Choosing the right book (What are Reading Ages?)

Our books are high-low, which means that the content is appropriate to the actual age of the reader but the text has been edited to suit a lower reading age. Each book has an interest age (IA) of 3-5, 5-8, 8-12 or teen and a reading age (RA) of 6, 6.5, 7, 8 or 8+.

If you know your child’s reading age you can browse our titles by IA/RA, or check the IA/RA on each book as you browse.

If you don’t know your child’s reading age, try our sample pages below. Ask your child to look at the page and cover any words they can’t read with a finger. As a rule of thumb, the book is too difficult if they cover more than five words per page.

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