20 OF THE BEST BOOKS TO TEACH KIDS TO READ

Raising a reader starts from day one and it really is never too early to
instil the love of reading in your kids. From reading to your tummy to
story time before bed, it's great to build good reading habits early and
make it enjoyable.

Teaching your child to enjoy reading on their own can be a huge task,
and somewhat daunting. But fear not, THE UK’S LEADING FAMILY-FRIENDLY
RETAILER, THE WORKS, is here to help! Whether you've just started your
learning to read journey, looking for some tips to help you prepare or
have hit a wall and need some extra ideas, The Works has got 20 of the
best books to help you teach your child to not only read, but to love
reading.

From reading together with books for ages 2-5, learning to read with
books for ages 3-8, all the way to reading independently (or as a team)
with books for ages 6-12 - the roundup from the Works has got you
covered (pardon the pun!).

PICTURE BOOKS TO READ WITH YOUR CHILDREN:

Let's start at the beginning. Bedtime stories are great for so many
things - routine, language, bonding and of course learning to read. So,
The Works has compiled a short list of their most in demand favourite
picture books to read with your children. All suitable for ages 2-5.

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT [1]

Nothing takes us back to our childhood quite like the sound of the
swishy swashy grass.

This classic tale from Michael Rosen's includes stunning imagery by
Helen Oxenbury and since its first print in 1989, it has become an
essential feature on any child's first bookcase. We're going on a bear
hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too?

MR LARGE IN CHARGE [2]

Any family story from the bestselling 'Large Family' series will be
enjoyed by children and parents alike, but we think the story of Mr.
Large taking charge of the family while Mrs. Large isn't well, has to be
a firm favourite.

GRANDPA PIG AT THE PLAYGROUND [3]

Now this Pig needs no introduction, Peppa has become a staple in every
household. What better way to get children excited about reading than to
read with their favourite character?

BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE 10 BOOK BUNDLE [4]

Want more? Why not fill your bookshelf with one of The Works amazing
£10 book bundles and join all of your little ones favourite animal and
magical friends in some new and exciting adventures! From Daddy Hugs to
The Superstar Cow, this bundle has everything you need for a perfect
bedtime story together!

EDUCATIONAL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN:

When you're ready to start helping your child learn to read on their
own, The Works has a huge range of books to help them stay excited about
reading and learn at the same time. All perfect for ages 3-8.

PEPPA PIG WC FIRST WORDS [5]

Learn along with Peppa, this brilliant book helps children practice
their pencil control and develop first reading skills!

DINO HANDWRITING [6]

Learning to read is 'rawsome' and the A-Z dinosaur pictures in this book
are designed to help children remember their alphabet, as well as
motivate them at the start of their reading journey.

READY SET LEARN SIGHT WORD SKILLS WORKBOOK [7]

This amazing workbook includes stickers and a certificate - it's a great
way to introduce reading and spelling sight words with your little one.

SNAPPY LEARNER: READING AND WRITING [8]

Positive reinforcement to help children learn is important and this book
includes a reward chart with reusable star stickers that help encourage
them and boost their confidence. With extra reusable stickers throughout
to inspire your little reader, all activities are linked to school
topics to help with your child's development.

FICTION BOX SETS FOR CHILDREN:

Once your child has learned to both read and love it, you can start to
introduce some more complex books. The Works recommend choosing some
classics from your childhood to reminisce, whilst taking it in turns
reading to each other. Ideal for ages 6-12.

PETER RABBIT LIBRARY [9]

Peter is back! Enter the magical world of Peter Rabbit and his friends
once again with these 10 beautifully illustrated black and white tales,
each told with Beatrix Potter's trademark wit.

NARNIA CHRONICLES SLIPCASE [10]

It doesn't get more classic than the chronicles of Narnia. This
collection features all seven novels that make up the Chronicles, so you
can now read the adventures of Aslan and his friends together over and
over again.

HARRY POTTER BOX SET [11]

You're a wizard harry! Every home needs a Harry Potter box set, right?
Now your child has discovered the magic of reading, it's time to share
the magic of Harry Potter. This brand-new edition of the classic and
internationally bestselling phenomenon that is Harry Potter is sure to
keep your child entertained for nights on end.

 

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