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Do you want to actually teach young learners to read? Based on the latest research into early reading, the Innova Press Reading Bookshelf is designed specifically for children whose first language is not English.

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The Innova Reading Bookshelf

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Our Range of Practice Tests

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About Innova Press

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Innova Press is a brand-new ELT publisher, launched in late 2017 with a mission to create true innovation in language education. Innova creates readers, test preparation materials and other titles based on the latest research into language education, with a specific focus on actual learner needs.

The Innova Reading Bookshelf for young learners was published in May 2018. Accompanying these readers on this website are free downloadable audio and comprehensive notes to help parents use the readers at home, and teachers to use them in class or online.

Innova now publishes a range of practice and preparation tests and self-study books for many of the most popular English language exams, including IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL and CEQB,  with more titles added regularly.



Richard Peacock, President, Innova Press

President – Richard Peacock

Richard Peacock has worked as a teacher and publisher for nearly 40 years. He began teaching children and businesspeople in Japan, and then moved into curriculum development with Time Life in Hiroshima and Osaka. After a few years away from ELT, working in corporate communications, he set up his own publishing company in Tokyo, developing both ELT and corporate communications materials. In 1997, he moved to Thailand to help establish one of the first bilingual schools in the country. In 2001, he became General Manager of Garnet Publishing in the UK, a position he held until leaving to set up Innova Press in 2017.




Business Development – Terry Phillips

Terry Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 40 years as a teacher, teaching supervisor, manager and language school owner.  As an ELT consultant, he has worked in more than 25 countries in all parts of the world, advising state and private universities and language institutions on all aspects of educational management including finance. For the last 25 years, he has been a freelance writer with his wife Anna, producing more than 180 published books in ELT, including the award-winning multi-level EAP course, Progressive Skills in English [Garnet Education]. Terry is also the originator and series editor of the English for Specific Academic Purposes series for Garnet, which prepare students for entry into a particular English medium university faculty. The series won the ESU award in 2009.




Research & Development – Sufang Li Brassington

Sufang Li Brassington has worked in ELT for nearly 20 years, starting in 1998 in China – first as a lecturer of English, then an editor of ELT coursebooks, and now the Research and Development Officer at Innova. In addition to her professional expertise in ELT, she has first-hand experience and years of reflective observations of ELT teaching and learning in various aspects. Her unique insight also benefited from her personal experience of growing up in China as an EFL learner, being the parent of an EFL young learner who now speaks near-native English, and mentoring new overseas students on studying in the UK. She holds an MA and a PhD in Education, both from the University of Reading.




Marketing & Production – India Rose Humphreys

India Rose Humphreys attended Exeter University for a BA in English; she then went on to complete a Masters in Digital Publishing at Oxford Brookes University. She has had internships at Mary Evans Picture Library, and Omnibus Press, including managing their stand at London Book Fair 2018. She was part of a cultural exchange trip between Oxford Brookes University and the Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press in Beijing through the Confucius Institute. She worked at Oxford International Sixth Form College for a year before being hired at Innova Press.


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Canada: English Central |info@englishcentral.net | Tel: 1-866-518-4170

Colombia: LiteColombia

Mexico: Innova Press Mexico | ridinglifebooks@outlook.com | +52 998 1 63 08 76

United States: English Central |info@englishcentral.net | Tel: 1-866-518-4170


Algeria: Global ELT

Egypt: Global ELT, Eduhouse

Libya: Global ELT

Morocco: Global ELT

South Africa: Bag of Books

Tunisia: Global ELT



China: Gateway, Publink China


Japan: Modern English

Laos: Laos  Books@DK

Malaysia: University Book Store Malaysia | 43, Jalan 34/154, Taman Delima, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | T : +603 – 9100 1868 | F : +603 – 9102 4730 | E : enquiry@ubsm.com.my

Mongolia: Inlingua Mongolia

Myanmar (Burma): Myanmar Books@DK Myanmar

Philippines: C&E Publishing

South Korea:  Bookman Books, E-Future

Taiwan:  Bookman Books, Tung Hua Book Co. Ltd

Thailand: Thailand D.K. Today. Co., Ltd



Albania: Educational Centre: Brunilda Mucolari. Email: office@educationalcentre.al | Phone No: 35542273091

Andorra: Global ELT

Austria: Global ELT

Belgium: Global ELT

Bulgaria: Educational Centre: Kamelia Toteva. Email: ktoteva@educationalcentre.bg | Phone No: 35929809033

Czech Republic: Global ELT

Cyprus: Global ELT

Denmark: Global ELT

Estonia: Global ELT

Finland: Global ELT

France: Global ELT

Germany: Global ELT

Greece: Global ELT

Hungary: Global ELT

Ireland: Global ELT

Isle of Man: Global ELT

Italy: Global ELT

Kosovo: Educational Centre: Merita Mehmeti-Gagica. Email: internationalbookshop.ks@gmail.com | Phone No: 00386 (0) 49 637 999

Latvia: Global ELT

Lichtenstein: Global ELT

Lithuania: Global ELT

Luxembourg: Global ELT

Macedonia: Global ELT

Malta: Global ELT

Moldova: Educational Centre: Tatiana Cernov. Email: tcernov@educationalcentre.md | Phone No: 37322278486

Monaco: Global ELT

Montenegro: Educational Centre: Anita Bogavac. Email: edcentre.info@gmail.com | Phone No: 38220655029

Netherlands: Global ELT

Norway: Global ELT

Poland: Global ELT

Portugal: Global ELT

Romania: Educational Centre: Geta Purdea. Email: educationalcentre@oxford.ro | Phone No: 40213110556.

Serbia: Educational Centre: Ruzica Saric. Email: ecserbia@eunet.rs | Phone No: 381113236281

Slovakia: Global ELT

Slovenia: Global ELT

Spain: Global ELT

Sweden: Global ELT

Switzerland: Global ELT

Ukraine: Global ELT

United Kingdom: Intrinsic Books

Middle East

Oman:  Al Manahil International LLC & Educational Consultancy, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman | Tel/Fax: (+ 968) 24485757 /24487707 and 24564647 | Postal Address:-P.O. Box 552, Mina Al Fahal, P.C. 116, Sultanate of Oman | Also at email: manahil@omantel.net.om  and www.almanahil-books.com | Associate Member of the British Booksellers Association

Turkey: For TOEIC, TOEFL, & practice material – Global Testing , For Innova Reading Bookshelf, EAP Grammar & lots more! – NCP Yayıncılık ve Dış Tic. Ltd. Şti.


New Zealand: Bookery | info@bookery.com.au | Phone +61 3 8417 9500  (NZ 0800 509 101)

Australia:  Bookery | info@bookery.com.au | Phone +61 3 8417 9500  (NZ 0800 509 101)

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