Starting School

  • RWBZ 3 years +

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

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    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.
    Format: paperback
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  • SONB 3 years +

    Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

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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.
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  • WCWB 3 years +

    Wipe-Clean Workbook Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    The wipe-clean workbooks give children the chance to practise and learn a number of key skills they'll need when it comes to starting school.

    From first numbers to the differences between lower case and upper case, the simple activities can be completed again and again so young children can master the subjects and topics in an interactive way.

    There are books dedicated to tricky words, phonics and everyday maths and a wipe-clean pen is also included. Suitable for ages 3 up until 7, these 10 books are packed with fun activities and progress in difficulty.

    Format: paperback
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  • LBRY 3 years +

    Ladybird Read It Yourself Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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    From the much-admired experts at Ladybird books comes this collection that includes a mixture of classics like The Ugly Duckling and contemporary favourites including Kung-Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.

    Covering Levels 1-4, the 30 stories have been written in conjunction with educational experts and include a variety of key, high-frequency words that are vital when it comes to learning to read. A limited number of story words are also introduced and practised.

    These books will help build the confidence of new readers and as they tackle each level, they'll become more fluent and start to read independently. Many of the books include comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers and more detailed book band information.

    Level 1: For children who are ready to take their first steps in reading
    Level 2: For beginner readers who can read short, simple sentences with help
    Level 3: For more confident readers who can read simple stories with some help.
    Level 4: Longer stories for more independent, fluent readers.
    Format: paperback
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  • RCPG 3 years +

    Reading Champion: Beginners Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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    Every title in this bumper selection of Reading Champion books has been specifically designed for children aged 3 and over who are starting to read independently (Book Band level: Pink-Green).

    From Flip the Flamingo to the Toy Shop Train and Merlin the Mouse, 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
    • £16.99
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  • BCKF 3 years +

    Biff, Chip and Kipper First Experiences Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    From going to the doctor to welcoming a new baby into the family, Biff, Chip and Kipper introduce children to a range of common experiences and new vocabulary in these 10 sensitively written storybooks.

    Each book contains fun activities at the end based around the story so children can further understand the plots and develop their skills. They are also full of tips for parents and teachers to make reading together more rewarding.

    Format: paperback
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  • MFLM 5 years +

    Mindful Me Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

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    Your children can learn all about nature, feeling calm and dealing with emotions with this four-book collection.

    These engaging and illustrated books are specially written for children aged 5 and over and explain how important these traits are. They fully support the National Curriculum and present information in a hugely accessible way.
    Format: paperback
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  • FLTT 4 years +

    Tiny Tots Flashcards First Words (Other)

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    A set of 40 bright and bold flash cards featuring common first words alongside appealing illustrations.

    Cards featuring a cat, a duck and a house provide a tactile and visual way of learning first words.

    Presented in a sturdy box with a string handle, these flash cards are perfect for children who are starting school and want to get ahead when it comes to knowing the names of everyday objects.
    40 cards
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  • ENGW 3 years +

    Engage Literacy Wonder Words Collection - 24 Books (Collection)

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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
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  • FWP2 3 years +

    Collins Easy Learning Flashcards: Phonics (Other)

    Collins Easy Learning

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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.
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  • LKK2 Toddlers

    Lift and Look School (Other)

    Simon Abbott

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    This lift-the-flap board book introduces the concept of school and gently and reassuringly reveals the kind of things children might get up to when they start studying including making masks, visiting the aquarium and having fun in the playground.

    It's packed with large cut-out flaps that are the ideal size for little hands and feature bright and bold artwork and engaging text.
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  • WCLS 4 years +

    Learning Sight Words (Paperback)

    Roger Priddy

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    High-frequency sight words such as 'the', 'and', 'is' and 'it' are among the key words that help very young children learn to read.

    Very important for helping children build their literacy skills, the words are key in increasing a child's accuracy, speed, comprehension and fluency. This workbook provides fun exercises and activities that will help preschool children write and recognise the most common of these words.

    With wipe-clean pages (pen also included), the exercises can be completed and repeated again and again so that young children can familiarise and understand the functions of these words.

    The book contains perforated pages that can be made into flash cards for further learning.
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  • FLTB 3 years +

    Tiny Tots: Times Tables Flash Cards (Other)

    Igloo

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    A set of 40 bright and bold flash cards featuring friendly characters and different letters to help children get to grips with their times tables.

    Cards featuring various multiplication sums provide a tactile and visual way of learning about the times tables.

