wee books : top titles for reluctant readers

posted on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Did you like Erin's 6 tips to encourage reading? Fancy some specific titles to go with those tips? Here are Erin's go-to titles for bringing out the bookworm in your kiddo.

Very popular with reluctant readers and works beautifully with the 'find a topic that interests them' idea. It can also be great for struggling readers as many have short chunks of text and lots of interesting photographs and illustrations so kids don’t feel like they have to tackle lots of words at once (which can be quite daunting for some).

You might like to try:

Danger!Information Everywhere, or Wow! Earth.

A sure-fire winner with kids of all ages. Great authors like Morris Gleitzman, Andy Griffiths, Jacqueline Wilson, Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Paul Jennings are renowned for enticing kids to read. They are popular with reluctant readers because they draw them in with short sentences, short chapters and in some cases, short stories but the reason they capture the attention of ALL readers is because they are masters of story telling. Illustrations are great for breaking up text and appeal to reluctant readers with visual preferences.

You might like to try:

The Twits by Roald Dahl, Thai-Riffic by Oliver Phommavanh, Bumface by Morris Gleitzman or Paul Jennings’ Funniest Stories.

Finding a series that they enjoy is great as once they love the first one, there are lots to go on to.

You might like to try:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl or Our Australian Girl.

Get them hooked, keep the story moving, and leave them wanting more – action/adventure stories are sure to please.

You might like to try:  

Extreme AdventuresAlex RiderArkie Sparkle, Treasure Hunter, EJ12 Cherub...we could go on all day, but you can also see a list of books we recommended under our Reluctant Readers category.

And we’re here to help so if you'd like please feel free to contact us for some suggestions for your individual child. Good luck!"

Thank you so much for your recommendations Erin! 

Would you like to recommend a book or two that hooked your kiddo (or yourself) into the world of reading? I'd love to hear.
p.s Next week is National Literacy and Numeracy week in Australia and we'll have some lovely mamas and their littles sharing their current fave books with us here on baby space. Yay!


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