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Our phonics and reading schemes will help schoolchildren learn about the importance of language. They're ideal for primary schoolchildren who are just starting to read and learn about the rules of the English language.

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Primary School Phonics & Reading Schemes

Our phonics and reading schemes will help schoolchildren learn about the importance of language. They're ideal for primary schoolchildren who are just starting to read and learn about the rules of the English language.

  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books

    Product Code: RWBZ
    Collection 3 years +
    (50)
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    Featuring 33 Biff, Chip and Kipper 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.
    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
    • RRP £163.67
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  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: SONB
    Collection 3 years +
    (75)
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    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.
    • £18.99
    • RRP £128.82
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  • Usborne Phonics Readers Collection - 12 Books

    Product Code: PHNC
    Collection 5 years +
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    This 12-book collection contains stories full of simple and phonically repetitive text that will help children develop essential language and early reading skills.

    Among the fun, rhyming stories are Bug in a Rug, Giraffe in the Bath and Poodle Draws Doodles! They're vibrant and bursting with so much energy and sure to be read again and again.

    Each story includes guidance notes that will help give parents confidence when it comes to helping children learn to read.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £71.88
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  • Reading Champion: Developing Collection - 30 Books

    Product Code: RCOW
    Collection 5 years +
    (15)
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    Every title in this bumper selection of Reading Champion books has been specifically designed for children aged 5 and over who are starting to read independently (Book Band level: Orange-White).

    From One of Our Tigers is Missing to Cave Boy and the Egg and Dragon's Hiccups, these expertly levelled books are full of appealing themes and easy-to-follow plots and will support the books read in school classrooms.

    The original stories have diverse artwork and contain reading advice and activities to further aid learning.

    Reading Champion is an innovative series, designed to support and enrich your child's reading experience at home. It is the first ever officially levelled reading programme linking to the guided reading that your child is doing in the classroom.
    Format: paperback
    •   Buy 3 get 10% off Half Term Offer Offer details
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    • £19.99
    • RRP £149.70
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  • National Geographic Kids Readers Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: NGKR
    Collection 4 years +
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    Hang with the monkeys, dive with the dolphins and ride the storm with National Geographic Kids!

    Containing a combination of early readers (Level 1) and books for those who are developing their reading stamina and becoming more fluent (Level 2), these engaging reads are packed with facts about nature and incredible animals and full-colour photographs.

    They have been developed by education experts and feature lively text about popular themes.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £53.20
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    Just £1.30 per book
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  • Biff, Chip and Kipper: Time Chronicles Collection - 18 Books

    Product Code: BCKT
    Collection 7 years +
    (16)
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    The familiar figures of Biff, Chip and Kipper have grown up and are facing a battle against evil in these 18 excellent adventures.

    As the familiar characters embark on the mission of a lifetime, your children will be on the edge of their seats. Ideal for children making the transition from picture books to longer stories, these books feature a host of characters from the past, which gives children an insight into history.

    Starting at Oxford Reading Tree Level 10, the books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.

    Format: paperback
    •   Buy 3 get 10% off Half Term Offer Offer details
      Buy any 3 titles in our Half Term Fun category and get 10% off. Book People reserves the right to remove or amend this promotion at any time. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. This promotion applies to products in the Half Term Fun Offer category only. Maximum discount £30.
    • £15.99
    • RRP £107.82
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  • Dragons: Reading Champion Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: TTYD
    Collection 5 years +
    (1)
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    Learn how to read with Hiccup, Toothless and the other popular characters from Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books.

    This reading scheme provides a magical introduction to books that are packed with action, heart and emotion.

    Perfect for children aged between 5 and 7, the stories are based on episodes of Dragons (as seen on Netflix) and find Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders finding the perfect place to build their dragon fort. There's just one problem - wild dragons are already living there!

    Other stories find Hiccup and friends dealing with a series of lightning storms and fighting against a sea dragon. With their short sentences, exciting artwork and appealing stories, these are perfect for children as they take the first steps on their reading journey.

