SIX IS A WONDERFUL age for young readers.
They're still little enough to enjoy a good picture book, but they're also starting to read independently.
Even better, six is a good time to introduce kids to different styles of books, like graphic novels and even children's poetry – pick the right poet and they'll love it, we promise.
Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake are two of the most recognisable names in children's literature, and six-year-olds are in that happy space where they can start to read some of their famous works like Esio Trot and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, on their own.
Longer works like The BFG, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will soon follow – or maybe they'll want to read those with mum and dad – but leave The Witches for a year or two (kids love it, but also tend to find it pretty terrifying).
Roald Dahl isn't the only Dahl who's made a splash in children's literature: his granddaughter, Sophie Dahl, is the author of one of 2019's most exciting and imaginative picture books, Madame Badobedah, which also happens to be perfect for this age group.
Excitingly, this is also the stage where children start to fall in love with specific authors, characters and series, reading and re-reading the same books over again. Horrid Henry, here we come.
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