BOOST CONFIDENCE IN YOUNG READERS: Help them obtain and develop the skills necessary to become successful lifelong readers.

GROW THE LOVE OF READING WITH LARGE PRINT

The combination of a larger font and fewer words on a page helps with:

  • Decoding—With fewer words on a page, readers can fully decode and process each page, leading to substantial progress.
  • Fluency—Because the additional white space between lines slows the eye and increases the care they take with the text, young readers show improved fluency.
  • Comprehension—Once decoding errors are eliminated and fluency improves, young readers can focus on the meaning of the text. Full comprehension leads to reading satisfaction.

Thorndike Press offers a wide selection of middle reader and young adult titles in both the fiction and nonfiction genres. With so many titles to select from, all your young readers are sure to find something they will enjoy.

Browse Titles Now >>
SAME SIZE BOOK. EASIER TO READ FORMAT
(click arrow to expand)

If the font is bigger, the book must be bigger, right? In fact, large print titles are often the same size or smaller than their hardcover or trade paperback counterparts and weigh about the same as a traditional hardcover book.

By using thinner, higher quality paper and laying out the text to maximize the use of white space, Thorndike Press is able to produce large print titles that are comparable in size to other editions. As a bonus, our titles are also bound specifically for libraries — they’re made to last. (We guarantee it!)

In addition our large print books are:

  • Complete and unabridged
  • Produced with the same cover as the original edition—reducing any stigma
  • Designed so the words “Large Print” do not appear on the outside of the book
  • Set in 16-point type in jet-black ink on high-opacity paper

Large print books are a necessary component for successful reading programs. More importantly, large print books aid readers regardless of whether or not they’ve been diagnosed with learning disabilities. Large print is a must have for all reading programs and library collections.


Easy to Read FormatExcerpt from The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
 
WHAT LIBRARIANS, EDUCATORS & STUDENTS ARE SAYING
(click arrow to expand)

Middle School Reading Specialist Viewpoint on Large Print

Bernice Homel, a middle school reading specialist, explains how large print books has made a positive impact on her students.

Hear the Difference Reading Large Print Makes

Listen to a 7th grade student identified as needing reading support reads in regular and large print formats.

Tips & Tricks: Integrate Large Print Into You’re Your Collection

Learn how one middle school librarian has successfully integrated large print books into her collection and how she introduces the format to her students.

HELPFUL RESOURCES
(click arrow to expand)

Learn more about the benefits of a larger font, select from our list of downloads.

Access Thorndike Press titles for middle and YA readers in our online catalog.

For more information about standing orders or pricing, contact your library sales consultant. Thorndike Press titles are also available through all major wholesalers.

HOW TO ORDER
(click arrow to expand)

ORDER DIRECT

THORNDIKE PRESS
online: gale.com/thorndikepress
email: gale.printorders@cengage.com
phone: 1.800.223.1244 ext. 4
fax: 1.800.558.4676
contact your library sales consultant: gale.com/repfinder/thorndike

WHOLESALE PARTNERS

BAKER & TAYLOR
online: thorndike.site.baker-taylor.com
phone: 1.800.775.1800

BOOKSOURCE
online: booksource.com
phone: 1.800.444.0435

BRODART
online: brodartbooks.com
phone: 1.800.474.9816

CHILDREN’S PLUS
online: childrensplusinc.com
phone: 1.800.230.1279

CLASSROOM LIBRARY
online: classroomlibrarycompany.com
phone: 1.888.318.2665

FOLLETT
online: k12.follett.com/Thorndike
phone: 1.877.899.8550

INGRAM
online: ipage.ingramcontent.com
phone: 1.800.937.5300

MACKIN
online: mackin.com
phone: 1.800.245.9540

PERMA-BOUND
online: perma-bound.com
phone: 1.800.551.1169