Great books for all reluctant readers

Turn reluctant readers into book-lovers, and struggling readers into confident ones.

Reluctant Reads - Ages 5+

Reluctant Reads - Ages 7+

Reluctant Reads - Ages 9+

Reluctant Reads - Ages 11+

Reluctant Reads - Ages 13+

Reluctant Reads - Ages 5+

Reluctant Reads - Ages 7+

Top of the Class (Nearly)

Top of the Class (Nearly)

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Liz Pichon Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the ninth amazing instalment of this brilliant series! TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly...I did NONE of these things.) 1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.) 2. Don't draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers. 3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble. 4. Don't let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner. 5. Don't let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue - but still important.) I'm TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well - but thanks to the ABOVE list it's not exactly going to plan.

Reluctant Reads - Ages 9+

Blue Moon Day

Blue Moon Day

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Everyone thinks they know what it's like, going to school. But have you ever wondered what life must be like at a boarding school? A school for young offenders? A school for the blind? With her trademark humour, insight, sensitivity and razor-sharp wit, Anne Fine explores these different worlds in a short story collection that will fascinate young readers.

Reluctant Reads - Ages 11+

Reluctant Reads - Ages 13+

TURN RELUCTANT READERS INTO BOOK-LOVERS, AND STRUGGLING READERS INTO CONFIDENT ONES.

The experts at Barrington Stoke have put together a great guide with top tips to help you help your child to love reading - you can download it here.

 

Here at LoveReading4Kids, we want to ensure that every child, however reluctant or struggling a reader he or she is, is given the chance to become a voracious reader. 

So with this in mind, our Editorial guru Julia Eccleshare, working closely with the Literacy Trust, asked parents and teachers to recommend books that they had found useful for less confident or unenthusiastic readers.  From this initial list Julia has selected a range of titles and put them into age categories.  From time to time, we’ll refresh the books so that ongoing you’ll always find something to enthuse your reluctant or struggling reader.

The list includes titles from both mainstream and specialist publishers but all from authors you are likely to recognise.  Specialist publishers tend to focus on titles for readers whose reading age is lower than the interest age so if you have a child who finds reading difficult, or who aren’t yet ready to cope with long books, or who simply don’t enjoy books then try one of these titles - each will be clearly marked with its reading age and interest age.  The specialist publisher Barrington Stoke is a past master at convincing reluctant readers that books are cool and is at the forefront of this specialist publishing.  Their books are short, sharp and sound, skilfully written by some of the top children’s authors around and edited with real flair. So, if your child is really reluctant or struggling we would suggest starting off on the titles published by specialist publishers and then move on to the mainstream titles we’ve also selected.  

When a reader is hooked on a story, his or her reading ability is proven to improve. He reads more fluently – because he wants to read on! That’s why books for reluctant readers have to have fabulous stories. We’ve thought long and hard about the selection and we feel every one of the books selected provides a powerful and unputdownable story, even for the most reluctant reader.

Here at LoveReading4Kids, with the launch of this genre, our aim is to get every reluctant or struggling reader to take that first step into enjoying the reading experience.

So why not scroll down our list of titles, which is first and foremost broken down by age of child and within that where a title’s reading age is different from the age of the child, it is clearly marked.

Other areas of the site that contain details of books that might be of interest to reluctant readers include Ology World, Real Reads and Essential Reads.

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