Illustrated series are brilliant for newly independent readers. Children take comfort in the predictable plots and familiar characters and can really build their confidence reading alone.
There are many series to choose from for kids starting to enjoy the longer stories in chapter books (discover more on our blog From Picture Books to Chapter Books), but one of the most popular of all for ages 5+ has to be the Rainbow Magic books.
We know only too well how hard it can be to encourage your child to read anything else once they have the Rainbow Magic bug and we are here to help with recommendations!
The new Sticker Dolly Stories series is perfect for kids who love Rainbow Magic. The sweet stories, black and white illustrations and magical universe are great for newly independent readers.