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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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    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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    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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    Dave's Cave

    Frann Preston-Gannon

    Product Code: EDD2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Dave the caveman loves his cave. Inside is exactly how he wants it to be but then he starts to worry if there's a better cave out there. He sets off in search of a new home but he discovers that caves are very hard to find. This prehistoric picture book is perfect for children just starting to read by themselves.
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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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    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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  • My Big Sandwich

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AKL2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This early reader is dedicated to a topic all children love - food! It has been specially written to help children develop their reading fluency and confidence and enhance their vocabulary.
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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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  • All About Roots

    Claire Throp

    Product Code: BWC2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Books in this series introduce children to different parts of plants. Simple, accessible text breaks down crucial concepts and key vocabulary, and stunning photographs of a wide variety of plants show how diverse plants can be. In Roots, children learn about roots, including where they can be found, what they look like and the vital jobs they do for plants.
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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 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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  • 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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  • All About Stems

    Claire Throp

    Product Code: BWJ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Books in this series introduce children to different parts of plants. Simple, accessible text breaks down crucial concepts and key vocabulary, and stunning photographs of a wide variety of plants show how diverse plants can be. In Stems, children learn about stems, including where they can be found, what they look like and the vital jobs they do for plants.
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    Nanette's Baguette

    Mo Willems

    Product Code: AQP2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Today is the day Nanette gets to get the baguette! Is she set? YOU BET! "If there's a living creator of children's books who stands a chance of occupying a cultural position akin to a Dr. Seuss, it's Mr. Willems" The New York Times From Mo Willems, the multi award-winning creator of the Pigeon series and the Knuffle Bunny trilogy, comes a hilarious new tongue-twister read-aloud about a little girl, Nanette, on a mission to buy a baguette. It's Nanette's very first solo trip to the bakery. But will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Set in a meticulously handcrafted-paper-modelled French village, the uniquely vibrant laugh-out-loud world of Nanette's Baguette may be Mo's best creation yet. Get set to "crack" into an irresistible tale you won't soon forget!
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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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    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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    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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    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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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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