Early to middle readers

Home Now – Lesley Neake

 Sieta took two steps
 forward slowly she
 reached out her hand
and touched Satara.
Her skin was leathery
 and rough.
Sieta smelled his
 elephant smell and
 it smelled like wild
 places far, far away.

The Bush –
One day Joyce’s mother brings home two rabbits. They soon have babies and Joyce becomes very fond of them, especially one. Which she names Kipenzi. When mum says that she is going to take them to the bush, Joyce is in for a big surprise.


 by Gillian Lobel –
 For her birthday Araba Rose’s Grandma gives her a magic hobby-horse. At night Starlight takes Rosie on wonderful journeys through the night skies, to the North pole and under the sea.


An Angel Just Like Me by Mary Hoffman

It is nearly Christmas and Tyler’s family are
putting up the decorations. But when Tyler
picks up the broken Christmas tree Angel
 he can’t help asking, ‘Why are they always
pink? Aren’t there any black angels? It’s a
question no one can answer. And when
Tyler goes shopping for a black angel, he
 can’t find a single one- until he tells his friend
Carl the problem.

Aunt Flossie's Hats by 
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Sunday afternoons are Sarah and Susan’s favorite time of the week. That’s when they visit Great- great Aunt Flossie- and hear her stories about days of long ago, and when she was young.


At this stage a child will read longer books independently, they will also read aloud with proper emphasis and expression.They will still use pictures to help identify unfamiliar words.

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