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Reading books for Key Stage 2
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A wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles for independent readers in Key Stage 2, including some series aimed at struggling readers.

  • Get them giggling and you've got their attention!

    Gigglers are humorous stories to motivate even your most reluctant reader. Full-colour illustrations bring these funny stories to life. These books are popular across a range of ages because humour is the one thing that all kids like. The first set of Gigglers series has very short, easy to read stories and the length and complexity of the stories grow as you progress up the levels of Gigglers.

  • Sparklers Asian Stories are high interest, well written, contemporary and often quirky stories of characters set across Asia and the Pacific Rim. The response to Sparklers is always good and it’s because of the stories – the characters feel real and that’s an important part of their appeal. Kids relate to them, enjoy the stories and then want to read more.

  • Paperbacks written specifically for young struggling or reluctant readers following the guidelines provided by The British Dyslexia Association. The average book length is 75 pages.

  • Ideal as class novels that all students can enjoy - your pupils will be captivated! Several titles in this range are dyslexia friendly - look for the red sticker!

  • Fast-paced, high-action space adventures in chapter book format. Each book features carefully controlled vocabulary and simple sentence structures throughout. The short chapters and imaginative black and white illustrations make for another great series. Part of the Accelerated Reader and Catch Up Literacy programmes.

  • A Series of 48 football-themed decodable texts especially written for high interest age, low reading age children. using a synthetic phonics approach, and closely following the 'Letters and Sounds' programme produced by the UK government, the Goal! series offers a complete package of readers, workbooks and a teacher resource book.

  • Boys love PIG! Overcome reluctance to read at a stroke with Peter Ian Green, Pig for short. Our hero has many hilarious adventures in this bestselling series. ‘Handwritten’ by Pig himself in a diary format and coupled with fantastic black-and-white illustrations, the laugh-out-loud humour and tale of friendship provide page-turning reads and quick wins for struggling readers.

  • This new series follows schoolboy Ben and his adventures in the school football team, from always being the last player to be picked to winning the championship. Carefully written as levelled, book-banded readers, the books are aimed at readers ages 7-9.

  • Drawing on Manga styles, the Boffin Boy books all feature Rick Storm, an extremely clever 14 year old who is only interested in science. When his father is killed he vows to use his scientific skills to fight evil - as Boffin Boy!

  • Earth in Danger is a high-Interest, low vocabulary non-fiction series of books about current concens over conservation, environmental and ecological issues. Stunning photography brings the reader face to face with the natural world. Designed for struggling and reluctant readers.

  • Resources for extending the younger reader, the Skyrider Early Chapter Books collection has a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles designed to increase the reading stamina of the transitional reader.

  • Thematically paired books that bridge the gap between literacy and technology.

  • This range of graphic novels is designed to be easier to read, with beautifully illustrated pages and topics covering Shakespeare, Myths and Legends, Heroes and Classic titles for all to enjoy. A wide interest level, covering age 9 to young adult.

  • Deep End is a core literacy series for Key Stage 2/3, Levels P4 to P8. There are Fiction and Non-Fiction books at each year group, fully supported by Teacher Resource Books. Each Teacher Resource Book has a CD ROM for use on interactive white boards.