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ESL Open Educational Resources: Graded Readers

Graded Readers

Cover Title Author
Pearl Girl Stephen Rabley
Daniel Radcliffe Vicky Shipton
Michael Jordan Nancy Taylor
Muhammad Ali Bernard Smith
Speed Queens Rod Smith

 

Cover Title Author
Five Children and it Edith Nesbit; Retold by Diane Mowat
Agatha Christie, woman of mystery John Escott
Alice's adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll ; retold by Jennifer Bassett ; illustrated by Nilesh Mistry
American life Vicky Shipton
Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery ; retold by Clare West ; illustrated by Kate Simpson.
Apollo 13  retold by Brent Furnas.
Audrey Hepburn Chris Rice.
Bad company Richard MacAndrew
Barack Obama Coleen Degnan-Veness
Changing their skies : stories from Africa

retold by Jennifer Bassett.

The children of the New Forest Captain Marryat ; retold by Rowena Akinyemi.
Chocolate Janet Hardy-Gould.
Circle games Frank Brennan.
Cries from the heart : stories from around the world retold by Jennifer Bassett ; illustrated by Kwame Nyong'o.
The dark side of the city Alan Battersby
Dead cold Sue Leather.
Different worlds Margaret Johnson.
The double bass mystery Jeremy Harmer.
The fox : volpone Ben Jonson ; retold by Tonya Trappe.
Henry VIII and his six wives Janet Hardy-Gould.
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain ; retold by Diane Mowat ; illustrated by Paul Fisher Johnson.
Ireland Tim Vicary.
Jojo's story Antoinette Moses.
The jungle book Rudyard Kipling ; retold by Ralph Mowat ;
Jurassic Park III retold by David Maule.
The last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper ; retold by Coleen Degnan-Veness.
Logan's choice Richard MacAndrew.
The love of a king Peter Dainty.
The man from nowhere Bernard Smith.
Marley & me John Grogan ; retold by Anne Collins.
Much ado about nothing William Shakespeare ; retold by Alistair McCallum.
The mystery of Allegra Peter Foreman.
New Yorkers : short stories O. Henry ; retold by Diane Mowat ;
The New Zealand file Richard MacAndrew.
One day Helen Naylor
A picture to remember Sarah Scott-Malden.
Dracula Bram Stoker ; retold by Diane Mowat.
Red Dog Louis De Bernières ; retold by Jennifer Bassett
The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe ; retold by Diane Mowat
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare ; retold by Alistair McCallum.
Sherlock Holmes short stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; retold by Clare West.
Stories from the Five Towns Arnold Bennett ; retold by Nick Bullard.
Superbird Brian Tomlinson
Tales from Longpuddle Thomas Hardy ; retold by Jennifer Bassett ;
Voodoo island Michael Duckworth.
White Fang Jack London ; retold by Brigit Viney.
Within high fences Penny Hancock.  
The year of sharing Harry Gilbert

 

