Books recommendations

Date: 10th Apr 2016 @ 1:50am

Last half term several year 1 parents asked me about books they could buy for their children who were becoming proficient readers and who may be ready for the challenge of a chapter book. I have had a search of the internet and found that lots of books stores such as Waterstones sell lots of Early Reader books suitable for children between 5-7. We also have a couple of these books at school. Follow the link to find a range of Early Reader books all under £5.00.

Some of the books such as Beast Quest are part of a series so these may be a good way of really getting your child into reading. Some are based on popular themes such as Star Wars.

The Guardian also produced a list in 2010 of the best books for 5-7 year olds. The list is a bit out of date but should provide some good reads.

Amazon has a list of 100 books to read in a lifetime. Obviously not all of these are suitable for children but some are.

My own personal recommendations are purely based on books I have enjoyed growing up and are books that I think would be good for you to share with your child/children.

1. Roald Dahl including: Georges' Marvelous Medicine, The Twits, The Giraffe The Pelly and me, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Enormous Crocodile and Esio Trot.

2. Just William by Richmal Crompton. I think lots of the boys would love these (as well as the girls)!

3. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.

4. The Famous Five by Enid Blyton.

5. Anything by Dick King Smith. I particularly enjoyed the Sophie series growing up.

I hope this helps. If you have any recommendations that you would like to share. Please comment below.

Miss Keegan


Derry wrote:

Thank Miss K they are great.

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