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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 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
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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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  • 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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    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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    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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    Zombie in the Library

    Michael Dahl

    Product Code: AQF2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    The Library of Doom finds a librarian heading off on so many heart-pounding adventures. Ideal for readers who are less confident, this is a scary story full of drama and adventure.

    It will help children build their vocabulary and develop their reading confidence.
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    An Extra-Ordinary Girl

    Gina Bellisario

    Product Code: AEY2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    After a life of being homeschooled by her clever-clogs parents, Ellie is so excited to be starting at Winkopolis Elementary School. She can't wait to meet normal children and learn normal things.

    However, she soon learns that her super powers make her stand out from the crowd in a not-so-super way. Can she continue to save the world and fit in?

    This is an action-packed story with plenty of wit, insight and humour.
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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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    Thor and Loki

    Carl Bowen

    Product Code: XAF2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Loki, the god of mischief, is Thor's troublesome adopted brother. Their father Odin (ruler of the Viking gods), orders the quarrelsome siblings to tame the violent Giants once and for all together. But what Loki and Thor find in their series of adventures puts them in conflict with each other as well as with the giants. And in the land of Utgard, a mysterious place made from magic and illusion, Thor must trust his magic-wielding and misbehaving brother in order to get out alive. Likewise, Loki must count on his brother's unmatched strength if he, too, hopes to survive their encounters with the Giants.
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    Journey to the Moon

    Raymond Bean

    Product Code: AJG2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Moving is hard for anyone, but Starr is learning that moving to outer space is a whole new challenge - especially when you float in microgravity! Her family is to lead the first group of space tourists to the Moon. Starr is nervous, but when her brother tells her girls aren't tough enough to go to the Moon, she's determined to prove him wrong.
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  • The Bolds on Holiday

    Julian Clary

    Product Code: AZL2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Carry on camping with dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! It's the summer holidays, and the hairiest family in Teddington decide to take a well-earned holiday by the seaside. With their extended hyena family in tow, they head on down to Cornwall for a spot of camping. But it's never long before trouble sniffs these hyenas out, and Bobby is mistaken for a pup and snatched by a wicked dognapper. The Bolds will need all their ingenuity to hunt her down and rescue all the pilfered pooches. But can these hyenas-in-disguise save the day, without letting the cat out of the bag...? `I wish we lived next door to the Bolds!' Davina McCall
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    Word of Mouse

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AVQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky - which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right - Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans... if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his 'mischief' (which is the word for a mouse family) and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls and terrified people, it's hard for a young mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.
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    The Flash Races the Rogues

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: AFJ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Flash is outnumbered by three adversaries - including Captain Cold - in this speedy read starring DC Comics favourites.

    Barry Allen - aka The Flash - thinks back to his time growing up alone and uses these experiences to help fend off the bad guys in this situation. Superhero fans and reluctant readers will both enjoy this action-packed story that shows the importance of being brave.
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    The Riddler's Battleship Blitz

    JE Bright

    Product Code: AMQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Riddler has escaped from Arkham Asylum and stolen a museum. Not just the artefacts, the whole thing itself!

    Will Batman and Robin be able to solve his riddles and spoil his plans before he uses the fully functional battleship to blow up Wayne Manor and Gotham City?

    Featuring familiar superheroes and an action-filled plot, this is an exciting and engaging book for younger readers.
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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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    Volcano: A Fiery Tale of Survival

    Thomas Kingsley Troupe

    Product Code: COX2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    When Cam's family decides to go to a luau during their vacation in Hawaii, he decides to stay behind to play some video games in the hotel. Lost in gaming euphoria, Cam slowly begins to realize that the rumbling noises aren't coming from the TV--the entire hotel is shaking. Cam glances out the window of his hotel room just in time to see the nearby "non-active" volcano explode. Chunks of rock and lava cascade down into the city. Giant, flaming rocks start to tear the hotel to shreds. Cam knows he needs to find his family and get out fast, but a river of lava is between him and his loved ones . . .
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    Darling Doll

    Thomas Kingsley Troupe

    Product Code: AEL2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Darling Doll finds a spooky doll playing tricks on its new owners. This means the hauntique hunters of Two Mile Creek have another creepy case on their hands.

    They discover a local woman used to make dolls by hand from a company called Darling Dolls, but will she be willing to help this doll play nice?

    This spooky story is a great introduction to the horror genre for younger readers.
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    In Focus: Reptiles

    Barbara Taylor

    Product Code: EGS2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about reptiles with this magazine-style book. It's packed with top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and beautiful photographs.

    It tells nature-loving children aged 7 and over everything from which animal changes the colour of its skin to the creature so big and terrifying it was often mistaken for a dragon!
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  • Zombie Cupcakes

    Xavier Bonet

    Product Code: XAQ2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    After enjoying some tasty cupcakes together, siblings Kareem and Amina hear a loud noise in the cupboards. They are horrified when they open the cupboards and find the leftover cupcakes have come to life and are eating each other! Soon the siblings crave more and more cupcakes, and their desire for sweets is making them crazy. Will Kareem and Amina be able to stop the madness before the zombie cupcakes take over? This collection of scary stories will bring you the answer to that question and many others, but you may never want a cupcake again!
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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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