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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

  • Snow White and the Seven Robots: A Graphic Novel

    Louise Simonson

    Product Code: WXS2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Far, far away, on a distant planet called Techworld, a little girl named Snow White is born. Created by the planet's smartest minds to be the perfect scientist, Snow immediately shows a knack for working with electronics. The Queen, fearing for her crown, exiles Snow White so she cannot grow up and take the Queen's place as the most intelligent person on the planet. However, Snow White's willingness to help those in need -- especially the downtrodden robots of Techworld -- earns her many friends, and they are all quite eager to help her cause.
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  • Super Billy Goats Gruff: A Graphic Novel

    Sean Tulien

    Product Code: AOM2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Once upon a time, three billy goats named Gruff were traveling to the hillside to snack on some green grass -- when they suddenly find themselves trapped inside a video game! The good news: the three billy goat brothers become SUPER billy goats! One becomes a Warrior, one becomes a Ninja, and one becomes a Wizard. The bad news: the green field of grass is gone -- and in its place is Hillside Castle, a dangerous dungeon filled with creepy-crawlies and fantastical foes! Can the goats make their way through the castle to get their grass -- or will the toothsome troll named Final Boss feast on them for his lunch?
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  • Birthdays Around the World

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: ACG2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Birthdays Around the World is an engaging and contemporary read that will help children learn more about celebrations in different countries. It has engaging and contemporary content that will help children develop their reading confidence and fluency and expand their vocabulary.
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  • The Zookeeper

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AQG2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Explaining what a zookeeper's role entails and focusing on all the animals that they will come across in their day-to-day lives, The Zookeeper is a Pink book-banded book that introduces engaging, accessible and contemporary vocabulary to help build a child's reading fluency and confidence.
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  • Race Further with Reading: The Terrifying Teacher

    Santy Gutierrez

    Product Code: CGX2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. Mr Bloodaxe is not like any other teacher at school, he is just a little bit scary, or possibly even terrifying! He has a striking resemblance to a famous Viking of the same name and his lessons are far from comfortable... Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.
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  • Jak and the Magic Nano-beans: A Graphic Novel

    Carl Bowen

    Product Code: AJC2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Jak and her robotic servant, Cow, are in a pickle; Mom wants Jak to sell Cow for scrap, but Cow and Jak have become best friends. So instead of selling the rusty old robot for spare change, Jak strikes a bargain with the scrap collector: if Jak and Cow can visit the Cloud Kingdom via the Space Elevator and get hold of some magic nano-beans, Jak can keep Cow safe and sound. But what they find in space is anything but safe--and its sounds are far from soothing . . .
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  • Rainbow Magic: Olympia the Games Fairy

    Daisy Meadows

    Product Code: BNV2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Can Kirsty and Rachel help Olympia the Games Fairy do her job by getting her magical objects back from Jack Frost?
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  • Cooking Pancakes

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AEF2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Learn how to cook pancakes with this amazing book (Red book band). As well as practical advice on making a delicious treat, it uses easy-to-follow text that will help boost children's reading fluency and develop their vocabulary.
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  • The Dragonsitter to the Rescue

    Josh Lacey

    Product Code: AZO2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Dear Uncle Morton I have to tell you some bad news. We have lost Arthur. He's somewhere in London, but I don't know where. Eddie takes the dragons with him on his half-term trip to London, but it's not long before disaster strikes and both dragons go missing. From the Natural History Museum to the London Eye, through tube stations, hotels and London Zoo, Eddie chases his dragons, hoping to avert disaster. But there's no smoke without a fire...
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  • Up Here

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: APW2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Following a cheeky monkey, Up Here is a Pink book-banded book that introduces engaging, accessible and contemporary vocabulary to help build a child's reading fluency and confidence.
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  • Early Reader: Weirdibeasts: Weird Snowy Day

    Alan Gibbons

    Product Code: BQD2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A full colour blue Early Reader story from million-copy-selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Katie Cat saw it first. It was a single white flake drifting down from the sky. It's a snowy day, and that means snowball fights and playing outside with friends. Even the littlest animals can have fun in the snow. A delightful new Weirdibeasts story from million-copy-selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel, and illustrated by Jane Porter.
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  • Reading Champion: Hop and Run

    Karen Wallace

    Product Code: BHU2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Rabbit and Mouse start showing off - but Rabbit cannot hop quite as high as he would like!
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  • Star Wars: Rescue From Jabba's Palace

    Lucasfilm Ltd

    Product Code: EIB2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    The characters from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away are here to help young Jedi on their way to becoming independent readers.

