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June Behrmann

June Behrmann is a longtime special education teacher (pre-K to grade 6) who retired for about two seconds, and is now prospecting for accessible instructional resources. Follow June on Twitter @aimnoncat. Thank you to AIM-VA: Accessible Instructional Materials for sharing this blog with us.

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.

Read Independently

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:


Thank you for the great post highlighting the Bookshare accessible collection! We'll have more summer reading picks on our blog this week, and an opportunity for members to go for a Bookshare Bingo at

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