Dear LRNASST subscribers, Barbara Heinssen and I are editors at St. Martin's Press, and we are currently developing a series of reading textbooks. We have found the information from this listserv to be extremely helpful -- and have enjoyed the friendships we have made as a result. We have a question for reading teachers. If you teach more than one level of reading in the course of one academic year, do you make your adoption decisions for each course based on the merits of individual books, rather than on a series as a whole? Or would you prefer to use books from the same, graduated series? If "yes," would you *not* choose a book unless you were able to evaluate all the books in the series? Please respond to either Barbara or me at our own e-mail addresses. [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] Thank you for your consideration.