Discover NEW Reading Planet Astro

Target your struggling and reluctant readers in KS2 (P4 – P7) with the Reading Planet Astro. This is our brand-new strand of high interest/low reading level books to support and engage children who have struggled to reach fluency in reading. The exciting new range offers 48 reading books and supporting teaching materials, including 24 new books coming out very soon!

Written and illustrated by expert children authors including Bali Rai, Steve Cole and Tony Bradman, the Astro books are designed to appeal to children’s real interest. The stories range from humour and fantasy to real-life and historical adventure, as well as environmental issues, space exploration, computer games, and much more! The Astro books also have the design and layout of the best children's fiction and nonfiction, giving struggling and reluctant readers a fun reading experience similar to that of their more fluent peers.

See below to get a sneak peak of what to expect when reading Astro books:

Magazine-style non-fiction (Book: Amazing Men in Black History)
Lively and colourful non-fiction use maps, photos, diagrams and more to draw pupils into the text.


Graphic novels (Book: Dragonville)
Visual graphic novels make reading more accessible and enjoyable for reluctant readers.


Action-packed miniseries (Book: Green Patrol)
Miniseries’ build confidence as children revisit the adventures of their favourite characters.


Interest-led topics (Book: Why are you wearing that?)
Relevant topics such as coding, fashion and film spark pupils’ interest in reading.


Reading Planet Astro is designed to help your children overcome various reading challenges so that they are prepared for success as they progress through primary and secondary school.

For 'struggling' readers...


For 'reluctant' readers...


To find out more about Reading Planet: Astro, click here.


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