Free Stories and eBooks for the Beginning Reader


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Beginning Reader Story Collections - 39 Collections

642 stories that support the Read Well Reading Program.


Easy to Read eBooks - 359 ebooks



Easy to Read eBooks With OpenDyslexic Font - 340 ebooks

OpenDyslexic font is designed to be easier to read for struggling readers with dyslexia. Current research shows no reading improvement with this font, though your beginning reader may be more comfortable reading ebooks written with this font.


My Name Is In This Story Stories and eBooks

60 one-page personalized stories, 6 personalized ebooks, and 4 multi-page personalized stories.

Beginning readers enjoy seeing their names in print. If your beginning reader is not on the list just send an email to have him or her's first name placed in the stories and ebooks for free.

e-mail: clarknesscom@yahoo.com (include whether he or she is a boy or girl for story and ebook pronouns)



Beginning Reader Story Collections - C - 12 collections

120 stories that support the Language! (Fourth Edition) Reading Program.



Easy to Read eBooks that support The Daily 5 - 47 ebooks

These ebooks support The Daily 5 which is an education program that helps students learn how to use activities to work independently toward personal literacy goals.



Español - Easy to Read eBooks in Spanish - 74 ebooks


Dolch Sight Word Stories - 45 collections


More Beginning Reader Story Collections - 160 collections

877 stories that can help beginning readers learn to read sight words.

Supports the Edmark 1 Reading Program.


Single Sheet Books - 128 books for printing


Math eBooks aligned with the Common Core State Standards - 28 ebooks


Advanced Beginning Reader Stories - 27 stories


Advanced Beginning Reader Stories: Put Me in the Story versions - 27 stories


Beginning Reader Chapter eBooks - 4 ebooks


Reading Hawk's eBooks


Beginning Reader Stories Available for Translating or Editing - 176 stories


Easy to Read Picture eBooks Available for Translating or Editing - 15 ebooks


Lusoga Language Stories for Beginning Readers in Uganda - 36 stories


Lusoga Language eBooks for Beginning Readers in Uganda - 4 ebooks



I am a former special education teacher from Spokane Valley, Washington USA and have created these free stories, ebooks and other materials for use in the classroom and at home. I hope your beginning readers will be helped by what I am able to share with you on this website.

I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the International Literacy Association.

Please feel free to let other teachers and parents know about www.clarkness.com and www.readinghawk.com.

Thanks for stopping by.

Clark Ness



e-mail: clarknesscom@yahoo.com

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All stories, ebooks and other material on this website are covered under the following copyright:Text Copyright © by Clark Ness. Images are from Microsoft Office Images unless otherwise noted. PERMISSION IS GRANTED for printing, photocopying, emailing, recording, storing in a retrieval system, and transmitting these stories, ebooks and other materials in any form, or by any means, mechanical and/or electronic. Sale of these stories, ebooks and other materials and/or uploading them to a commercial bookstore or commercial website is strictly forbidden without prior written permission.


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