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Best books for 9 year olds: From illustrated Shakespeare stories to real-world heroes

Best books for 9 year olds: From illustrated Shakespeare stories to real-world heroes

‘If you are going to get anywhere in life, you have to read a lot of books’, beloved author, Roald Dahl, once said. When you’re nine, reading a lot of books is wonderfully possible. Nine-year-olds straddle two worlds as readers: their reading fluency allows them to be exposed to more sophisticated subject matter, with many starting to look towards

Best books for 8 year olds: From Harry Potter to the latest David Walliams

Best books for 8 year olds: From Harry Potter to the latest David Walliams

AS CHILDREN get older, and start getting exposed to ‘big kid’ pursuits (gaming! computers! apps!), it’s normal for their interest to wander away from reading. Thankfully, there are some captivating children’s authors that should keep them engaged and that can even tear them away from their screens. These books for 8-year-olds are good enough to lure

Best books for 7 year olds: From Diary of a Wimpy Kid to books for budding activists

Best books for 7 year olds: From Diary of a Wimpy Kid to books for budding activists

As Dr. Seuss said: ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go’. We couldn’t agree more – and seven-year-olds are well-placed to start getting all of the benefits that reading can bring. These books for 7-year-olds will take them on adventures to ancient Greece and rural America Of course,

Best books for teenage boys 2019: From boxsets, to classic novels and fantasy fiction

Best books for teenage boys 2019: From boxsets, to classic novels and fantasy fiction

BOOKS for teenage boys come in all genres, formats and sizes. While some may be scared off by a hefty 600-page text, others will think there is nothing better to sink their teeth into in their spare time. There are a vast array of books for teenagers – but what ones are the best for boys this year? For some bookworms reading a paperback is a must have,

Best books for teenage girls 2019: From classic literature to new releases

Best books for teenage girls 2019: From classic literature to new releases

BOOKS are the perfect purchase to while away the hours, transport you to another place and educate the reader. There is a vast array of genres to choose from, for those looking for fiction and non fiction books. Finding books to interest teenagers can be hard – so what are the best books for teenage girls this year? But what are the best books for

Best books for 6 year olds: children’s classics, graphic novels, first poetry books

Best books for 6 year olds: children’s classics, graphic novels, first poetry books

SIX IS A WONDERFUL age for young readers. They’re still little enough to enjoy a good picture book, but they’re also starting to read independently. These picture books, poetry books, chapter books and graphic novels are enjoyable reads for this age Even better, six is a good time to introduce kids to different styles of books, like graphic novels