The 40 best books for reluctant readers revealed

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 The 40 best books for reluctant readers

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40 children’s books have been selected for new starter packs which will benefit children supported by Beanstalk reading helpers in primary schools across England.

Beanstalk is a literacy charity which recruits, trains and places volunteers in primary schools across England to provide one-to-one support to children who have fallen behind with reading – has revealed 40 children’s books that will be used by the charity’s volunteers to kick-start reading engagement for the children they support.

Beanstalk’s ‘Top 40’ has been handpicked by children’s literacy experts including Beanstalk staff, trained reading helpers and literacy consultant. Here they are! You can find out more about theis project here


Lower Key Stage One Titles:

Alborough, Jez – Some Dogs Do

Axtell, David – We’re Going on a Lion Hunt

Campbell, Rod – Dear Zoo

Collins, Ross – There’s a Bear on My Chair

Donaldson, Julia – Wriggle and Roar! (Illustrated by Nick Sharratt)

Gannon, Frann Preston – Dave’s Cave

Goodhart, Pippa – You Choose! (Illustrated by Nick Sharratt)

Murphy, Jill – Peace At Last

Parr, Todd – It’s Okay to be Different

Scheffler, Axel – Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Jungle


Upper Key Stage One Titles:

Bromley, Nick – Open Very Carefully (Illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne)

Brown, Ruth – A Dark, Dark Tale

Gravett, Emily – Tidy

Gray, Kes – Oi Frog! (Illustrated by Jim Field)

Hoffman, Mary – The Great Big Book of Families (Illustrated by Ros Asquith)

Jarman, Julia – Class Two at the Zoo

Novak, B.J. – The Book With No Pictures

Robinson, Hilary – Mixed Up Fairy Tales (Illustrated by Nick Sharratt)

Tullet, Hervé – Press Here

Willems, Mo – That Is Not a Good Idea!


Lower Key Stage Two Titles:

Ahlberg, Allan – The Children Who Smelled a Rat (Illustrated by Katharine McEwen)

Ardagh, Philip – Norman the Norman from Normandy (Illustrated by Tom Morgan Jones)

Baker, Jeannie – Window

Browne, Anthony – Little Beauty

Christopher Wormell – Eric… the hero?

Lobel, Arnold – Frog and Toad are Friends

McNaughton, Colin – Once Upon an Ordinary School Day (Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura)

Robinson, Hilary – The Big Book of Magical Mix-Ups (Illustrated by Nick Sharratt)

Saunders, Matt – There’s No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop (Illustrated by Matt Saunders)

Willis, Jeanne – Lottie Potter Wants an Otter

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Upper Key Stage Two Titles:

Ahlberg, Janet and Allan – It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Browne, Anthony – The Tunnel

French, Vivian – The Covers of My Book Are Too Far Apart (Illustrated by Matt Saunders)

Gaiman, Neil – The Wolves in the Walls (Illustrated by David McKean)

Norriss, Andrew – Archie’s Unbelievably Freaky Week (Illustrated by Hannah Shaw)

Pichon, Liz – The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Roger, Marie-Sabine – What Are You Playing At?

Rosen, Michael – The Laugh Out Loud Joke Book

Stanton, Andy – You’re a Bad Man, Mr. Gum! (Illustrated by David Tazzyman)

Willis, Jeanne – Tadpole’s Promise (Illustrated by Tony Ross)


I hope you have enjoyed this list of best books for reluctant readers You might also like my posts on how to create a reading corner for your kid on 100 books to read before you die



1 Comment

  1. May 4, 2018 / 11:16 am

    Oooh there are some fabulous books there!

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