Large print format has a strong legacy of supporting increased reading engagement and proficiency for adults, most notably those with visual challenges. Thorndike Press with Project Tomorrow® designed and implemented a nationwide Study to investigate the impact of large print-formatted books on student reading engagement and achievement levels. The Study found that large print can help develop reading skills. Large print books look like their standard print counterparts but their insides are designed to increase readability. Characteristics of large print books include larger font size; enhanced spacing between letters, words, and sentences; clearer contrast between text and the background color of the page; and fewer words and lines per page within the books. This combination helps readers:
With this in mind, the Greenburgh Public Library's Children's Library has a special collection of large print juvenile books of classic and popular titles for our young readers easily at hand. Here is a link to our complete list of large print holdings and below are our top 10 large print picks!
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid-- but his classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon many perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.