Despite my moaning, here are the rather good five tips for parents on how to make happy young readers.
- Don't make reading a chore; it is not "good" behaviour
- Let your child choose their own reading from a handful of selected books
- Don't edit their choice by the age range on the back: see what they fancy
- Don't tell them what you enjoyed when you were their age
- Stand back and let your child talk directly to the librarian or bookseller