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"Reading Chest has been brilliant for my daughter! She loves getting a great selection of books through the post that are the perfect reading level for her and is always so excited when new books arrive! Highly recommend. Louise R. Read more Tell us what you think

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We aim to provide a great service for parents and children. We like to hear from our customers to know if we are doing the right thing or not! Here is some of our feedback.

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I just wanted to say thank you so much. Reading Chest is absolutely fantastic. My daughter loves receiving the books and it has helped her come on so much. The website/ service is also so easy for me to use and well thought through. We love it!

Submitted by Simone A, Thursday 6th January 2022

It has been fantastic to choose books together- much better than the random books my son was coming home with from school. The turn-around time is brilliant and could cope with my daughters voracious appetite for more books. The website makes it very easy to update reading lists and to understand which level to move to. Very easy to change subscription plans when needed as well. A fantastic service!

Submitted by Jessica turner , Tuesday 4th January 2022

My daughter has never enjoyed reading until now! her Dyslexia tutor suggested we join to encourage her to enjoy reading. We looked at samples and chose the ones that suited her. We signed up Friday evening and the books have arrived today Tuesday! Envelope was addressed to her and she was super keen to get reading straight away! She has never asked to read at all today is the first time, i'm thrilled! The rucksack and reward chart add to the excitement. She has already read her first book and wrote her first review. What a fantastic achievement and its only day! Thank you so much for a a great idea and super efficient service.

Submitted by Phillippa, Tuesday 2nd November 2021

I signed up Friday afternoon last week and the first books arrived on Saturday morning. My son opened the envelope and was super excited to start reading and earn stars on the chart. The books we were send had amusing stories which helps with the enthusiasm. So being able to compile a list of books we would like is a really good feature.

Submitted by Anne, Wednesday 29th September 2021

I discovered the Reading Chest when I was desperately searching for a way to help my granddaughter aged 5 with her reading. What a wonderful find this was. With access to a great variety of reading schemes including the one used by her new school my grand daughter managed to read, over a 3 month summer holiday, almost 30 books all of the right reading level for her, . This has made her transition to a new school so much easier and the teacher knew exactly which reading book to issue next. A brilliant start to a new term.

I cannot praise the organisation of the Reading Chest enough. The child particularly loved the envelope containing books being addressed to her and she looked forward to ‘her’ books coming. We found the turnaround of books to be fast and efficient and contacting the staff was no problem with very prompt email responses.

As a retired teacher myself I only wish I had had the idea of the Reading Chest and I will certainly be using it again over holiday periods and as a supplement to school books if needed. A brilliant resource to help progress and enjoyment of reading.

Submitted by Caroline T , Wednesday 22nd September 2021

We've been using this service since June 2020 and I would recommend to anyone with primary school children!

We started during lockdown as we didn't have a supply of books from school during lockdown and I didn't want my son reading on a tablet. I initially thought I'd just use them for that short period, but I'm still using them now and added my daughter too! I can't fault the speed of service- it's clear that the books are turned around as soon as they arrive as you receive them back so quickly, and the quality and variety of the books is fantastic too.

You are able to select the appropriate reading band, and can even select reading scheme to mirror what they have at school (although I like the variety of the full range). I currently have my son on the top tier package as he likes variety and reads the books once so we go through them quickly, whilst my daughter has just started Yr 1 so she reads the books quite a few times so I use the Silver tier. Brilliant company!

Submitted by Sue F, Thursday 16th September 2021

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