A bold and unique approach to literacy

The Program

The award-winning series that started it all — BOLDPRINT combines what’s seriously cool with serious literacy to create consistently engaging and educational books designed to captivate, motivate, and inspire all students.


9″ x 12″, 48 pages



Seriously Cool

From youngsters to adolescents who are developing as readers, today’s students require texts that will involve them emotionally, intellectually, and imaginatively. BOLDPRINT delivers by featuring topics that are important to youth culture while cutting across different interest and subject areas. Readers can access a wide variety of text forms — including personal accounts, graphic stories, newspaper articles, poetry, and more — that have been specially chosen for quality and capacity to capture the interest of those who can’t, don’t, or won’t read traditional texts and learning materials. All BOLDPRINT books are designed in an oversized graphic magazine format and feature stunning photographs and lively illustrations that support the text and further enhance the reading experience.

Serious Literacy

Reading selections in all BOLDPRINT books are carefully scaffolded and embedded with comprehension prompts, definitions, and reading, writing, and oral activities. BOLDPRINT can be used across the curriculum — in English, the Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Media Studies — to help develop independent, proficient, and confident readers, writers, and communicators. Written by experienced educators alongside experts from a wide range of fields and disciplines, BOLDPRINT books will encourage the most reluctant students to read on, ask questions, find out more, draw their own conclusions, and expand their horizons.



Difficult keywords are highlighted then defined at the bottom of each page.

Warm Ups

Warm Up activities get students thinking about the topic by drawing on prior knowledge

Web Connections

In Web Connections, students are encouraged to use technology for learning.


Supporting FYIs help to enhance the interest of a selection.


Checkpoints appear throughout a selection to help clarify ideas and provide scaffolding.

Wrap Ups

Wrap Up activities typically consist of one question or activity that brings students back to the text and a second question or activity to extend their understanding through discussion and writing.


Series Editors

David Booth

David Booth is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto. For over 40 years, he has been involved in education as a classroom teacher, consultant, professor, researcher, speaker, and author. At the University of Toronto, his students have included teachers, administrators, and artists enrolled in the Pre-Service, Master, and Doctoral programs in education. He has authored many teacher reference books and textbooks in all areas of curriculum development: the arts, drama, literacy, and media. From 2008 to 2012, he held the Elizabeth Thorn Research Chair of the Centre for Literacy at the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University.

An internationally respected authority on education, David has addressed educators and parents across Canada and around the world. He has won many awards for his classroom teaching, for his contributions to the teaching of reading and the arts in education, and for his books for young people, and has been awarded honorary lifetime memberships in educational drama organizations in Canada, the United States, and England.

Joan Green

Joan Green is a distinguished Canadian educator and administrator who has served as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and Director of Education for the City of Toronto. She is the founding CEO of the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office and has provided strong leadership at all levels of education. Joan has been a professional development leader provincially, across Canada, and internationally. She is the author of several books and numerous articles on education and leadership issues.

Joan is the recipient of several awards, including the Distinguished Educator Award from OISE, University of Toronto, and Woman of the Year for the Women in Educational Administration in Ontario. In 2012, in recognition of her contributions to public education and her service and leadership in the not-for-profit sector, Joan was invested as a member of the Order of Ontario.

Currently, Joan Green is a Senior Public Sector Consultant at the Phelps Group.

Jack Booth

Jack Booth has been involved in the educational community for over 40 years. He has taught all the elementary grades, served as a resource teacher for Grades 7–10, and was an English/Language Arts consultant for Grades K–12. As well as having written many textbooks for elementary and secondary students, Jack has presented lectures, workshops, and seminars across North America, the United Kingdom, and Asia dealing with all areas of language development.


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