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Welcome to Reading Ladder! This series is designed to make the journey to independent reading fun. Developed in conjunction with leading literacy consultant Nikki Gamble, Reading Ladder will help children fall in love with books by giving them a positive start to reading. Children will encounter favourite faces such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Mr Men, discover books from much-loved children’s authors such as Julia Donaldson, Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson, Malorie Blackman and Anne Fine, and find out about exciting non-fiction topics, such as dinosaurs, Ancient Romans and the human body. There are topics, authors, and illustrations to entice every young reader up the three levels of the Reading Ladder.

The levels will help you to find the right book for each child. Reading Ladder books also tie in to the colour book bands widely used in schools.

We also have some helpful tips for parents and tips for teachers. See the Reading Ladder books here and find out more about the different levels:

Reading Ladder Level 1 Information

reading ladder level 2 information

reading ladder level 3

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