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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

  • 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
    • £12.00
    • RRP £154.90
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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
    • £12.00
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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
    • £8.00
    • RRP £112.50
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  • Can You See It?

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: ADQ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Can You See It? is a book designed to help children build their reading confidence and develop their vocabulary. It will help children become fluent and adept readers.
    • £1.00
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  • Bananas in My Tummy

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AAU2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Bananas in my Tummy is a Yellow book band book that will introduce children to the joys of fruit. It's ideal for helping young readers get to grips with new words and vocabulary while building their reading confidence.
    • £1.00
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  • Clean Up Shelly Beach

    Kelly Gaffney

    Product Code: BXU2
    Paperback 5 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 fiction title in the Green book band, at level 12.
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    The 91-Storey Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: NNS2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 91-Storey Treehouse is the seventh book in the hilarious series about two boys and their always awesome and ever-expanding treehouse.

    Told in a combination of text and cartoon illustrations, the duo have now expanded it to 91 storeys. The 13 new levels include everything from the world's most powerful whirlpool to a mashed-potato and gravy train and a human pinball machine.

    There's also a giant spider web (with a giant spider) and the chance o have your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all. Finally, will you dare push the big, red button?
    • £2.00
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  • Jess and Joe Go to the Dentist

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: CDH2
    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.
    • £1.00
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  • My Real Name IS Princess

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: CFG2
    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.
    • £1.00
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    The 78-Storey Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: EGV2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's Treehouse series is all about friends called Andy and Terry who have incredible adventures in their wacky treehouse.

    Full of zest and wicked humour, this sixth book in the series finds the treehouse extended to 78 storeys and it now includes a drive-thru car wash, an ALL-BALL sports stadium and open-air cinema.

    This very exciting and zany story will appeal to reluctant readers and have so many children laughing out loud.
    • £2.00
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    The Ethan I Was Before

    Ali Standish

    Product Code: CGB2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    My dare. My friend. My fault. Uplifting and unpredictable, this poignant debut middle-grade novel is a classic in the making. Perfect for fans of Wonder and A Boy Called Hope. Ethan had been many things. He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare, especially from his best friend, Kacey. But that was before. Before the accident that took Kacey from him. Before his family moved from the city he loves to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. Ethan's new home feels like the place for second chances. It's also home to Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories. Coralee may be just the friend Ethan needs, except Ethan isn't the only one with secrets. Coralee's are catching up with her, and what she's hiding might be putting both their lives at risk. The Ethan I Was Before is a story of friendship, wonder, adventure and ultimately of hope.
    • £3.00
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  • Space Hoppers: Victory for Venus

    Tommy Donbavand

    Product Code: BZU2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Space Hoppers is a brand new series of hilarious sci-fi fiction from popular author, Tommy Donbavand. Set in the year 2281, Space Hoppers follows the adventures of special agents Dan Fireball, Astra Moon and Volt as they patrol the universe, fighting crimes and chasing the Solar System's most notorious villain, The Geezer! Alarmingly, The Geezer's efforts to discredit children seem to be working, and Venus is considering being the first planet in the Solar System to go back to adult rule. There are debates between kids and grown-ups, and passionate rallies for both sides. Dan, Astra and a disassembled Volt are sent to Venus to help police the elections, but end up investigating when the President suddenly announces that she is conceding defeat to The Geezer himself. Have the adults got something on her, or could she be a replica of the real leader, programmed to say whatever she's told?
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  • Space Hoppers: Nursery on Neptune

    Tommy Donbavand

    Product Code: BZW2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Space Hoppers is a brand new series of hilarious sci-fi fiction from popular author, Tommy Donbavand. Set in the year 2281, Space Hoppers follows the adventures of special agents Dan Fireball, Astra Moon and Volt as they patrol the universe, fighting crimes and chasing the Solar System's most notorious villain, The Geezer! With education now taking only a few short years, children from all over the Solar System are keen to enrol in the best possible schools - and they don't come much better than the one on Neptune. It's a nursery, school, college and university all in one. With speed learning classes in every subject, there's plenty of time for the students to kick back and party - which is exactly what Dan wants to do. But things quickly get old when The Geezer turns the clever kids into petulant pensioners. Can our heroes rejuvenate the pupils before they retire?
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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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  • Two Old Pirates

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: XAI2
    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 48 photocopiable activity worksheets, two for each book in the series.
    • £1.00
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  • Lea's Birthday

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AJL2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Lea's Birthday is a Yellow book banded book that will help children develop their vocabulary and learn new words. It's ideal for newly independent readers.
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  • Princess Writes a Play

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: WXK2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Princess loves to write plays. But her teacher is too busy to help the class put on one of Princess' plays. What will the class do?
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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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    Five on a Treasure Island

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: FTI2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Five on a Treasure Island is Enid Blyton's first enthralling book in her Famous Five series and introduces Julian, Dick, Anne, cousin George and her madcap dog Timmy.

    The children are thrown into a summer holiday adventure when they discover an amazing shipwreck which has been disturbed by a storm.

    With a thrilling, cliffhanger plot, Five on a Treasure Island is the ideal book to entice reluctant readers aged 9+ to get stuck in! Tons of humour and exciting happenings make this an enduring classic.
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    Little One

    Jo Weaver

    Product Code: BNC2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    A touching exploration of love and new discoveries, seen through the eyes of a bear and her cub. Big Bear stepped out of her winter den. By her side, half asleep and blinking in the spring sunshine, wobbled a tiny cub... Spring is here and new life is stirring. There is so much for Big Bear to teach her new cub as they step out into the forest. Their journey will take them through summer and autumn and winter, always together, always discovering. With its evocative charcoal drawings and lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's debut book has the feel of an instant classic and has been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014. Visit Jo at joweaver.co.uk
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    Hot and Cold

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AHO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    These books will help children learn the difference between hot and cold things while also developing their reading confidence and vocabulary skills.
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  • A School Map

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: BVV2
    Paperback 5 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 non-fiction title in the Green book band, at level 12.
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    Knighthood for Beginners

    Elys Dolan

    Product Code: ASX2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Brilliant new young fiction from comedy genius, Elys Dolan, creator of Steven Seagull, Weasels, and Nuts in Space.

    Dave sets out on a quest with his trusty steed, Albrecht the goat (all the best horses were taken), to be brave, chivalrous, and knightly in all ways. He'll be up against Sir Gnasty, who scoffs at the idea of a very small, strangely green knight and has an absolutely massive sword. Hilarious fiction for young readers and fans of dragons, knights, and quests!

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's Branford Boase Award.
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    Baby Dinosaur is Hiding

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AAQ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Prehistoric perfection. Baby Dinosaur is Hiding is a Yellow book-banded story that will delight little dino fans. It's packed with new words to learn and will help children develop their reading confidence while also enhancing their vocabulary.
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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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