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LINC English Beginner

A guide for students in Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC).

Welcome to the LINC English Beginner Research Guide.

You can find information, books, and websites to help you learn.

Here are some eBooks you can read online! Click on the tab for your CLB level and choose a story.

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Bow Valley Literacy Readers
39 Stories

Photo Finish

Photo Finish
Adventure, Crime Story
By: Polly Sweetnam

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars
Adventure Story
By: Polly Sweetnam

Ski Race
General Fiction Story
By: Eleanor Jupp

Sara Says No

Sara Says No!
General Fiction Story
By: Norman Whitney

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LifeStories 1
General Fiction Stories
By: Rosanne Keller

Novel Scenes e-reader

Novel Scenes: City Dreams
General Fiction Stories
By: Ann Gianola

Novel Scenes

Novel Scenes: In a Tight Spot
General Fiction Stories
By: Ann Gianola

L. A. Detective

L. A. Detective
Adventure, Crime Story
By: Philip Prowse

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Targeted Phonics
By: Sharon Coan
37 Stories

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Seven Teachings Stories
By: Katherena Vermette
5 Stories

Tar Heel Reader
Free Online Stories

The Coffee Lover

Humour Series
8 Stories

Cake Date

Romance Series
8 Stories

Bald Eagles

Animals Series
11 Stories

Daycare Centre

Volunteer Series
6 Stories

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Be the Judge Series
8 Stories

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Health Series
4 Stories

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How-to Series
8 Stories

Thinking on Your Feet

Soft Skills at Work
6 Stories

Scholastic Let's Find Out
Magazine

Okido Magazine

   

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Bow Valley Literacy Readers
Level E-G

Clean as a Whistle

Working for Myself Series
8 Stories

Doors to the Sky

Pathfinders Series
9 Stories

The Long Tunnel
Adventure Story
By: John Milne

Anna and the Fighter
General Fiction Story
By: Elizabeth Laird

Little Women
Romance Story
By: Louisa May Alcott

Good Wives
Romance Story
By: Louisa May Alcott

Newspaper Boy
Mystery Story
By: John Escott

Dangerous Journey
Adventure Story
By: Alwyn Cox

Area 51 | Hi-Lo Booksª | Educational Books

Area 51
Non-Fiction
By: Jill Haney

Botchan
General Fiction Story
By: Natsume Sōseki

A Study in Scarlet
Mystery Story
By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Picture This
Adventure Story
By: Anthony Hyde

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New Year's Eve
General Fiction Story
By: Marina Endicott

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All Night
General Fiction Story
By: Alan Cumyn

Money for a Motorbike
Crime Story
By: John Milne

Wangari Maathai

Women Who Inspire
4 Stories

Bruce Lee

Entertainers Series
4 Stories

Cesar Chavez

Activists Series
16 Stories

Maple Leaf Series
6 Stories

The Man in the Iron Mask
Adventure Story
By: Alexandre Dumas

The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn

Adventure Story
By: Mark Twain

Wildcat Run Cover Image

Wildcat Run
Adventure Story
By: Sonya Spreen Bates

 

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Cricket Magazine
450L - 750L

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Vanity Fair
Magazine 200L - 500L
   

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The Stranger
Mystery Story
By: Norman Whitney

Novel Scenes: Holding the Bag
General Fiction Story
By: Ann Gianola

A Christmas Carol
General Fiction Story
By: Charles Dickens

The Black Cat
Mystery Story
By: John Milne

The Promise
General Fiction Story
By: R.L. Scott-Beccleuch

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LifeStories 2
General Fiction Story
By: Rosanne Keller

The Barrio Kings
General Fiction Story
By: William Kowalski

The Way it Works
General Fiction Story
By: William Kowalski

Dawn Patrol

Dawn Patrol
General Fiction Story
By: Jeff Ross

Epic Game
General Fiction Story
By: William Kowalski

Jumped In
General Fiction Story
By: William Kowalski

Hamlet
General Fiction Story
By: William Shakespeare

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Tatterhood: Feminist Folk Tales
General Fiction Story
By: Ethel Johnston Phelps

