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Books for reluctant and struggling readers

HIP novels appeal to teen and preteen readers at all levels, but they are particularly helpful as literacy support for struggling readers.  If you are looking for resources for reading intervention, High Interest Publishing offers exciting fiction at accessible reading levels for even the most reluctant readers in Grades 4-12. Whether your students have difficulty reading or not, HIP novels are an excellent addition to any school or classroom library.

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Novel Series for Reluctant and Struggling Readers


Engaging realistic fiction for struggling readers in Grades 4-12


High interest-low vocabulary novels for students elementary grades

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Issues-based hi-lo novels for reluctant readers in senior high school. (Edge / Mainstreet)

HIP Xtreme

Exciting stories of teenage heroes in extraordinary situations

HIP Fantasy

Dragons, heroes and shapeshifters are featured in these hi-lo fantasy novels.

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Two kids solve mysteries all year long in these novels for struggling readers in Grades 4-8.

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Exciting chapter books for Grades 4-6 students reading below Grade 2 level.

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Exciting chapter books for Grades 4-6 students reading below Grade 2 level.

What Teachers are Saying about HIP Books

  • I have taught special education for many years and have seen so many students struggle once they get past that 'grade 3 stage' and are expected to read to learn, rather than learn to read. It breaks my heart to see them so discouraged in the classroom. Fortunately, I have come across your amazing high interest/low vocabulary novels that the students I tutor can't get enough of. For some of the kids, I've even given them the book to keep as it has been the very first novel they have ever been able to read. The story lines are great and there's nothing better than a struggling reader asking if they can take the book home and finish a chapter. Once again, thanks so much. Your staff and the authors are certainly making a huge difference in the education and self esteem of the children I work with.

    Theresa Balko Special Educator and Private Tutor

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