October 2, 2017

Fall is here! Classrooms are full, and you're working your magic to engage and inspire another crop of students. At Townsend Press, we want to help. That's why we've released three new features in the Learning Center (more are coming).


Vocabulary Plus expanded to include Short Version texts

September 8, 2017

Bullying in Schools, our popular anti-bullying handbook for grades 6–10, has been updated and released as an electronic resource. Featuring freshened cyberbullying coverage, digital assignments, and Paul Langan’s accessible writing style, Bullying in Schools Plus can serve as an individual, group, or school-wide resource for less than $1 per student (with site license).

June 1, 2017

Five big changes have come to the Learning Center over the summer! They include upgrades and new offerings but also the removal of old material. *Please review each item to see how your classes may be impacted.


March 1, 2017

Three high-interest paperbacks have just been added to the acclaimed Townsend Library. The three titles, The Power of Determination, Muhammad Ali: The Greatest, and Helen Keller: From Darkness to Light, feature compelling nonfiction that will engage readers of all ages. Don’t believe us? Read the first chapter of each at the links above and see for yourself! Each book is priced at $2 each.

December 1, 2016

Introducing Ten Steps Plus, the newest and most powerful collection of print and electronic resources ever crafted by Townsend Press. Looking for a combined print/electronic program to teach college reading? With Ten Steps Plus, you’ve got it–and much more. Learn more here.


September 30, 2016

Groundwork for College Reading with Phonics, the most basic book in the acclaimed Ten Steps Reading Series, has just been published in a new fifth edition. Featuring major chapter additions, freshened content, and enhanced visual appeal, this revised edition of Groundwork for College Reading with Phonics is ideal for students and adult learners in a very basic developmental reading or ESL course.

August 10, 2016

Teacher's materials for Girls Like Me, the twenty-first novel in the acclaimed Bluford Series, have been published! They are included free of charge with any purchase of the two-volume Teacher's Guide to the Bluford Series. They can also be downloaded free of charge from the Learning Center. Learn more about the Bluford Series here. 

December 31, 2015

See Dr. Judy Nadell, creator of The King School Series, and meet the lively cast of characters that make this collection of leveled books so much fun for beginning readers in grades K-2. View the King School Kids here.

May 31, 2015

A 50 KW solar array rests on the roof of the Townsend Press Book Center. This array converts sunlight into electricity, supplying about 85% of the company's electrical needs.  

January 4, 2015

SEG Measurement, an independent research firm, announced the completion of a study of nearly 800 reading students in two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. Researchers found that students in classes using the Ten Steps Reading Series from Townsend Press showed greater improvement in reading than students in classes using other leading developmental reading textbooks.