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Kamala: Feminist Folk Tales
General Fiction Story
By: Ethel Johnston Phelps

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Sea Girl: Feminist Folk Tales
General Fiction Story
By: Ethel Johnston Phelps

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The Hunter Maiden: Feminist Folk Tales
General Fiction Story
By: Ethel Johnston Phelps

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Tales of Wonder
General Fiction Story
By: Tana Reiff

The Clear-Out

The Clear Out
General Fiction Story
By: Deborah Ellis

Listen!

Listen!
General Fiction Story
By: Frances Itani

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Missing
Historical Story
By: Frances Itani

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Shipwreck
Mystery Story
By: Maureen Jennings

Picture of Chadwick Boseman: Superstar of Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman
Biography Story
By: Rita Santos

Picture of Lupita Nyong'o: Oscar-Winning Actress

Lupita Nyong'o
Biography Story
By: Therese Shea

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The Day the Rebels Came to Town
Adventure Story
By: Robert Hough

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The Break-In
Mystery Story
By: Tish Cohen

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Coyote's Song
General Fiction Story
By: Gail Anderson-Dargatz

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Bed and Breakfast
Romance Story
By: Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Anna Sweet Mysteries
8 Stories

Blazer Drive Cover Image

Orca Sports Series
12 Stories
By: Sigmund Brouwer

     

Fantasy and Science Fiction
Magazine 650L - 850L

CRICKET®

Cricket Magazine
650L - 850L

Vanity Fair Magazine | Fashion and Contemporary Culture ...
Vanity Fair
Magazine 300L - 700L

 

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The Drop

The Drop
General Fiction Story
By: Jeff Ross

The Second Wife
Crime Story
By: Barbara Chapman

From Scratch
General Fiction Story
By: Gail Anderson-Dargatz

And Everything Nice

And Everything Nice
Mystery Story
By: Kim Moristugu

The Next Sure Thing
Mystery Story
By: Richard Wagamese

Lost Cause

Lost Cause
Adventure Story
By: John Wilson

Last Message

Last Message
Adventure Story
By: Shane Peacock

Catla and the Vikings

Catla and the Vikings
Adventure Story
By: Mary Elizabeth Nelson

Close to the Heel

Close to the Heel
Adventure, Mystery Story
By: Norah McClintock

The Treasure of Monte Cristo

The Treasure of Monte Cristo
Adventure, Mystery Story
By: Alexandre Dumas

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Biography Story
By: Carl W Hart

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe
Adventure Story
By: Daniel Defoe

Miracleville

Miracleville
General Fiction Story
By: Monique Polak

White Jade Tiger Cover Image

White Jade Tiger
Adventure Story
By: Julie Lawson

Rooms with a View
General Fiction Story
By: Ann Gianola

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Deadly Storms
Non-Fiction Story
By: Ann Weil

No Return Address
General Fiction Story
By: Gail Anderson-Dargatz

The Portrait of a Lady
General Fiction Story
By: Henry James

The Italian Cure

The Italian Cure
Romance, Humour Story
By: Melodie Campbell

The Picture of Nobody

The Picture of Nobody
General Fiction Story
By: Rabindranath Maharaj

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In From the Cold
General Fiction Story
By: Deborah Ellis

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Tribb's Troubles
General Fiction Story
By: Trevor Cole

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The Book of Trees
General Fiction Story
By: Leanne Lieberman

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The Reunion
General Fiction Story
By: Jacqueline Pearce

Poachers in the Pingos

Wilderness Adventure
5 Stories
By: Anita Daher

     
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Vanity Fair
Magazine 750L - 1050L

Fantasy and Science Fiction
Magazine 750L - 1050L

   

