English Teaching, Reading

Contemporary Children’s Literature: Developing Reading Comprehension Skills

Developing Reading Comprehension Skills is a series of eight reading comprehension books for teachers and children, focusing on high-quality literature and the full range of question types in the reading content domains for Key Stage Two. This series gives children opportunities to tackle more complex vocabulary, explore how authors use language to impact their readers and develop endurance for longer passages.  

The next two books in the series – Contemporary Children’s Literature for Years 5/6 & Years 3/4 – will be published in March 2022. Featuring some of the best recent publications, these resources are sure to capture children’s imaginations and leave them wanting to read more.

Pre-order now to make sure you receive your books as soon as they are available.

Follow the links below to place orders with Brilliant Publications or Amazon.

Brilliant Publications

Contemporary Children’s Literature: Years 5/6

Contemporary Children’s Literature: Years 3/4

Also in this series:

A huge thank you to the publishers who granted permission for these fantastic extracts.

Contemporary Children’s Literature: Years 5/6

Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan (Chicken House)

Darwin’s Dragons by Lindsay Galvin (Chicken House)

Dragon Mountain by Katie & Kevin Tsang (Simon & Schuster)

The Hungry Ghost by HS Norup (Pushkin Children’s)

The Haunting of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes (Usborne)

The Invasion of Crooked Oak by Dan Smith (Barrington Stoke)

A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll (Knights Of)

Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll (Faber & Faber)

The Mask of Aribella by Anna Hoghton (Chicken House)

Lori and Max and the Book Thieves by Catherine O’Flynn (Firefly Press)

October, October by Katya Balen (Bloomsbury)

The Vanishing Trick by Jenni Spangler (Simon & Schuster)

Contemporary Children’s Literature: Years 3/4

Agent Zaiba Investigates: The Missing Diamonds (Little Tiger)

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf (Orion Children’s Books)

A Chase in Time by Sally Nicholls (Nosy Crow)

Daisy and the Unknown Warrior by Tony Bradman (Barrington Stoke)

Frost by Holly Webb (Little Tiger)

The Griffin Gate by Vashti Hardy (Barrington Stoke)

The Highland Falcon Thief by MG Leonard & Sam Sedgman (Macmillan)

Sky Pirates: Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond by Alex English (Simon & Schuster)

The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan (Egmont)

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente (Harper Collins)

SWOP The Satsuma-Sized Secret by Lucy Noguera (Brilliant Monsters Books)

Varjak Paw by SF Said (David Fickling Books)

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