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KS1 (5 - 7 yrs) - Reluctant Readers

The list below was created from a survey run on Lovereading4schools where we asked Teachers and Parents to recommend books that they have found helpful in encouraging reluctant readers.

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Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2001

Boggis, Bunce and Bean are the meanest three farmers you could meet. They are determined to get Mr Fox - but he has other plans! This edition has a great new Quentin Blake cover and new author biography.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2001

Mr Wonka's inventions are out of this world. He's thought up every kind of sweet imaginable in his amazing chocolate factory, but no one has ever seen inside, or met Mr Wonka! Charlie can't believe his luck when he finds a golden ticket and wins the trip of a lifetime around the famous factory.

Captain Underpants Three Pant-tastic Novels in One

Captain Underpants Three Pant-tastic Novels in One

Author: Dav Pilkey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2005

Zoom into action and join our hero for a triple wedge of chunky action, freaky horror and crispy laffs! There are terrible toilets to defeat, evil aliens to send packing, and heaps of other totally horrible villains too. But will Captain Underpants have the wedgie-power to tackle them all?

The Iron Man

The Iron Man

Author: Ted Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.

Jinnie Ghost

Jinnie Ghost

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Introducing Jinnie Ghost, thin as the wind, with hair as white as the feathers of owls and eyes like water. Jinnie whispers dreams to children as they sleep. She brings Charlotte's dolls to life, makes Amy's carpet bubble with frogs and toads and conjures up a giant to carry Joe away shoulder-high to his castle in the sky. But the break of dawn takes Jinnie away...and the children wake to a new day, brushing wonder from their eyes. This perfectly-pitched poem takes readers on a thrilling fantasy journey, raising a shiver or two on the way, but returning them safe and sound in the morning.

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