Grass Roots Press

BC Books and Authors

Today is BC Book Day! It’s a day to celebrate BC books and authors. Reading a book by a BC author is a great way to celebrate the day. Did you know that several of the short novels in the Good Reads series from Grass Roots Press and Rapid Reads series from Orca Books were… Read more

Soft Skills at Work

Are you looking for readings about workplace soft skills at a beginning reading level? Earlier this year, Grass Roots Press released Soft Skills at Work, a series that uses contrasting photostories to explore six different soft skills. Titles in the series are: Getting to Work on Time Putting Customers First Standing Up for Yourself Taking… Read more

Biographies of Famous Women

International Women’s Day is a good time to remember some of the wonderful biographies from Grass Roots Press, outlining the accomplishments of individual women. Here’s a collage of some of them: These illustrated, easy to read biographies (and more) are available from the Decoda Literacy Library. Email library@decoda.ca to ask about borrowing them.

Soft Skills at Work

Soft Skills at Work is a new series of photostories from Grass Roots Press. Research shows that soft skills are important to success in the workplace, sometimes even more important than technical skills. This series uses photostories to feature six soft skills: Working as a Team (teamwork) Thinking on Your Feet (problem solving) Putting Customers… Read more

Working with Beginning Readers

Working with Beginning Readers is a wonderful free resource for anyone working with a beginning adult reader. Written by Pat Campbell, this 8 page booklet outlines the principles for working with beginning readers and describes core instructional strategies. Tutors find this a valuable reference. It’s available on the Grass Roots Press website. For more in-depth… Read more