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The beast Carolyn Walker.
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas ; retold by Karen Holmes.
Dracula Bram Stoker ; retold by Chris Rice.
The Everest story Tim Vicary.
Eye of the storm Mandy Loader.
Grey owl Vicky Shipton.
How I met myself David A. Hill.
Just good friends Penny Hancock.
The Lahti file Richard MacAndrew.
The house by the sea Patricia Aspinall.
Martin Luther King Coleen Degnan-Veness.
Not above the law Richard MacAndrew.
Princess Diana Cherry Gilchrist.
A puzzle for Logan Richard MacAndrew.
Recycling Sue Stewart.
The return of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; retold by Janet McAlpin.
The secret garden Frances Hodgson Burnett ; retold by Clare West
The star zoo Harry Gilbert
Stories of survival Fiona Beddall.
Tales of the supernatural Frank Brennan.
The three strangers and other stories Thomas Hardy ; retold by Clare West
Amistad eetold by D'Arcy and Evadne Adrian-Vallance.
Australia and New Zealand Christine Lindop.
The Beatles Paul Shipton.
The Brontë story Tim Vicary.
The card Arnold Bennett ; retold by Nick Bullard
Chemical secret Tim Vicary.
A cup of kindness : stories from Scotland retold by Jennifer Bassett
Dancing with strangers : stories from Africa retold by Clare West.
Double cross Philip Prowse.
Ethan Frome Edith Wharton ; retold by Susan Kingsley.
The fall of the house of Usher and other stories Edgar Allan Poe ; retold by Adrian Kelly.
Five one-act plays Donn Byrne.
Forrest Gump Winston Groom ; retold by John Escott.
Frankenstein Mary Shelley ; retold by Patrick Nobes.
A history of Britain Fiona Beddall.
An ideal husband Oscar Wilde ; retold by Mary Gladwin.
Information technology Paul A. Davies.
The interpreter retold by Karen Holmes.
The ironing man Colin Campbell.
The island of Doctor Moreau H.G. Wells ; retold by Fiona Beddall.
Jim Smiley and his jumping frog and other stories Mark Twain ; retold by Nancy Taylor.
Justice Tim Vicary.
King Lear William Shakespeare : retold by Chris Rice.
The last king of Scotland Giles Foden ; retold by Chris Rice.
The last Sherlock Holmes story Michael Dibdin ; retold by Rosalie Kerr.
Leaving Microsoft to change the world John Wood ; retold by Chris Rice.
Leaving no footprint : stories from Asia retold by Clare West
The man with two shadows and other ghost stories Mark Lemon [and others] ; retold by Louise Greenwood.
Martin Luther King Alan C. McLean.
Matilda Roald Dahl ; retold by John Escott.
Mysteries of the unexplained Kathy Burke.
Notting Hill Richard Curtis ; retold by Andy Hopkins.
Othello William Shakespeare ; retold by Rosalie Kerr.
A pair of ghostly hands and other stories retold by Diane Mowat
The picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde ; retold by Jill Nevile
Pirates of the Caribbean retold by Karen Holmes.
Pirates of the Caribbean. retold by Karen Holmes.
Playing with fire : stories from the Pacific Rim retold by Jennifer Bassett.
The prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope ; retold by Diane Mowat
The railway children Edith Nesbit ; retold by John Escott
The Ring Bernard Smith.
Sherlock Holmes and the mystery of Boscombe Pool Arthur Conan Doyle ; retold by J.Y.K. Kerr.
Skyjack! Tim Vicary.
Strong medicine Richard MacAndrew.
Through the looking-glass : and what Alice found there Lewis Carroll ; retold by Jennifer Bassett
Tooth and claw : short stories Saki ; retold by Rosemary Border
The turn of the screw Henry James ; retold by Cherry Gilchrist.
Two lives Helen Naylor.
The USA Alison Baxter.
The wind in the willows Kenneth Grahame ; retold by Jennifer Bassett

 

Cover Title Author
1984 George Orwell; Retold by Mike Dean
The Amsterdam connection Sue Leather.
Black Beauty Anna Sewell ; retold by John Escott
Doors to a wider place : stories from Australia retold by Christine Lindop ;
The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson ; retold by Rosemary Border
Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything Elizabeth Gilbert ; retold by Rachel Bladon
Gladiator retold by Annette Keen.
Gulliver's travels Jonathan Swift ; retold by Clare West
High life, low life Alan Battersby.
The hound of the Baskervilles Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; retold by Patrick Nobes.
Lord Jim Joseph Conrad ; retold by Clare West.
Lorna Doone R.D. Blackmore ; retold by David Penn
Man hunt Richard MacAndrew.
The mosquito coast Paul Theroux ; retold by Robin Waterfield ;
Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie ; retold by Fiona Beddall.
Nothing but the truth George Kershaw.
Persuasion Jane Austen ; retold by Clare West.
The price of peace : stories from Africa retold by Christine Lindop
Seven by Anthony Bruno ; retold by Ron Veness.
Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe George Eliot ; retold by Clare West.
Three adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; retold by David Maule.
A time of waiting : stories from around the world retold by Claire West.
The unquiet grave : short stories M.R. James ; retold by Peter Hawkins.
Washington Square Henry James ; retold by Kieran McGovern.
About a boy Nick Hornby ; retold by Anne Collins
Alexander the Great Fiona Beddall.
Berlin Express Michael Austen.
But was it murder? Jania Barrell.
Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell ; retold by Kate Mattock.
The diary of a young girl Anne Frank ; retold by Cherry Gilchrist.
Doctor Faustus Christopher Marlowe ; retold by Chris Rice.
Emma Jane Austen ; retold by Annette Barnes.
Falling leaves Adeline Yen Mah ; retold by Sue Harmes.
In the house Margaret Johnson.
King Solomon's mines H. Rider Haggard ; retold by David Maule.
Little women Louisa May Alcott ; retold by John Escott
The locked room and other horror stories M.R. James ; retold by Louise Greenwood and Carolyn Jones.
Macbeth William Shakespeare ; retold by Anne Collins.
A matter of chance David A. Hill.
The mirror crack'd from side to side Agatha Christie ; retold by Anne Collins.
Staying together Judith Wilson.
A tale of two cities Charles Dickens ; retold by Ralph Mowat.
Tears of the giraffe Alexander McCall Smith ; retold by John Potter.
The thirty-nine steps John Buchan ; retold by Nick Bullard
Three men in a boat Jerome K. Jerome ; retold by Diane Mowat.
Unbowed Wangari Maathai ; retold by Jane Rollason.
The university murders Richard MacAndrew.
Women in business David Evans.

