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Beginner reader (just finished reception) and library books

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southernbelle77 Thu 30-Jul-09 10:02:32

DD has just finished reception and wants to continue to read in the holidays (and do the library reading quest). I just wanted advise on what books I should maybe get. We went yesterday and the 'beginner reader' section was quite empty so had to just pick what I could. DD was reading blue/green level books when she finished reception. Some she found easy, some she found harder but not impossible. I know I could just look at them and see what I think would be best, but I wanted to try and get some advise so she enjoys them (she wants 'school' style books as well as her own free choice ones). We got three books out - One was a 'twisters' scheme book which she read last night and found incredibly easy so probably won't get one again unless can see a different level. One of the others is 'green bananas' scheme which looks sort of easy but with lots of pages so will keep her going (I think) and the other is a Dr Seuss one which is a lot longer than her school ones but the words are what she can read.

Anyone give me ideas for what to get next time? Thanks

OnceWasSquiffy Thu 30-Jul-09 10:07:49

DS's school use the 'Oxford Reading Tree' tree system (chip and biff and kipper...). If your DD's school does the same (and maybe even if not...) then I would recommend the 'read at home' book sets that you can get - they are graded in the same way as the school books but there is no risk that you cover the same books as the children will cover in class - you just have different stories using the same characters, intended to be used only at home.

Thebookpeople.co.uk usually has a couple of sets of books going for around £10 per set.

TwoHot Thu 30-Jul-09 15:50:38

Its free to order childrens books so if you can get a list together you could order a few.

There is a thread further down where mrz has listed some story books to go with the reading levels.

cat64 Thu 30-Jul-09 16:07:35

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TwoHot Thu 30-Jul-09 17:21:38

My dd is the same age and we are doing the Quest too. We are also reading Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree (me reading to her) and its really really good! Such a nice change from Rainbow Fairies!

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