    Presented in a handy box with a string handle, these flash cards are ideal for children who are starting school and want to get ahead when it comes to knowing their letters.
    40 cards
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  • TIWW Toddlers

    Sing Along With Me! This is the Way We Go to School (Other)

    Yu-hsuan Huang

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    This chunky board book has sliding tabs for little hands to play with and flowing text to sing along to. You can even scan a QR code to listen to a recorded version of the song!

    Following happy animals as they get set for school, this is an energetic and upbeat read with plenty of interactivity.

    From brushing teeth early in the morning to waving bye to parents at the school gate, it's a reassuring introduction to a big life moment and is packed with cute artwork.
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  • LFN2 3 years +

    Alfie at Nursery School (Paperback)

    Shirley Hughes

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    Alfie and Annie Rose love nursery school! They can't wait to get there - but Alfie soon gets into a sticky situation...

    Join Alfie in this collection of heartwarming nursery school tales and watch as he experiences new things like playground games and special concerts.
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  • MFMI 3 years +

    My First Experiences Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Amber Stewart

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    Bramble eats nothing but berries; Otter can't swim; and Puddle is worried about his first day at school...

    From letting go of a comfort blanket to helping picky eaters discover more foods, this positive collection is full of gentle stories and easy-to-follow advice that will help you and your children reach various milestones.

    These animal-themed stories show how, by working together, families can help children grow up, step by step. Each book also contains a list of Ten Top Tips that will help children embrace the unfamiliar concepts.
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  • ARKOB 3 years +

    Writing Workbook Ages 3-5 (Paperback)

    Collins Easy Learning

    This engaging book will help preschoolers boost their confidence and skills as they prepare to study!

    Fully in line with the Early Years Foundation stage, it contains fun tasks and activities that will boost a child's confidence and help them develop good learning habits for life.

    It offers perfect practice for school and will motivate children to learn at home. There are also tips for parents on supporting their children's studying.
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  • ARKOG 3 years +

    Numbers Ages 3-5 (Paperback)

    Collins Easy Learning

    An engaging Numbers activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Fully in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Numbers practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school * colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home * helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning
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  • ARKOJ 3 years +

    Starting School Workbook Ages 3-5 (Paperback)

    Collins Easy Learning

    An engaging Starting School book to really prepare your child for their important first day. Including lots of fun activities, this book provides reassurance whilst helping children develop their skills for starting school and during reception year. Combining useful information with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Starting School workbook helps to boost your child's confidence and get them ready for starting school. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills required for starting school * colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home * helpful tips
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  • ARKOH 3 years +

    Numbers Workbook Ages 3-5 (Paperback)

    Collins Easy Learning

    An engaging Numbers activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Fully in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Numbers workbook helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school * colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home * helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning
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  • AHANU 3 years +

    Usborne First Experiences: Going to School (Paperback)

    Anna Civardi

    A book about starting school for the first time, from the Usborne First Experiences series. This accessible book provides a visual introduction to the experiences that children will discover as they start life at school..

    Fully illustrated, if you know a child approaching their first day at school it will help them prepare for this major life event and is extremely reassuring.
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  • AXKBI Toddlers

    Starting School (Paperback)

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg's classic, Starting School. From first day nerves to finding your peg, this reassuring read is full of humour and fun for children and parents alike. A classic picture book which offers advice and enjoyment for the whole family before school starts. Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath.
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  • ADVBL 3 years +

    Start School (Paperback)

    Jean and Gareth Adamson

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    Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this start school story is reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In "Topsy and Tim: Start School" follow Topsy and Tim as they learn where to hang their coats, find out all about the classroom and make new friends. Topsy and Tim are a trusted and well-loved pair who can help guide parents and children through 'first experiences' such as starting school, Topsy and Tim books have been beautifully updated with contemporary artwork. Topsy & Tim remain instantly recognisable to parents while in a fresh style that will appeal to a new generation of fans. Re-launched in April 2008 with the bestselling titles "Learning to Swim", "The New Baby", "Start School", "Go on an Aeroplane", "Go Green" and "Have a Birthday Party" these wonderful books deserve a place on the bookshelves of the next generation.
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  • BLMNI 3 years +

    Numbers 0-20 Age 3-5 Wipe Clean Activity Book (Paperback)

    Collins Easy Learning

    Introduce young learners to numbers with this fun and engaging activity book. * Lots of practice opportunities to help children learn the numbers 0-20.* Wipe-clean pages and pen so that children can try the activities again and again.* Colourful, motivating activities to help boost confidence.
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