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High Interest / Low Vocabulary Readers - Reading Level 3
Adventure Athletes  RL: 3.00 | IL: 11-18+
Features 20 fast-paced biographies (four stories per book) of men and women who took up challenges that tested their endurance and spirit. Readers will be inspired by each athlete's courage and commitment as they go against harsh weather, rough seas, high altitudes, and most of all, their own inner ... (more)
Adventures in History  RL: 3.00 | IL: 11-18+
Out of the myriad of splendid achievements of men and women in the 19th and 20th centuries, five outstanding individuals have been chosen whose exploits will forever garner respect, admiration, and awe. Great historical information for students.

The Adventure in History Series includes f... (more)
Artesian Non-fiction Ancient Egyptian Mystery  RL: 3.60-4.10 | IL: 9-18+, ESL
Ancient Egyptian life has fascinated students of many cultures and times. These nonfiction mysteries explore how the pyramids were built, who the Lords of Kush were, how the Rosetta Stone was deciphered, what happened to a revolutionary king and how mummies were made. The Ancient Egyptian Series inc... (more)
Classic Novels and Study Guides  RL: 3.50-5.00 | IL: 9-18+, Adult
The NOVELS: Saddleback Classics were expressly designed to welcome developing readers to the wondrous world of great literature. Each novel, complete in just 80 pages, has been painstakingly adapted to retain the integrity of the original work. Each provides the reader a sence of the author's style ... (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)
Cornerstone Classics  RL: 3.00 | IL: 11-18+
Dickens, Dumas, Kipling, Swift, Stevenson - what masters of adventure and colorful characters were they! And here they are presented in all their twists and turns of plot written at a level for reluctant readers without sacrificing the genius that has made their works literary classics through the y... (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)
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)
Epic Fails  RL: 3.00-4.00 | IL: 11-18
This book series is about some of history’s most interesting Epic Fails. But the point here is not just to see how badly other people have failed. Instead, the point is to learn how the mistakes happened. In doing so, maybe we can understand the world—and ourselves—a little better.

Oh, wh... (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)
Faerieground  RL: 3.00-4.00 | IL: Ages 9 - 18
Two friends, torn apart. Soli and Lucy argue, and then Lucy disappears, taken by the faeries who live in the forest near their homes. Can Soli save her friend, even if it means facing the biggest dangers she’s ever experienced and going up against the Willow Queen?

The Hidden Things<... (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
High Five  RL: 3.00 | IL: 11-18+
Mark and Jason Conway are capable youngsters who use their heads in crises that could happen to anyone. Their reactions are neither too heroic or too unbelievable to have a ring of authenticity. Real-life facts are included in each story: Spirits of the Canyon includes information about Arizona's Na... (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)
Jason Strange  RL: 3.00-4.00 | IL: 9-18+, ESL
Let Jason take you into a world of spine-tingling suspense: a town full of zombies, a creaky old movie theater, shadows in the night on a camping trip, a boarded-up video club with no way out. These stories will make you shiver!

23 Crow’s Perch
Henry is a little creeped out ... (more)
MCI Graphic Novels  RL: 3.00-5.00 | IL: 9-18+
MCI Graphic Novels

Making Connections Intervention provides targeted, direct comprehension instruction for struggling readers in Middle School and beyond. Middle school content with high interest topics and lower readability will engage even the most reluctant readers. Through carefully sca... (more)
Non-Fiction Natural Disasters  RL: 3.60-4.40 | IL: 9-18+
All the powerful things nature can do makes for page-turning excitement for young readers grades 4 - 12. These books capture the personal stories of people caught up in these disasters and provide a frame of reference in history and science that make these books both educational and exciting reads. ... (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 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)
Pageturners Science Fiction  RL: 3.80-4.00 | IL: 11-18+, Adult, ESL
Even below average readers will find it hard to resist our exciting new series of novels. You will find that high interest + high quality adds up to success for your students. The 80-page novels deal with real-life issues and involve attractive, culturally diverse characters. The fast-paced story li... (more)
Pageturners Suspense  RL: 3.50-4.30 | IL: 11-18+, Adult, ESL
Even below average readers will find it hard to resist our exciting new series of novels. You will find that high interest + high quality adds up to success for your students. The 80-page novels deal with real-life issues and involve attractive, culturally diverse characters. The fast-paced story li... (more)
Passages 2000  RL: 3.00-5.00 | IL: Young Adult
These contemporary novels keep students reading. The multicultural characters are relevant to today's young adults. Softcover novels are 90 to 130 pages with consistent chapter lengths and suspenseful chapter endings. The satisfaction of finishing a book will build students' confidence and develop t... (more)
Passages to Mystery Set #1  RL: 3.00-4.00 | IL: Young Adult
Set 1 Includes:

The Accusation
When Oscar's English teacher is attacked in the school parking lot, Oscar is the prime suspect. Oscar's intelligence helps him find out what really happened.
Be Very Much Afraid
Kerry discovers someone living in the house across th... (more)
QuickReads Set 1  RL: 3.60-4.10 | IL: 11-18+, ESL
Just 32-pages each - power-packed paperback books with reading enjoyment. Even your most reluctant readers won't be able to resist these enticing, yet manageable books! Here are exciting, high-interest novels with various themes guaranteed to keep your low level readers turning the pages until the v... (more)
QuickReads Set 2  RL: 3.50-4.10 | IL: 11-18+, ESL
Just 32-pages each - power-packed paperback books with reading enjoyment. Even your most reluctant readers won't be able to resist these enticing, yet manageable books! Here are exciting, high-interest novels with various themes guaranteed to keep your low level readers turning the pages until the v... (more)
QuickReads Set 3  RL: 3.10-4.20 | IL: 11-18+, ESL
Just 32-pages each - power-packed paperback books with reading enjoyment. Even your most reluctant readers won't be able to resist these enticing, yet manageable books! Here are exciting, high-interest novels with various themes guaranteed to keep your low level readers turning the pages until the v... (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)
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)
Spellbinders  RL: 3.00 | IL: 11-18+
Five Engaging Fantasy and Science Fiction Stories

Message from Outer Space
Don's summer job at a computer store takes a twist when the store's owner disappears, and he and Leroy must work together to "bring him back" from that "other dimension."
The Dark Secret
Jim... (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)
Strange but True Stories  RL: 3.50-4.00 | IL: 11-18+
Who isn't fascinated by the world of the weird? These stories are the ultimate in high interest reading. Fact or fiction? Real or unreal? Let your students decide. The people, places, and things in these story collections range from the peculiar to the preposterous, from creepy to utterly terrifying... (more)
Take Ten Adventures  RL: 3.00-3.90 | 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)
Take Ten Mystery  RL: 3.30-3.80 | 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)
Take Ten Thrillers  RL: 3.00-3.90 | 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)
The Cooler King  RL: 3.50 | IL: 9-18+, ESL
Constantly bullied by a bigger classmate, Marty conjures up the image of Steve McQueen to help him deal with his fears. Includes a short biography of Steve McQueen.
Urban Underground  RL: 3.50 | IL: Young Adult
The Urban Underground series is about a group of teens attending Tubman High. The high school years are important to our intellectual and emotional development. Teens are faced with many obstacles, both imagined and real. Finding stories that speak ot their struggles can help guide them and build... (more)
Wonder Woman Series  RL: 3.00-5.00 | IL: Ages 8-14
WONDER WOMAN , the AMAZON PRINCESS, battles for peace and justice around the globe. With her amazing strength and intelligence, and armed with the LASSO OF TRUTH and bulletproof silver bracelets, this fearless champion is the world's greatest female super hero.

Presenting stories fo... (more)