    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.94
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books

    Product Code: PXAA
    Collection 6 years +
    (62)
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    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.
    Format: paperback
    •   Buy 3 get 10% off Half Term Offer Offer details
      Buy any 3 titles in our Half Term Fun category and get 10% off. Book People reserves the right to remove or amend this promotion at any time. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. This promotion applies to products in the Half Term Fun Offer category only. Maximum discount £30.
    • £19.99
    • RRP £154.90
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  • Reading with Phonics Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: REPH
    Collection 5 years +
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    Find your own happily ever after when it comes to phonics with 20 classic fairy tales...

    This slipcase full of fairy tales includes retellings of Jack and the Beanstalk, Puss in Boots and The Princess and the Pea and each book features an eye-catching artwork style.

    Each fairy tale has a focus on a different key sound and once children have read them all, they will have a comprehensive library for building up their phonics knowledge.
    Format: paperback
    • £13.99
    • RRP £79.80
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books

    Product Code: PXAL
    Collection 7 years +
    (27)
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    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.
    Format: paperback
    •   Buy 3 get 10% off Half Term Offer Offer details
      Buy any 3 titles in our Half Term Fun category and get 10% off. Book People reserves the right to remove or amend this promotion at any time. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. This promotion applies to products in the Half Term Fun Offer category only. Maximum discount £30.
    • £19.99
    • RRP £168.80
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  • No Nonsense Phonics Collection - 24 Books

    Product Code: NNPH
    Collection 4 years +
    (1)
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    You're never too young to start learning about phonics!

    This collection of 24 non-fiction books introduces children to animals, food, sports, the universe and more. Each book is packed with colourful photographs and short, simple text surrounding the popular subjects.

    The text in these books will help children decode words by sounding and blending and inspire their interests in the subjects while developing spoken language and building their vocabulary.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £95.76
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  • Collins Easy Learning Flashcards: Phonics

    Collins Easy Learning

    Product Code: FWP2
    Other 3 years +
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    Introduce young learners to phonics with these flashcards full of colourful pictures and words. They provide a fun and easy way of helping children recognise letters and sounds and build their confidence while reading at home.

    Perfect for preparing your children for school, this set contains letter and sound cards and provides advice on blending sounds to read words and is bursting with ideas for fun games to play. There is also plenty of helpful guidance for parents.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Engage Literacy Wonder Words Collection - 24 Books

    Product Code: ENGW
    Collection 3 years +
    (5)
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    Young children who are just starting to read can become familiar with 100 high-frequency words with this collection of 20 early readers. It even comes with a poster so they can track their success.

    The books in this collection follow a systematic scheme that introduces children to their first 100 high-frequency words in an enjoyable and friendly way. The stories progress from short and simple text to more repetitive and rhythmic language and support guided reading. They are banded and have appealing font sizes.

    The stories are a mixture of animal-based stories and experiences that children will experience as they grow up e.g. cooking, going to the dentist. There's even one about going to the moon!

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £83.76
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  • My Usborne Reading Library Beginners Collection - 50 Books

    Product Code: URLI
    Collection 5 years +
    (1)
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    Inspire a lifelong love of reading in children with this great value library full of books!

    Filled with fantastic illustrations, there are books to suit all levels of reading ability. All 50 titles feature in the Usborne Reading Programme; a range that has been especially developed to help encourage young readers at home.

    Includes:
    14 x First Reading Level Three titles
    16 x First Reading Level Four Titles
    20 x Young Reading Series One titles

    Format: paperback
    • £39.99
    • RRP £199.50
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  • The Usborne Reading Collection

    Product Code: TURC
    Collection 5 years +
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    Developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, The Usborne Reading Collection features 40 titles incorporating a broad range of story styles.

    They are designed to help your child grow as a reader and develop their interests so that they can find the right books for their tastes.

    From early stories about robots, pirates, princes and princesses to much-loved classics including The Billy Goats Gruff, Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland and comical original new favourites including The Clumsy Crocodile, the charming tales in this collection are fully illustrated and are ideal for inspiring a love of reading. There are also abridged editions of more advanced stories like The Railway Children, Black Beauty and Macbeth for children to enjoy.

