Compass recommends a list of over 500 books as a reading program guide for children. It mainly has two sets of books.
A complete collection of Usborne reading program with 250 books divided into seven reading levels and covering comprehensively fiction, non-fiction, biographies, histories, animals etc. The levels are designed by Alison Kelly, Roehampton University, London.
Beautifully produced, with lively writing and fabulous illustration, the books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers, and to motivate and inspire children who find reading difficult or dull. The books are carefully graded and from one level to the next, there is a gradual but clear progression in terms of subject, style, story length, sentence structure and vocabulary. This gives children the satisfaction of mastering real books and making measurable progress.
Then there is a list of another 240 books of our own Indian Amar Chitra Katha. Very captivating, simple and informative stories from the great Indian epics, mythology, history, folklore, and fables in a comic book format. These will give our children a complete idea about our culture and our heroes.
Then there are list of some classics retold in simplified format for children to get hooked to.And a lot of simple story books and fiction to top up the strong foundation.
Annual members get the benefit of a personalized reading program guide for their children where in the children can track what they are reading and whats next to read. This would give the young minds a very good start in to the habit of reading.
We are in the process of learning and adding. We would appreciate if you can suggest some books which are good reads for children.