Thorndike Press and Five Star Publishing Now on Edelweiss+

| By Gale Staff | Thorndike Press offers the largest collection of best-selling books in large print, and Five Star Publishing publishes award-winning western and frontier fiction titles. We’re excited to announce that both publishers are now on Edelweiss+, making it easier for librarians to stay on top of new and upcoming titles and stay … Read more

“The Hate U Give” Featured in Novels for Students, Volume 59

| By Traci Cothran | There are a bazillion novels published each year, and every once in a while, one of them is truly magical.  That’s the case with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  This debut novel is extraordinary in so many ways – amazing writing, relatable characters – most especially because it … Read more

Larger Print Offers Bigger Advantages for Striving Readers

| By Gale Staff | 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 … Read more

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

| By Gale Staff |

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

The New York Times Book Review’s Best Books of 2017 Available in Large Print!

The New York Times Book Review is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to The New York Times in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed. It is one of the most influential and widely read book review publications in the industry. Annually, the editors of The New York Times Book Review choose the year’s top ten books. As a leading publisher … Read more