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

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

Meeting Author Stephen Mack Jones

| By Traci Cothran, Senior Manager, Content | There’s nothing better than finding a new-to-you author whose books you love.  There are a lot of good writers being published today, some not-so-good, and a few really great ones—and I love finding those great ones, where you read everything they’ve written, then impatiently await their next … Read more

Large Print Must-Haves: 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Winners

| By Bonnie Simcock | The dedicated editorial staff here at Thorndike Press, take great pride in making your large print collection the best it can be. Sure, we attempt to obtain as many high-demand bestsellers and bestselling authors we can, but we also strive to ferret out emerging authors, and thought-provoking, entertaining titles that … Read more

Save the Date! Booklist Webinar on Increasing Youth Literacy

| By Sydney Fairman | Join your peers during Booklist’s webinar, “Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy” on February 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. ET. Hear how schools and public libraries are using large print to improve comprehension and develop essential lifelong learning skills. Plus, discover the exciting new releases coming in … 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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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