Paired books to encourage reading for pleasure
Children of all ages may at key points in their reading journey need extra support to explore the books out there, make connections and find books they want to read. However, I believe there may be specific additional challenges facing 6 to 9 year olds. And whilst there may be some that will easily find books they want to read I believe that the majority of children need support to help them discover what books are out there and which have particular meaning to them. Because if you child find’s something they really connect with to read they are likely to be a lot more motivated to want to read it. But, without support it is not automatic that they will then navigate their way to their next read on their own.
For Schools I have developed this idea into themed book collection focusing on school’s years 1, 2 and 4. Though many of these books are also great for younger and older children and would be great for school wide book clubs.
Parents, carers, grandparents, aunt/uncles and reading volunteers
To help you support the child or children in your life to become readers that want to read now and in the future, I have created some book pairings and mini-sets. Please Contact Me if you would like to know more and for details of prices.
Author and/or illustrator parings
One picture books and one first chapter book written by the fabulous Elli Woollard, and illustrated by two talented illustrators Benji Davies and Laura Ellen Anderson.
Two books illustrated by Elissa Elwick, one picture book and an exciting first chapter book collaboration with Philip Ardagh. This paired set has already proved very popular. So be quick if you want one of the last few.!
Pairs of Mini-sets connected by a Theme
Available individually or as a special sets of three.
Things that grow
Flying High (Year 3 to Year 6)
Island Tales (Year 5, year 6 and secondary)
If you would like me to create some pairs or personal sets which are specific for a child you know please get in touch.
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