Are you looking for great books to share with your child, that also help them develop their reading skills? Book bands are specific reading schemes often used in schools. These book recommendations do not replace these books. However, these would be a great supplement to give alternative reading opportunities at home together. The book suggestion below you may find suitable for children who are working within the orange book banded range.
I’m undertaking quite a big project adding book banded recommendations to the website this Autumn/ Winter 2020. It’s a work in progress and posts will be updated regularly with additional information about books being added over time. The main page to find book banded books is here and you can search by colour.
If you’d like to find out more about book bands then head to this blog post. It explain what book bands are and helpful hints and tips.
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Orange Book Banded Book Ideas
Now for the books. Books are in alphabetical order
Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster – Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
Bunnies on the Bus – Philip Ardagh and Ben Mantle
A hilarious romp of an adventure.
Firefly Home – Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup
Where to Get Your Books?
Libraries are a brilliant place to get your books from. If you’re here in the UK you can find your local one here. Charity shops are another great place to find books and give these pre-loved treasures a great home.
If you are looking to purchase a book for your home or as a gift that I’ve recommended then the link to Busy Busy Learning Bookshop below helps support independent book shops. Yes Bebe Books and Bear Hunt Books are also independent children’s booksellers. Here’s a link to other booksellers too.
Freddie and the Fairy – Julia Donaldson and Karen George
Handa’s Hen – Eileen Browne
Handa’s Surprise – Eileen Browne
Keith the Cat with the Magic Cat – Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
Maisie’s Scrapbook – Samuel Narh and Jo Loring-Fisher
Mira’s Curly Hair – Maryam Al Serkal and Rebeca Luciani
Monkey Puzzle – Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Nimesh the Adventurer – Ranjit Singh and Mehrdokht Amini
Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell – Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
One Ted Falls Out of Bed – Julia Donaldson and Anna Currey
Perfectly Polite Penguins – Georgiana Deutsch and Ekaterina Trukhan
The Little Dinosaurs – Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty
The Dot – Peter H. Reynolds
A perfect read for those reluctant to put pencil to paper.
Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou! – Julia Donaldson and Karen George
Personalised Phonics and Book Band Help
If you’d like help with how to support your child in phonics or ideas for books then please click on the link below and fill out the short survey and I’ll be in touch soon with ideas and recommendations.