    Specially published for children aged 5 and over, this book finds Luke Skywalker going head-to-head with Jabba the Hutt as he strives to save Han Solo from a terrible fate.

    With its familiar characters, action-packed plot and short, simple sentences, this is a book that proves reading is just as powerful as The Force.
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  • Flora the Fairy

    Tony Bradman

    Product Code: EHD2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    This Green book band story is a delightful tale about a little girl who finds friendship in the most unexpected of places.

    Flora loves visiting her grandparents but she's scared of Rufus the cat. Every time she visits, Rufus has to go outside and this makes Flora feel awful. Luckily, Nana and Grandpop have a plan that proves Rufus just wants to be friends.

    Helping nervous children overcome a fear of animals, this is an engaging story that will also help build their reading confidence and vocabulary.
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  • Little Sea Horse and the Big Crab

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AJO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Little Sea Horse and the Big Crab is a fun story full of new words and vocabulary. Yellow book banded, it will help children build their reading confidence from a very early age.
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  • Lea is Hungry

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AJK2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    A young girl is looking for food in Lea is Hungry; a Red book-banded story that will help children enhance their reading skills and develop their vocabulary.
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  • Fast Facts! Ocean Wonders

    Kingfisher

    Product Code: EGU2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Learn how much of the world is covered in water and what the deepest living fish are in this incredible Fast Facts book.

    This book for young scientists is full of bite-sized facts about oceans, marine life and sunken treasures. It also explains why coral reefs are in so much danger right now.
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  • Where is Molly's Teddy?

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: XAP2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    The Engage Literacy Wonder Words series is a collection of twenty-four levelled books that will help and motivate early readers, including English Language Learners (ELL), to learn their first 100 high-frequency sight words in a meaningful context, through stories. The series is accompanied by a teacher resource book containing 48 photocopiable activity worksheets, two for each book in the series.
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  • The Secret Diary of a Knight's Assistant

    Laura Tolton

    Product Code: WZS2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Young Peter trains to become a knight. Secretly, Peter is also learning to read and write. When Peter tries to warn of a private letter he saw that says Lord Hawkwood is in danger, no one believes him. Will he be able to convince everyone of what he has read before it's too late?
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  • Early Reader: Robbie and the RAAAH

    Steven Butler

    Product Code: BPW2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A red Early Reader full of humour and fun, from bestselling author and actor, Steven Butler. Robbie always behaves. He always does what he's told. Until one day, when he just doesn't want to anymore. That's when the RAAAH appears... 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.
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  • The Lost Sock

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AJS2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    A girl looks for her lost sock in this Red book-banded story. It's full of easy-to-follow text and beautiful artwork that will help any child develop their reading confidence and enhance their vocabulary.
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  • Fast Facts! Incredible Human Body

    Kingfisher

    Product Code: EGT2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    This incredible book takes children on a journey through the human body, explaining the reasons why ears help you balance, what reflexes are and just how many different types of cells we have.

    It's packed with bite-sized facts for any children interested in biology and will help them learn more about senses and DNA.
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  • The Secret Tree House

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: WZT2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the levels. The Green book band comprises 6 fiction and 6 non-fiction books at levels 12, 13 and 14.
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  • Snorkelling with Nana

    Kelly Gaffney

    Product Code: WXR2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the levels. This is a level 18 fiction title in the Turquoise book band level.
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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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Scroll through the books above and assist your child's journey to discovering a whole new world of reading today.

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