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BookTrust is the largest reading charity in the UK and works to inspire a love of reading in children. This site provides themed lists for children of all ages. An online Book Finder app lets you access recommendations by selecting an age group and genre.

 

Bookstart  is part of Booktrust and is dedicated to under-fives, their families and carers. The site has a book finder and lots of book recommendations for under-fives..

 

Oxford Owl offers hints and tips on struggling or reluctant readers.

 

Badger Learning shows how “normal” picture and story books fit within the reading level bandings.

Hachette Children's Publishers offers suggested titles listed by level.

 

Pearson Schools and FE Colleges - page one explains the levels and how the colours and Oxford Reading Tree levels correspond.

 

Reading Chest explains reading bands in more detail and other useful information.

Helping Children Learn To Read Helping Children Learn To Read

Learning to read can be an exciting and challenging time and we all want to support our children to discover everything that is open to them as they become a reader. The most important thing is to enjoy reading together and continue to share all types of books, even after children begin to read by themselves.

 

All libraries have Beginner Reads. In this section there are a range of levels of books for children just starting to learn to read but also for those children who are making steps towards independent reading.

Recommended Reads Recommended Reads
These resources are stocked in West Sussex Libraries. Click on any title to search the catalogue.
1405090227
Author: Gravett, Emily
Year: 2007
Format: Paperback
Class no: PIC
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781405090223
075026067X
Author: Powell, Jillian
Year: 2010
Format: Paperback
Class no: BEG
Publisher: Wayland
ISBN: 9780750260671
1405205911
Author: Nimmo, Jenny
Year: 2003
Format: Paperback
Class no: BEG
Publisher: Egmont Books
ISBN: 9781405205917, 1405205911
1445139537
Author: Harvey, Damian
Year: 2015
Format: Paperback
Class no: BEG
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9781445139531, 1445139537
1445146010
Author: Harvey, Damian
Year: 2016
Format: Hardback
Class no: BEG
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9781445146010
1405227508
Author: Rickards, Lynne
Year: 2007
Format: Paperback
Class no: BEG
Publisher: Egmont Books
ISBN: 9781405227506
0750254777
Author: Wallace, Karen
Year: 2009
Format: Paperback
Class no: BEG
Publisher: Wayland
ISBN: 9780750254779
1406333832
Author: Haughton, Chris
Year: 2011
Format: Paperback
Class no: PIC
Publisher: Walker Bks
ISBN: 9781406333831
0241183677
Year: 2015
Format: Hardback
Class no: BEG
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
ISBN: 9780241183670
1405215941
Author: Wilson, Bob
Year: 2006
Format: Paperback
Class no: BEG
Publisher: Egmont Books
ISBN: 9781405215947, 1405215941

A local West Sussex teacher talks about the importance of children sharing books and developing a love of reading.

A local West Sussex teacher talks about how libraries support children with their reading.

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