The Story of XBOOKS

Build Core Skills with Engaging
Interactive Nonfiction.

Providing the best in print and digital nonfiction and instruction, XBOOKS is an engaging ELA program designed to meet Common Core State Standards.

XBOOKS was developed by master teachers Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm and Laura Robb, and offers 25 original titles (5 in Spanish) in both eBook and print, and provides close reading, writing, and research activities that broaden students' thinking and build core skills.

The XBOOKS collection is organized into five topical strands:

  • Strange
  • Medical
  • Forensics
  • Total War
  • Tyrants

Narrative elements combined with detailed informational texts are designed to engage and motivate reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike. XBOOKS will help students unlock the power and pleasure of reading.

Multimedia content provided on the XBOOKS website includes:

  • Five introductory strand videos
  • Book preview videos
  • Class blogs
  • Quizzes
  • Interactive projects
  • X-Challenge interactive games