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  • Easy-to Read Health Books and Magazines

    These books and magazines are free or inexpensive and at low reading levels.

    Aprendo Press: Teaching With Stories
    Also called "Photonovellas," these engaging stories use pictures and dialog to provide a unique and effective way to teach about health. Topics include maternal health issues. Bilingual (English and Spanish).
    http://www.aprendopress.com/

    Baby Basics
    The pregnancy guides and planners are written at both the 3rd and 6th grade reading levels. Spanish version.
    http://whattoexpect.org/baby_basics/
    This program includes training for prenatal health care providers and educators in using the principles of health literacy along with Baby Basics.
    http://whattoexpect.org/baby_basics/program.php

    Bull Publishing Company
    This company publishes books that help people learn about and take care of their health and are usually written at the 8th-9th grade level.
    http://www.bullpub.com/

    Channing Bete: Publications for Health Care and Public Health Education
    Click on Public Health or Health Care for a selection of booklets written at a low reading level about a variety of health issues. CDs and DVDs offer multimedia learning opportunities. Spanish version.
    http://www.channing-bete.com/

    Health: The Big Picture
    Change Agent (2009), 28
    Change Agent is a magazine for adult literacy students that supports literacy through the lens of social justice. "Health: The Big Picture" issue includes articles, cartoons, and stories about health issues by students and others.
    http://www.nelrc.org/changeagent/backissues.htm

    Journeyworks Health Promotion and Health Education Publishing
    This publisher has over 500 easy-to-read, health promotion materials that include short booklets, and posters about a large variety of health topics. Spanish version.
    http://www.journeyworks.com/

    Staying Healthy: An English Learner's Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living.
    A publication of the Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc., this easy-to-read health book is written for new immigrants and English language learners. It includes basic information about health issues and health care access. Teachers guide available.
    http://www.floridaliteracy.org/
    literacy_resources__teacher_tutor__health_literacy.html

    What to Do for Health Series
    These books from the Institute for Healthcare Advancement are written at a 3rd-5th grade level and provide basic health information. People can use them on their own or in a health or adult education class. Teachers guide available.
    http://www.iha4health.org/index.cfm/MenuItemID/191.htm

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