Richland College Library

Books for ESOL Students

The librarians put together a notebook with lists of books for ESOL students. These lists include fiction, non-fiction, biographies, academic skills, and other areas. You may ask for this notebook at the reference desk when you need help picking a book. Most of the pages from the notebook are available as PDF's below.

The following lists can help you look at books you might want to read in many different ways.
ipo = List in page order

Oxford Bookworms Library High Interest books for new readers Most are 56 pages At Richland Highly recommended!
Newbery Award Winners
Fun to read 44 - 337 pages At Richland Newbery books with summaries
Fiction Books
Adult books (including Newberys) 20 - 900 pages Check Catalog BIP List
Opens to all lists. Click on "rich fiction."
Caldecott Award Winners
Easy to read.
Lots of pictures.
Up to 84 pages At Richland BIP List
Sort by author.
Click on titles to read more book descriptons.

Patron Books in Print LogoLook up a title you're interested in and learn more about the book and author. Create your private lists in Patron BIP! Or Make public lists in Professional Books in Print.

In the library catalog, ESOL students can locate books to read using the subject search for "Readers for New Literates." For controversial issues, the Hot Issues Series is recommended. These books may also be located using a title search for "Hot Issues."

Databases with easy to read BOOKS For ESOL Students

  • eLibrary
    For book materials, check the box for "Books" only. Uncheck everything else.
  • Student Research Center
    For book materials, check the box for "Books and Encyclopedias" Uncheck everything else.

See also
General Services

What All Students Should Know

Academic Articles Help
Book Selection Aids
Databases for ESOL
Essay Examples
Help Sheets for ESOL
Home Country Newspapers
Library Practice Exercise
Outlining Help
Readings Lists

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