Shell Books

Shell books are a range of simple booklets that offer a free resource for literacy workers who are teaching adults to read. The subject matter covers a range of practical subjects that can be used to teach new skills, or to generate interest in new projects. They are available as computer files for Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher. The text can be lifted out and replaced in any language, whilst the pictures and all the formatting (the "shell") remain. They can then be printed off locally.

This is one of three sites for MissionAssist Shell Books, containing titles produced by us. This site contains our main collection, but there are some additional titles at Shell Books Africa and Shell Books Asia. Click on the links below for more details. You are welcome to browse all of our titles and to download them for free. If you have used our site before, click on "Download Books" above to get started straight away. If this is your first visit, you may find it helpful to click on "Information" above before looking for books. The booklets may also be obtained on free CDs or memory sticks.

To see a full list of all our available titles on each site, please click here for a PDF document.

We hope that you will find these booklets useful. Suggestions for new titles and comments on the content of the ones we have will always be welcome. You can contact us by clicking on "Contact Us" in the menu above.

 

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Shell Books Africa

Shell Books AfricaThis site offers shell books that have been specifically adapted for use throughout Africa, but most would still be suitable worldwide. At present, the African titles are mostly available in English with some in French, and a few in Swahili.

Shell Books Africa

Shell Books Asia

Shell Books Asia

These books are in English and Indonesian, with a few in Indonesian only. Some books in Thai will be added in due course. They include several Far Eastern folk stories and children's "first reading" books that could be used as they are in any culture.

Shell Books Asia