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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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

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

Kirkus Best Fiction of 2017 Available in Large Print

In their November issue, Kirkus shared its list of best fiction books for 2017. Categories included Best Mysteries and Thrillers, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Best Literary Fiction, and many more. Thorndike Press, a leading publisher of large print books, is proud to offer the following winning titles: SALT HOUSES | Hala Alyan | 9781432843502 “a … Read more

Carnegie Medal Winners in Large Print

Thorndike Press has all three of the shortlisted fiction titles for the  2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence.  The American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medals, now in their 7th year, recognize outstanding fiction and nonfiction for adult readers. One of these authors, from a longlist of 46 titles, will be selected for a medal on … Read more

Highlights of BookExpo

BookExpo Buzz Titles

We attended BookExpo last month at the Javits Center in New York. The largest annual trade book fair in the United States, BookExpo brings together publishers, booksellers, authors, and librarians. It’s an exciting place to be, with thousands of other book people and huge banners hanging from the rafters displaying upcoming buzz books. It was a great chance to meet publishers and some of our authors to learn about titles to watch for in the coming year ―  and hear from librarians about what their patrons of all ages are looking for, and how we can serve them better. Panels of authors and industry insiders discussed trends, upcoming titles and programming, and tried to predict the next big genre. Here is a list of some Book Expo buzz titles that we’re publishing in large print.

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Summer Escapes!

Must-Reads for Vacationers Anytime of Year

These titles were featured in May’s Library Journal as must-reads if you are looking for “summer escapes.” Anyone planning vacation reads or just armchair getaways will want to check out our large print editions:

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It’s All About Character and Greatness!

In the Spotlight!

AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION by Alyssa Cole (9781410497901).
The first in a new trilogy, The Loyal League, this Civil War era historical romance has received four starred reviews and is on many “Must Read” lists. “No one suspects that a mute slave girl on a Southern estate is really a spy working for the Loyalty League, a secret society of freed blacks and slaves funneling information to the Union. Her disguise was working perfectly until a handsome Confederate soldier with a Scottish brogue nearly ruins everything,” says a starred, Booklist review. A starred Library Journal proclaims: “Courageous, passionate protagonists fight for justice, freedom, and the right to love in an exceptional story that both educates and entertains and beautifully launches a unique series.” For readers who like Jennifer Chiaverini. (African-American — 5/17/2017)

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