This year it is 20 years since Sabira Stahlberg’s first Easy to Read book was published. Since then Sabira has written more than 20 Easy to Read books.
Our health benefits from reading. Books influence our development, intellect and emotions. Reading creates balance in life.
Easy to Read books are mainly connected with paper books, but how do Easy e-books function? Do they offer the same reading experience?
Pedagogical Easy to Read books can be a step towards acquiring both the school language and new knowledge. With Easy books reading becomes a success.
Accessibility is a popular word today and it is used in many kinds of contexts. Easy to Read offers the possibility to acquire written information and knowledge in an easier language. What does availability mean for Easy to Read literature?
Which age group is the book for? This question is common, but for Easy to Read literature there is no simple answer. Language and knowledge levels and interests, more than the reader’s age, define which book is suitable.
An Easy language book can deal with a difficult topic. A paradox? The question of easy and difficult is in reality about different aspects: readability and content.
Author, researcher and international trainer, Sabira Stahlberg, PhD, has written over twenty Easy to Read books and dozens of academic, popular science and fiction works. What inspires an academic and fiction author to write Easy to Read books?
The aim of Easy books is to support and encourage reading. Therefore both the book design and the pictures are simple and clear. The reader can fully concentrate on the text.
The step from the standardized language in a textbook to everyday spoken and written language could seems enormous. Easy to Read books can however bridge the gap between learning and using a language.
Lately many people ask when our books will be published in Finnish. Now we publish excerpts from the books for all who are interested.