How It Works

Books That Grow is a Web App that uses a unique leveling system for every book in our library to create 3 to 5 books in one. Through the leveling, text complexity, sentence structure, and vocabulary change as shown in the example below:

 
 
 
 
 
 

See how it works with an excerpt from the classic piece "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

 
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Reading Level 9 (Original Text)

But one day a few weeks after his twelfth birthday, while looking in the mirror, Benjamin made, or thought he made, an astonishing discovery. Did his eyes deceive him, or had his hair turned in the dozen years of his life from white to iron-gray under its concealing dye? Was the network of wrinkles on his face becoming less pronounced? Was his skin healthier and firmer, with even a touch of ruddy winter colour? He could not tell.

Reading Level 5

One day a few weeks after his twelfth birthday, Benjamin looked in the mirror and made, or thought he made, a surprising discovery. Did his eyes deceive him, or had his hair gone from white to gray? Were his wrinkles beginning to smooth out? Was his skin healthier and firmer, with even some redness to it? He could not tell.

Reading Level 3

One day a few weeks after his twelfth birthday, Benjamin looked in the mirror and made, or thought he made, a surprising discovery. Was his hair changing from white to gray? Were his wrinkles getting smoother? Was his skin healthier? He could not tell.

 
 

A Vast Digital Library!

Books That Grow has a diverse library of texts that range from Biographies, Classic Fiction, Folktales, Primary Source Documents, Science, Social Studies, and more. You're bound to find a book that you'll love to read at the level that you're comfortable reading it! Each book adapts to your reading ability to give you the best possible reading experience and become a more powerful reader.

 
 
Books That Grow is Great for...

  • Individuals

    Whether you're trying to become a better reader or are just reading for pleasure, Books That Grow is great for individual learning and reading. Our App works on any device or computer!

  • Educators

    Finally, in a classroom setting, all of your students can read and discuss the same book together. Separate reading groups are now an option, not a requirement for students to effectively learn.

  • Libraries

    Books That Grow is a great addition to any Library collection. Our books support and "grow" all types of readers, especially in a diverse community like a Library.


Instructor Testimonials

 
  • It's Perfect For College Prep And I Would Recommend It To Colleagues In The Field!

    — Vanita Naidoo | Hostos Community | Bronx, Ny
  • Books That Grow Helped Me Engage Students Who Formerly Were Reluctant Readers!

    — Irvin Weathersby | Queens Library | Queens, Ny
  • We Have Data Showing Tremendous Reading Growth Of Our Students, Thanks To Books That Grow!

    — Claire Timmis | Compass Youth | Collaborative Hartford, CT
  • Books That Grow Helps My Students Access The Text, No Matter What Reading Level!

    — Ellen Darensbourg | STEM Manhattan, | Manhattan, Ny
 
 
 
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