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High Interest / Low Vocabulary Readers - Reading Level 2
Alba Series  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Ages 8-14+
Alba Series

Catch Up Readers
Designed for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All seven progressive phonics series (Moon Dogs to Titan's Gauntlet) feature action-packed stories divided into books wi... (more)
Asteroid 7  RL: 2.00 | IL: 11-16
Jones, Morga and Gold are partners on Asteroid 7 which is part of the asteroid belt orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Mars. Chandler flies cargo in her ship, the Orion. Together they work to mine 'flex,' an indestructible new metal that always keeps its shape. There are five books included in the... (more)
Carter High Chronicles  RL: 2.00 | IL: 13-18, ESL
Meet the students of Carter High. They are a diverse group of teens from a variety of backgrounds.

Each softcover book features a character, embroiled in a typical high school dilemma. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendship, exams, work, family... (more)
Carter High Mystery Series  RL: 2.00 | IL: 13-16, ESL
Carter High is a typical high school with one exception. Five students always seem to be involved in mysteries.

The students of Carter attend classes, participate in sports and drama, cram for exams and go on field trips. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sp... (more)
Carter High Senior Year  RL: 2.00 | IL: 13-18, ESL
The students of Carter High return for their senior year.
These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendship, exams, work, and family. In just 48-pages, even your least ... (more)
Choices-Life Strategy Novels  RL: 2.00 | IL: 12 - 18+, ESL
These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and m... (more)
Classics - Workbooks  RL: 1.00-5.00 | IL: 8-18+, Adult/ESL
Bring the Classics to Life!
Reading Comprehension Workbooks
Each novel has been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite reluctant readers as well as enthusiastic ones. Key words are defined and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require the student to recall s... (more)
Coming Home Series  RL: 2.00 | IL: Young Adult
Will has left his troubled teen years behind. He's stayed out of trouble. Traveled. Worked odd jobs. Matured. Now he's coming home. No one could be more thrilled than his mother, Nia. But old family secrets keep them apart. And one shattering event may destroy their relationship for good and ruin ev... (more)
DARK MAN  RL: 1.00-3.00 | IL: Young Adult
Finally, low level readers targeted at the 16 year old/adult.

The Sample Set includes both the Orange and Green series described below:

Orange Series
The first 6 titles of the Dark Man series are 35 page softcover books ranging from 220 to 420 words and are designed for... (more)
District 13  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Young Adult
Finding the “right book” for struggling readers is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that—written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels o... (more)
Easy Reading Shakespeare  RL: 2.00-5.00 | IL: 10-18+, Adult, ESL
Easy Reading Shakespeare!

Introduce your students to the famous literary accomplishments of William Shakespeare. Easy-reading adaptations will ignite the interest of reluctant and enthusiastic readers. Each title is arranged in a ten-chapter format with key words defined and used in context... (more)
Ecology Kidds  RL: 2.00 | IL: 9-16
In this series, exciting travels, challenging mysteries, and environmental concerns make for fascinating, informative reading. Dr. Kidd is a distinguished ecologist, and mother of teen-aged twins, Nell and Nate, who accompany her to various places whenever a need arises for Dr. Kidd's advice and cou... (more)
Fact To Fiction  RL: 2.00-3.00 | IL: 9-14
Get the facts and read the graphic story all in one book! A fascinating fact-finding section is followed by a story that appears on two parallel ability levels (left-facing page is text/right-facing page is graphic with minimal text) with carefully controlled vocabulary. Featuring full-color illus... (more)
Fantasy Book Set  RL: 2.90-3.50 | IL: 9-18+, ESL
The "Take Ten" Fantasy Book Set includes five great stories that keep students reading:
- The Cooler King
- Ken and the Samurai
- The Rabbit Tattoo
- Under the Waterfall
- The Wishstone
Four Corners  RL: 2.00 | IL: 11-16
Museum workers Corina and Zack are taken literally to the "four corners" of the globe. Five absorbing plots combine geography, history, adventure and mystery in these charmingly illustrated books. Titles in the Series include:
Night Boat to Crete
Corina and Zack are in Crete to invest... (more)
Hawk Davidson: Extreme Athlete  RL: 2.00 | IL: 11-18+
Hawk Davidson tests extreme sports equipment for ACME Extreme Sports Company. Hawk often finds himself in dangerous situations with Samantha Turner and other adversaries from RIVAL Sports, ACME's top competitor. Follow Hawk as he skates, surfs, snowboards, kayaks, and bikes his way to solving extrem... (more)
It's All True! Multi-Level Nonfiction Series  RL: 1.00-3.00 | IL: 9 - 14+
This high-interest nonfiction series includes reading experiences in five content areas: Life Science, Earth and Space Science, History/Social Studies, Technology, and Careers. It introduces grades 4–8 content-area vocabulary in a medium that struggling readers can master.

