New Release Books by Rob Waring

Rob Waring is the author of Teaching Extensive Reading in Another Language (2019), Afghanistan's Heroic Artists (2009), One Boy's Journey (2008), A Real Winner (2008) and other 212 books.

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Teaching Extensive Reading in Another Language

release date: Dec 17, 2019
Teaching Extensive Reading in Another Language
This comprehensive book by renowned scholars Paul Nation and Rob Waring accessibly covers all aspects of extensive reading in second and foreign language contexts. The book serves as a major update to the field on the topic, with current research findings on extensive reading as they relate to motivation, reading fluency, and vocabulary learning, among other topics. Clear and straightforward, it includes case studies, strategies, and methods for implementing and assessing effective extensive reading in the classroom and provides resources and tools for preservice teachers of ESL/EFL and foreign languages. Suitable for programs in TESOL and Applied Linguistics with courses in L2 reading, reading instruction, TESOL methods, and foreign language reading or teaching, it will appeal to students and preservice teachers as well as English language teaching professionals and EFL/ESL teachers.

Afghanistan's Heroic Artists

release date: Jun 02, 2009
Afghanistan's Heroic Artists
When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the religious group aimed to destroy any artistic expression that violated their strict interpretation of Islamic rules. A group of Afghan artists risked death by disobeying the Taliban to preserve the artwork of their country. Who are the men that saved Afghanistan's art? How did they do it?

One Boy's Journey

release date: Jan 01, 2008
One Boy's Journey
Yoro is a young Fulani Boy. The 'Fulani' are a group of people who live in Africa. To become men, young Fulani boys must make a long and difficult journey. The journey is a test. It's now Yoro's turn. What challenges will Yoro meet? Will he succeed?

A Real Winner

release date: Jan 01, 2008
A Real Winner
The first non-fiction reading series for English language learners to present captivating real-world stories in print, audio, and video.

Canyaking Adventure

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Canyaking Adventure
A group of young athletes have traveled to the Indian Ocean to visit Reunion Island for a unique challenge: canyaking. This tough outdoor activity is a combination of two different sports and requires the cooperation of all team members. What two sports does canyaking involve? Will the team succeed in canyaking Reunion Island?

Blue Cows?

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Blue Cows?
Farmers in India are having a serious problem. A local animal is eating their food. However, the farmers cannot hurt the animal because it has a special name. How can a name protect an animal? What will the farmers do?

Birds in Paradise

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Birds in Paradise
Trinidad and Tobago is famous for its beautiful birds .One man has made it his life's work to study them. He’s trying to photograph all of the 460 types of birds on the island. But there’s one special bird that’s difficult to find. Will he succeed?

World History Readers

release date: Jan 01, 2017
World History Readers
Seed Learning's World History Readers is a six-level non-fiction series specifically designed to prepare young learners for future study of academic material in English. The books include exciting and informative accounts of historical people and events.

Puffin Rescue!

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Puffin Rescue!
Puffins are a kind of bird that lives in Iceland. Each year baby puffins, or pufflings, leave their homes to find the sea. Sometimes the pufflings get lost and cannot find their way. Groups of people must rescue, or help, the pufflings. How do people rescue the pufflings?

Taiko Master

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Taiko Master
Taiko is a kind of Japanese drum that people hit to make music. Taiko drumming is an ancient Japanese art and it's difficult to learn. Now, many people are practicing taiko drumming in the United States. They have a very special teacher. What makes him so special?

Mount Fuji

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji is a famous mountain in Japan that has become a symbol of Japanese culture. Thousands of people climb the mountain every year. Some do it to take pictures and buy gifts. Others climb it for other reasons. Why do so many people climb Mount Fuji? What kind of experience is it?

Dangerous Dining

release date: Jun 01, 2007
Dangerous Dining
The puffer fish is a famous type of fish in Japan. If it's prepared properly, it's a safe and delicious meal. If it's not, it can kill those who eat it. How do chefs prepare the fish correctly? What are scientists doing to protect people who eat puffer fish?

Dreamtime Painters

release date: Oct 01, 2007
Dreamtime Painters
Australia's Aboriginal culture is one of the oldest in the world. Aboriginal people have painted pictures of a story called 'Dreamtime' for years. These paintings are famous and very valuable. What is the Dreamtime story? Who are the Dreamtime painters?

Confucianism in China

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Confucianism in China
Confucius (551-479 B.C.) is a well-known person in Chinese history. He had many followers who believed in what he taught and who spread his ideas throughout the country. Confucius continues to influence many parts of Chinese life. What were his ideas? How do they still affect China today?

