Librarian Recommended English Books for Children.

ESL English Language Resources for Teachers

ESL English Language Resources for Teachers

English Books

Librarian Recommended Children’s English Books - The Sakura Medal

Jolly Phonics. How to support your child learning English in Japan and other non-English Speaking Countries

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There are many Jolly Phonic resources available for home teaching. Here are my recommendations.

Note before purchasing and Jolly Phonics Resources:
• The books have all new covers and artwork since I initially reviewed them. The originals versions are still great.
• Jolly Phonics used to produce Print and Cursive versions of their books. Which look almost identical.
• It seems they now only produce resources in Precursive. Notably it doesn’t say this on the cover.
• The thumbnails for regular books are the same as for big books and board books. Double check what you order!

In this Guide
• The Essentials
• Workbooks
• Songs
• Flash Cards
• Activity Books
• Grammar (or not)
• Decodable Readers
• Oxford Learning Tree
• Teachers Guides
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Jolly Phonics Workbook 1-7

Working as both a Private Teacher and as Manager of a dispatch teaching company I have been continually impressed with the value for money that Jolly Phonics proved with their resources. All 7 workbooks for around $20! The content is excellent too. Jolly Phonics offer all resources in Print or Cursive fonts, so be sure to select correctly. All links here are for Print.
The complete set of 7 workbooks covering all the 42 letter sounds in print letters.
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Reader Levels and Interests

Chapter Book - A story book intended for intermediate readers, generally age 7-10
Early Reader - The first books that children will be able to read independently
Graphic Novels - A novel in comic-strip format. Synonyms: comic, comic book, cartoon; manga
Picture Books - A book containing many illustrations, especially one for children
Realistic Fiction -
High School - For readers of that age
Middle School - For readers of that age
Read Aloud Books - Great to a large class. ESL / EFL Dispatch Teacher Essentials
Jolly Phonics - Highly recommended for those learning to read

The Sakura Medal Book Awards

Sakura Medal Winners

2006
2007
2008
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2015
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2019
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Sakura Medal Nominees

2018
2019
2020
2021

Setting

Cuba
• France
Germany
India
Japan
Korea
• Mexico
UK
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