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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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    Up Here

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: APW2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Following a cheeky monkey, Up Here 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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    Henry Helps in the Garden

    Beth Bracken

    Product Code: CCQ2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Henry helps plant vegetables and flowers in the family garden. He also pulls out weeds and helps with the watering.
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    Yuck Said the Yak

    Alex English

    Product Code: BVC2
    Paperback 5 years +
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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.
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    Can I Tell You a Secret?

    Anna Kang

    Product Code: BMJ2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    A charming tale about being brave and sharing your worries, from the author and illustrator of You Are (Not) Small and That's (Not) Mine! Pssst! Monty the frog has a secret. Promise not to tell? He can't swim! And he's terrified of water! What is he going to do? Luckily, when he's persuaded to tell his parents, they are very understanding. In fact, his dad has a secret of his own... The simple text from Anna Kang and bold illustrations from the New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and funny story about sharing your worries and facing your fears. Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com. Praise for You are (Not) Small: "Charming characters, a clever plot and a quiet message tucked inside a humorous tale." Kirkus Reviews
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    Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

    David Melling

    Product Code: BIX2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Join Douglas on a honey hunt in the seventh Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages! The sheep are baking honey cakes and Douglas can't wait to try them. He's sure that food without honey just isn't yummy. Can he ever be tempted to try something new? David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his seventh book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world. Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' - Daily Mail
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    Don't Forget Tiggs!

    Michael Rosen

    Product Code: AZN2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Mr and Mrs Hurry are always rushing about. They never stop! But that means they forget some rather important things - like eating ...and shopping ...and taking their son Harry to school! Thankfully, Tiggs the cat is around to remind them. But will anyone remember to give Tiggs his dinner?
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    The Birthday Party

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: ABV2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    It's a child's birthday in this Pink book-banded book. It introduces engaging and contemporary content that will motivate and support early readers as they begin to develop their vocabulary and reading skills.
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    Superman Battles the Billionaire Bully

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: AOQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Lex Luthor has made a dramatic return and he's been threatening Clark Kent and his fellow Daily Planet workers. Clark deals with this harassment by thinking back to how he used to stand up to bullies when he was younger.

    Featuring Superman and other DC Comics favourites, this book is action packed and contains morals that children can learn from.
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    A Bean's Life Cycle

    Mary R. Dunn

    Product Code: AAY2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    Learn all about how a bean grows from a seed and then to a plant with this accessible science book.

    From the seeds germinating to the bean pods that are picked for eating, this easy-to-follow book tells budding biology scientists everything they want to know about the life cycle of a bean.
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    Water Sources

    Rebecca Olien

    Product Code: APZ2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Find out where on Earth you can find water with this accessible and informative book. It explains the differences between rivers, oceans, lakes, groundwater and other bodies of water and also explains how water becomes ice.

    It includes activities to help readers further understand what water is.
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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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    Lea is Hungry

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AJK2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    A young girl is looking for food in Lea is Hungry; a Red book-banded story that will help children enhance their reading skills and develop their vocabulary.
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    Strawberry Storm

    Lucinda Cotter

    Product Code: WXV2
    Paperback 8 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 21 fiction title in the Gold book band level.
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    A Baby Panda is Born

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: BVQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    In China's mountains, Mother Panda has her first baby. However, her bamboo forest home is being cut down. But scientists find a new home for Mother Panda and her baby in a zoo where they can make a fresh start.
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    Your Turn in Goal

    Tom Watt

    Product Code: BZC2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    What could be better for encouraging reluctant readers than a series of football fiction. With an amusing and slightly irreverent style that children will love the short bite-sized chapters telling the story of the ups and downs of a junior football team will encourage even the most reluctant readers.
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    Copy Cat

    Ali Pye

    Product Code: EDF2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Bella the kitten loves Anna so much that she copies every little thing she does. Unfortunately, this is starting to get on Anna's nerves...

    This picture book provides a light-hearted look at a familiar scenario from the playground and will help children understand how important it is to find friendship and also embrace their individuality.
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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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  • Star Wars: The Nest

    Tom Huddleston

    Product Code: EHY2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Part of The Adventures in Wild Space series that takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the Star Wars book he Nest is packed full of cool characters, dastardly villains and amazing droids to meet.

    Lino and Milo Graf's parents have been kidnapped by the evil Imperial Captain Korda and their latest clue leads them to a remote jungle world, where a terrifying beast is lying in wait...

    Suitable for Jedi aged 8 and over, this awesome adventure is ideal for children who are starting to read independently and being set in a galaxy far, far away makes it perfect for those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.
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    Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

    Danielle Smith-Llera

    Product Code: AFZ2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Learn all about the gods and goddesses that the ancient Greeks believed in and worshipped. These incredible figures - including Zeus and Athena - were not all-powerful; many of them had flaws which made them even more relatable.
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    The Emperor's Panda

    Alison Reynolds

    Product Code: WZB2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A young boy and his sister try to hide a panda from the Emperor in Ancient China.
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    Naughty Norton

    Bernadette Kelly

    Product Code: WXC2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Some people think Norton is a naughty pony, but his owner Molly knows he is just very clever. She is determined to train her pony, no matter how long it takes.
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    My Little Pony: Starlight Glimmer and the Magical Secret

    GM Berrow

    Product Code: CGU2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Join all your My Little Pony friends in these brilliant original adventures, inspired by the hit TV show. Starlight Glimmer loves studying magic with Twilight Sparkle at the Castle of Friendship - but it is a lot of work. When Starlight finds a secret room in the castle she's delighted to have a special space of her own. But outside in Equestira, there's trouble as time and magic go wonky. Could it be the mysterious Comet Tail's Curse? Can Starlight Glimmer and her friends work out what's going on?
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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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Scroll through the books above and assist your child's journey to discovering a whole new world of reading today.

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