 

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The accidental tourist Anne Tyler ; retold by Jennifer Bassett.
The Bride price Buchi Emecheta ; retold by Rosemary Border.
Death on the Nile Agatha Christie ; retold by Nancy Taylor
Dragons' eggs by J.M. Newsome.
Emergency murder Janet McGiffin.
Far from the madding crowd Thomas Hardy ; retold by Clare West.
Heart of darkness Joseph Conrad ; retold by Nancy Taylor
In the shadow of the mountain Helen Naylor.
The invisible man H.G.Wells ; retold by T.S. Gregory
Jungle love Margaret Johnson.
Murder by art Janet McGiffin.
Outstanding short stories selected and retold by G.C. Thornley.
The phantom of the opera Gaston Leroux ; retold by Coleen Degnan-Veness.
The riddle of the sands Erskine Childers ; retold by Peter Hawkins.
Round the world in eighty days Jules Verne ; translated and retold by H.E. Palmer.
Sherlock Holmes short stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; selected and retold by Anthony Laude.
The sugar glider Rod Neilsen.
Tales of mystery and imagination Edgar Allan Poe ; retold by Roland John.
Windows of the mind Frank Brennan.
World folktales retold by Kathy Burke.
The age of innocence Edith Wharton ; retold by Clare West
The Bourne supremacy Robert Ludlum ; retold by David Maule.
The brethren John Grisham ; retold by Nancy Taylor.
British and American short stories retold by G.C. Thornley.
Death in the dojo Sue Leather.
Four weddings and a funeral Richard Curtis ; retold by Cherry Gilchrist.
The great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald ; retold by Clare West.
The hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle ; retold by Alan Ronaldson.
More tales from Shakespeare Charles and Mary Lamb ; retold by G. Horsley.
Pride and prejudice Jane Austen ; retold by Evelyn Attwood.
Sense and sensibility Jane Austen ; retold by Clare West.
Sons and lovers D. H. Lawrence ; retold by J. Y. K. Kerr.
The story of the Internet Stephen Bryant.
Tales from Shakespeare Charles and Mary Lamb ; retold by C. Kingsley Williams.
A tangled web Alan Maley.
The war of the worlds H. G. Wells ; retold by David Maule.
Web John Wyndham ; retold by Jocelyn Potter and Andy Hopkins.
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë ; retold by Clare West.

 

Cover Title Author
Crime and punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; retold by Nancy Taylor.
Deadly harvest Carolyn Walker.
Gazing at stars : stories from Asia retold by Clare West
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte ; retold by Clare West.
The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan ; retold by Clare West.
A love for life Penny Hancock.
Les Misérables Victor Hugo ; translated by Norman Denny ; retold by Chris Rice.
Murder maker Margaret Johnson.
Nelson's dream J.M. Newsome.
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens ; retold by Richard Rogers.
A passage to India E.M. Forster ; retold by Clare West.
Pride and prejudice Jane Austen ; retold by Clare West.
Solo saxophone Jeremy Harmer.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy ; retold by Clare West.
This time it's personal Alan Battersby.
Vanity fair William Makepeace Thackeray ; retold by Diane Mowat
The way home Sue Leather.
The woman in white Wilkie Collins ; retold by Richard G. Lewis.
Anna Karenina Tolstoy, Leo ; translated by Rosemary Edmonds
Business @ the speed of thought Bill Gates ; retold by Stephen Bryan
The chamber John Grisham ; retold by Sue Harmes.
A dangerous sky Michael Austen.
East of Eden John Steinbeck ; retold by Mary Gladwin.
Frozen pizza and other slices of life Antoinette Moses.
Great expectations Charles Dickens ; retold by Latif Doss.
He knows too much Alan Maley.
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert ; translated by Geoffrey Wall ; retold by Christopher Tribble.
Memoirs of a geisha Arthur Golden ; retold by Michael Dean.
North and South Elizabeth Gaskell ; retold by Mary Tomalin.
Saving Private Ryan retold by Jacqueline Kehl.
Schindler's list Thomas Keneally ; retold by Nancy Taylor.
Trumpet voluntary Jeremy Harmer.
  Living and learning English : ELI student voices by students of the English Language Institute at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

Cover Title Author
Charlotte's web E.B. White
Written in the sky Matthew Kaopio.
The immigrant suite : hey xenophobe! who you calling a foreigner? Hattie Gossett.
Unsettling America : an anthology of contemporary multicultural poetry edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan.
  Up among the stars Matthew Kaopio.
Zillah's gift Lois West Duffy.
Sista tongue Lisa Linn Kanae.

 

About this Collection

The collection is found in Hamilton Library and contains approximately 290 graded readers for use by English-language learners. These items have call numbers beginning with ZZ ELI and are found at the end of the Juvenile Collection on the 2nd floor.

Map to the Collection

The Juvenile Literature Collection is located on the second floor of Hamilton Library, along the wall in the southwest corner of the building.

Map indicating location of the Juvenile Literature Collection.