Channing Bete Company(R) Types of Products and Services

Reading Levels

Here's a quick guide to the reading levels of our publications, according to the widely respected Flesch-Kincaid test:

For Children and Adolescents

Publications for Teens, Young Adults, and Adults

Product format:

Appropriate
for ages:

Teaching Tales

2-6

My Books

3-6

Coloring Books

3-6

We Wonder® Workbooks

4-5

Coloring & Activities Books With STICKERS!

5-8

Coloring & Activities Calendars With STICKERS!

5-8

Activity Posters

5-8

Know What?® Workbooks

6-8

Coloring & Activities Books

6-9

Coloring Calendars

6-9

Who Knew?® Workbooks

9-11

What Would YOU Do? Booklets

9-11

Information & Activities Books

9-12

What's Up® Workbooks

12-14

Keeping Tabs® Guides (select teen titles)

14-17

On® Workbooks

15-17


Product format:

Written at
grade level:

Pamphlets

7-8

Booklets with Classic Illustrations

6-7

Booklets with Realistic Illustrations

6-7

Booklets with Photographic Illustrations

6-7

Count-the-Ways Booklets

6-7

Smart Guides

6-7

Keeping Tabs® Guides

5-6

Magazines

5-6

Handbooks

5-6

Booklets in Story Format

3-4

Low-Literacy Booklets

3

For Adults Ages 65 and up

Product format:

Written at
grade level:

Learning for Life titles

5-6

Classic, realistically illustrated, and photo-illustrated publications on issues of importance to older adults

A closer look at Flesch-Kincaid testing...

  1. It tests the entire work -- not just a single passage.
  2. It's computerized -- keeping the entire process consistent and objective.
  3. It's the standard reading-level test for the U.S. armed forces.