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Trialanderror02 Sun 25-Oct-20 14:54:32

Want to get some books but she isn’t a good reader ( comprehension is amazing ) but she struggles with actually reading the words. She does enjoy me reading to her longer books at bed time Like Matilda where we read a chapter a night.
So want a mixture of books I can read to her like that but also some simple books to help her with her reading.

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Staceypol Sun 25-Oct-20 19:19:51

Any thing by Julia Donaldson is always a hit with my DD. Some of her favourites are what the ladybird heard, the gruffalo’s child and the smartest giant in town. Hope that helps

Leeds2 Sun 25-Oct-20 19:23:53

Judy Moody, or the Worst Witch, to read by herself. Also 13 Storey Treehouse series, or Dirty Bertie.
To read to her, maybe My Naughty Little Sister, Humphrey the Hamster series, Paddington or the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sun 25-Oct-20 19:49:56

For 'real' books she can read to herself with help, look at something like Usbourne Young Readers. They are at the higher end of the coloured book bands (the blue ones are about level 8/9) but they are a bit more inter than a lot of banded books.

Trialanderror02 Sun 25-Oct-20 20:36:35

@Leeds2 there is no way she could read them herself.
I thought about worse witch to read to

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Leeds2 Sun 25-Oct-20 20:53:06

Ok. So Horrid Henry do some books in the Young Readers series. Each is one chapter of a typical HH book, but with bigger print and lots of pictures. They are very popular! (I volunteer in a school library).

user27378 Sun 25-Oct-20 20:57:25

Daisy and the trouble with...Sam Wu is not afraid of...My Naughty Little Sister, Milly Molly Mandy, Ramona and Beezus books, the Faraway tree collection, Mummy Fairy and Me, Clarice Bean, Pippi Longstocking, Sophie collection by Dick King Smith, Charlotte's Web.

DinosaurOfFire Sun 25-Oct-20 22:20:44

These Read it yourself books have gone down well with my 8 year old daughter, purely because it said read it yourself on the cover which gave her the confidence to pick them up and try reading over lockdown, and she has gone from a very reluctant, struggling reader to reading them fairly fluently. They have lots of traditional tales which she loves.

MinnieMountain Mon 26-Oct-20 07:26:57

We’re currently reading my old set of The Chronicles of Narnia to 6yo DS. He also loves The Famous Five.

For easy books he chooses the Oi Frog series. The Beano annual has been good for getting his confidence up.

The Firework Makers Daughter is a good one to read to your DD.

ritzbiscuits Mon 26-Oct-20 07:32:53

As a PP said, we've used the Usborne reading series all the way through:

Usborne Book Set

I would recommend this one rather than the one above it (blue/purple) which has some very serious subjects eg Anne Frank.

These books really gave my son confidence to read by himself as they gave pictures and aren't too big.

Also 13 Storey Treehouse without a doubt. The two main characters are boys, I'd buy her the first one and see if she likes it.

Selfcarequeereyestyle Mon 26-Oct-20 08:48:40

My ds is 7 and finds reading difficult but had good comprehension. He really enjoys me reading him the toto the ninja cat series by Dermot O’Leary and occasionally he will join in by reading the parts for one of the characters. We found some Bloomsbury reading books that support the colour bands and the turquoise ones of those are short chapters so feel a bit grown up and he reads these to us happily.
He also likes the Pamela Butchart - he find them hilarious and will again join in with reading small parts of them.

UniversalTruth Mon 26-Oct-20 09:06:52

I have an almost 8yo and the books I bought to read to him 2 years ago are now the books he was reads to himself.

Before he was able to do this, he liked "fact" books (inverted commas as some are about Lego Ninjago, Star Wars...) that he could dip into. DK level 1 or 2 might be right for your dd.

Tip - peak inside on Amazon to see if they are suitable then buy them locally.

Raindropsonrosesand Mon 26-Oct-20 19:25:30

DD loved (and still loves, aged almost 8) that collection of Usborne books too. Highly recommend it.

And as a pp said, also the 13 Storey Treehouse books. They're funny and perfectly pitched for slightly-struggling readers.

Lucked Mon 26-Oct-20 20:55:52

My Kids are late to being fluent readers, DD has just turned 7 and is being investigated for dyslexia.

She is managing Dogman which is comic book style, it is good as there are some pages with very little writing so she feels she is making progress. I am considering the narwhal unicorn of the sea comic books for Christmas.

Slightly more advanced but good for moving on are the Claude books, Rabbit and Bear books and the secret seven and famous five short story first readers.

SpeedofaSloth Mon 26-Oct-20 20:58:08

DD liked the Peggy the Pug books last Christmas, but of a stretch (she was 6.5) so we shared the reading.

EwDavid Mon 26-Oct-20 21:31:55

I really recommend the Rabbit & Bear books. They're brilliantly funny, wonderful illustrations and my daughter of the same age adores them.

WinWinnieTheWay Mon 26-Oct-20 21:35:15

Chris Riddell Ottoline series.

Pip Jones - Squishy McFluff

MinkyWinky Mon 26-Oct-20 21:40:12

Daisy and the trouble with series have been a huge hit as have Billy and the mini monsters (usbourne). She also liked the Sophie books by Dick King Smith. They all have pictures to some extent but are just fun stories that captured her imagination.

Voiceofreason92 Mon 26-Oct-20 21:41:19

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Takemebackto98 Mon 26-Oct-20 21:48:36

We got our reluctant, late reader (poss dyslexic) into reading at 7 with the Beano and the Read with Oxford Series particularly Winnie the Witch. They go up the stages so start off relatively short and have colourful pictures. I think having pictures on the page is the key as lots of text is daunting for children who struggle. Also Dirty Bertie and Daisy and the Trouble with.

drspouse Mon 26-Oct-20 22:05:06

My DS is 8 and also struggling a bit, Dog Man, Jelly and Narwhal, and Claude are all good for him. Owl Diaries are also low-word-count but he thinks they are a bit girly.

drspouse Mon 26-Oct-20 22:06:44

(I think he knows all the words in Claude. Winnie the Witch is good and 13 Storey Treehouse much too hard)

Chocolatepumpkin Mon 26-Oct-20 22:09:30

I've got my daughter the naughtiest unicorn, the reviews seem good so hopefully they will be a hit.

ADealingMummy Mon 26-Oct-20 22:13:42

My 6 year old loves the Faraway tree books by Enid Blyton.

drspouse Tue 27-Oct-20 08:18:47

To read herself Faraway Tree will be too hard.

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