Suitable Books 1st and 2nd

This is a list of suitable books for 1st and 2nd class children. Parents are advised to check that the book is at a suitable level for their child before they read it. Some children may need books at an easier level or a more difficult level depending on each child. Below is a good way to check if the book is suitable for your child.  Read one page of a book. Raise one finger for each word on the page that you don’t know.

NO FINGERS OR ONE FINGER

This book is easy for you to read. Have fun!

TWO FINGERS

This book is just right for you. Enjoy your reading.

THREE FINGERS

This book is challenging, but you may still enjoy it. Try it!

FOUR FINGERS

This book will be very challenging. Read with a partner and/or a dictionary handy.

FIVE FINGERS

This book is probably too hard to be fun. Save it for later, or read it with an adult who can help you.

1. Alfie Green and the Bee-Bottle Gang. Joe O’Brien                          2.The Dreaming Tree, Eithne Massey                                                        3. The Enchanted Wood. Enid Blython                                                      4. The Famous Five Series. Enid Blython                                                  5. Flat Stanley. Jeff Brown                                                                         6. A Bear Called Paddington, Michael Bond                                             7. The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook. Joyce Lankester Brisley              8. That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. Cressida Cowell                        9. The BFG. Roald Dahl.                                                                          10. The Story of Babar. Jean De Brunhoff

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