Children who thrive in school tend to have one thing in common – they enjoy reading. It doesn't really matter what your child chooses to read, the important thing for primary-school kids is to encourage them to develop the habit of reading a little each day.
With summer school holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to stock up on books from your local library that might interest your child. Series books are a great place to start.
Reluctant readers and children who struggle with comprehension can find series books easier to enjoy, as once they've finished one, they're familiar with the characters, the locations and the style of writing. This makes approaching the second book easier and less daunting.
School A to Z's summer reading guide features series books for all reading stages, chosen by kids during the Premier's Reading Challenge. The age range is just a guide - let your child choose the books that grab their interest, then help them schedule some reading time each day – away from computers, TV screens and video games.