Reading lists for primary school children

There are hundreds of amazing books for your child to get immersed in... look below for some of my favourite books across a range of genres.
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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
— Dr. Seuss

Tips to help encourage a love of reading.

- Model reading. It doesn't matter what it is, pick up a newspaper, cook book, magazine or a book. Let your child see you enjoying reading, even if it is just for a few minutes a day - it will make a big difference!

- Read with your child. It doesn't matter how old they are, you can always share stories together.

- Listen to audiobooks. Next time you are in the car, choose an audio book to listen together. If at home, you can give them the physical book to follow along with the audiobook.

-Encourage your child to always carry a book so they are never bored (you as an adult can do this too!)

-Give books as present, these can be second hand books from a charity shop. Encourage your children to swap books as well.

- Have books around the house - in their room, the kitchen. Create a family bookshelf.

-Visit the local library together. They have great recommendations and loads of events for children. They often have reading challenges over the holidays. 

- Don't worry if your child always chooses the same book!

HAVE FUN! Remember there is no right or wrong way to read and allow them to read anything. Use funny voices and act out the story to make them giggle.

Reading Lists

Choose one of the reading lists below to get you and your children inspired about what to read next...

Age 8-9+ Recommendations

Age 9-10+ Recommendations

Age 10-11+ Recommendations

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