Lorraine, otherwise known as The Merry Bookworm, has whizzed through our November batch of Early Readers;
I regularly rave about the @maverick_books Early Reader scheme as it had such a massive impact on my son’s reading journey. Written in natural English and book-banded in line with The Institute of Education’s banding system, these stories are entertaining, engaging and fabulously illustrated – just the ticket for encouraging children to read for pleasure while they are learning to read, which I feel is so important. There are over 200 fiction and factual books in the range now, and as a big bonus, if you log on to www.maverickearlyreaders.com you’ll find a plethora of additional free resources for many of the books, which massively increase the bang for your buck – or should that be book? 🥴😁(swipe to end pic for an example of the various activity sheets). There’s also free audio downloads available for all the books and free videos for books in pink – blue bands.
Even though my children are now of junior age, they have really enjoyed reading these latest stories, immediately spotting some of their favourite Maverick authors (@jenjinkswrites, in particular, is always very popular in our house!). It just demonstrates that great storytelling has no age boundaries.
A big thank you to Kate at Maverick for sending a selection of new books across to us. Perfect for home, homeschooling and classrooms, I really can’t rate this scheme highly enough.