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Best Girl

Best Girl
Mystery Story
By: Sylvia Maultash Warsh

A Winter Kill

A Winter Kill
Mystery Story
By: Vicki Delany

Evil Behind That Door

Evil Behind That Door
Mystery Story
By: Barbara Fradkin

The Goddaughter
Mystery Story
By: Melodie Campbell

Worst Date Ever
Romance, Humour Story
By: Melodie Campbell

Him Standing

Him Standing
Mystery, Fantasy Story
By: Richard Wagamese

Something Noble
General Fiction Story
By: William Kowalski

The Nightthief

The Night Thief
Mystery Story
By: Barbara Fradkin

Just Gone
Mystery Story
By: William Kowalski

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Thérèse Raquin
Mystery Story
By: Émile Zola

The Queen of Death

The Queen of Death
Mystery Story
By: John Milne

Dirty Work

Dirty Work
Mystery Story
By: Reed Farrel Coleman

Not a Chance

Not a Chance
General Fiction Story
By: Michelle Mulder

The Enchanted April

The Enchanted April
Romance Story
By: Elizabeth Von Arnim

Lost in the Backyard

Lost in the Backyard
Adventure, Humour
By: Alison Hughes

Devil's Pass

Seven the Series
Adventure, Mystery Story
By: Eric Walters, Ted Staunton,
Richard Scrimger, Norah McClintock,
and Sigmund Brouwer

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LifeStories 3
General Fiction Stories
By: Rosanne Keller

The Secrets Bundle

Secrets - 7 eBook set
General Fiction, Mystery Stories
By: Kelley Armstrong, Vicki Grant,
Marthe Jocelyn, Kathy Kacer,
Norah McClintock,  Teresa Toten,
Eric Walters

Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams
General Fiction Stories
By: Barbara Kingsolver

Juba!

Juba!
General Fiction Stories
By: Walter Dean Myers

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Little Women
General Fiction Story
By: Louisa May Alcott,
Samantha Newman

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Heidi
General Fiction Story
By: Johanna Spyri,
Lisa Regan

Ghost Moon Cover Image

Desert Legends Trilogy Series
General Fiction, Historical
By: John Wilson

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Leaving Fletchville
General Fiction Story
By: Rene Schmidt

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Blank
General Fiction Story
By: Trina St. Jean

     

Fantasy and Science Fiction
Magazine 750L - 1200L

Scholastic Scope Magazine

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Canadian Fiction Magazine

Vanity Fair Magazine | Fashion and Contemporary Culture ...

Vanity Fair
Magazine 750L - 1200L

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Camp Nine: A Novel
General Fiction Story
By: Vivienne Schiffer

Generation Us
Non-Fiction Story
By: Andrew Weaver

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Hidden Human Computers:
The Black Women of NASA

Non-Fiction Story
By: Sue Bradford Edwards, 
Duchess Harris

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Animal Eco-Warriors
Non-Fiction Story
By: Nic Gill

Ortona Street Fight
Non-Fiction Story
By: Mark Zuehlke

The Prisoner of Zenda
Adventure Story
By: Alexander Hope

The Time Machine book cover

The Time Machine
Adventure Story
By: H. G. Wells

Refugee Boy Cover Image

Refugee Boy
General Fiction Story
By: Benjamin Zephaniah

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The Call of the Wild
Adventure Story
By: Jack London

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A Tale of Two Cities
General Fiction Story
By: Charles Dickens

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The Salmon Bears
Nonfiction Story
By: Ian McAllister
and Nicholas Read

 

The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
General Fiction Story
By: Barbara Kingsolver

Animal Farm

Animal Farm
General Fiction Story
By: George Orwell

Alif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen
Science Fiction Story
By: G. Willow Wilson

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn
General Fiction Story
By: Jacqueline Woodson

Maclean's Magazine

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Canadian Fiction Magazine

Fantasy and Science Fiction
Magazine 1000L - 1200L

Vanity Fair Magazine | Fashion and Contemporary Culture ...

Vanity Fair
Magazine 750L - 1300L

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