Top 5 Best Books for Reading Confidence

Once children have mastered the basics, they'll love reading independently and increasing their confidence with these vibrant, exciting titles, filled with charismatic creatures and engaging stories.

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1. I Am Reading Collection - 10 Books

Ages 4+

This fun-filled collection features large, easy-to-read text and hilarious plots to keep kids entertained and learning! Ideal for children beginning to venture into chapter books, the vibrant illustrations are guaranteed to captivate little ones aged 4 and over. Follow a mixture of animal friends and humans with special powers, including a witch who runs an animal hospital and a giant postman!

2. Reading Together: Fairy Tale Phonics Collection plus Poster - 8 Books

Ages 5+

Children will love reading these familiar fairy tales whilst developing their phonics skills. They'll be able to better identify which letters match which sounds, and there are also sounding-out and word-building activities to enjoy. Each book comes with 70 reusable stickers, too, and there's even a poster which features all 44 sounds featured in the books!

3. The Castle in the Field

Michael Morpurgo

Ages 5+

Specially designed for children who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this exciting story by much-loved author Michael Morpurgo will hugely boost children's reading confidence. It tells the tale of Chris, Lisa, Tom and their secret hide-out, but this hide-out is on Old Rafferty's land - and he hates kids! With gorgeous illustrations, children will be gripped by this book.

4. At Home with Phonics

Jenny Roberts

Ages 5+

This fun activity workbook is perfect for children aged 5-7 to do at home. Each spread features a poem focussing on a particular phonic sound and includes simple instructions for parents and children to work through together. Fully illustrated, these simple activities are easy and enjoyable, and include colouring, drawing and tracing - and don't forget the super stickers to reward children as they complete each spread!

5. Oxford Reading Tree: Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Dragon Danger and Other Stories (Level 4)

Roderick Hunt

Ages 5+

This collection contains four exciting stories: Dragon Danger, The Spaceship, Wet Feet and The Red Coat. They've been specially written to introduce and practise a range of key everyday words and develop early reading skills through simple but engaging stories. With beautiful illustrations, puzzles and activities, kids will love improving their reading skills.

  • AFSZI 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £10.89
    • RRP £10.99
    This Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper Level 4 Collection is great value, containing 4 books in 1! It includes the stories Dragon Danger, The Spaceship, Wet Feet, The Red Coat. Level 4 First Stories have been specially written to introduce and practise a range of key everyday words and to develop early reading skills through simple stories. Level 4 Phonics practise sounds and letters, just as children learn to do in school, with the help of Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. This collection focuses on combining sounds (including some long vowel sounds) to read simple words and sentences. These engaging stories include tips for reading together and for talking about the story, puzzles and fun activities. Written by Roderick Hunt and beautifully illustrated by Alex Brychta, they are the perfect introduction to learning to read! This series also provides free support for parents through www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Visit the Oxford Owl for practical advice for helping children learn to read, all you need to know about phonics and lots of fun activities and free eBooks. Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper is the UK's best-selling home reading series, it's based on the Oxford Reading Tree which is used in 80% of primary schools.
  • AMKKL 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.89
    • RRP £3.99
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    At Home With Phonics is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 5-7 years, to do at home. Each spread features a poem focussing on a particular phonic sound and includes simple instructions for parents and children to work through together. The full colour illustrated step-by-step activities are simple and easy to enjoy, and include colouring, drawing, and tracing to help children learn how to read and spell. Plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each double page spread! This book is ideal to build confidence in English at primary school.
  • Reading Together Fairy Tale Phonics Collection with Poster - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786171559
    RTFT 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    With familiar fairy tales, this eight-book collection is perfect for children to share with their parents as they begin to learn about phonics.

    Including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots, the fairy tales have been carefully retold to help children develop their decoding skills and link different letters to distinct sounds.There are also sounding out and word-building activities to partake in.

    All the books come with 70 reusable stickers and there's even a poster which features all 44 sounds that are practised in the books. There are also helpful hints for grown-ups on what sounds they should focus on while they read, scattered throughout the books.

    Poster dimensions: 550 x 645mm.
  • CFM2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
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    Young readers love reading the works of Michael Morpurgo and this illustrated edition of The Castle in the Field will be no exception. In this story for children aged 5 plus, the former Children's Laureate and War Horse author tells the story of Chris, Lisa, Tom and their secret hide-out.

    The trio spend their days in this special place in the Castle, an old WWII pill-box. But the Castle is on the miserly Old Rafferty's land - and he hates kids. Soon Chris, Lisa and Tom are in trouble when they're locked in...

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
  • I am Reading Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509827220 - Colin West et al
    CF0132 4 years +
    4 years +
    (3)
    • £8.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just 90.00p per book
    With large, easy-to-read type and hilarious plots, this collection contains 10 stories that are presented with full-colour illustrations and clear, easy-to-follow text.

    Ideal for children who are starting to move up to chapter books, the bright and bold artwork is certain to appeal to those aged 4 and over.

    The stories feature a mixture of animal characters and humans with special powers, including a witch who runs an animal hospital and a giant postman.