Astro is designed to target struggling and reluctant readers in Key Stage 2. Dual-banded books combine lower reading levels with age-related interest levels to improve fluency skills. Reluctant readers can get excited about reading with colourful graphic novels, gripping adventure series, magazine-style non-fiction and more by award-winning authors such as Tony Bradman and Bali Rai.

Astro’s aim is to provide fascinating and gripping books that are accessible. They are ideal for pupils who have not yet mastered aspects of phonics. 

Rising Stars Reading Planet is a whole-school reading scheme for Reception to Year 6. All components for this scheme can be found here. Starting with Lift-off for wordless and first word books and continuing with engaging stories in Rocket Phonics. Comet Street Kids is an action-packed character series whilst Galaxy provides a range of fiction and non-fiction tied into curriculum topics.

In addition to Astro on this page Reading Planet continues into Key Stage 2 with Cosmos – ensuring pupils become confident and fluent readers.