    The pack includes 25 books from the Usborne Young Reading Series 1 and a further 15 books from Usborne Young Reading Series 2.

    Format: paperback
    • £39.99
    • RRP £159.60
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  • Collins Easy Learning Flashcards: Numbers

    Collins Easy Learning

    Product Code: FNU2
    Other 3 years +
    (1)
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    Children can learn numbers 0-20 by looking at the colourful pictures and numerals on these educational flashcards. They provide a fun and easy way for children to build their confidence in counting and recognise a wide range of numbers.

    Perfect for preparing your children for school, they will help children practise numbers and encourage them to trace them and develop early adding and taking away skills. There are also symbol cards to help children practise simple sums.

    There is helpful guidance for parents and even ideas for fun games to play with the cards.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £6.99
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  • Follow the Swallow - Reading Ladder series

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: FLZ2
    Paperback 5 years +
    (1)
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, Follow the Swallow is a charming story all about friendship and exploration. It's been written especially for children starting to read by themselves.

    When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile and a playful monkey help to deliver the message?

    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.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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  • Usborne Story Books Beginner Readers Collection - 12 Books

    Product Code: USBR
    Collection 5 years +
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    Build up a child's confidence with easy reading versions of famous stories.

    This Usborne collection of Level 1 storybooks will help you encourage your child to read independently and for pleasure. They have been specially written for those who are just beginning to read 'real' stories with a little help and support.

    Among the well-known fairy tales and folk tales in this collection are The Gingerbread Man, Beauty and the Beast and Little Red Riding Hood. All these books feature stunning illustrations, activities and discussion points, as well as free audiobooks to download.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
    • RRP £83.88
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  • Usborne Story Books Developing Readers Collections - 10 Books

    Product Code: USBD
    Collection 6 years +
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    These books will help your children on their way to becoming independent readers.

    The beautifully illustrated selection of myths, legends and classic stories have all been specially rewritten to help children build up their skills and gain confidence.

    Each book also contains fun activities and talking points to add an interactive element and you can also download free audiobook versions of the tales.
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
    • RRP £69.90
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  • Spinderella - Reading Ladder series

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: SNQ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    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.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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  • The Castle in the Field

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: CFM2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Young readers love reading the works of Michael Morpurgo and this illustrated edition of The Castle in the Field will be no exception. In this story for children aged 5 plus, the former Children's Laureate and War Horse author tells the story of Chris, Lisa, Tom and their secret hide-out.

    The trio spend their days in this special place in the Castle, an old WWII pill-box. But the Castle is on the miserly Old Rafferty's land - and he hates kids. Soon Chris, Lisa and Tom are in trouble when they're locked in...

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
    • £3.99
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  • Reading Together Fairy Tale Phonics Collection with Poster - 8 Books

    Product Code: RTFT
    Collection 3 years +
    (4)
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    With familiar fairy tales, this eight-book collection is perfect for children to share with their parents as they begin to learn about phonics.

    Including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots, the fairy tales have been carefully retold to help children develop their decoding skills and link different letters to distinct sounds.There are also sounding out and word-building activities to partake in.

    All the books come with 70 reusable stickers and there's even a poster which features all 44 sounds that are practised in the books. There are also helpful hints for grown-ups on what sounds they should focus on while they read, scattered throughout the books.

    Poster dimensions: 550 x 645mm.
    • £9.99
    • RRP £47.92
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  • Snug

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: SUG2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Part of the Little Gems series of Michael Morpurgo books, Snug tells the poignant story of Lisa and her beloved cat.

    Everywhere Lisa goes, her cat Snug follows. But as he grows older, he spends more time away from home and one night he comes home all beaten up - and then he disappears.

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is an illustrated story about animals and friendship from the former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse and Private Peaceful.
    • £3.99
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  • Hansel & Gretel & Zombies: A Graphic Novel

    Benjamin Harper

    Product Code: AGW2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    You've never read a Hansel and Gretel story this sweet!

    The Undead family have run out of brains to eat as the tourists have stopped visiting their graveyard home. They're pretty hungry so they disguise themselves as tourists and try to lure tourists back to their house...
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