At Flourish, we believe that developing a love for reading, is essential to our learner’s journey to find their calling. At the studio, our learners will participate in our D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) sessions daily. They pause whatever they are working on, and take 30 mins to read a book from our library.  

At home, we can encourage our learners to read — by reading to them and creating a collection of interesting books that are aligned with their reading abilities. 

If you are looking for great books to encourage your children to read (or to read aloud to them), please find below our curated list for 2021.

These work well for early readers aged 6 to 10.


Our Read Aloud Suggestions

Charlotte’s Web by E.B White

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH by Robert C O’Brien

Grandma’s Bag of Stories by Sudha Murthy

The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Reading Suggestion for our Learners

The Boxcar Children Series by Gertude Chandler Warner

The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pop Osborne

The Magic Schoolbus Chapter Book Series

Nate the Great Series

Bear Grylls Adventure Series by Bear Grylls

Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel

The Twits by Roald Dahl

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

The Princess Black Series by Shannon Hale, et al.