Here is a range of recommended books for children aged 7-8.
There is a selection of storytime chapter books, independent reads, funny stories, picturebooks, poetry collections, non-fiction texts and more.
There's something for all tastes, but keep an eye out for ninja cats, adventuring polar bears, intrepid explorers and the odd exploding dragon poo here and there, too...
Reading for pleasure in Year 3 can provide entertainment and delight as well as opening up a host of new worlds to children. Books provide children of this age group with opportunities to stretch the imagination as well as to consider what life might be like in a myriad of different settings and situations. Stories about the lives of others can help children to develop empathy and understand emotions, while at the same time increasing children's language skills and vocabulary.
Mrs Campbell recommends:
I love illustrated chapterbook series, such as the Nothing to See Here Hotel series, the giggle-worthy SAM WU series and the very popular 13-Storey Treehouse books, which all have memorable characters and frequent visual elements to break up the text.
Or if you fancy a laugh out loud, you will enjoy Charlie Changes into a Chicken.