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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
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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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  • 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.
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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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    Squirrel Me Timbers

    Louise Pigott

    Product Code: WXT2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Ahoy mateys! A young squirrel has always dreamed of sailing the seas as a pirate. So when he finds a treasure map, he can't believe his luck! An X marks the spot of 100,000 NUTS! Set sail for adventure with vibrant illustrations and imaginative rhyming text to discover how exciting a pirate's life can be!
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    Insults Aren't Funny

    Amanda F. Doering

    Product Code: AIY2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Casey the rabbit loves to play goalie on the soccer team. But when Casey fails to block a goal, Dana the squirrel starts calling Casey hurtful names. Young readers watch Casey struggle with bullying and learn safe ways to make it stop. Sensitive illustrations of gender-neutral animal characters help all children relate to the issue of verbal bullying.
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    The Most Adorable Animals in the World

    Tammy Gagne

    Product Code: AKJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    This book will delight children and adults - it's full of the world's most cuddly and cutest animals. It is packed with large and colourful photos and facts and includes information on ranges, habitats, appearances and behaviours.
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    Sometimes Jokes Aren't Funny

    Amanda F. Doering

    Product Code: AOE2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Jamie, Terry, and Sydney have been going to Camp Barkley every summer since they were puppies. But when a new dog named Taylor joins their cabin, Taylor's mean jokes make Jamie feel left out and picked on. Young readers watch Jamie struggle with Taylor's jokes and learn safe ways to make it stop. Sensitive illustrations of gender-neutral animal characters help all children relate to the issue of covert, or indirect, bullying.
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    Early Reader: Emily Mouse's Birthday Party

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BOQ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    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. Yippee! Emily Mouse is on her way to buy LOTS of birthday presents. But she has forgotten something very important! A charming new blue Early Reader story from bestselling author, Vivian French.
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    Peeking Under Your Skin

    Karen Latchana Kenney

    Product Code: WXF2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Fascinate kids with what lies right under their own skin. Fun-to-explore, high-density illustrations and informative text make the circulatory system, digestive system, and other complex inner-workings of the human body easy to understand.
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    Early Reader: The Night-Time Knight

    John McLay

    Product Code: BPJ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    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. When Harry and Oats hear strange noises in the castle they set off to explore only to find treasure, shields and yet more knightly adventures in store for them both!
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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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    Pushing Isn't Funny

    Melissa Higgins

    Product Code: AKZ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Bailey is a raccoon who loves math and the superhero Mighty Raccoon. But Bailey is getting physically bullied by Kim, a dog at school. Young readers watch Bailey struggle with bullying and learn safe ways to make it stop. Sensitive illustrations of gender-neutral animal characters help all children relate to the issue of physical bullying.
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    The Tree of Life

    Charlotte Guillain

    Product Code: WZY2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Each book in this beautifully illustrated series presents a different folk tale from around the world. This book tells the story of the Tree of Life, a traditional Amazonian folk tale. In it, the people of an Amazonian village learn the importance of looking after nature and the dangers of being too greedy.
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    The Runaway Robot

    Rachel Ruiz

    Product Code: WZR2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    For Harry's latest invention, he's building a super robot. He even programs the robot to do some of his household chores! But when Harry brings his robot to school, things don't go exactly as planned. The robot seems to have a mind of his own! Can Harry regain control of his invention before it causes chaos all over Parker Elementary? This early chapter book from the Superhero Harry series includes a glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and bios.
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    The Strangest Animals in the World

    Tammy Gagne

    Product Code: AOJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Discover the strangest animals in the world in this incredibly informative and awe-inspiring book. Among its highlights are a monkey with a moustache, a rodent that can detect danger and an octopus that looks like an elephant.

    Packed with enticing, full-colour photos and fascinating facts, this book looks at the odd appearances and bizarre behaviour of these fantastically strange creatures.
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    Diggers

    Kathryn Clay

    Product Code: BYI2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Dig and scoop! Here comes a digger. Engaging photographs and simple text describe this construction vehicle.
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    Magic Animal Friends Early Reader: Bella Tabbypaw

    Daisy Meadows

    Product Code: BNU2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    The much-loved series from the creator of Rainbow Magic - abridged for younger readers and illustrated in full colour! Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! Best friends Jess and Lily love all animals. But when they follow a mysterious golden cat into Friendship Forest - a place where animals live in tiny cottages and sip dandelion tea at the Toadstool Cafe - their animal friends suddenly become much more magical! Goldie has invited Lily, Jess and kitten Bella Tabbypaw for a sleepover! The girls can't wait to spend a night in Friendship Forest, but brave little Bella decides to go exploring on her own - with the Boggits! Lily and Jess must head into the tunnels underneath the forest to find her, but will Grizelda the witch get there first?
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    Snakes and Ladders - Reading Ladder series

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: LDS2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Perfect for children learning to read, Snakes and Ladders is a charming story from former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.

    At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him.

    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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    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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    Cinderella and the Incredible Techno-Slippers

    Adam Guillain

    Product Code: AEA2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Cindy Ella is a talented inventor who has to clear up after her lazy stepmother and step siblings. She transforms their broken toys into new things and is especially pleased with her techno-slippers. When she wears them to the toy factory ball, she's the star of the night... But then something terrible happens.

    This refreshing and zesty take on the classic fairy tale will appeal to children who wouldn't normally pick up a book and is also ideal for introducing children to slightly longer stories.
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    The Wild Field Trip

    Rachel Ruiz

    Product Code: XAA2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Harry and his class are headed to the zoo. It should be a super fun day! Unfortunately, Harry trips and accidentally unlatches the monkey gate. Fifty monkeys escape and are swinging all over the zoo, causing chaos everywhere! Harry thinks he can use one of his superhero inventions to get the monkeys back into their habitat, but maybe Harry will have to use his super smarts to save the day! This early chapter book from the Superhero Harry series includes a glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and bios.
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    Strictly No Crocs Early Reader

    Heather Pindar

    Product Code: BVA2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Zebra is having a birthday party but the crocs are not invited...

    The crocs really want to go and have to come up with a plan to get into that party. When they eventually get there, the crocs end up having so much fun!

    This early reader is a fun first chapter book with amazing animal characters.
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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.

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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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