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St. Joseph’s

Catholic Primary School

Helping children to choose reading books and building independence

It is important to value your child’s choices, even when they wouldn’t be your first choice. Children enjoy reading series of books, such as Beast Quest, or Rainbow Fairies, or books by one author. These really help with their reading pace and stamina. However, over time it’s a good idea to try to gently move them on to keep their reading experience fresh and broad. A good place to start is Pie Corbett’s ‘Reading Spine’. It is a core of reading books specially selected by literacy expert Pie Corbett that create a living library in a child’s mind. It is a selection of classics and essential reads that help children to engage with books at a deeper level and enter the world of the story.

Click the link  to see the list for your child's year group