Elise Leonard Books for struggling readers

Elise Leonard is the author of the Junkyard Dan series (Itz Books), the LEADER series (Itz Books), the Al’s World series (Simon & Schuster), the Smith Brothers series (Nox Press), the A LEEG of His Own series (Nox Press), and the series entitled Pete’s Place (Nox Press). She was a teacher for many (MANY!) years before becoming a full-time author.  Due to her concern about the plummeting literacy rates in the U.S. and throughout the world, she now writes cool, funny, high-action books for struggling adult, adolescent and English Language learners, to help older struggling readers increase their reading levels and have a better life through literacy.

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Leader Series

What does it take to be a good leader?

For that matter, what does it take to be a good person, in general?

8 titles focusing on military service, leadership, and growth with a Flesch-Kincaid of EXACTLY 1.0 for each.

HONOR – dedicated to the Marines

COURAGE – dedicated to the Navy

RESPECT – dedicated to the Patriot Guard Riders

SERVICE – dedicated to the National Guard

INTEGRITY  dedicated to the Air Force

COMMITMENT – dedicated to the Army

LOYALTY – dedicated to the family and friends of our service people

DUTY – dedicated to the Coast Guard

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Junkyard Dan Series

The Junkyard Dan series is designed for struggling, emergent and ESL older adolescent and adult readers. These easy-to-read books are perfect for HS students, GED students and adult literacy programs, and any individual who wants to strengthen their reading skills.

Although this series is written on a first- to second-grade reading level, these books are not babyish, boring or condescending. They are adult stories with adult characters, written for adults, affording ease and success while reading something of interest.

 Books 1 through 4: Flesch-Kincaid 0.9

Books 5 through 8: Flesch-Kincaid 1.3 to1.4

Books 9 through 14: Flesch-Kincaid 1.6 to 1.8

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