Going Solo

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  • Book cover: Going Solo: Children's reading guideTitle: Going Solo: Children's reading guide
  • Author: Rosemary Hetherington, Dublin City Public Libraries
  • Size: 21cm
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 57pp.
  • Price: €5.00
  • Publisher: Dublin City Public Libraries, 2009
  • ISBN: 97819070020201


Have fun using this guide to build your child's reading confidence, gently pushing them beyond the limits of their comfort zone. Sharing books with young children builds a sense of security and helps them explore their environment as they progress through school - gaining an understanding of the world beyond their own immediate surroundings.

Parents sometimes have difficulty in choosing the right level of reading material for their children. This guide identifies books for children, at various ages or reading levels. Guideline recommendations are made in categories including Developing Readers (aged 4 to 6 in junior and senior infants classes), Newly Confident Readers (aged 7 to 8 in 1st and 2nd classes), Confident Readers (aged 9 to 10 in 3rd and 4th classes), Reluctant and Less Confident Readers (aged 9 to 14).

All books listed in the guide are available through your local Dublin City Council library.

Compiled and annotated by Rosemary Hetherington, Children's Librarian, Dublin City Public Libraries.

How to Order

Complete the Publications Order Form (PDF, 150KB, cannot access pdf?) and send, together with remittance, to:

Dublin City Public Libraries,
Development Office (Publications),
Dublin City Library & Archive,
138-144 Pearse Street,
Dublin 2.
email: dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie

Payment is accepted by the following methods: Irish postal money order or cheque drawn on an Irish bank.