There are a number of continuing titles for younger readers that go from strength to strength. Here are a few that kids really enjoy reading.
The EJ Spy School Series is for younger readers. It has large font and generous graphics spread throughout the book. effect for the younger readers who are moving from picture books. The series then leads to the wonderful EJ12 series for slightly older readers.
Training to be a spy while still at school, Emma Jacks is Agent EJ10. She goes to Spy School. This time training is for night missions. The only problem is that Emma is a little scared of the dark but she does have some spy agent times that help her along the way.
There are nine titles in the series so far. Sample book chapters and child appropriate games and other information are at the EJSpy School website (http://ejspyschool.com) as well as a link to the EJ12 books for the next level.
The same crew that brought Going Bush with Grandpa have teamed up to create this new title, again with attractive cover, generous text and delightful illustrations.
At school Larni thinks that everyone is smarter than she is and that she has nothing that she is good at, so it is is off to be off on a plane to visit her grandma up north. But while she is with her talented Granny she learns that there is something that she is good at – and she had it all the time.
It’s lovely seeing these timeless and classic tales being issued in a small hardback format and with exquisite coloured illustrations and with the storylines sticking closely to the original. These came out last year but are still terrific to discover.
This title finds Henny Penny the chicken is pecking corn when something falls on her head. She immediately thinks that the sky is falling and that the world is about to end so with her friends sets off to tell the king. On the w someone not so friendly joins them and lures them astray – and nearly to their end!
This is also know as also known as Chicken Licken and Chicken Little and has gorgeous full page coloured illustrations.
Also available Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Twelve Dancing Princesses and more.
This series that girls really enjoy has been around for a while is the Ella and Olivia series, two sisters who are the best of friends and live with their mum dad and little brother max. The titles have larger font, borders on each page and are scattered throughout with line illustrations. They are a delightful read and like all the series mentioned have age appropriate subject matter that young readers are really interested in.
In this title Ella, who excels at spelling at school, has been chosen to go on her favourite TV show and with the help of her younger sister she might just be a spelling superstar …but first she has to remember some of those spelling rules.
There is also a supporting website (www.ellaandolivia.com.au) with sample book chapters, activities and games and downloads.