It’s National Storytelling week this week, and as we’re learning first hand in our house at the moment, learning to read can be a very challenging but extremely satisfying task for your child. It’s also a lovely way to spend time with your little one – exploring the world of fiction together. We’ve come up with a list of books designed to help teach your child to read; these are aimed at both early readers as well as those who are more confident.

All the books we’ve included have been awarded a level or are part of a colour coding system so you can match the books to your child’s specific reading level. Reading Chest, the fabulous book rental service for reading scheme books for 4-9 year olds have a great guide to the different levels here.

Oxford Reading Tree Seasick Level 4 from WHSmith

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 9: Messy Ella from WHSmith

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 10: Fireflies: Skeletons from WHSmith

Learn to Read at Home, Red Pack with Bug Club from Amazon

Collins Big Cat Sets – Lilac Starter Set from Collins

Engage Literacy Flip the Tree Frog (Turquoise) from Wordery

Songbirds Phonics Collection Julia Donaldson (4 years+) from The Book People

Project X: Alien Adventures (Lilac/Pink) from Amazon

Pandas (National Geographic Readers) Level 3 from WHSmith

Farmyard Tales Woolly Stops the Train (First Reading Level Two) from WHSmith

Fairy Unicorns Magic Forest (Young Reading Series 3 Fiction) from WHSmith

Our Solar System – Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 4 from WHSmith

Reading Chest – Provides lots of reading scheme material on a subscription basis.