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Our phonics books for kids provide a useful study aid at home and at school. They will help children recognise links between sounds, spelling and pronunciation, as they develop reading skills. Phonics for kids books are essential as children learn to read, we then have a range of accelerated reader books and book bands for those ready to progress!

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Phonics Books & Reading Schemes

  • Me, Too!

    Lucinda Cotter

    Product Code: CEU2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Cam's little sister, Rosie, is always copying him! But will he miss her when she starts to copy someone else?
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  • Ukulele Liam

    Lucinda Cotter

    Product Code: XAK2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Liam plays his new ukelele well. Yet when he plays for his class, some of the students make fun of him. Ashamed, Liam stops playing his instrument. Will he change his mind after his teacher invites a special youth orchestra to his school?
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  • Max Jupiter

    Alison Reynolds

    Product Code: COJ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Max Jupiter and his family race to save Earth from an asteroid in this exciting first chapter book.

    Max has been accepted into a brand new space school and he's excited to start learning about new and exciting things - but then he realises the school is being secretly run by villains and they're intent on destroying Earth...

    Will Max and his family be able to save the day before it's too late?
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  • The Snake Prince and the Shape-Changer

    Jessica Gunderson

    Product Code: WZV2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    When a princess learns of her husband's secret past, he turns into a snake. The princess must be brave in order to help him. Can they work together to break the prince's curse? A young man is given a special shape-changing power. He and his brother use the new power to trick and take from others. Will they get caught and pay the price for their trickery?
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  • Squeak's Guide to Caring for Your Pet Rats or Mice

    Isabel Thomas

    Product Code: AOH2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This book is dedicated to the care of domestic rodents including mice and rats.

    Written from the point of view of the animal, it explains how to make them feel at home and how owners of all ages can properly care for these pets. It also covers feeding, exercising and keeping cages clean.
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  • The Night Octopus

    Michael Dahl

    Product Code: WZL2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    During a visit to her great-aunt Glory, Simone is frightened of the curtains in the room where she sleeps. Like the movement of an octopus, the curtains curl and wave in the light breeze. As the night goes on, the curtains begin to look more and more like a pale, tentacled creature. But surely it is just Simone's imagination . . . Read this collection of scary stories to find out what happens to Simone and many others.
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  • Storm Shelter

    Jon Mikkelsen

    Product Code: CUZ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    After a tornado, Nathan, Ben, and Alison find a stray dog stranded in a tree. The dog is hurt, and none of them know anything about dogs. The three friends hope they'll be able to save the lonely dog. But is someone else out to trap the missing mutt?
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  • The Empty Room

    Jon Mikkelsen

    Product Code: CUA2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Connor Lander's dad has been talking for weeks about a big surprise. Finally, it is the big day. Connor is confused when his dad brings him to an unfinished house. Connor and another kid, Max, will be painting a room to get it ready for a homeless family to live in. But why is Max so quiet? This is beginning to look like one of the most boring days of Connor's life. But Max has a surprise.
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  • Running Scared

    Emma Carlson-Berne

    Product Code: CQA2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Olivia likes running - when she's doing it for fun, that is. But when her friend convinces her to join the track team, Olivia panics. She's convinced she'll come last, and people will make fun of her. So Olivia starts dropping out in the middle of her races. When her aunt realises what she's doing, Olivia has to face her fears and quit running scared.
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  • The Grass Is Always Greener

    Michele Jakubowski

    Product Code: WZH2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    "Best friends Ashley Sanchez (Ash) and Ashley Taylor (Lee) agree that being a sister can be tough. What they don't agree on is which of them has it tougher. When they both argue that their situation is worse, the two girls decide to switch places for a day. Ash can't wait to spend time with Lee's cool older sister, Mallory. Lee is excited to bond with Ash's adorable baby brother, Sam. But when the sibling swap doesn't go as expected, will Ash and Lee still wish to trade places? "
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  • The Goblin in the Grass

    Xavier Bonet

    Product Code: WZG2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Having grown up watching her dad tend their lawn, Lisa has always wondered: where does the poison in weedkiller go after the weeds die? When Lisa has a dream one night about a monster that lives below their garden, she doesn't think anything of it - until she goes outside sees a grass goblin and plants with teeth and horrible, gleaming eyes. Is Lisa doomed forever or will she stop the garden madness? Read this collection of scary stories to find out what happens to Lisa and many others.
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  • Brushes and Basketballs

    Michele Jakubowski

    Product Code: BXJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    "Feeling torn apart by the Taylor family's recent move, best friends Ashley Sanchez (Ash) and Ashlee Taylor (Lee) set out to find an activity they can enjoy together. Being so different from one another, this isn't as easy as it sounds. Ash wants to teach Lee some basketball moves, while Lee hopes to share her love of art with Ash. But sharing their hobbies doesn't go as planned, and soon Ash and Lee worry that they will never find the perfect activity for the two of them. "
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  • Tiffany Donovan vs the Cookie Elves of Destruction

