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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

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    The Guggenheim Mystery

    Robin Stevens

    Product Code: AVO2
    Hardback 9 years +
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    My name is Ted Spark. I am 12 years and 281 days old. I have seven friends. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye. This is the story of my second mystery. This summer, I went on holiday to New York, to visit Aunt Gloria and Salim. While I was there, a painting was stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works. Everyone was very worried and upset. I did not see what the problem was. I do not see the point of paintings, even if they are worth GBP9.8 million. Perhaps that's because of my very unusual brain, which works on a different operating system to everyone else's. But then Aunt Gloria was blamed for the theft - and Aunt Gloria is family. And I realised just how important it was to find the painting, and discover who really had taken it.
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    Daily Life in Ancient Greece

    Lisa M. Bolt Simons

    Product Code: AEK2
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This informative and accessible book offers a look at what day-to-day life was like for the ancient Greeks. It reveals how the people who lived during this time went about their daily routine and how children went to 'school' in this period.
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    How Food Gets from Farms to Shop Shelves

    Erika L. Shores

    Product Code: AHU2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Have you ever wondered how your breakfast cereal or a banana gets on to the shelves of your local supermarket? This accessible science book will show you.

    It explains how food gets from farms to stores and looks at the role the community workers play in this process.
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    A Sunflower's Life Cycle

    Mary R. Dunn

    Product Code: AOK2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Learn all about how a sunflower grows from a seed to a tall plant with this accessible science book.

    It's sure to delight children with an interest in biology and offers a step-by-step guide to the stages of a sunflower's life. It also looks at how sunflowers change in appearance during this process.
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    A Bean's Life Cycle

    Mary R. Dunn

    Product Code: AAY2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Learn all about how a bean grows from a seed and then to a plant with this accessible science book.

    From the seeds germinating to the bean pods that are picked for eating, this easy-to-follow book tells budding biology scientists everything they want to know about the life cycle of a bean.
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    Water Sources

    Rebecca Olien

    Product Code: APZ2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Find out where on Earth you can find water with this accessible and informative book. It explains the differences between rivers, oceans, lakes, groundwater and other bodies of water and also explains how water becomes ice.

    It includes activities to help readers further understand what water is.
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    Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

    Danielle Smith-Llera

    Product Code: AFZ2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Learn all about the gods and goddesses that the ancient Greeks believed in and worshipped. These incredible figures - including Zeus and Athena - were not all-powerful; many of them had flaws which made them even more relatable.
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    How to Be Respectful

    Emily James

    Product Code: AHY2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Children can learn all about just how important respect is with this easy-to-follow book. It has a fun question-and-answer format that helps them understand how they should treat others how they'd want to be treated themselves.
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    Saving Water

    Rebecca Olien

    Product Code: AMW2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Young readers can learn all about why it's so important to save water in this incredibly informative and accessible book.

    It highlights ways that readers can conserve water and also looks at the problems caused by changes in weather patterns and pollution. Activities will help further understanding.
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    Me and My Dog

    Michael Dahl

    Product Code: CER2
    Hardback 3 years +
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    You and your dog are best friends, but you can t do everything together (even if you really want to). Using relatable situations, adorable art, and fact boxes, this picture book is the perfect introduction to creating a lasting pet/child relationship."
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    Nocturnal Animals

    Abbie Dunne

    Product Code: AKV2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Abbie Dunne's Nocturnal Animals is a non-fiction book packed with simple text and bright photographs.

    It explains the concept of nocturnal animals for early readers and includes activities so nature-loving children can learn more about the subjects in an interactive way.
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    How Rubbish Gets from Bins to Landfills

    Erika L. Shores

    Product Code: AHV2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Just where does all that rubbish you throw in the bin go? This easy-to-follow book will tell you in great detail. It's a brilliant book for curious children.
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    Forces

    Abbie Dunne

    Product Code: AFQ2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Learn all about the concept of forces with this bright and engaging science book. It's packed with simple activities to help children learn more and is targeted at those scientists who are just starting to read independently.
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    How Do Animals Give Us Food?

