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English Language Acquisition (ELA): Learning English - Books for Reading Practice

Readers for ESL Students

The RTC Library has hundreds of high-interest, low-reading level books for ESL students to practice their reading in English.  The books include biographies and other non-fiction as well as classic and contemporary fiction.  The readers can be found in the 428.64 section of the non-fiction book shelves, filed by the author's last name. Below are just a few of the books we have in some of the series we purchased.  We have lots more!  If you need help finding anything, ask the librarian.

Blueford series by Townsend Press

DK Biography series

Gemma Open Door series by Gemma Media

Graphic Biography series from Saddleback Educational Publishers

Illustrated Classics series from Saddleback Educational Publishers

My Community Then and Now series from Teacher Created Materials Publishing

Penguin Readers

Raintree Freestyle Express series by Raintree Division of Reed Elsevier

Rapid Reads series by Raven Book

Saddleback Educational Publishing

Sundown Books by Signal Hill Publications (Laubach Literacy)

"What Is/What Was" Historical Series from Grosset & Dunlap

"Who Is?/"Who Was?" Biographical series from Grosset & Dunlap

Contemporary Reader Series from Jamestown Publishers

DK Dorling Kindersley Readers

Good Reads series from New Readers Press

High Five Reading series by Red Brick Learning

Information Explorer series from Cherry Lake Publishing

National Geographic Series

Oxford Picture Dictionary Reading Library

Oxford Bookworms Library from Oxford University Press

Raintree Fusion series by Raintree Division of Reed Elsevier

"Research Tools You Can Use" and "Practical Technology" series by Britannica

Townsend Library series by Townsend Press

"Where Is" Geographical Series from Grosset & Dunlap

"Writers' Voices" series by New Readers Press