2020 Vision – Set Your Sights on Great Reads

| By Gale Staff | Ready to review some great new titles to help readers dive into another year of discovery? This month we’re featuring a poignant story of a shattered Syrian family, a novel cited as both funny and disturbing, and a historical novel that explores the life of a powerful yet overlooked woman. … Read more

We’re Wrapping Up 2019 with Big Reads

| By Gale Staff | With the new year approaching, we’ve got perfect picks to reflect on the past while looking toward the future. Three titles serve up historical perspectives while a fourth considers troubling times ahead. Thank you for another year of allowing us to provide you and your readers with the very best … Read more

Variety is the Spice of Life

| By Gale Staff | Large print readers are just like any other – they want it all. We consistently deliver shelf-ready selections to surpass their expectations with crowd-pleasing reads. This month we’re featuring two debut novels – one featuring an ensemble cast of characters; the other about a late-blooming loner coming alive. Our third … Read more

Lead a Literacy Intervention with Large Print

| By Gale Staff | Almost two-thirds of 4th and 8th grade students in our nation’s schools are reading at a basic or below-basic grade level.* What can educators do to support these striving readers and help bridge the achievement gap? Large print books are a good place to start. Thorndike Press, from Gale, a … Read more

Families, Friends, Fractured Relationships–Our October Picks

| By Gale Staff | Dive into any relationship and you’re eventually going to discover secrets; some may be of little consequence while others can only be described as, “it’s complicated.” Two of our October titles explore family dynamics while the third explores a workplace environment that resonates with the #MeToo Movement. The Fountains of … Read more

Free Webinar: Increase Literacy Skills with Large Print Books

| By Gale Staff | According to The Nation’s Report Card, 67 percent of 8th graders in public schools aren’t proficient in reading. When a student isn’t reading at their grade level, it can affect their learning as a whole. During this webinar, we will be sharing results from a Project Tomorrow efficacy and feedback study … Read more

Talking about Trauma in Women Talking

| By Catherine DiMercurio | Miriam Toews’s Women Talking is rooted in historical events. Toews describes the novel as an “imagined response” to those events. The crimes perpetrated against a community of Mennonite women living in a colony in Bolivia came to light in 2011, during the trial of the men accused of anesthetizing and … Read more

Large Lives, Large Print–Inspiring Stories of Feminine Mystique

| By Gale Staff | Women—controversial, mysterious, and heroic—are in the spotlight for September. Whether your readers are looking for “can’t put it down” fiction or an inspiring true tale, these new large print titles won’t disappoint. Plus, two of the three are in development for the big screen—inviting the classic debate of what was … Read more

Entertaining Exploration of Lives Turned Upside Down

| By Gale Staff | Life stories, seemingly day-to-day circumstances, and choices made – those issues are often at the core of readers’ favorite stories. How often we’ve all thought “there’s a book here” when we contemplate our own lives. This month we’re highlighting three titles that delve into the stories of individuals who have … Read more

Weed It and Reap!

| By Gale Staff | It’s mid-June and it’s been a rainy spring, which means many things. The tomato seedlings are establishing a healthy root system. Lilac blossoms, intensely fragrant but short-lived, have briefly confetti-ed the lawn and blown away. Swollen peonies are unfurling like sails as we speak. The yard is muddy, dog tracked. … Read more