LibraryPass has announced the addition of dozens of early reader titles from ABDO, Capstone, Cherry Lake, and Lerner Publishing Group to Comics Plus, making them available to libraries and schools with unlimited simultaneous access for online and offline reading.
“We regularly receive requests for visually engaging, age-appropriate titles that would appeal to libraries’ youngest readers who might not be ready for traditional comics,” said Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, LibraryPass’ Chief Content Officer. “This initial collection of early readers will help serve that need, and we’re looking forward to adding even more titles from our publisher partners over the next several months.”
- ABDO‘s catalog includes series written for PreK–Grade 3 students, focusing on African American history, folktales, and real-life heroines. Introducing Ana & Andrew back in 2018, Editor-in-Chief Paul Abdo explained that “series for young readers that not only highlight African American history, but also present that information from a child’s perspective are rare. We wanted to address that gap in a library’s collection.”
- Capstone‘s catalog features a variety of popular DC Comics characters in fun adventures for early readers, including Batman, Superman, and DC Super-Pets!
- Cherry Lake‘s catalog includes series with an environmental angle, like the Hello, Everglades! series, which takes young readers on a journey through the Everglades, exploring the flora and fauna of the region. The books in this series include an author biography and teaching guides.
- Lerner Publishing Group‘s catalog includes their Early Bird Readers collections, featuring fun stories, inviting art, and hilarious titles to delight readers as they progress in level. Each title contains a GRL correlation chart in the back that matches each level to a GRL range.