Reading Unlimited: Townsend Library + Bluford Series eBooks (e-mailed)

Reading Unlimited: Townsend Library + Bluford Series eBooks (e-mailed)

Product details

  • Author: Various
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-615-1
  • Year: 2020
  • Page count: 10000
  • Reading level: 6 & up
  • Lexile Level: 550L-1230L
  • Availability: In stock


The ultimate ebook subscription for readers! This all-access subscription includes the entire Bluford Series and Townsend Library—more than 130 titles in all! 

Reading Unlimited provides 10-month access to every Townsend Library AND Bluford Series title. All ebooks are hosted in the Learning Center. Delivery takes place via email at the time of purchase and includes a 16-digit access code and instructions for use. 

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What is the Bluford Series? A Gateway to Reading!

The Bluford Series is a collection of high-interest novels that have captivated teens nationwide. Set in fictional Bluford High, a tough but nurturing urban high school, the novels speak to the interests, struggles, and concerns of today’s 5th–10th graders. Praised by faculty, parents, and students alike, the Bluford Series has transformed entire classrooms into reading zones. A frequent choice for school- and city-wide reading initiatives, the series has been widely reviewed in the Journal for Adolescent and Adult Literacy (JAAL) and repeatedly endorsed by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Key Features of the Bluford Series

Relevant topics: Topics, themes, and situations in the Bluford Series engage students’ real-life experiences. By having direct relevance to students’ lives, the books immediately hook readers.

Exciting and uplifting stories: The Bluford Series celebrates teenage characters who make positive choices, especially when such actions are difficult or unpopular. Readers become emotionally engaged in each character’s struggle and often cheer in triumph when it is resolved!

Common Core Aligned: The Bluford Series features a comprehensive teacher's guide that includes a wide range of activities aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  Used together, the Bluford Series and the teacher's guide are a powerful Language Arts resource for students. Get details about the Bluford Series and the Common Core Standards

Accessible writing style: Bluford novels are written to appeal to intermediate readers. While content in the series is sophisticated enough for high-school students and beyond, the reading level for the novels is between 5th and 6th grade.

Short length: Each novel in the Bluford Series contains fewer than 200 pages. This manageable length encourages readers to finish their book. And once they read one, most students want to continue—a pivotal step toward becoming regular readers!

Continuity and depth: While each novel stands on its own, many characters and conflicts carry over from book to book. Readers are drawn into a complex fictional world they want to explore.

Broad appeal: Action, suspense, mystery, and romance fill the pages of the Bluford Series, offering something for all readers—boys and girls alike.

Great price: A digital subscription to the Bluford Series, 22 ebooks total, is priced at just $10—an unbeatable value! 

A complete set of all 107 ebooks in the Townsend Library. Titles include literary classics, compelling nonfiction, and a collection of motivational titles for today's readers. Looking to build or expand your classroom digital library? Look no further. 

Note: Townsend Library Classics have been carefully edited for clarity and readability. Click here for details about the editing process.

It’s a proven fact: Strong reading skills are the best predictor of whether students will succeed in school. Students who read more become strong readers, and strong readers score higher on both classroom and standardized tests. They have larger vocabularies and a greater command of the language; they are, in short, better prepared to meet challenges in school and beyond.

Regular reading also opens students' hearts, developing their empathy by showing how others think, feel, and act. What’s the best way to encourage students to read more? Immerse them in books that truly speak to their interests and their lives. At Townsend Press, we know how to get students reading. Our widely acclaimed titles have helped millions discover (and rediscover) the pleasure and power of books. They can help your students, too.

The titles in Reading Unlimited were carefully curated to engage readers. From lovingly-edited literary works, to popular YA novels such as the Bluford Series, to self-help titles and historical nonfiction, this ebook subcription offers something for readers of all ages. All titles feature leveling information (including Lexile levels) and teacher guides in the Learning Center to facilitate use of the books in classes. And at just $15 per student (less for school adoptions of 50 or more students), this combined digital subscription is a bargain. We hope you enjoy it. Happy reading! 

Reading Unlimited can be licensed or purchased in bulk for school- or district-wide use at a significant discount.  *Programs that directly serve students (not resellers or bookstores) and purchase 50 or more subscriptions qualify for reduced pricing. Email Townsend Press customer service at for more information.