It's All True!... (more)
Leela and Ben Mysteries  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: 8 - 12+
Leela and Ben are 12-year-old friends and detectives. If there’s a mystery to be solved, Leela and Ben—and Ben’s dog, Sir—are there! Follow this trio as they solve cases at Dino Land, Camp Get-Away, and all around town.
There’s no danger and no edgy themes—just a lot of light-hearted fun. Stra... (more)
Magic Belt Series  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Ages 8-14+
Magic Belt Series

Catch Up Readers
Designed for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All seven progressive phonics series (Moon Dogs to Titan's Gauntlet) feature action-packed stories divided into bo... (more)
Moon Dog Set #2  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Ages 8 - 14
Moon Dogs Series Set #2

The Moon Dogs Series is designed to appeal to older, catch-up pupils at the very early stages of reading. Set 2 begins with text at CVC level and continues through the digraphs ch, sh, th, ck, ng, qu and wh. All words are at CVC level with one line of text t... (more)
Moon Dog Set #3  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Ages 8 - 14
Moon Dogs Series Set #3

The Moon Dogs Series is designed to appeal to older, catch-up pupils at the very early stages of reading. Set 3 is the most advanced of the Moon Dog sets. All words are at CVC level with one to three lines of text to the page. This series, designed around a ... (more)
Near Star Planets  RL: 2.00 | IL: 11-16
With an entire galaxy to fly through and the superb Sky Roamer for transportation, the judges daughter and the pilot manage to get in and out of many difficult situations.

Titles in the Series include:

The Space Pirates While taking Jan out for flying lessons in his Sky R... (more)
Orca Currents  RL: 2.00-4.00 | IL: 10-14
Orca Currents is a series of short, high-interest/low reading level novels with compelling, contemporary plots for reluctant middle-school readers. Orca Currents offers this often-overlooked group of reader a new and exciting alternative written by much-loved Canadian authors. Themes include humour,... (more)
Orca Echoes  RL: 2.00 | IL: 7-9
The Orca Echoes Series, for beginning readers, is written at a grade 2 reading level and now has 35 exciting titles. Engaging characters, age-appropriate fonts and easy-to-follow plots are just a few of the features you will discover in these generously illustrated stories.
Orca Soundings  RL: 2.10-4.30 | IL: 12-18+
With contemporary themes and exciting stories, the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers are books that teens want to read.

Short chapters, controlled vocabulary, and compelling characters make it possible for readers to get into the action. Average novel is 112 pages.
Each novel is ... (more)
Orca Sports  RL: 2.40-3.80 | IL: 10-18+
Orca Sports are short high-interest novels with exciting sports action and suspense.
Interest Level : ages 10+
Reading levels from grade 2.0 to grade 4.5
Contemporary, compelling stories
Short, high-interest novels
Accelerated Reader selections
Best-selling authors The Comple... (more)
Phonic Books Catch-Up Readers  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: 8-14+
Phonics-Based Books for Older Readers

Phonic Books Catch-Up Readers: Complete Series

•Designed for guided or independent reading
•Ideal for practicing specific decoding patterns in the context of a larger narrative
•Text is supported by color pictures on e... (more)
Postcards from America  RL: 2.00 | IL: 9-16
Lisa, Juan, Amy and Justin could hardly believe they had won the national essay contest that awarded them a three-week trip across America. At each place, they encounter an adventure while absorbing a quantity of historical and geographical facts. Titles included in set:
Trouble in the Black... (more)
Primary Phonics Readers Storybooks & Workbooks  RL: K-2.00 | IL: 5-10
These popular, illustrated storybooks, newly revised, each approximately sixteen pages long, use words containing the phonetic elements taught in the workbooks. As soon as students have learned the short vowel a, taught in the first pages of Workbook 1, they can read the first storybook, Mac and Tab... (more)
Problem Solver Biographies  RL: 2.00 | IL: 11-18
The lives of five courageous and dedicated men and women who gave the world printing, braille, adequate hospital care, and much, much more.

Titles include:
Johannes Gutenberg
How long would it have been before printing became a reality without Gutenbergs determination?
<... (more)
Rapid Reads  RL: 2.00-4.50 | IL: 16+, ESL
Foothills is excited to introduce Rapid Reads, a new line of short novels and non-fiction books for adult readers. In our increasingly fast-paced world we believe there is a need for well-written, well-told books that can be read in one sitting. Rapid Reads are intended for a diverse audience, inclu... (more)
Red Rhino Nonfiction Chapter Books  RL: 1.50-2.00 | IL: 9-18+
Engage your most struggling readers in grades 3-8 with Red Rhino Nonfiction!

This series is ideal for struggling readers who are in need of age-appropriate subjects at a low reading level. Red Rhino Nonfiction is the first hi-lo children’s nonfiction series at a first grade reading l... (more)
Rescue Series  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Ages 8-14+
Rescue Series

