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10 of the best books to improve reading comprehension in young children

By Julie Hoey 1 min read

As a librarian, here are a few of my favourite books for young children. Do you have any of these on your child's bookshelf?

1. Some Dogs Do

by Jez Alborough

2. Dashing Dog

by Margaret Mahy

3. I Don’t Want a Posh Dog

by Emma Dodd

4. Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr Seuss

5. The Lorax

by Dr Seuss

6. Where is the Green Sheep?

by Mem Fox

7. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox

8. Dear Zoo

by Rod Campbell

9. Each Peach Pear Plum

by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

10. Jubal’s Wish 

by Audrey Wood


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Julie Hoey is a qualified dietitian, science and maths teacher, and teacher-librarian. She lives in Mulbring, New South Wales, with her husband, tween daughter, two dogs, and a passing parade of wildlife, including wallabies, goannas, snakes and a koala o


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