Oh yes, the blue bananas are really good for this level, DS read lots of those in Reception. It can be tricky to find books that suit the level of reading but aren't too old in terms of life experience/comprehension but the Blue Bananas series went down very well- eg Little Dog and Big Dog.
tgger willl give the Oxford owl ones a try. Looks like they have lots of 'boyish' ones too which should appeal to him. Will also look into Blue Bananas.
Whenever we go to the library he goies straight for the non-fiction section as he is obsessed with things like space and how things work so am keen to get him more into actual stories. Or he chooses anything with a rude word in the title!
It's really helpful to have some suggestions of books aimed at around the right age level as I am a complete numpty about all of this.
Spudmasher he seems to have somehow learnt to read all by himself. We had no idea until his preschool started giving them reading books and he came home with one with great long sentences in it. I am embarassingly clueless about the whole thing.
When did "Roger Red Hat", "Billy Blue Hat" and "Johnny Yellow Hat" stop being the norm until primary school ?
Wandy that's great he has learned to read through just loving books and being read to. My DDs did the same. So much enjoyment and fun!!! He'll love some of the easier Roald Dahl, Jill Tomlinson, anything non fiction that takes his fancy....that may be when he'll need the phonics- to decode unfamiliar words and He'll need to segment for spelling, hear the sounds and know which letters to use to make the sounds, then write them, so there's still fun to be had in that learning.
Ds only had his reading assessment today and I think they've not done all the class yet, so you may find your school sort something out over the next few weeks. I'd imagine it will be a little while before DS is actually given any Y1 books, but I can let you know what they are once we have them, so you can look them up at the library.
If he likes factual/ space books I'd let him carry on choosing those, even if you have to help with difficult words, making sure he's interested in what he's reading will probably be the best way to encourage him.