The Japanese Graded Readers published by White Rabbit Japan are available in 5 levels:
level 0 corresponds to JLPT N5 (500 字 per story; 350 new words);
level 1 corresponds to JLPT N4-5 (400 - 1.500 字 per story; 350 new words);
level 2 corresponds to JLPT N4 (1.500 - 2.500 字 per story; 500 new words);
level 3 corresponds to JLPT N3-4 (2.500 - 5.000 字 per ...
To be entirely honest, I didn't think I could find this one..but I did (I hope so!)
On this French eBay page, the vendor is selling a copy of Longman's Indian Readers Primer. II 1948.
As you can see above, the book does seem to match of all of your criteria:
it is indeed small and thin
it is in fact printed by Longman
the art style in the book seems to ...
There's no black/white answer to this. I think it really depends on (but isn't limited to) the following factors:
How much paper/pencil was used during your early years of study.
The more paper/pencil style education you received, the more likely it is that memory retention is higher in this environment, so using physical materials is probably a better ...
Learn to Read Russian in 15 Minutes by Peter Starr Northrop and Ryan Estrada uses a number of mnemonics. For example,
Д is a dancer,
Р is an R with a leg ripped off,
П is a podium that makes a p sound, etcetera.
The page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike licence (CC BY-NC-SA).
The Russian term for "graded reader" would be something like "Хрестоматия по русскому языку для студентов-иностранцев" or "адаптированные тексты для студентов-иностранцев". Or "книги для чтения" (для студентов-иностранцев)
I'm a native speaker so I don't use these. Yet I've Googled it and I found this https://www.kniga.de/knigi/russkiy-yazyk/russkiy-yazyk-...
In order to find graded readers in French, you need to look for "[livres en] français facile" ("[books in] easy French"). However, not all books that are marked as "français facile" are graded readers for learners of French as a foreign language. If you find something like FLE (français langue étrangère: French as a foreign language) or a level indication ...
There are Eli Graded Readers for several languages, including German. The books come with a CD containing narrated excerpts from the book. They also contain other content, such as a glossary at the bottom of each page, pre-reading and post-reading activities, and dossiers on culture and the author.
For level A1, there is, for example Die Zauberflöte (...
Ryan Estrada's Learn to Read Korean in 15 Minutes uses mnemonics. For example, for the consonants:
ㅂ looks like a bucket and is pronounced 'b' (the first consonant in 'bucket);
ㅁ looks like a map and is pronounced 'm';
ㄹ looks like a rattle snake and is pronounced 'r'.
For the vowels, he start with
ㅣ, which looks like a tree;
ㅡ, which looks like a brook.
The graded readers by Alma Edizioni are widely known. The series is called "Italiano Facile" and currently divided into five levels. As far as I know the books are easily available at major online shops.
Bonacci also offers a few graded readers. Unfortunately I have not found a page where they are listed separately; at least you can find ...
First, you're referring to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).
Second, there is this famous FSI Arabic Course. It is quite comprehensive over several volumes.
Here are some grammar books with exercises:
Easy Arabic Grammar
Arabic Grammar: A First Workbook
Basic Arabic: A Grammar and Workbook
Arabic Grammar in Context
Arabic in 10 Minutes a Day
Here are some ...
One notable early example is Panini's Astadhyayi. The book provides a systematic study of the grammar of Sanskrit, a primary language of Hindu scripture, which was already sufficiently archaic that people had to undertake study to learn it. The exact date of publication is not known, but it appears to be around 2,500 years old (5th or 6th century BC or ...
Apparently, some linguists consider Western Panjabi/Punjabi and Eastern Panjabi/Punjabi as dialects of the same language. When you look for learning materials and grammars, they refer to "Punjabi" or "Panjabi", not to any of its variants. For example:
Free Punjabi Lessons and Courses listed by MultilingualBooks.com.
Learn Punjabi Talk Now! series. (no date)...
The most contributed-to resources seem to be the Valyrian Wiki. There are several useful links on the Wiki: the High Valyrian Corpus, the High Valyrian Phonology, the High Valyrian Vocabulary, Valyrian Historical Linguistics, the Astapori Valyrian Phonology, and the Astapori Valyrian Vocabulary page.
The Academy of High Valyrian is a twenty-video YouTube ...
One resource that may be helpful for beginners is Wombat's Irish Grammar Guide; it's just 19 pages long, so you only get the basics.
A more complete resource is Graiméar na Gaedhilge on Wikisource (in English, in spite of the title). This was originally published in 1906, so I assume some of it is outdated. However, it is one of the sources for Wikipedia's ...
Black Cat CIDEB hs graded readers for the following CEFR levels:
CEFR level A1; example title: El Zorro;
CEFR level A2; example titles: Lazarillo de Tormes, Cantar de Mio Cid;
CEFR level B1; example titles: Nieblo (by Miguel de Unamuno), Fuente Ovejuna (Lope de Vega), Carmen (Prosper Mérimée);
CEFR level B2; example titles: La casa de Bernarda Alba (F. G. ...
