her stride
The Possibility of Lions RL 4.7: Family story of finding home far from where one is raised
No Stopping Her RL 4.7: Growing up with no mother is hard. Worse, a stepmother who controls Dad.
Spin Cycles RL 4.8: Day by day, a homeless man struggles to survive on the streets.
The Giant Baby RL 4.9: Something magical happens ... in your own backyard?
A Girls' Guide to the Islands RL 4.9: Mother and disabled daughter explore Japan's Inland Sea islands
Yankee Doodle RL 5.2: New immigrants share a subway ride over the Charles River ... and much more.
Jackie Robinson RL 6.8: Biography of the sports hero who broke baseball's color line
One Season in the Sun RL 7.0: True stories of baseball's one-season wonders
Pirates on Dinosaur Island RL 7.1: Ahoy, matey! Is that T-Rex I spy?