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03/06/2013 at 14:09
What books are they reading at the moment? We usually stock up when the scholastic book magazine comes through at school but they haven't had one this term and the English book shops here shave hardly anything for his age groups. It's either too babyish or too old. Help!
03/06/2013 at 17:14
Do you mean reading themselves or for reading too them?
L is 3, 4 in November. He's still very much into the Julia Donaldson / Axel Schaffer books. We also like Aliens in Underpants trilogy, and Disney Classics.
Have you looked at The Book People? They group by age.
03/06/2013 at 17:15
Sorry extra o and can't edit!
03/06/2013 at 18:13
My daughter is a bit older - she was 6 in March - but we found that she could enjoy "older" books read to her from about 4. She also enjoyed reading picture books and don't underestimate the power of these in learning to read - because they are familiar stories it helps them to pick out and recognise the words. Shes recently discovered that she can actually read these books to herself
Books about Humphrey the Hamster
Winnie the Pooh
Paddington (there are books designed for younger children)
Old Bear stories by Jane Hissey (I think)
Alfie and others by Shirley Hughes
Shoe Baby or other books by Polly Dunbar
Usborne have some great non fiction books which have flaps and pop up bits - there's one about the body,castles and so on.
We've also enjoyed the Pirate Cruncher
Enid Blytons Noddy books - her original ones which have longer stories each chapter is a story in itself.
Thomas the Tank engine - again the original stories.
03/06/2013 at 18:55
Thank you, loads of things to look at now. I did mean books to read to him but any that he can start to read himself would be great too as he recognises lots of words and knows some phonics.
03/06/2013 at 21:10
Holly is 4.5 and is currently loving the Faraway Tree books. She is also reading Fantastic Mr Fox, loves Dr Seuss and is a little bit obsessed with Mr Men and Little Miss books.
She adores reading though, it's her absolute favourite hobby, so we have tons of books (she reads them all herself which is brilliant, keeps her amused for ages).
03/06/2013 at 21:53
B is 5 and really likes fact books. He's got a ladybird collection with about 6 books in on dinosaurs, pirates, creepy crawlies...that sort of thing. If he wants a story, he likes 'funny' books. He's enjoyed the Alien's Underpants ones and recently Sing a Song of bottoms. He still quite likes topsy and tim too.
03/06/2013 at 22:04
Ooh yes, Mr Men books. Also Winnie the Witch - there are some for older readers that she's enjoyed.
And Magic Faraway Tree and Wishing Chair books. And George's marvellous medicine, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Orchard Books do a range of reading scheme books - we've borrowed these from our library. Makes a change from Oxford Reading scheme ones from school. She's also had some Dandelion reading scheme books. Dr Seuss is also a reading scheme.
04/06/2013 at 08:48
thanks for all the suggestions, The book people don't deliver here and The redhouse I'm wating to here back from if they deliver. It can't just be simple!
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