About us

The Black Cat Cideb brand, present since the 1970s in the Italian and international educational publishing market, offers a vast catalogue of texts in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian for speakers of Italian as a second language, from graded readers of the texts adopted in secondary schools, to preparation materials for examinations that lead to certification in culture and grammar.

Apart from paper books, Black Cat Cideb offers a wide range of digital titles for the eReaders App (for Apple and Android), audio CDs, CD-Roms and DVDs, as well as resources for the interactive whiteboard adapted for every type of teaching and learning need.

Our books

Black Cat Graded Readers offer a range of original stories and adapted classics aimed to facilitate the study of foreign languages through literature.

Graded Readers, in both print and digital editions, are available in 5 languages and a variety of series covers all the language levels. The serie, while aimed at a variety of ages, levels and topics, have some features in common:

  • Level grading based on International standards and Certifications;
  • a wealth of beautiful illustrations;
  • Intercultural dossiers;
  • Activities to help better understand the text (before, while and after reading);
  • Full audio recording;
  • Exit tests;
  • Activities in the Cambridge ESOL and Trinity style.

End, in addition to this, for many titles:

  • Online WebActivities: interactive activities to practise grammar, vocabulary, written and oral comprehension;
  • Digital version with integrated illustrations, audio and interactive activities, available for IOS and Android.

 

ENGLISH

EARLYREADS

Target: children.

5 levels: 100 words for Level 1, 150 words for Level 2, 200 words for Level 3, 250 words for Level 4 and 300 words for Level 5.

GREEN APPLE

Target: teenagers.

3 levels: starter (A1), step 1 (A2), step 2 (A2B1).

READING&TRAINING

Target: young adults and adults.

6 levels: step 1 (A2), step 2 (B1.1), step 3 (B1.2), step 4 (B2.1), step 5 (B2.2), step 6 (C1).

READING &TRAINING DISCOVERY

Target: young adults and adults.

3 levels: step 1, step 2 e step 3 (da A2 a B1.1).

READING CLASSICS

Classics in original, unabridged versions, with notes and activities, targeted at adults.

Find out which series and levels are suitable for you. LINK

 

FRENCH

FACILE À LIRE

Target: kids.

5 levels.

LIRE ET S’ENTRAÎNER

Target: young adults and adults.

4 levels niveau 1 (A1), niveau 2 (A2), niveau 3 (B1), niveau 4 (B2).

 

SPANISH

LEER Y APRENDER

Target: young adults and adults.

5 levels: nivel 1 (A1) nivel 2 (A2), nivel 2 (B1), nivel 4 (B2), nivel 5 (C1).

GERMAN

LESEN UND ÜBEN

Target: young adults and adults.

4 levels: niveau 1 (A1), niveau 2 (A2), nivel 3 (B1), niveau 4 (B2).

 

ITALIAN

IMPARARE LEGGENDO

Target: young adults and adults.

4 levels: livello 1 (A2), livello 2 (B1), livello 3 (B2), livello 4 (C1).

LA BELLA ITALIA

Books about the most important Italian Regions and Cities

Level A2