2021 Newbery Titles in Large Print Now Available

| By Thorndike Staff | For nearly 100 years, the most outstanding contributions to children’s literature have been recognized with the Newbery Medal, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the United States. In its inaugural year, Hendrik Willem van Loon was recognized with the medal for The Story of Mankind, an exploration of … Read more

Explore Tough Conversations and Life-Altering Journeys

| By Thorndike Staff | 2020 – it’s been something. A year that asked us to mask up and isolate while simultaneously demanding we open ourselves up to long-simmering issues in urgent need of attention and action. Rather than become weary with the contrasts from isolation to involvement, readers seek insightful resources that will both … Read more

Booklist Webinar: Literacy Development: How to Avoid COVID Slide & Digital Divide Pitfalls

| By Gale Staff | Looking for a simple and proven way to build confidence, stamina, and literacy outcomes for struggling readers? How about a format that addresses the equity challenges at the forefront of our minds in the current COVID-slide reality? In this lively program, Booklist and Thorndike Press, from Gale, a Cengage company, … Read more

Black Voices. Black Stories.

| By Tiffany Duck | As a peer reviewer for the Black Voices Standing Order Plan, I am excited about reviewing and selecting titles from diverse voices. It’s important to have representation from authors who identify as Black or African American but hail from countries all over the world. I’m also a member of the … Read more

Women on the Brink of Destinies and Discoveries

| By Gale Staff | For July we would like to highlight three new titles that invite you to escape into the lives of others. Women bound by the mores of bygone times, frazzled by familial demands, and haunted by roads not taken. Grab one and enjoy a new journey, sometimes they illuminate our own. … Read more

School Library Journal Webinar, Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit

What’s the most powerful literacy tool on your shelf? Libraries across the country are discovering that large print can effectively support striving readers, English as a second language (ESL) and English language learner (ELL) students, and children with special learning needs. Large print isn’t just a bigger font size. Compared to standard print format, large … Read more

Pro Tip for Supporting Your Students’ Reading Skills at Home

| Vicki Gordon, education sales consultant, striving reader, Thorndike Press | Large print for the win Among all the skills students need to succeed in school and in life, reading is the most essential and has the potential to be the most enriching. During this learn-at-home time, teachers encourage parents to support and promote their … Read more

Youth Media Award Titles in Large Print

| By Gale Staff | Each year, the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials … Read more

Washington State Library Supports Student Literacy with Large Print Books

| By Gale Staff | Thorndike Press has partnered with Washington State Library to deploy a special collection of 30 large print books to 89 middle schools across Washington State. Research shows that large print text can improve reading confidence and skill level in students—allowing them to develop stronger reading skills. With this new partnership, … Read more