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Book: The Good Dog
Author: Avi
Format: PDF: Accessible
Barcode: 50011866

McKinley, a malamute, is a good dog -- he's reliable and trustworthy. Whether it's watching over the other dogs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or taking care of his human pup, Jack, McKinley never even thinks of letting anyone down -- until he meets Lupin.

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~Happy February!~

Book: George Washington’s Socks
Author: Elvira Woodruff
Format: PDF: Accessible, PDF: Fully Accessible, Word, ePub
Barcode: 50000481

A mysterious rowboat transports five adventurous kids back in time to the eve of the Battle at Trenton where they experience the American Revolution.

Featured Books and Tool of the Month


Book: A Lucky New Year
Author: Janet Stutley
Format: PDF: Accessible, Nimas, RTF, HTML, ePub, Daisy
Barcode: 50010530

Featured Books and Tool of the Month


Book: Amelia Bedelia
Author: Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel
Format: PDF: Accessible
Barcode: 50011394

Featured Books and Tool of the Month


Book: Thanksgiving on Thursday
Author: Mary P. Osbourne
Format: PDF: Accessible, Large Print
Barcode: 50011675

Featured Books and Tool of the Month


Book: The Jacket
Author: Andrew Clements
Format: PDF: Accessible
Barcode: 50010983

Featured Books and Tool of the Month


Book: A Whole New Ballgame
Author: Phil Bildner
Format: PDF accessible
Barcode: 50011163

Accessing Print with Text-to-Speech Technology
What does the research say?

Estimates suggest that 80% of students with learning disabilities receive services for a reading disability. As many as 8 of 10 students with learning disabilities have reading problems so significant that they cannot read and understand grade-level material (Lerner, 2003). One way to help students access grade level material is using Text-to-Speech (TTS).

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Low vision affects millions of Americans, including many students attending school. Low vision can impact many areas of a student’s educational experience including reading. There are many ways that students with low vision can access books and be more independent. AIM-VA can help by providing books in large print, audio (text to speech) and digital text.

Keep Your Students Reading Over Winter Break

Research has found that reading just 20 minutes a day exposes children to millions of words a year. Students have a chance to read for 14 days if they take advantage of every day over winter break. At the end of this article you will find a listing of Holiday/Winter books from AIM-VA to help. Also, here are a few ideas that may encourage your students to continue reading over this winter holiday.