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

Title Author Copies Brief Description Reading Level
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
Easy Money Gail Vaz-Oxlade 8 Budgeting, saving, and getting your debt paid off have never been so easy to understand or to do. Follow Gail's plan and take control of your money! 4
Home Invasion Joy Fielding 11 Kathy and her husband face a living nightmare. Kathy must also face her real feelings about her husband. 4
Mountain Top Mystery: The Boxcar Children Book # 9 Gertrude Chandler Warner 6 The hike was only supposed to take a day, but a sudden rock slide changes everything. Now the Aldens are trapped on a mountain! 4
Next Sure Thing, The Richard Wagamese 12 A young blues guitar player risks everything when he signs on to pick winning horses at the racetrack for a violent mobster. 4
Stalker, The Gail Anderson-Dargatz 12 Mike and his friends set off on their kayak tour, but the stalker secretly follows them. Who is he? What will he do? The Stalker will keep you guessing until the end. 4
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
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
Come When the Timber Turns Bessie Willis Hoyt 18 Mountain life in the 1920s comes alive from this teacher’s account of her life in an Avery County community. 5
Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary 19 This Newbery Award-winning book by veteran author Beverly Cleary traces the inner life of a sometimes lonely and often troubled boy during that all-important but painful transition into adolescence, and she does so with grace and humor. 5
Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine 7 Ella, cursed with the gift of obedience, struggles to break the curse and find out who she really is. 5
Lyddie Katherine Paterson A young girl abandoned by her parents is determined to gain independence by working in a factory. Instructor Comments: Excellent story that grabs the readers’ attention. It brings in history including slavery and the industrial revolution. It explores themes like immigration and how technology changes society. 5
Mud City Deborah Ellis This is the third book in the Breadwinner trilogy describing the life of a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Parvana fights for survival in a refugee camp while considering her future in a country that strictly controls women. 5
Parvana's Journey Deborah Ellis 13 Parvana's Journey is the second book of the Breadwinner trilogy which details the life of a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. With a war raging and her father dead, Parvana goes on a desperate search to find the rest of her family. 5
Reading Changed My Life: Three True Stories Beth Johnson 24 Three true stories of experiences where reading changed an adult’s life. 5
Seedfolks Paul Fleischman 20 A young girl plants lima bean seeds in honor of her deceased father. It brings her community together. 5
The Power of Determination John Langan, Editor 40 This collection tells the true stories of 14 people who carry the following belief in their hearts: "I have taken charge of my life. I am determined to do what is needed to grow and succeed in this world. In the face of obstacles, I will persist. When I get knocked down, I'll get back up." 5
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt 15 Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family's property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older. But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tuck's secret - and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey. 5
Who Was Walt Disney? Whitney Stewart 11 Who was Walt Disney? A boy who loved practical jokes? An ambulance driver in World War I? The creator of one of the best known characters of all time, Mickey Mouse? This entertaining story will answer these questions and more. 5
Wonder RJ Palacio Auggie Pullman was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He's about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard it can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances? 5
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
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
Animal Rescue Tanya Savory 13 Amazing stories of humans rescuing animals and animals rescuing humans. 6
Borrowers, The Mary Norton 4 Arrietty, a miniature person living under a house’s floorboards, longs for a human friend. 6