Our #1 Seller, the original “I Want To Learn English” student textbook. Perhaps the most effective Level 1 English learning textbook in the world. This textbook stratifies the acquisition of English into four units of phonics: vowels, digraphs, consonant blends and diphthongs. This textbook has been recognized and embraced by the ELL international community. Try this textbook with beginner English learners and you’ll never go back to any others.
Lost Childress (Children’s Book): For ages 3-5
Childress Duck is lost. He’s trying to find the lake by the forest. But the neighborhood cat, Beals, tries to trick Childress. Who will come to Childress’s rescue?
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Blake’s Secret (Grade level: 6, Flesch-Kincaid Level: 4.3)
Blake Trevor is the coolest senior in high school, but he has a secret. A rival student, Doug Magee, finds out his guarded secret and threatens to expose him unless Blake agrees to help him become popular. Blake agrees, and this works for a time, but eventually Blake outsmarts Doug and ruins his popularity while getting himself out of the arrangement with Doug. But there is a twist and it is in that twist kids are most divided about. The moral issues, the school environment, the necessity of lies and concealment, the sympathy for the guilty parties, all are elements of “Blake’s Secret” put into 1700 words in page chunks with close reading activities, room at the top and bottom of the pages for annotation (a feature not found in any other reader books) discussion and comprehension questions throughout the book, thought-provoking graphics and after-reading activities that complete the experience for students in a classroom setting. All this in 24 color-glossy pages.
Sara Shines (The Sequel to “Blake’s Secret”): Grade Level 6, Flesch-Kincaid Level: 4
Sara McGovern will do anything to be the most popular girl in school. She manipulates Blake Trevor, Eastern High’s all-star at everything, but finds herself in way over her head when Blake decides to rid her from the “in crowd.” This story is the sequel to “Blake’s Secret,” and is designed for ESL and general education students who need to build their literacy skills in a 3200 word story about kids in high school who try to fit in with people that put up walls at every turn. Readers will question what centers people and what motivates others in their need to belong to particular groups. This book features wonderful illustrations, page by page activities, and a plethora of close reading questioning, including pre-reading and after-reading comprehension questions.
Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett (Sci-Fi)
Black Amazon of Mars features an alpha female character that begins as an antagonist, but later as an ally of one Eric John Stark. Stark is trying to take his friend Camar to his birthplace, Kushat, in the north of Mars to die. Unfortunately Camar dies before they can get there from a bullet wound he received trying to save Stark. He gives Stark a talisman to take to the City of Kushat beyond which lies the Gates of Death. This is not just any talisman as Stark soon discovers there is a power from this ornament that was created to save the people of Mars from extinction.