Learning to Read


      When your child is starting to read, it can be challenging to find a book they are interested in at their reading level. Here at JustKidsBooks, we have highlighted some of our favorite titles for young readers. Our learning to read books from level one up to level five allows your child to try new books at home and practice their reading skills outside of the classroom. 

      Children's reading levels are assessed on fluency when reading out loud and comprehension, checking their understanding of what they are reading. Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and Lexile recommendations are the usual ways schools monitor and assess children's reading levels. Starting at level one and aiming to go all the way up to level sixty by 6th grade. 

      Reading Libraries 

      Reading libraries are great sets for little ones due to the vast amount of stories included at affordable prices. Reading libraries are designed to guide your children through those early stages of reading. With books written for different abilities, they can move to the next level without buying new books. 

      My First Read Along Library 30 Books is a great reading library, which contains thirty individual books at three levels. This book set features stories like Flora the Fairy, Sinclair Wonder Bear, and Dragon Magic, perfect for reading along with parents. As your child's reading skill improves, they can naturally progress up to the next level, reading a set like this will allow them to naturally progress without feeling assessed. 

      Another tremendous early reading story collection is Roald Dahl's Ladybird Readers 7 Books Collection. This book set contains seven of Roald Dahl's classic stories, all written in an easy-to-read format with more illustrations to break up text-heavy sections. This collection includes accessible read versions of The Twits, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Esio Trot, The Enormous Crocodile, and The Magic Finger


      Phonics skills have been taught throughout kindergarten and elementary schools for a long time. Phonics helps children sound out words to say them correctly. By having phonics cards with fun and engaging characters on them, it encourages children to want to use them and to practice their skills as part of a storyline activity. A fantastic phonics set is Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Read with Oxford Phonics 36 Books Collection Set (Stage 1 - 4). The pack contains thirty-six phonics books at different reading levels. The stories are written by international bestselling author Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and The Stick Man

      Check out Reading With Phonics Key Sound Fairy Tale 20 Books Collection for well-known stories written with phonics practice in mind. This collection contains popular fairy tales such as The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood, Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, The Ugly Duckling, and many more. This set is perfect for any little ones who are fans of Disney movies or traditional fairy tales. 

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