Children's Books

Phonics & Reading Schemes

  • Fairy Tale Readers Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781785983184
    FRTL 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.90
    • Save £31.91
    • Just 80p per book
    With eye-catching illustrations and simple sentences, this collection contains retellings of 10 of the most famous fairy tales including Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella.

    Perfect for you to read along with your little reader, these have been especially designed to develop their reading confidence. Each book contains a picture dictionary page and a key words page to illustrate the more difficult words from the story and the common words in context. There is also guidance for parents and activities to help inspire children to read further.

    Full of fun, these first fairy tale books are great for reading together and will engage and inspire children to get reading.
  • Project X Alien Adventures Series 2 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780198377900
    PXAL 6 years +
    6 years +
    (1)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £168.80
    • Save £150.81
    • Just 72p per book
    So many of you have been asking us for the next books in the bestselling series and now we're delighted to say The Project X team are back - and they're set to face their biggest challenges yet in this massive 25-book collection.

    Max, Cat, Ant, Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight, face a number of new challenges that will inspire young readers to keep turning the pages of every single action-packed book included in the collection.

    With stories written by authors including Steve Cole, Elen Caldecott and Jacqueline Rayner, the plots follow the gang as they face off against Badlaw; go in search of a missing cargo of cyberbees; and are attacked by a swarm of metal-eating, robotic space locusts. The collection also includes a larger-format Fact File full of activities.

    With their 3D-style artwork, the books are perfect for children in Year 3 at school. All-new stories, they continue the adventures from the first series at Oxford Reading Level 9 and progress all the way up to Level 14, meaning they are suitable for children of differing reading abilities.

    This 25-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 9 to 14 (book bands Brown and Grey). It is suitable for children in Year 3 and 4. It follows on from the first collection back at Level 9 to help children hone their reading skills before moving onto the more advanced stories.
  • Project X Alien Adventures Series 1 Collection - 31 Books - Collection - 9780192739841
    PXAA 6 years +
    6 years +
    (32)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £154.90
    • Save £134.91
    • Just 64p per book
    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (8)
    • £15.99
    • RRP £123.75
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    • Just 64p per book
    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6, and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
  • Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (9)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £163.67
    • Save £146.68
    • Just 51p per book
    Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.

    Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.

    This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
  • Usborne Phonics Readers Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780746078372 - Stephen Cartwright
    PRQ 3 years +
    Stephen Cartwright
    3 years +
    (14)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.88
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Supporting synthetic phonics learning, this 12-book collection has been especially written to help your children learn how to read.

    From the story of a shark in the park to a big pig on a dig, the stories - written by Phil Roxbee Cox and illustrated by Stephen Cartwright - are great fun to read out loud.

    With simple sentences, you are encouraged to read these stories with your children, encouraging them to sound out the words as they go. A great way to develop a fundamental reading skill from an early age.
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (49)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £128.82
    • Save £111.83
    • Just 47p per book
    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

    From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.

    Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
  • Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780241242612
    IRFP 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £59.88
    • Save £52.89
    • Just 58p per book
    From initial letter sound practice to decoding tricky words, our Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics Collection is a complete series of carefully levelled books to help children master phonics and take the first steps on their reading journey.

    Each book features two original stories and covers one reading level, focussing on specific letters and sounds, and later pronunciations and alternative spellings.

    Brightly illustrated and told in both fun, bouncy rhyme and traditional prose, this 12-book collection of phonics books is perfect for bookworms-in-training aged 3 and above.
  • SNQ2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
    • Save £2.00
    A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football!

    She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • Floppy Phonics Fact Collection - 13 Books - Collection - 9780198332503
    XFLOP 4 years +
    4 years +
    (3)
    • £12.99
    • RRP £60.87
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Featuring 12 two-in-one books and a separate informative guide for parents, you can trust the Oxford Reading Tree gang - Biff, Chip and Kipper - to prepare and inspire your little one in their first year of school with this fabulously fun phonics collection.

    Spanning four reading levels that provide step-by-step support to your child's learning, these stunning photographic books are packed with fun activities to help children aged 4 and above progress on their reading journey.

    From Fish & Ships to Barn Owls, Men on the Moon and beyond, our Floppy's Phonics Collection is an inspirational fact-filled set of non-fiction books. And with an RRP of #60.87, from the Book People they're great value too!

    Slipcase not included.
  • Star Wars Readers DK Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780241249529
    SWSC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £74.85
    • Save £59.86
    • Just £1.00 per book
    What better way to celebrate The Force Awakens than by helping your little Jedi learn how to read with characters from the Star Wars universe?

