by Ryan Molyneux To coincide with National Read a Book Day on the 6th September, and International Literacy Day on the 8th September, we’ve decided to share with you some of our amazing reading sets to get your pupils passionate about prose! ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/dcdaf022-56c1-4330-81db-786a7c8c1e38/a631303c-f859-4e8b-8f65-5d16cf182049missiontomars1.jpg "") ## Short Reads and Guided Reads Our Short Reads and Guided Reads contain a range of original texts that cover genres such as biographies, comedy, myths, classic fiction, poetry and science fiction. Each text has 3–4 corresponding Question Sets with differing questions: Pre-Read, Retrieval, Inference and Features. Whether it be a biography about [David Attenborough](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingnonfiction/biographies-and-autobiographies/short-reads-david-attenborough-1-pre-read/) or [Beatrix Potter](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingnonfiction/biographies-and-autobiographies/short-reads-beatrix-potter-1-pre-read/), [a tale of adventure in space](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingfiction/sciencefiction/guided-reads-mission-to-mars/), or even a [fantasy story about an Ice Dragon called Arjent](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingfiction/fantasy/short-reads-ice-dragon-1-pre-read?years=1,2,3,4,5,6/), our range of texts will have something to interest every pupil! ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/dcdaf022-56c1-4330-81db-786a7c8c1e38/3764f271-935a-4cd1-9893-f7a850880992icedragon1.jpg "") ## Reading Texts with Comprehension Questions Our Short Reads and Guided Reads can also be used as whole, illustrated texts with corresponding comprehension questions. Each [Comprehension Question Set](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingfiction/readingfiction/b4772b012-5d96-4c3f-a3fb-6d83f8237bca?keywords=comprehension/) has the full text built in as a scrollable supplement and has between 20–25 vocabulary, retrieval, inference and features questions in it. These unique, illustrated texts are designed to encourage a love of reading, and are presented in a format that builds familiarity with the SATs Reading paper. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/dcdaf022-56c1-4330-81db-786a7c8c1e38/3959f627-9335-456d-8901-3a29028da49bmoon1.jpg "") ## Cross-Curricular Short Reads Our Cross-Curricular Short Reads cover KS2 topics from history, science and geography. From [Ancient Egyptians](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingnonfiction/history/short-reads-ancient-egyptian-inventions-1-pre-read0498300f-cf61-4b87-9eb0-14724dac2e10?years=1,2,3,4,5,6/) to the [Great Fire of London](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingnonfiction/history/short-reads-the-great-fire-of-london-1-pre-read3de883b1-debc-4239-9554-eb354b22e0b9?years=1,2,3,4,5,6/), and from [Volcanoes](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingnonfiction/geography/short-reads-volcanoes-1-pre-read7e0117b5-72c3-4e87-8f44-13bdc485106e//) to [the Solar System](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingnonfiction/science/short-reads-is-there-life-on-other-planets-1-pre-read//), these sets cover a wide array of topics from across the curriculum. The accompanying Question Sets allow pupils of varying abilities to practise different skills alongside the same text. You can read more about these sets [here](https://www.lbq.org/Blog/cross-curricular-short-reads/). ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/dcdaf022-56c1-4330-81db-786a7c8c1e38/a7ea0c1a-01c9-4c6c-b448-8602daf1f1d9LbQcrosscurricular.jpg "") That’s just a glimpse at the riveting reading resources we have to offer! Take a look at our [full range of texts here](https://www.lbq.org/search/english/readingfiction?years=1,2,3,4,5,6&keywords=reading/), or alternatively, [book a demo with our team](https://www.lbq.org/Contact-Us?demo=1/) to start your pupils on a reading adventure with LbQ!