25 Accessible Books! Bookshare Gives Struggling Learners an Early Start on "Reading Independence"
June 7, 2016
Bookshare's summer reading collection for young readers is chosen to entice, engage and keep readers coming back when traditional books in print cause frustration.
For students with free Bookshare accounts, even the youngest readers can hop on a road to reading independently using an audio format that helps them best achieve literacy. Many charming books in these formats are increasingly popular. Their success with readers who struggle with books in print makes a convincing argument that pleasure from reading can come in many different ways!
Make Learning Possible
Audiobooks with learning supports and other formats are free for eligible students thanks to the Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) programs nationwide, like AIM-VA, that create conditions for learners to read on their own. Here are 25 choices from Bookshare to set struggling young readers on a road to independence:
Big News! (Emma is on the Air #1)
by Ida Siegal
WNBC reporter Ida Siegal debuts as a chapter book author who takes a hilarious look at one girl's journey into journalism, mystery-solving, and fame -- or at least two out of those three! Meet Emma Perez ON THE AIR! (2015)
by Abby Hanlon
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and driving her family to distraction. (2014)
Round Is a Tortilla
by John ParraRoseanne Thong
In this lively picture book, children discover a world of shapes all around them: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, triangles are slices of watermelon and quesadillas. (2013)
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC
by June Sobel
The captain of this brave and bumbling pirate crew orders his crew to capture the entire alphabet. They will walk the plank if they're missing a single letter! (2006)