Extreme Skydiving

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Extreme Skydiving
Most people enjoy the sport of sky diving because they get to fall at extremely high speeds, but some people want to go even faster. One man is even experimenting with various methods of increasing his speed. What is he doing to go faster? Is it working?

National Geographic Graded Readers 3000 C1 Amer Engl

release date: Dec 23, 2008
National Geographic Graded Readers 3000 C1 Amer Engl
The first non-fiction reading series for English language learners to present captivating real-world stories in print, audio, and video.

Dinosaur Search

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Dinosaur Search
'Dinosaurs' are animals that lived long ago. Scientists often study dinosaur 'bones', or the hard parts inside the body. A team of scientists is looking for dinosaur parts but they're hard to find. Will the team find bones, or something else?

How's the Weather?

release date: Jan 01, 2007
How's the Weather?
The weather on Earth is always changing. One day it's cloudy, the next day it's sunny, and the day after that - who knows? Well, meteorologists do! Meteorologists are scientists that can predict the weather. But how do they do it? What causes these weather changes?

Tornado Chase

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Tornado Chase
Tornadoes are large storms that can cause huge amounts of damage and destruction. Most people run from tornadoes, but some researchers chase them! They want to study the storms to develop better methods for predicting them. How do they find these tornadoes? How do they collect their information?

The Hidden Treasures of Egypt

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Hidden Treasures of Egypt
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt contains an extraordinary collection of ancient art, but even more of its treasures are hidden away in its basement. Museum workers are now preparing to show these valuable pieces in a new exhibition. What pieces will they exhibit? How will they decide what to display?

National Geographic Graded Readers 3000 E1 Amer Engl

release date: May 07, 2009
National Geographic Graded Readers 3000 E1 Amer Engl
The first non-fiction reading series for English language learners to present captivating real-world stories in print, audio, and video.

Shark Alley

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Shark Alley
"Footprint Reading Library with video from National Geographic"--Cover.

Snow Magic!

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Snow Magic!
In the village of Chinchero, Peru, weaving is an important tradition. Weavers use animal hair to make beautiful cloth. They have always used this cloth to stay warm. However, now they are also selling it to make money. How will this affect the local people and economy?

One Village Makes a Difference

release date: Jan 01, 2008
One Village Makes a Difference
This series offers fascinating stories and facts from the four corners of our world, and develops the language and skills needed to understand non-fiction writing. This box includes 15 individual readers, DVD and Audio CD of the Footprint Reading Library, divided into 5 different themes- Incredible Animals; Amazing Science ;Fascinating Places;Remarkable People;Exciting Activities

Mars on Earth

release date: May 07, 2009

Firewalking

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Firewalking
In a small village in northern Greece, local residents participate in an annual religious festival called a Anastenaria'. During the festival, believers walk across fire to test their faith and receive blessings from religious figures. Will all the participants make it across the fire? How will their firewalk affect them?

Monkey Party

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Monkey Party
Describes the importance of monkeys in Thailand and includes questions, definitions, and a vocabulary list.

Zoo Dentists

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Zoo Dentists
Two dentists in California treat some very special patients. Their patients are animals! Animals can develop dental problems just like humans. These dentists help them, but sometimes it can be dangerous. Have they ever been hurt by an animal? How do they treat dangerous animals?

National Geographic Graded Readers 2200 D1 Amer Engl

release date: Dec 23, 2008
National Geographic Graded Readers 2200 D1 Amer Engl
The first non-fiction reading series for English language learners to present captivating real-world stories in print, audio, and video.

The Red Devils

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Red Devils
Humboldt squids, or 'Red Devils,' are the world's largest animal without a backbone. These sometimes dangerous creatures live in the deep waters of the Gulf of California. A researcher and professional diver have come to the Gulf to learn more about them. Will they find any Red Devils? Will they be able to observe them safely?

National Geographic Graded Readers 1900 E1 Amer Engl

release date: Jan 01, 2010
National Geographic Graded Readers 1900 E1 Amer Engl
The first non-fiction reading series for English language learners to present captivating real-world stories in print, audio, and video.

Gorilla Watching Tours

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Gorilla Watching Tours
Africa's mountain gorilla population has been getting smaller for many years. But now, the situation is improving. People have been visiting the area and paying to see gorillas in their natural environment. The money is helping to keep the gorillas safe. Will it save them?
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