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Great books to Motivate Reading

Here at LoveReading4Kids, we want to ensure that every child, however sceptical or unconfident he or she is, is given the chance to become a voracious reader. Turn hesitant and unconfident readers into book-lovers.

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Ages 5+

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Ages 7+

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Ages 9+

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Ages 11+

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Teen

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Ages 5+

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Ages 7+

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Ages 9+

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Ages 11+

Great Reads to Motivate Hesitant Readers - Teen

Hang in there. Sometimes your kids just don't want to read. It might be the content or style of the book that fails to grab their attention, especially as children grow older and might feel they have moved on from a genre or author they once loved. Children can sometimes lose confidence in their reading ability, particular when compared to friends or classmates. There might be new distractions, sport or music or other extracurricular activities that are now competing for their attention. And as children get older they tend to move away from the bedtime story ritual, and might replace that precious reading time before sleep with gaming, social media or other screen based entertainment.

But never fear! We have a wide range of  page-turners we think are perfect for less confident or unenthusiastic readers.

Our recommended reads are from both mainstream and specialist publishers. 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. 

When a reader is hooked on a story, their reading ability will improve and reading becomes a habit. The books in this section have exciting, gripping, absorbing 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 sceptical reader.

Our lists is broken down by age of child. Books that are given two age ranges have a content that is suitable and relevant to a wider age range, but the reading age is shown as the primary age range.

You might also be interested in our Dyslexia-Friendly Super-Readable books,  printed in a special dyslexia-friendly font created to make reading easier, with  accessible layouts and spacing to stop the page from becoming overcrowded and are printed on paper with a gentle tint to help reduce visual stresses. 

The Little Gems series are perfect for reluctant readers with quality stories, short chapters and highly illustrated, and cover a wide range of fiction and non-fiction themes to suit every reader. The reading age is 5-8 but the content is suitable to 7-10 year old dyslexic and struggling readers.

And 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.

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