A primary reading series developed with UCL Institute of Education to help children become confident, independent readers.

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Where can I buy Reading Champion for my school?

Reading Champion books are available from your local Rising Stars rep and on the Rising Stars website. Reading Champion is also stocked by school book suppliers including Peters, Browns Books for Students, and on Amazon.

For more information please email education@hachettechildrens.co.uk

For further information and a full list of titles please download a flyer

Why choose Reading Champion?

1 Book levelling you can trust

Unlike other reading schemes, all Reading Champion books have been levelled according to UCL’s official criteria for independent reading. Key Stage 1 books support the band numbers and colours used in school. Key Stage 2 books are the only officially levelled books for this age group, so you can be confident of picking a book at the right reading level for each child.

2 The right level of challenge for reading independently

Many reading schemes offer the same books for guided and independent reading. However Reading Champion has been specifically written to support independent reading and literacy consultants have worked with authors to ensure that each book provides the right level of challenge for reading unaided or with little help.

3 Clear labelling

Clear signposting on the spine and front and back covers support readers and teachers to find books that are at the right reading level, building confidence and encouraging reading for pleasure.

4 Fantastic, diverse books that children will want to pick up and read themselves!

Vibrant artwork accompanies entertaining stories covering a range of high interest topics and different cultures, so that each child may find themselves represented in the books.

5 A whole school solution to independent reading

All titles for Reception and Key Stage 1 are out now and Key Stage 2 readers start publishing from 2018, making Reading Champion a great way to introduce high-quality, exciting independent reading books throughout the whole school.