    Linda Staniford

    Product Code: AHP2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Learn all about how animals turn into food with this accessible and eye-opening book. It uses beef as an example to show how animals that live on the farm become meat and how this is produced, processed and packed in the 'farm to fork' journey.
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    Great Leaders and Thinkers of Ancient Greece

    Martha EH Rustad

    Product Code: AGQ2
    Hardback 8 years +
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    From Homer and Plato to Alexander the Great, the leaders and thinkers of ancient Greece had a huge impact on the world and are still influential today. This book looks at the beginnings of democracy and scientific discoveries that took place during this time.
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    DC Wonder Woman Warrior for Justice!

    Liz Marsham

    Product Code: EKH2
    Hardback 7 years +
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    DC Comics Wonder Woman: Warrior for Justice! is part of DK's four-level reading scheme and follows the exciting adventures of DC's Wonder Woman. Packed with colourful comic book images and engaging facts that will capture kids' imagination, DK's DC Comics Wonder Woman: Warror for Justice! takes a close look at the character of Wonder Woman, her superpowers, friends and enemies. The mix of narrative spreads and genre spreads encourages children to access information from a range of sources and develop comprehension skills. DK Readers will help kids learn how to read - and learn to love reading.
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    An Apple Tree's Life Cycle

    Mary R. Dunn

    Product Code: AAC2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Learn about how an apple tree grows and evolves from being a simple seed with this accessible, informative and entertaining science guide.

    This contemporary book is a useful study aid for science lessons and covers every stage of an apple tree's life cycle. It also has photographs to show how it changes its appearance.
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  • Burrowing Owls

    Gail Saunders-Smith, PhD

    Product Code: ADJ2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    When you think "bird nest," you think tree, correct? Not for these little owls! Burrowing owls make their homes underground. Learn more about these pint-sized predators with full colour photos, range maps, and carefully levelled text.
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    Jellyfish

    Gail Saunders-Smith, PhD

    Product Code: AJE2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Learn about how jellyfish aren't actually fish at all with this super science book. It reveals what the spineless sea-dwellers eat and how they survive in the big blue ocean and how they use their long tentacles to sting prey.
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    How Electricity Gets from Power Plants to Homes

    Megan Cooley Peterson

    Product Code: AHQ2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    This accessible science book explains how electricity gets from power stations into your home and how this charges up so many devices.

    It also looks at the role of the community workers who make this all possible. It's a brilliant book for budding scientists.
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    Highest Places on the Planet

    Karen Soll

    Product Code: AHN2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This non-fiction book explains to children how some places are so high that they touch the clouds. It explains how mountains and hills come to be and will assist them as they learn about geography.
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    A Turtle's Life Cycle

    Mary R. Dunn

    Product Code: APN2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This accessible science guide looks at how a turtle evolves from an egg to a shelled reptile.

    Absolutely fascinating from first page to last, it will help science- and animal-loving children learn about the different stages in a turtle's life and even explains what they eat and where they live.

    This factual book is absorbing and informative.
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    Animal Strength and Combat Sports

    Isabel Thomas

    Product Code: CME2
    Hardback 8 years +
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    Who would win the Olympic gold medals if all the competitors were animals? Each book in the series covers a different type of Olympic sport, while each chapter looks at a different event. Primarily intended as high-interest reads, the books contain animal-related curriculum information, and allow readers countless opportunities to compare and contrast. In addition, medal tables at the back of the books tally medals won by the different animal classifications, inlcuding mammals, reptiles and birds.
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    Me and My Cat

    Michael Dahl

    Product Code: CEQ2
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Your cat loves you, and you love your cat. But you and your cat don t always like the same things. Using sweet art, relatable situations, and fact boxes throughout, this fun picture book will introduce the best ways to build a lasting friendship with your cat."
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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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