Nagrody i wyróżnienia

Uproszczone lektury językowe ELI zostały wyróżnione w ramach Language Learner Literature Award - międzynarodowego konkursu ustanowionego i organizowanego począwszy od 2004 roku przez fundację Extensive Reading Foundation, zajmującą się promowaniem czytania ekstensywnego jako metody nauki języka angielskiego.

Finaliści i zwycięzcy konkursu wybierani są przez międzynarodowe jury, które spośród książek zgłoszonych przez wydawców językowych z całego świata wybiera te najlepsze pod względem językowym, metodycznym, stylistycznym i edytorskim. Ponadto każdego roku w okresie od maja do lipca, nauczyciele i uczniowie ze wszystkich krajów mają możliwość zagłosowania za pośrednictwem Internetu na najlepszą w ich ocenie lekturę językową. Wyniki tego głosowania brane są pod uwagę przez jury fundacji przy uchwalaniu ostatecznego werdyktu.

2019

PB3 and the Fish - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Very Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: This is a story about robots, aliens, animals and children which makes it interesting for a broad group of learners. It teaches the targeted group to think about the consequences of their actions beforehand. This book is written in a good style and supported with detailed illustrations. The presentation of the story is very creative. Activities are engaging especially the role-play. Teachers and students can think of so many ways to present the story in a fun and interesting approach.

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Juanita and her Alpaca - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: This is a wonderful story which introduces Peru, the country and its culture in a very interesting way. Not only is the language easy to understand, but also the beautiful photographs wonderfully illustrate Juanita’s daily life in the mountains of Peru. The idea of combining the real information and an illustrated Peruvian legend about the vicuna is brilliant. Readers can enjoy the story and, at the same time, learn factual information. Since this reader also includes an audio CD, children can enjoy it on their own, even if they are not yet fluent readers. This reader would really hold the children’s interest and could easily be used for storytelling, a CLIL lesson, or as part of an extensive reading library.

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2018

Granny Fixit and the Viking Children - zwycięzca w kategorii Very Young Learners.

Komentarz jury:: The story is simple and relatable. It is very engaging based on everyday life situations. Every child loves his granny so the idea to have granny as the main character is brilliant. This book incorporates values of open-mindedness, resourcefulness and friendship. The part when the kids save the dolphin is very touching. It will surely touch the heart of the young readers. Showing kindness to animals is a timely value that our young learners must possess. This kind of book is very useful for kids to learn not only the language but also values. Post reading activities use critical thinking. The repetitive lyrics of the song are useful for the retention of the language. Illustrations support the content. On-line voter’s comment: It was interesting and nicely illustrated. Once you flip through it, you’ll definitely want to read it.

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The Boy with the Red Balloon - zwycięzca w kategorii Adolescent & Adult: Elementary.

Komentarz jury:: Jurors’ comment: Very nice story, intriguing and involving. Clear simple language. On-line voter’s comment: It is clearly a story made for teenagers and for students who want to practice their English and bring it to a better level. It is a well written story, with suspense and really good exercises for someone who is not interested in just reading a book.

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2018

Little Red Riding Hood - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Very Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: This classic story is very entertaining. The world is hardly in need of another retelling of story. Still, the retelling is clear, and the book does a fair job of integrating a variety of engaging activities into the text. A lot of vocabulary are introduced with illustrations for familiarity. The activities are challenging, differentiated, and uses critical thinking. This book somehow exposes the young learners to different reading skills. Incorporating songs is also an effective approach to learn new vocabulary and structures.

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Cinderella - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Very Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: Cinderella is a tale that has been retold many times, but it does not lose it magic. There are no surprising ‘moments’ however there are special touches such as the musical spell ‘Wishes and dreams…’. The layout and production of the text is also of a high quality, so a learner won’t feel overwhelmed by the amount of text on the page. The illustrations are a plus and compliment the text. The story is clear, easy to understand, and pitched at the correct level for beginner ELL’s.

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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Very Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: Aesop’s fables are classics and this retelling of the tale is rich and clearly carries across the moral of the original tale. The language used for this tale is clear and easy to follow. The beautiful illustrations richly compliment the story. The book is well laid out with the use of margins and the spacing of the text.

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Nyangoma’s Story - A Child’s Life in Uganda - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: This reader combines non-fiction and fictional stylist elements to tell the everyday true story of a girl from Uganda called Nyangoma. Through photographs and illustrations, which are combined with simple but evocative text, we learn about her daily life including food, school, friends and toys. She even encounters a snake on her journey to school! Children can also compare the story to their own everyday lives and culture in their country. The book was created in association with Adelante Africa, an NGO which supports schools and communities in Uganda. In short, this fun hybrid non-fiction reader is both engaging and meaningful. Kids, as well as the parents or teachers they read it with, will all love it!.

