Larger Print Offers Bigger Advantages for Striving Readers

Reading does not come naturally or easily to a striving reader, which the industry defines as a young reader who is not reading at an age-appropriate grade level. It may be that they want to read but find it difficult or frustrating; they may deprioritize reading for competing activities; they may have a fear of … Read more

Readers are Raving Over New Five Star Western Titles

Readers are already raving over Five Star’s two new Western titles recently added to their award-winning lineup. From bestselling authors to Booklist, the reviews are in—be among the first to take a look: Flight of the Hawk: The River: A Novel of the American West, Book One by W. Michael Gear *New York Times Bestselling … Read more

Updates to My Account

Enhancements to improve your immediate online ordering experience are underway. We will be communicating additional enhancements as they roll out in a phased approach.

Presently, you will notice:

  • Quick and accurate invoice association
  • Streamlined checkout
  • A new look and feel with Gale branding. Currently, the words “Thorndike Press” do not appear in the My Account experience, but your Thorndike Press account information and order history carried over.
  • The new platform will reduce intermittent issues you may have experienced in the last couple months.

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Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Pilots Book Group Sponsored by Thorndike Press

| By Meg Donaldson, originally published in the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Newsletter | Books and Bites started out as a pilot book group at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library sponsored by Thorndike Press, a large print publisher. The group meets at St. Andrew’s Village as a way to broaden the Library’s reach. After just a few … Read more

Striving Readers Can Succeed with Large Print

When it comes to print, size really does matter.  A larger font boosts decoding, fluency, and comprehension for young readers. Once these skills are strengthened, students once frustrated by reading, learning the English language, or struggling with developmental delays, such as ADD/ADHD or dyslexia, gain confidence to become enthusiastic, lifelong readers.

Making Reading More Accessible
Thorndike Press, a world leader in large print publishing, has supported older adults and the visually impaired since 1980, but the 16-point helps middle readers and young adults too, as it is proven to:

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Gwinnett County Public Library Lands Finalist Position in Spark Prize

Nestled just North of Atlanta, the Gwinnett County Public Library has always been dedicated to enriching the lives of those in their community from children to adults and beyond. For reluctant or struggling readers, GCPL is a strong advocate of large print books, stating “the larger font and increased white space can help to improve … Read more

Peer Pick Selector, Mary Olson, Shares Best Practices with Thorndike Press

The Wednesday Night Book Discussion on Facebook You can build a vibrant and loyal book club without ever meeting in person. At the Medina County (OH) District Library, we’ve cultivated a terrific book group on our Facebook page. We call it the Wednesday Night Book Discussion. About five years ago, our library system was actively … Read more

Building Confidence in Striving Readers

| By Sabine McAlpine | There are many reasons that young adults may not develop a relationship with reading. While learning disabilities can certainly be a factor, it may simply be reluctance. Large print is often associated with older readers and those that are visually impaired, but it is also beneficial to readers who have … Read more

A Large Print Collection as Diverse as its Readers

The ALA states, “As our nation increasingly becomes more diverse, so should library collections, staff and our nation’s social consciousness.” Being a struggling reader is challenging enough, but not being able to identify culturally with the books they are reading can also be frustrating. Thorndike Press is excited to share a large print collection curated … Read more