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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 & Reading Schemes

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!

  • RWBZ 3 years +

    Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books (Collection)

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    Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.

    Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.

    This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
    Format: paperback
    • £19.99
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  • RWBN 5 years +

    Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books (Collection)

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    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
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    SONB 3 years +

    Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books (Collection)

    Julia Donaldson

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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

    From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.

    Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
    • £16.99
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    PXAA 6 years +

    Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books (Collection)

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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
    • £17.99
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    RCOW 5 years +

    Reading Champion: Developing Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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    Every title in this bumper selection of Reading Champion books has been specifically designed for children aged 5 and over who are starting to read independently (Book Band level: Orange-White).

    From One of Our Tigers is Missing to Cave Boy and the Egg and Dragon's Hiccups, these expertly levelled books are full of appealing themes and easy-to-follow plots and will support the books read in school classrooms.

    The original stories have diverse artwork and contain reading advice and activities to further aid learning.

    Reading Champion is an innovative series, designed to support and enrich your child's reading experience at home. It is the first ever officially levelled reading programme linking to the guided reading that your child is doing in the classroom.
    Format: paperback
    • £17.99
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  • EIK2 10 years +

    Letters from the Lighthouse (Paperback)

    Emma Carroll

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    This wartime novel for children aged 8 and over finds an evacuee delivering the post for her curmudgeonly guardian. Olivia likes to think these letters are secret messages and missives...

    Sent to the Devon coast, the siblings are desperate to be helpful but then they come across a strange coded note that might just link their missing older sister Sukie to Devon and something dark and dangerous.
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  • TDG2 7 years +

    Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon (Paperback)

    Cressida Cowell

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    This is the first of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs and is the book that inspired the first hit film from Dreamworks. Hiccup may now be considered an awesome sword-fighter and the greatest Viking Hero to have ever lived, but he didn't always have this reputation....

    As a child, he wasn't popular nor good at sports and he struggled to make himself heard. But things began to change when he found Toothless, a dragon that quickly became his best friend - a stark contrast to the fearsome dragon enemies he'd grown up believing in...

    Written by Cressida Cowell and suitable for readers aged 7 and over, Hiccup: How to Train Your Dragon is the first book in a series full of action, adventure and laugh-out-loud fun.
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  • LBRY 3 years +

    Ladybird Read It Yourself Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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    From the much-admired experts at Ladybird books comes this collection that includes a mixture of classics like The Ugly Duckling and contemporary favourites including Kung-Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.

    Covering Levels 1-4, the 30 stories have been written in conjunction with educational experts and include a variety of key, high-frequency words that are vital when it comes to learning to read. A limited number of story words are also introduced and practised.

    These books will help build the confidence of new readers and as they tackle each level, they'll become more fluent and start to read independently. Many of the books include comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers and more detailed book band information.

    Level 1: For children who are ready to take their first steps in reading
    Level 2: For beginner readers who can read short, simple sentences with help
    Level 3: For more confident readers who can read simple stories with some help.
    Level 4: Longer stories for more independent, fluent readers.
    Format: paperback
    • £21.99
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    PXAL 7 years +

    Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books (Collection)

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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
    • £17.99
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  • RCPG 3 years +

    Reading Champion: Beginners Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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    Every title in this bumper selection of Reading Champion books has been specifically designed for children aged 3 and over who are starting to read independently (Book Band level: Pink-Green).

    From Flip the Flamingo to the Toy Shop Train and Merlin the Mouse, these expertly levelled books are full of appealing themes and easy-to-follow plots and will support the books read in school classrooms.

    The original stories have diverse artwork and contain reading advice and activities to further aid learning.

    Reading Champion is an innovative series, designed to support and enrich your child's reading experience at home. It is the first ever officially levelled reading programme linking to the guided reading that your child is doing in the classroom.

    Format: paperback
    • £16.99
    • RRP £149.70
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    • Just £0.57 per book
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    TRTP 7 years +

    Treetop Fiction Collection - 15 Books (Collection)

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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
    • £10.99
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  • BCKF 3 years +

    Biff, Chip and Kipper First Experiences Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    From going to the doctor to welcoming a new baby into the family, Biff, Chip and Kipper introduce children to a range of common experiences and new vocabulary in these 10 sensitively written storybooks.

    Each book contains fun activities at the end based around the story so children can further understand the plots and develop their skills. They are also full of tips for parents and teachers to make reading together more rewarding.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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  • ENGW 3 years +

    Engage Literacy Wonder Words Collection - 24 Books (Collection)

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    Young children who are just starting to read can become familiar with 100 high-frequency words with this collection of 20 early readers. It even comes with a poster so they can track their success.