    As it moves up through the reading levels, this 15-book collection will answer a new Star Wars fan's questions including 'What is a Wookiee?' and introduce the likes of C-3PO, Han Solo and Darth Vader.
  • Practise Your Phonics with Traditional Tales - 21 Books - Collection - 9780198332558
    PPTT 4 years +
    4 years +
    (7)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £125.79
    • Save £108.80
    • Just 81p per book
    Part of the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme, this big, beautiful, boxed collection contains 20 fantastic stories that children will be able to enjoy reading by themselves.

    Starting with the text-free The Ugly Duckling and the Elves and Shoemaker and then moving onto Chicken Licken and Right for Me - two picture books that contain minimal text so children can tell the story in their own words - the collection gradually progresses through the reading levels with the help of some traditional stories and fairy tales.

    The familiar fairy tales make the books instantly appealing and young readers will absolutely love reading about Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast independently. Certain to help inspire a love of reading, all the books in this collection feature stunning illustrations and familiar language that will capture a child's imagination.

    Please note that this 21-book collection contains 20 stories and a handbook for parents.
  • WME2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper Word Games Flashcards is a genius way to encourage early reading skills for children from 3 and over.

    The 52 word cards give you and your child a choice of games to play, including Snap, Lotto, a memory matching game, and the mix-up-words-in-a-sentence game!

    The set has easy-to-follow instructions and will inspire you and your child to have lots of word game fun.
  • APG2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £3.00
    The Alphabet Games Phonics set is great for making learning letters into a lively game that allows your child to progress as they learn.

    Featuring well-loved Oxford Reading Tree characters, Biff, Chip and Kipper, the games can be played by one to four players with the help of an adult or older child.

    The cards' clear pictures and great instructions make them simple to use.
  • Big Cat Reading Lions Level 1-3 Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780007949595
    BCRL 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £72.00
    • Save £60.01
    • Just 67p per book
    Developed by the experts at Collins, this bumper collection of Big Cat Reading Lions early readers books is ideal for introducing children aged 5 years and over to the wonderful world of reading and helping to support their reading development at home.

    Covering reading levels 1-3, each one of the 18 books has been created with leading children's authors and illustrators - and carefully levelled by educational experts - to ensure that they are not only thoroughly entertaining, but perfectly pitched to aid progression and encourage them along their reading journey.

    From first reading books through to books for reading with adult support, this collection of Big Cat Reading Lions books even includes both fiction and non-fiction books to make sure there is something to grab the interest of every child.

    Please note the books in this collection cover the first three reading levels of the Collins Big Cat scheme:

    Level 1 (First Reading) ? Decoding simple, short sentences, practising limited, specific phonemes, with very few tricky words.

    Level 2 (Practice Reading) ? Applying decoding skills on longer sentences with new phonemes, direct speech with more tricky words.

    Level 3 (Supported Reading) ? Reading with adult support, longer, less illustrated texts, with paragraphs, literary language and distinctive characterisation.
  • Ladybird Read It Yourself Collection - 50 Books - Collection - 9780723293811 - Ladybird
    LRIY 4 years +
    4 years +
    (28)
    • £35.00
    • RRP £217.50
    • Save £182.50
    • Just 70p per book
    This amazing 50-book collection isn't just incredible value, it is sure to offer your child an array of stories perfectly suited to their developing reading level and, in turn, help them grow into avid young bookworms too!

    With familiar fairy tale storylines like the Ugly Ducking and Cinderella, as well as popular characters including Peppa Pig, Moshi Monsters and Peter Rabbit featured throughout, the engaging text and full-colour illustrations in the books will support children as they become fluent, independent and confident readers.

    With fun puzzles and questions to gently test children, this comprehensive collection covers the Ladybird Read It Yourself Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 and can be enjoyed by children aged from 4 right the way up to 7 years old.
  • OICS 5 years +
    Oxford Reading Tree
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
    • Save £8.00
    A great Oxford Reading Tree book to help your child learn all about spelling as they embark on their first reading journey, Oxford I Can Spell orders everyday words by sounds.

    This process will help children use synthetic phonics to become proficient readers and spellers, and the book also features vibrant illustrations of familiar characters from the Biff, Chip & Kipper series to complement the lists of words.

    Easy to use, easy to understand and a joy to read aloud with your little one, this is a book that will support them and make learning about words and sounds enjoyable.
  • AILUM 6 years +
    Shareen Mayers
    6 years +
    • £3.99
    Friendly monsters introduce key numeracy and literacy skills, to make learning fun and engaging for your child. The curriculum-based skills practice is accompanied by fun activities and colour stickers to reward and motivate. * monster characters that your child will love * practice and reinforcement of skills covered in school * fun activities for motivation * colourful monster sticker rewards * make your own monster mask * 'create your own monster' competition - the winning monster will appear in one of our future books!