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

Make Culturally Relevant Books More Accessible

| By Gale Staff | Project LIT Community is a grassroots network of book groups that aims to get students excited about reading by highlighting diverse, high-interest, culturally relevant books. The movement started in the fall of 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jarrad Amato, an English teacher at Maplewood High School, and his students initiated a … 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

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

Bravo! Acclaimed 2019 Titles Ready to Perform for Your Readers

| By Gale Staff | A new year brings accolades that recognize “best of” and award winners in movies, music, and of course closest to our heart, literature. While we don’t have a red carpet to walk or a fancy frock to don, we’re just as proud of our more than 120 published titles recognized … Read more

Lives Laid Bare in Three Big Reads

| By Gale Staff | Fate. Destiny. Free Will. Happenstance. Two of our March titles explore lives unfolding in strange and mysterious ways. And the third? A unique look at people and things (the red dye used in Franken Berry cereal!) that have left a memorable mark before departing for the hereafter. A thought-provoking selection … Read more