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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

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll

    Product Code: BVX2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Classic stories retold in exciting graphic novel format. Each title includes high-quality artwork, simple text, discussion questions and writing prompts.
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  • Early Reader: Lottie and Dottie Grow Pumpkins

    Claire Burgess

    Product Code: BPM2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A brand new blue Early Reader about two little girls who love gardening, with tips on growing your own pumpkins in time for Halloween from one of the UK's top gardening bloggers. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Halloween is coming and Lottie and Dottie are growing their very own pumpkins. From making yummy soup to carving scary faces, there are lots of things for them to make and do. Perfect for budding gardeners. Contains instructions on how to grow your own pumpkins.
    • £3.99
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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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  • 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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  • Look at Me

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AJP2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Following a boy as he goes about his day-to-day life, Look at Me 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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  • In the Water

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AIX2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Following a monkey as he splashes about, In the Water 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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  • 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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  • Dog in a Dress & Run, Tom, Run! (Early Reader)

    Katie Dale

    Product Code: EJA2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This red book-banded early reader contains two stories that will help children build their reading confidence and fluency. Dog in a Dress finds animals wearing lots of clothes and asking who they belong to while Run, Tom, Run! follows Tom as he enters the big race. Will he win?
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  • Ned in Bed and Fun at the Park

    Jill Atkins

    Product Code: EIU2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This pink book-banded early reader contains two stories that will delight young children and help develop their reading skills - Ned in Bed and Fun at the Park.

    Ned in Bed finds animals wanting to join Ned as he goes to sleep and Fun at the Park shows just how much fun it is to go up and down.
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  • The Big Mud Puddle

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: ABU2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Splosh about in the mud with this engaging Yellow book-banded story. It is precisely levelled and will help children learn new words and vocabulary.
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  • Race Further with Reading: The Terrifying Teacher

    Santy Gutierrez

    Product Code: CGX2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. Mr Bloodaxe is not like any other teacher at school, he is just a little bit scary, or possibly even terrifying! He has a striking resemblance to a famous Viking of the same name and his lessons are far from comfortable... Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.
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  • Cranes

    Kathryn Clay

    Product Code: BXX2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Lift the load up high! Here comes the crane. Engaging photographs and simple text describe this construction vehicle.
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  • Biscuit Blast Off! Early Reader

    Clare Helen Welsh

    Product Code: BVL2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Captain Sneaky McSqueaky and his crew of pirate mice are trying to fly to the moon to steal moon cheese, but to get there they need some help from Oliver and his biscuits...

    Clare Welsh's Biscuit Blast Off! is a fun and quirky story that will inspire any young reader's imagination. Sophia Touliatou's artwork will be pored over again and again.
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  • Early Reader: Weirdibeasts: Weird Snowy Day

    Alan Gibbons

    Product Code: BQD2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A full colour blue Early Reader story from million-copy-selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Katie Cat saw it first. It was a single white flake drifting down from the sky. It's a snowy day, and that means snowball fights and playing outside with friends. Even the littlest animals can have fun in the snow. A delightful new Weirdibeasts story from million-copy-selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel, and illustrated by Jane Porter.
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  • Reading Champion: I Look Like Mum

    Sue Graves

    Product Code: BFV2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons. In this story, Bella gets dressed up to look just like her mum.
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  • Shopping for Socks

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AOA2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This Red book-banded book is full of accessible and engaging text that will help children develop their vocabulary and reading confidence.
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  • A Loud Winter's Nap

    Katy Hudson

    Product Code: AJT2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Every year Tortoise sleeps through winter. He assumes he isn't missing much. However, his friends are determined to prove otherwise! Will Tortoise go to sleep or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun of the season? Best-selling author Katy Hudson's charming picture book will convince even the biggest grouch that winter can be magical if you have friends by your side.
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  • The Great Dragon Bake Off

    Nicola O'Byrne

    Product Code: BLQ2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    At the Ferocious Dragon Academy, dragons-in-training learn the arts of bone crunching and teeth sharpening. But there is one dragon who harbours a passion for a most undragon-like pastime . . . Meet Flamie Oliver. To look at, Flamie is as terrifying as a dragon can get. But behind closed doors, Flamie is . . . a stupendously spectacular Star Baker! That's right - choux, rough, salty, sweet and puff - Flamie loves it all. In fact, he loves baking so much that his studies at the Ferocious Dragon Academy are starting to suffer, and there's a chance he won't graduate! Flamie's going to need a real showstopper to get out of this one. On your marks, get set . . . BAKE! Fabulously funny and perfect for fans of BBCs Great British Bake Off
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  • Sheep on the Run

    Alice Hemming

    Product Code: EJF2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    When Farmer Green falls sick and can't feed the sheep, Lee decides to help. But he forgets to shut the pens and soon a big flock of sheep are on the run. This Yellow book-banded story is perfect for introducing children to new words and developing their vocabulary in a fun and exciting way.
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  • The Lost Sock

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AJS2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    A girl looks for her lost sock in this Red book-banded story. It's full of easy-to-follow text and beautiful artwork that will help any child develop their reading confidence and enhance their vocabulary.
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  • Chocolate Banana Pops

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: ADZ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Learn how to make chocolate banana pops with this Yellow band book. It has practical information and tips on making delicious treats and will help children develop their reading fluency.
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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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  • 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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  • Ratpunzel

    Charlotte Guillain

    Product Code: WXM2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    In Animal Fairy Tales, beautiful illustrations and simple text retell classic fairy tales with a twist: all the characters are animals! This book, a retelling of Rapunzel, tells the story of a beautiful rat girl called Ratpunzel who is imprisoned in a tower by an evil cat before falling in love with a handsome prince!
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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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