High/Low Books to Engage Striving Readers of All Ages

Many students are not reading at grade level. Help striving readers build reading stamina and stay engaged with high-interest low-level content. The more a student reads, the better reader they will become.

This roundup highlights a wide range of dynamic titles for elementary, middle, and high school ­audiences. From graphic novels and celebrity biographies to survival stories and edgy YA fiction, there is something here for every interest.

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New Titles from Darby Creek

by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager

Lerner’s Fall 2019 season brings two new four-book series from Darby Creek, our hi-lo imprint. These books are full of action and suspense, with dashes of humor and emotional depth to further engage reluctant readers.

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Tune In to New Lerner Audiobooks

Lerner audiobooks

By Kate Schefer, Digital Products Coordinator

We’re excited to unveil new Lerner audiobooks for you this year. 165 new titles can now be enjoyed in print, digital, and enhanced formats, to appeal to every kind of reader, skill level, and interest. The most portable of its kind, the audiobook can provide education and entertainment wherever you go, and encourage young readers to fill their free time with the written (or spoken) word.

Read on for a few new Lerner audiobooks, which you can find at audiobook retailers today! Read More

Cutting to the Chase: 3 High-Interest YA Series for Reluctant Readers

By Amy Fitzgerald, Editor

Confession time: I have a shamefully short attention span. When I think about certain books I read as a kid, I’m amazed that I had the patience to get through them. One recent evening, I got home from work, looked at the stack of verging-on-overdue novels I’d checked out from the library weeks earlier, thought “Nope,” and cued up the latest episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Read More

The Art of Copyediting High-Low Fiction

copyediting high-low fiction

By Kayla Pawek, Editor

For most of the titles on our list, copyediting is the most straightforward part of the editing process. This is true because most of our books are leveled nonfiction. Our in-house copy editor knows that she’s responsible for fixing grammar spots, adjusting formatting, and ensuring text is appropriately leveled for the book’s target audience.

But fiction, especially high-low fiction (which we publish in our Darby Creek imprint), isn’t straightforward. It’s artistic, subjective, and varies in style from story to story. Read More