New series from DK designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading. Battle at the Castle is a 'Starting To Read Alone' reader, perfect for children beginning to read alone as they develop skills to read confidently, accurately, fluently and with good understanding. DK Reads proves that good reads build great readers. Through the letters of a squire to his sister, discover life in a medieval castle during peacetime and war. Will the castle fall to the French army or will help come in time? Plus, design your own coat of arms and follow the steps to launch a ballista. Battle at the Castle is part of the new DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme that helps children become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to levelled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary, and content are spot on for each stage.