Welcome to Shell Books For Asia!
This site has been produced specifically for Wycliffe Asia with the assistance of MissionAssist - an organization that has been publishing Shell Books on the web for several years. Shell Books are "how to do it" booklets produced as computer files that can be printed off locally. The text can be lifted out and replaced in any language: the pictures and all the formatting (the 'shell') remain. The books can then be used as a resource by literacy workers who are teaching adults to read. The subject matter is generally much more interesting than a simple reading primer! The books can also be used by Community Development workers to teach new skills or to generate interest in new projects.
The booklets are listed initially by language. Most of the titles are in English but there are also some in Thai. Various categories are then presented, each one containing a further list of titles. In addition to browsing through the categories and titles, you can also search the entire file repository, looking for matches on titles and descriptions. Once you have located a booklet that you think may suit your needs, you can download it, usually either in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher format. Most titles, when printed, will use A4 size paper, folded to produce A5 size booklets, although others are designed so that they can be cut to A6 or A7. You may freely download any title and use it, provided that you keep to our terms and conditions.