    Justina Ireland

    Product Code: CQH2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Tiffany Donovan has a lot of responsibility as class prefect not the least of which is the annual cake sale. When she finds a new bakery to buy biscuits from, she is thrilled with how much the people of the school and the town seem to love them. But as is always the case in Devil's Pass, the biscuits aren't what they seem. Soon anyone who has eaten the biscuits seems to be in danger of being eaten themselves, and Tiffany has to get her friends together to save the town once again.
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  • Going to a Stadium

    Rebecca Rissman

    Product Code: CBI2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This book teaches readers about what field trips are, why people take field trips, and what you can learn from a field trip to a stadium.
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  • Full Court Pressure

    Jessica Gunderson

    Product Code: CQV2
    Other 8 years +
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    Star defensive player Zack Fuller is in a tough spot. His new Panthers teammates don't trust him. The players on the Bulldogs, his old squad, think he's a traitor for leaving. When the two teams face each other in the playoffs, Zack has to guard his former best friend. To make matters worse, the Panthers captain refuses to pass the ball to Zack. Caught between a Panther and a Bulldog, and in serious foul trouble, Zack will have to find a way to play through the pressure.
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  • Trouble on Venus

    Raymond Bean

    Product Code: APJ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Starr and her family have explored space before, but nothing could have prepared them for Venus. It's a mysterious planet covered by clouds and, up until now, no one has ever even seen the surface. When the other kids on board start bullying Starr, the mission becomes harder than she ever imagined.
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  • Evie Allen vs the Quiz Tournament Zombies

    Justina Ireland

    Product Code: CQI2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Evie Allen is smart wicked smart. So smart, she's the star of her school's quiz team. But something's up in the town of Devil's Pass, as usual. The team Evie must go up against is hungry for more than just the championship they need brains to keep themselves going. It's up to Evie and her three friends to once again save the town of Devil's Pass and maybe win the competition in the process!
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  • The Hole Nine Yards

    Stacia Deutsch

    Product Code: WZI2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Shaker Street residents are finding holes all over their gardens. Are animals to blame? Are aliens?! Michael, Liv and Leo-the Mysterious Makers of Shaker Street-decide to investigate what's behind all the destroyed landscapes. After gathering some clues, the makers put their creativity and building know-how to work with a homemade metal detector. Will the makers' latest projects lead them to a space ship or a sinister neighbour? A glossary and reader questions provide support to the young reader, and when the story's over, readers can become makers themselves by re-creating the gadgets with instructions included at the end of the book.
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  • The Next Door Friend

    Kim Kane

    Product Code: WZJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Ginger loves to play with her neighbour, Edgar. But for some reason, Edgar doesn't want to do anything Ginger wants to do. Can she find something they both like to do?
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  • The Crazy Friend

    Kim Kane

    Product Code: WZA2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Ginger likes to play with Maisy, but when Maisy's bad behaviour makes a fun playdate turn bad, what can Ginger do to fix things?
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  • Blueberry Queen

    Marci Peschke

    Product Code: BXC2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    It's time for the annual Blueberry Festival, and Kylie Jean just knows she'd be the perfect Blueberry Queen.
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  • Fade to Black

    J. A. Darke

    Product Code: AEZ2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Part of the Spine Shivers series, Fade to Black finds Mila Chun wishing she knew what to say to the boy she likes. After seeing her crippling shyness, Mila's best friend Junie hands her a script explaining how to talk to him. However, this script seems to be transporting Mila on to the set of a TV show.

    Before long, Mila is seeing flashes of light, hearing people talking and laughing and seeing looming faces stare down at her. Will she be able to figure out what's going on and defeat this sinister force before the credits roll?

    This scary story is perfect for introducing children to the horror genre.
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  • The New Friend

    Kim Kane

    Product Code: WZK2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Ginger is playing with Skye today. But what happens when Skye won't let her dad leave? Ginger will have to work hard to solve this problem!
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  • Going to a Concert

    Rebecca Rissman

    Product Code: CBC2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This book teaches readers about what field trips are, why people take field trips, and what you can learn from a field trip to a concert.
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Phonics and reading scheme books have been specifically created to help your children develop their language and reading skills. From the classic Biff, Chip and Kipper books to the Ladybird collection of keywords, there's a book to help them every step of their way to reading success.

Choose the right level and topic

The range of books in this category are grouped according to the age they're suitable for, with specific titles for ages three and up, five and up, and seven plus. Our extensive range also includes ways to make learning to read much more fun, including word games, poetry books and spelling books – if your child needs a particular leg up, you'll find the solution here.

A varied selection

With a great variety of topics and stories to tempt your little ones into reading, the collection of phonics and reading scheme books we carry is really varied. If your child doesn't have success with one, there's always another that might get them properly engrossed.

Have a browse

Scroll through the books above and assist your child's journey to discovering a whole new world of reading today.

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