Books for 7 – 9 years
Let’s Read: The Shark in the Dark
Written by Peter Bently and Illustrated by Ben Court (Pan Macmillan)
This series of books called Let’s Read is perfect for the child who has learnt to read and wants to extend themselves beyond the school readers. Miniature versions of much-loved classics, they offer a manageable size and feel less daunting than a chapter book. Don’t be fooled however into thinking they are ‘easy’ – the vocabulary is sometimes advanced and you may need to help your child so they don’t feel frustrated, but it’s worth it because the interesting and well-written stories will inspire them to read more books, which is the ultimate aim. Read more.
So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.