Graded Readers are books offered at different levels of difficulty for new readers, language-learners and any adult who wants to read something interesting.
Some graded reader series have numbered levels where Level 1 is a basic level and Level 6 is an advanced level. Other series might indicate whether a book is Basic, Intermediary or Advanced. Still some other series do not have levels indicated at all.
Graded readers are available in a wide range of book styles-- romance, thriller, mystery, classic literature, and non-fiction. You are sure to find something you like at a level that is perfect for you!
Some graded readers also feature a glossary; questions to read before, during and after reading; and activities to help you understand the vocabulary and story. Some books even come with a CD so you can listen to the story while you read!
Instructors: We have class sets available for you to check out! See the full list here.
- Connections Readers a series of connected stories told at different levels
- Cambridge English Readers Seven levels of original fiction for learners of English.
- Double Fastback Series 54 short original novels in six different series
- Dover Thrift Editions Perfect matches for many of our abridged classics, making it easy for students to transition from the "little book" to the "big book."
- Grass Roots Readers Each page includes a captivating photograph and one or two short sentences.
- Jack Sloan Westerns a series of westerns that follows the action-packed adventures of a former Civil War soldier in the Wild West
- Janet Dailey's Love Scenes romance stories written with the new reader in mind
- Nox Press Readers short, highly enjoyable books written for adult readers
- Open Door Series a collection of low-literacy novels by best-selling Irish authors. Free downloadable reading guides at gemmamedia.com
- Oxford Bookworms Library stories in 6 different levels include fantasy, thriller and adventure, true stories, classics, nonfiction, and human interest
- Rapid ReadsSimple language, adult themes and suspenseful plots. Free downloadable reading guides at rapid-reads.com
- Pacemaker Classics abridged versions of classic literature from ancient Greece & Rome, Shakespeare, 18th and 19th century writers, and more
- Quick Reads Short, fast-paced fiction designed for busy people who want to read but don't have the time for a longer book.
- Steck-Vaughn Short Classics abridged illustrated classics of literature, with glossaries
- Thumbprint Mysteries quality stories written by well-known mystery authors
- Timeless Tales fables, myths, folktales, adventures, and love stories
- New Writer's Voices abridged versions of modern novels from writers like Stephen King, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ray Bradbury and more