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what books set woudl you recommend for REception child 5+ years old

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life1000 Sun 16-Feb-14 21:47:26

what books set woudl you recommend for REception child 5+ years old we finished the set of read Inc Write books ( there were about 6 pages in each book)

May09Bump Sun 16-Feb-14 21:49:47

We have done the RRI ones, the biff and chip ones are ok. Starting to look at the songbird range too.

nonicknameseemsavailable Sun 16-Feb-14 22:04:47

songbirds phonics are my personal favourite learning to read books.

Sleepyhead33 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:05:15

The dandelion books are fab-great, decodable stories.

life1000 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:11:48

just looked at songbird collection. how do I find out what level my son is?

freetrait Sun 16-Feb-14 22:20:56

Start at level one and go from there. It's worth re-capping. What colour were the RWI ones?

life1000 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:33:02

different... green pink purple...

nonicknameseemsavailable Sun 16-Feb-14 22:34:59

have a look on Oxford Owl website as you can read some free on there.

freetrait Sun 16-Feb-14 22:38:03

Maybe level 2 or 3 then? These are good:

tellmeonasunday Sun 16-Feb-14 22:40:54

Songbirds definitely, also Usborne books and green bananas (link below), green bananas are green so might be a bit of a jump but not too many words on a page and nice stories.

May09Bump Sun 16-Feb-14 22:41:09

I found this comparison chart useful -

I recommend going into a bookshop and looking at the level too - to see what you feel comfortable with.

Bilberry Sun 16-Feb-14 22:53:12

Not a book set as such but.... Have you checked out your local library? You may need to flick through the books to get an idea of levels and take out quite a few as you inevitably find some hit the space more than others. However, my kids got through so many books and I saved a fortune by going to the library!!

Bilberry Sun 16-Feb-14 22:55:07

Local jumble sales, fares, fetes etc with book stalls are also great cheap sources of early readers...

tiredbutnotweary Sun 16-Feb-14 23:47:13

I don't think the correlation chart link worked - this one should & you can then check the WRI colour against the national book band colours.

noramum Mon 17-Feb-14 11:53:49

DD never was on any proper reading scheme and we just got books from the library which interested her. Difficult bits were read by us.

We liked the Usborne First Reader and Young Reader books. We currently read the last stage and I know I will miss them. Decent classical stories and a good mix of text and pictures.

mummymellymoo Mon 17-Feb-14 18:56:37

My five-yr-old loved the songbird books - they're written by Julia Donaldson so they are actually well-written stories (unlike some of the other early reading books). He also loved the Espresso books - they cover most of the early reading levels I think. He was really disappointed when he'd finished the series as he loved them so much

Davidcd25 Tue 11-Mar-14 05:59:14

For readers of a slightly older or more advanced level you might want to take a look at this book about cats. It is only about 10 pages in length including pictures.

MortaIWombat Tue 11-Mar-14 06:51:47

Really, David? It seems a very odd recommendation to me.
<chinny reckon>

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