Memrise has several courses that focus solely on the Russian alphabet and provides mnemonics plus the ability to add your own. Some are better than others so I suggest trying a few briefly before you settle on one that you like.
The "Speed Review" feature is also particularly suited to learning alphabets. You can learn the whole alphabet very fast just by ...
A similar question was posed to Chinese Language Stack Exchange in 2014: Is there a comprehensive list of separable verbs/离合动词 anywhere? There are several lists out there, but they're not comprehensive--mostly the kind of things you'd find in a blog post-sized Chinese lesson on what the concept is:
ChineseGrammarWiki, Separable verbs
Mateja Petrovčič, Word ...
The most famous book in this area is "the yellow one": Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik – aktuell by Hilke Dreyer and Eberhard Schmitt, published by Hueber. This book was first published in 1985 and has been updated several times. It is aimed that levels A2 to C1, which is quite a wide range. There is a volume with grammar rules and exercises (...
Poplanguage: Greenlandic is a YouTube video by Ben DuMonde that gives a short introduction on the history and characteristics of Greenlandic. It is not a learning resource as such but provides some background before you start learning.
How to Learn Greenlandic: A Resource Guide is a longish blogpost from June 2018 that goes far beyond the previous video.
One handy resource is Kana Pict-o-graphix by Michael Rowley (Stone Bridge Press, 1995).
This is a pocket-sized book (roughly 7 by 13 cm) containing just 70 pages. It contains a short introduction, followed by 55 pages with mnemonics. The top half of each page presents a mnemonic for a hiragana character; the bottom half presents a mnemonic for a katakana ...
Things have changed in the years following fi12's answer.
The Valyrian Wiki (aka. The Tongues of Ice and Fire Wiki)1 is still the main resource. However, David Peterson (DJP) recently uploaded his work on a Reddit AMA. This contains:
A Wiki for all his languages "with enough critical mass to release" (this is not yet fully complete, but with time I expect ...
Probably the Lexical Lists containing Akkadian-Sumerian word correspondences from the 3rd millenium BC on are the oldest language learning materials. They were intended for speakers of Akkadian to learn the prestigious classical language Sumerian.
The German publisher dtv has published a number of bilingual Russian-German books for learners of Russian. Below are a few example titles:
Einfach Russisch lesen ("Simply read Russian"), edited by Natalija Nossowa (2015).
Erste russische Lesestücke, edited by Gisela & Michael Wachinger (1991).
Russland in kleinen Geschichten ("Russia in short/small ...
In addition to the graded readers listed in mondegreen dispenser's answer, the following should also be mentioned:
The Italian publisher Black Cat Cideb has a number of Black Cat Graded Readers for Italian, namely for the levels A2, B1, B2 and C1. (At the time of writing, the only title for C1 is an adaptation of Manzoni's novel I Promessi Sposi.) These ...
The German publisher Compact has published a few graded readers for Dutch in their series of Lernkrimis ("crime stories for learning"). These books have a CD with MP3 recordings of the text; they also contain exercises:
*De moordenaar van Den Haag * (level A1);
Fataal weerzien (level A2);
Dood in de grachten (level A2).
Kees Van den End has published ...
I found an online bookshop that claims that the following two books are graded readers:
Anekdoták horoszkópok (ISBN 9789631220605)
Láthatatlan ember by Gárdonyi Géza (ISBN 9789630832625)
However, the second book is a novel from 1901 that has been translated into English as Slave of the Huns. Unless it has been simplified for learners of Hungarian, this is ...
600 pages of graded texts, related questions and exercises for each text, 56 of them. Steep learning curve and not for absolute beginners
If that is too much for you, start by reading narratives at the end of the lessons from these textbooks. At the beginning of the each lesson there's ...
So far, I have found the following books:
Grégoire, Maïa; Thievenaz Odile: Grammaire progressive du français - Niveau intermédiaire. 4th edition. CLE International, 2017. ISBN 978-2-09-038103-0.
This is a book for the CEFR levels A2 and B1. There is a separate answer key: Grammaire progressive du français - Niveau intermédiaire - Corrigés. 4th edition. CLE ...
Here are some textbooks found online for self-study of Classical Greek. All of them are English books which have exercises included. Most of them are only in Attic, but I marked those which I could tell included other dialects.
Based on Xenophon:
Beginner's Greek Book
Based on readings (from classical sources or original):
The Chinese hadn't really discovered syntax or morphology before they got in contact with the West. They hadn't even had the concept of a word (as opposed to a character). But it doesn't mean, of course, that there were no language learning materials. Unsurprisingly, they were focused on teaching the characters. Some examples of character primers (童蒙識字):