Fluency Text Lending Library

The following classroom sets of fluency texts are available for North Carolina college and career readiness programs to borrow for a semester. (Limit two sets per instructor per semester.) Please email your request to borrow books to Dianne Barber at barberdb@appstate.edu.

When finished, programs are responsible for the postage cost of returning the books. Books should be returned to the following address:

Adult Basic Skills Professional Development
328E Edwin Duncan Hall
730 Rivers Street
ASU Box 32169
Boone, NC 28608-2169

Titlesort icon Author Copies Brief Description Reading Level
A Single Shard Linda Sue Park 12 In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge and dreams of becoming a potter. He is thrilled when he is able to learn under the teaching of a master potter. Tree-ear then finds many obstacles in his path, but he is determined to prove himself - even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present his master’s work in the hope of earning a royal commission. 6
Abraham Lincoln: A Giant Among Presidents Tanya Savory 7 The story of how a young boy with only a limited formal education became President during one of the most challenging times in our history. 6
Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, The Mark Twain 10 Two runaways, Huckleberry Finn and escaped slave Jim, have many amazing adventures on the Mississippi River. 8
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Mark Twain 12 When Huck Finn and Jim run away from "civilized" life, they end up in some of the wildest adventures-as dark and deep and unpredictable as the Mississippi River itself. Names change, truths become lies, and people aren't who they seem to be. Huck must finally face his biggest decision - follow the rules or follow his heart. 3
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Mark Twain 11 This is the classic story of the many adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. 8
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Mark Twain 12 Tom Sawyer is a boy who always gets in trouble but wriggles out again. He's the all-American kid-part pirate, part hero, part treasure seeker, part prankster-and all boy. But the fun turns to fright when Tom and his buddy, Huck Finn, witness a midnight murder-and swear to a secret that may be too hard for any boy to keep. 4
Alchemist, The Paulo Coelho 12 Join Santiago, a shepherd boy, on his quest to find a treasure buried near the pyramids in Egypt. 7
Amazing Harry Houdini, The Tanya Savory 10 The story of a poor boy who grew up to be one of the most incredible magicians in history. 6
Anaya Reader, The Rudolfo Anaya 5 A series of short stories from the famous Chicano author. The book contains excerpts from his best known work Bless Me, Ultima as well as Albuquerque and other previously unpublished works. These short stories are perfect for small group fluency practice. 8
Animal Rescue Tanya Savory 13 Amazing stories of humans rescuing animals and animals rescuing humans. 6
Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery 6 The many adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan who comes to live with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. 7
Birchbark House, The Louise Erdrich 6 An Ojibwa girl named Omakayas grows into an impressive young woman struggling to survive as a Native American in the 1800s. 5
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse Anna Sewell 1 Written to draw attention to animal cruelty, Black Beauty’s many adventures are described. 7
Blue Bay Mystery: The Boxcar Children Book # 6 Gertrude Chandler Warner 6 The Aldens are excited to visit a deserted South Seas island. But soon they discover clues that they are not alone. Is someone on the island watching them? 4
Borrowers, The Mary Norton 4 Arrietty, a miniature person living under a house’s floorboards, longs for a human friend. 6
Boxcar Children Book # 1, The Gertrude Chandler Warner 5 One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from. 3
Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The John Boyne 7 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates, and his family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. Bruno longs to be an explorer and meets another boy whose life is very different from his own. Their friendship soon has devastating consequences for them both. 9
Breadwinner, The Deborah Ellis 12 The first of the Breadwinner trilogy, this book traces the life of a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy and become the breadwinner for the family. 5
Brother to Brother Beth Johnson 12 Essays written by older black men to the younger generation giving advice on life. 7
Brothers in Arms Paul Langan & Ben Alirez 13 Part of the Bluford series, Martin wants revenge for his brother’s death. Will he allow his anger to control him? 6
Bull Run Paul Fleischman 11 This fictional account of the Battle of Bull Run is told from the point of view of 16 different people including an 11 year old Georgia farm boy, a light skinned African American who passes for white, and General Irvin McDowell. The book can be read as a novel or performed as a readers' theater. 6
Caboose Mystery: The Boxcar Children Book # 11 Gertrude Chandler Warner 5 The Aldens take a train journey. Caboose Number 777 has a secret, and they discover clues about its past at every stop. 3
Call Of The Wild, The Jack London 11 A dog taken from a comfortable home adjusts to life as a sled dog in the Arctic. (Note: We have two versions of this book. One is at grade level 4 and one is at grade level 7.) 7
Call of the Wild, The Jack London 12 This is the story of a dog whose life is changed forever. Kidnapped from his sunny California home, Buck is taken to the cold, hard world of the Klondike. Buck is hitched to the traces of a dog sled, but the traces cannot hold his spirit, his will, or his true nature- to be wild and free. (Note: We have two versions of this book. One at grade level 4 and one at grade level 7). 4
Captains Courageous Rudyard Kipling 10 Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled son of a millionaire, is used to a life of luxury. An accident at sea brings him to the deck of a Massachusetts fishing boat, a world he knows nothing about. Can he endure the back-breaking work? Will he see his parents again? Will he survive in a world where money does not matter, and laziness can lead to death? 7