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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 & Reading Schemes

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

    Product Code: RWBZ
    Collection 3 years +
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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
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    Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: SONB
    Collection 3 years +
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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
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    Marvel Collection - 14 Books

    Product Code: MAVL
    Collection 5 years +
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    Super stories for budding superheroes!

    This collection of 14 readers introduces the famous characters from the Marvel comics universe. Amongst the heroes fans will recognise are the Avengers, Black Panther, Iron Man and Spider-Man. These levelled readers will tell fans everything they ever wanted to know about their favourite heroes and villains.

    These stories have been designed to strengthen children's reading skills and vocabulary. Children will have seen the films, now it's time to read the action-packed stories that inspired the world-changing Marvel Cinematic Universe!
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
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    Oxford Reading Tree: Chucklers Fun Fiction Collection - 14 Books

    Jeremy Strong et al

    Product Code: ORTC
    Collection 7 years +
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    This 14-book collection of Chucklers Fan Fiction will make children laugh their socks off!

    All edited by the hilarious and bestselling children's books author Jeremy Strong, the books cover the Oxford Reading Levels 8-14 (coloured book band levels are also included) and are full of hysterical plots and unforgettable characters.

    There's the story of Roxanne and the Fairy Godbrother; a supersonic hamster; and a tale of some absolutely awful adults. These books are perfect for showing children just how fun - and funny - reading can be!
    Format: paperback
    • £11.99
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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
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    • RRP £53.20
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    Reading Champion: Developing Collection - 30 Books

    Product Code: RCOW
    Collection 5 years +
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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
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    Dragons: Reading Champion Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: TTYD
    Collection 5 years +
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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
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    Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books

    Product Code: PXAA
    Collection 6 years +
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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
    • £19.99
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    Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books

    Product Code: PXAL
    Collection 7 years +
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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
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    Treetop Fiction Collection - 15 Books

    Product Code: TRTP
    Collection 7 years +
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    These carefully levelled stories (Oxford levels 9-11; suitable for those studying at Brown band level) range from spooky tales to science-fiction adventures. They have been specially written to help children find the right books for their tastes while also developing their reading skills.

    From The Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om to Flan Across the River, each entertaining book also has inside-cover notes to help support children in their reading.

    There are five books each covering three different difficulty levels and all of the stories are appealingly illustrated.

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
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  • Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: TDG2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    This is the first of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs and is the book that inspired the first hit film from Dreamworks. Hiccup may now be considered an awesome sword-fighter and the greatest Viking Hero to have ever lived, but he didn't always have this reputation....

    As a child, he wasn't popular nor good at sports and he struggled to make himself heard. But things began to change when he found Toothless, a dragon that quickly became his best friend - a stark contrast to the fearsome dragon enemies he'd grown up believing in...

    Written by Cressida Cowell and suitable for readers aged 7 and over, Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon is the first book in a series full of action, adventure and laugh-out-loud fun.
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  • Letters from the Lighthouse

    Emma Carroll

    Product Code: EIK2
    Paperback 10 years +
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    This wartime novel for children aged 8 and over finds an evacuee delivering the post for her curmudgeonly guardian. Olivia likes to think these letters are secret messages and missives...

    Sent to the Devon coast, the siblings are desperate to be helpful but then they come across a strange coded note that might just link their missing older sister Sukie to Devon and something dark and dangerous.
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  • The Midnight Gang

    David Walliams

    Product Code: BQQ2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning...

    Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting...

    You'll want to join the Midnight Gang after reading this heart-warming story by the one and only David Walliams.
    • £4.99
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    No Nonsense Phonics Collection - 24 Books

    Product Code: NNPH
    Collection 4 years +
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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
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  • The Lion Inside

    Rachel Bright

    Product Code: BNL2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    From the creator of the known and loved Bright Side lifestyle brand, Rachel Bright, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes a feelgood rhyming story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion. Perfect for fans of Giraffes Can't Dance this stylish book from two contemporary stars really is something to shout about - it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime. 'A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed.' Parents in Touch 'Captivating.' Books for Keeps 'A delight to read over and over again.' WRD 'Field is on top form ... readers will feel carried along by his visual and comedic generosity.' Publishers Weekly
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  • See You in the Cosmos

    Jack Cheng

    Product Code: AVP2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    'I haven't read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder' Jennifer Niven An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy's quest for family and home. All eleven-year old Alex wants is to launch his iPod into space. With a series of audio recordings, he will show other lifeforms out in the cosmos what life on Earth, his Earth, is really like. But for a boy with a long-dead dad, a troubled mum, and a mostly-not-around brother, Alex struggles with the big questions. Where do I come from? Who's out there? And, above all, How can I be brave? Determined to find the answers, Alex sets out on a remarkable road trip that will turn his whole world upside down . . . For fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jack Cheng's debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.
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  • Collins Easy Learning Flashcards: Numbers

    Collins Easy Learning

    Product Code: FNU2
    Other 3 years +
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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.
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  • The Huge Bag of Worries

    Virginia Ironside

    Product Code: HGW2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Virginia Ironside is an experienced agony aunt, so she's well qualified to tackle the kinds of anxieties affecting children.

    At the centre of this story is Jenny, a normally happy girl who finds she's being followed everywhere by a huge blue bag full of worries. It's not until a kind woman helps Jenny sort out the problems that the bag and the worries start to disappear.

    The Huge Bag of Worries is a sensitive and thoughtful book with a helpful message.
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  • Supertato Veggies Assemble

    Sue Hendra

    Product Code: EEU2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Sue Hendra's Supertato makes a mash of things when he comes up against the Evil Pea in the supermarket aisle. Will his Veggie friends be able to help him divert disaster?

    This bright and vibrant story is absolutely hilarious and a great way of showing children aged 3 and over juts how much fun reading can be.
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  • A Child's Christmas in Wales

    Dylan Thomas

    Product Code: BPV2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Dylan Thomas's classic account of his childhood Christmases, with full colour illustrations by Peter Bailey. The special gift edition for Thomas's centenary now in paperback, with a beautiful gold-foiled cover. All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street... Dylan Thomas's lyrical account of his childhood Christmases in a small Welsh town, featuring wolves, bears, hippos and Mrs Prothero's cat, has become deservedly famous. This re-designed edition celebrates the centenary of his birth, and features full colour artwork from illustrator Peter Bailey. A beautiful gift edition of a classic work from one of Britain's best-loved writers, this is the perfect Christmas present for young readers building their own childhood Christmas memories.
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  • Early Reader: Archie and George and the Christmas Show

    James Brown

    Product Code: BPD2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A blue Early Reader about Archie and George, twin brothers who may look the same but are VERY different. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Archie and George are identical twins. Archie is six minutes older than George. They look the same but are very different. When the boys are asked to perform in their Christmas show at school, it is Archie's worst nightmare and George's dream come true.
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  • Follow the Swallow - Reading Ladder series

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: FLZ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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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.
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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.
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  • The Huntress: Sea

    Sarah Driver

    Product Code: EIC2
    Paperback 12 years +
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    Sea is the first book in Sarah Driver's The Huntress trilogy, a fantasy series that will delight fans of Frances Hardinge, Philip Pullman and Eva Ibbotson.

    Fire spirits dance and ripple in the sky but now Da is missing, Sparrow is in danger and there's a cold creeping across Trianukka... This is an incredible combination of fantasy and adventure.
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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.

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