Catch Up Readers
Designed for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All seven progressive phonics series (Moon Dogs to Titan's Gauntlet) feature action-packed stories divided into books ... (more)
Right Now!  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Young Adult
The Right Now! series contains colorful high-impact graphics and cutting-edge design, which adds drama to every page. These 40-page stories, containing no more than 600 words each, are intended for striving readers who struggle with traditional classroom fiction. The gripping realism of each story d... (more)
Scoop Doogan Mysteries  RL: 2.00 | IL: 9-16
In this revised and updated series, Scoop Doogan, star reporter for the Big Bend Times is back, with a new look and updated storylines.
The new cast of characters include: Jake Malone, Scoop's intern at the newspaper; Big Bend Times Editor, Ann Milardo; and Police Chief, Bill Rice. Each helps Sco... (more)
Shadow Lands Mystery Series Complete Set  RL: 1.00-3.00 | IL: 11-18+
Shadow Lands is a multi-reading-level, 15-book series (5 books per level) for struggling or reluctant readers in middle school and high school who need more practice with commonly used vocabulary. All fifteen Shadow Lands stories feature male and female teenage characters and contemporary stories th... (more)
Starting Gate Easy Readers For Older Students  RL: 1.00-4.00 | IL: 11-18+
The Starting Gate series gives students reading substantially below their expected level an opportunity to experience success in reading.
Each of Set #1 and Set #2 include five books which contain four short stories on contemporary, relevant topics designed to appeal to young people and adults. ... (more)
Take Ten Romance  RL: 2.60-2.80 | IL: 9-18+, ESL
The "Take Ten" offers a powerful library of motivating readers appealing to all interests with eight popular themes: horror; fantasy; chillers; thrillers; mystery; adventure; romance and sports. These short chapter books (7"x 4.25" - 45 to 64 pp) are perfect for readers who are discouraged by longer... (more)
Tales of Horror  RL: 2.80-3.80 | IL: 11-18+, ESL
These short chapter books (7"x 4.25" - 45 to 64 pp) are perfect for readers who are discouraged by longer novels, but long enough for complete plot development.

The Tales of Horror Series includes five great stories that keep students reading:
- The Battleground
- Death Haunts Her
... (more)
Talisman Series Set #1  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Ages 8-14+
Talisman Series 1

Catch Up Readers
Designed for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All seven progressive phonics series (Moon Dogs to Titan's Gauntlet) feature action-packed stories divided into bo... (more)
Talisman Series Set #2  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Ages 8-14+
Talisman Series 2

Catch Up Readers
Designed for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All seven progressive phonics series (Moon Dogs to Titan's Gauntlet) feature action-packed stories divided into bo... (more)
The Heights - "gentle reads" Sample Set #1  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: 10-18+
These gentle reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values—but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series DOES NOT contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In ... (more)
The Heights - "gentle reads" Sample Set #2  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: 10-18+
These gentle reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values—but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series DOES NOT contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In ... (more)
The High Seas  RL: 2.00 | IL: 9-16
Nineteenth Century Sea Adventurers
Five books that offer the young reader a real feeling of what life was like on the high seas in the 19th century – whether it be an immigrant struggling to reach North America, soldiers embroiled in the coastal Civil War, an orphaned cabin boy, a perplexing me... (more)
The Mountain Men  RL: 2.00 | IL: 9-16
The life of the mountain man was tough but filled with adventure. Follow the true tales of the men who first explored the American West.
Titles include:
John Colter - The First Mountain Man
Hoping to see the Pacific Ocean, young John Colter joins Lewis and Clark on their risky ... (more)
The Ravens Mystery Series  RL: 2.00 | IL: 9-16+
High School whiz kid Annie Wilkins is back. This time Annie and her family have moved to a small college town called Ravenswood. Ambitious and full of imagination, Annie is president of the Ravens (in homage to Edgar Allen Poe) Mystery Book Club at her new school. She has also made new friends; Mich... (more)
Titan's Gauntlets Series  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Ages 8-14+
Titan's Gauntlets Series

Catch Up Readers
Designed for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All seven progressive phonics series (Moon Dogs to Titan's Gauntlets) feature action-packed stories divided... (more)
Totem Series  RL: 1.00-2.00 | IL: Ages 8-14+
Totem Series

Catch Up Readers
Designed for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All seven progressive phonics series (Moon Dogs to Titan's Gauntlet) feature action-packed stories divided into books w... (more)
Trailblazers  RL: 2.00 | IL: 9-16
Exciting fiction skillfully combined with colorful and accurate historical and geographical events and settings. High-adventure written at a grade 2 reading level to keep your most reluctant readers reading. Titles include:

Off to Oregon
A wagon train family endures incredible hardships on... (more)
Unusual Events  RL: 2.00 | IL: 11-18+
If there is a mystery in the area, Carlos will somehow stumble on it and always convinces his patient pal P.J. to go along. Titles in the series include:
Mystery of the Strange Creature A cave leads to solving the appearance of a creature in the state park.
Secret of the Unknown ... (more)
What on Earth Series #1  RL: 2.00 | IL: 9-16
Science facts are woven seamlessly throughout this series featuring an enthusiastic and lively group of 14-year-old students tasked with presenting a video report on sugar, salt, wood, glass, and water. Tess, Nate, Sam, and Val work as a team, discovering how the science of ordinary things affects t... (more)
What on Earth Series #2  RL: 2.00 | IL: 9-16+
Basic science facts combine with stories of discovery in this series about four friends who venture away from their hometown in search of science subjects for their school video reports. Tess, Nate, Sam, and Val work as a team learning about habitats, from the arctic to the rainforest.

The ... (more)