Looking for adult literacy resources on a range of subjects?

We provide functional literacy books in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and EasyEnglish. You can download them for free and use them in the original language or edit to insert your own translation in any other language, keeping all our pictures and formatting – the “shell”.

The topics range from health and hygiene to crafts, as well as farming and practical issues like simple construction techniques. There are also some Bible studies and booklets about animals and food in the Bible.

“This library is already a rich resource for you and those you serve, whether your aim is to practice reading or learn new skills and information. We would love to hear from you about how you are using our books and your ideas for new topics we can write about for you.”
Sarah McQuay, CEO, MissionAssist

Explore Shell Books at ma.shellbooks.org.

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If nothing in our range meets your particular needs, or if you have an idea for a new title or theme, please complete our form for a new book. Or if you have any questions please contact us.

Request a new literacy book


Our functional literacy service can also supply the existing books to you in other ways, such as DVD or USB stick. Please complete our form for another format. Or if you have any questions please contact us.

Request literacy books in another format