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The Mill on the Floss - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Adolescent & Adult: Upper Intermediate & Advanced.

Komentarz jury: James Joyce has finally made it into the Language Learner Literature library and these versions of the Dubliners stories are excellent. Some of the text seems to be taken straight from the original and certainly the spirit of all the stories remains intact. New vocabulary and cultural references are explained at the bottom of the page and colorful artwork helps to set the scene. However, the abundance of activities placed between the chapters might contradict the nature of extensive reading practices. Yet, overall it is a well-written and a well-organized book.

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2017

Egghead - zwycięzca w kategorii Adolescents & Adult: Elementary.

Komentarz jury:: A touching and wonderful true story about friendship, bullying, school and family. Reading this book is like reading a diary, with beautiful pictures and small drawings. On-line voter’s comment: The very good thing about the book is that it is about a very relevant theme, bullying and surviving it. Students involved in discussions eagerly while trying this in class as many could identify with many of the situations themselves. Going beyond language, it is very motivational for learners who are insecure in many ways.

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2016

The Railway Children - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Adolescent & Adult: Beginner.

Komentarz jury: Lower-level students ready to take on a somewhat longer text will enjoy the well-told episodes making up this heart-warming retelling of the famous novel.

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Moby Dick - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Adolescent & Adult: Upper Intermediate & Advanced.

Komentarz jury: The story is well narrated and engaging and encourages the readers to continue reading to the end. The language used is authentic and smooth, and the illustrations are interesting.

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2015

Granny Fixit and the Monkey - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Very Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: The book has themes that tend to be popular with children around the world - mischievous monkeys and an outing with a grandparent. The story embraces a kind of silliness that many very young learners will identify with. The writing is easy to read because of rhythmic repetition and correct word choice for the level. The illustrations are fun, and detailed enough to help the reader guess unknown words from the picture context.

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The Canterbury Tales - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Adolescents and Adults; Beginners.

Komentarz jury: The Canterbury Tales is a well-written book with effective illustrations where the colourful characters stand out from the black and white backdrop. The limited new vocabulary makes this book a comfortable read for beginners who have moved into chapter books. This classic tale is written in a simple grammatical format that flows smoothly. Also, the person's name is used more often than the pronoun, which is helpful in understanding the story. The book itself tends to be a little long but it is divided up into different stories. The length should not be a problem for the higher level beginners.

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2014

Anne of Green Gables - zwycięzca w kategorii Adolescents & Adult: Elementary.

Komentarz jury: This excellent book simply but engagingly retells the story of Anne and her relationships with Marilla, Matthew and the community and environment around her. Readers will get a good sense of the charm and scope of the original. The cute illustrations are aimed at younger readers, but older readers will equally enjoy the story and look forward to reading the original.

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2013

Canterville Ghost - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: Beautifully illustrated, fast-moving story of the Otis family and Sir Simon, the ghost. Do they just see past each other?

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White Fang - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: Well-managed retelling of a classic story of love, respect, and loyalty between people and animals. We promise you’ll keep turning the pages quickly.

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Gulliver’s Travels - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Adolescents & Adults: Elementary.

Komentarz jury: This is an excellent re-telling of the classic story, with good clarity and language control. Including several of Gulliver’s journeys, it goes much farther than some other “simple” versions in familiarizing readers with the scope of this important cultural point of reference, and with the thrust of Swift’s social commentary.

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2012

Uncle Jack and the meerkats - zwycięzca nagrody głównej w kategorii Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: To opowieść bardzo dobra dla młodych czytelników, gdyż stanowi udaną mieszankę przygody, fantazji i rzeczywistości, z motywem działań na rzecz zagrożonych gatunków. Zawiera także wątek rodzinny i inteligentne dziecięce postacie. Świetnie napisana, ładnie zaprojektowana i dająca dużo radości czytelnikowi.

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2012

Hooray for the Holidays! - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Young Learners.

Komentarz jury: Żywa, przyjazna dzieciom oprawa graficzna oraz przyjemny temat plaży przyciąga i cieszy młodych czytelników. Zabawowe ćwiczenia zmuszają dzieci do myślenia. Książka jest świetnie napisana, dobra edytorsko i zawiera doskonałe ilustracje.

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The Great Gatsby - książka nominowana do konkursu finałowego w kategorii Adolescent & Adult: Upper Intermediate & Advanced

Komentarz jury: Richard Larkham should be very proud of his excellent adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Gatsby, the dreamer, lives in a magnificent house and can buy anything he wants — except for one thing…

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