    The books in this collection follow a systematic scheme that introduces children to their first 100 high-frequency words in an enjoyable and friendly way. The stories progress from short and simple text to more repetitive and rhythmic language and support guided reading. They are banded and have appealing font sizes.

    The stories are a mixture of animal-based stories and experiences that children will experience as they grow up e.g. cooking, going to the dentist. There's even one about going to the moon!

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
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  • HGW2 5 years +

    The Huge Bag of Worries (Paperback)

    Virginia Ironside

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    Virginia Ironside is an experienced agony aunt, so she's well qualified to tackle the kinds of anxieties affecting children.

    At the centre of this story is Jenny, a normally happy girl who finds she's being followed everywhere by a huge blue bag full of worries. It's not until a kind woman helps Jenny sort out the problems that the bag and the worries start to disappear.

    The Huge Bag of Worries is a sensitive and thoughtful book with a helpful message.
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  • FWP2 3 years +

    Collins Easy Learning Flashcards: Phonics (Other)

    Collins Easy Learning

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    Introduce young learners to phonics with these flashcards full of colourful pictures and words. They provide a fun and easy way of helping children recognise letters and sounds and build their confidence while reading at home.

    Perfect for preparing your children for school, this set contains letter and sound cards and provides advice on blending sounds to read words and is bursting with ideas for fun games to play. There is also plenty of helpful guidance for parents.
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    IRFP 3 years +

    Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

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    From initial letter sound practice to decoding tricky words, our Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics Collection is a complete series of carefully levelled books to help children master phonics and take the first steps on their reading journey.

    Each book features two original stories and covers one reading level, focussing on specific letters and sounds, and later pronunciations and alternative spellings.

    Brightly illustrated and told in both fun, bouncy rhyme and traditional prose, this 12-book collection of phonics books is perfect for bookworms-in-training aged 3 and above.
    • £5.99
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  • CJH2 9 years +

    Running on the Roof of the World (Paperback)

    Jess Butterworth

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    This adventure-filled book is set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India and follows 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam on a story of love, hope and survival.

    Tibet is occupied by Chinese soldiers and Tash has to follow many rules to survive. But when her parents are seized by soldiers, Tash realises that she must break the rules.

    In an attempt to escape Tibet, Tash and Sam seek the help of the Dalai Lama in India. They take a backpack full of Tash's father's mysterious papers and two trusty yaks on an extraordinary journey across the mountains.
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    SWRF 5 years +

    Star Wars Readers Collection - 15 Books (Collection)

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    Your little Jedi can learn how to read with characters from the Star Wars universe in this out-of-this-world collection.

    As it moves up through the reading levels 1 to 3, this 15-book collection will answer a new Star Wars fan's questions including 'What is a Wookiee?' and introduce the likes of C-3PO, Han Solo and Darth Vader.

    15 book collection covers reading levels 1-3.
    • £11.99
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  • FNU2 3 years +

    Collins Easy Learning Flashcards: Numbers (Other)

    Collins Easy Learning

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    Children can learn numbers 0-20 by looking at the colourful pictures and numerals on these educational flashcards. They provide a fun and easy way for children to build their confidence in counting and recognise a wide range of numbers.

    Perfect for preparing your children for school, they will help children practise numbers and encourage them to trace them and develop early adding and taking away skills. There are also symbol cards to help children practise simple sums.

    There is helpful guidance for parents and even ideas for fun games to play with the cards.
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  • BQQ2 9 years +

    The Midnight Gang (Paperback)

    David Walliams

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    Although most children are fast asleep by the time the clock strikes 12, the Midnight Gang's adventures are just beginning...

    Tom has been hit on the head by a cricket ball and finds himself at Lord Funt hospital, a place run by terrifying porters and wicked matrons. However, when he meets four other patients in the children's ward, things get exciting...

    You'll want to join the Midnight Gang after reading this heart-warming story by the one and only David Walliams.
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  • BNL2 4 years +

    The Lion Inside (Paperback)

    Rachel Bright

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    From the creator of the known and loved Bright Side lifestyle brand, Rachel Bright, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes a feelgood rhyming story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion. Perfect for fans of Giraffes Can't Dance this stylish book from two contemporary stars really is something to shout about - it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime. 'A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed.' Parents in Touch 'Captivating.' Books for Keeps 'A delight to read over and over again.' WRD 'Field is on top form ... readers will feel carried along by his visual and comedic generosity.' Publishers Weekly
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  • AVP2 12 years +

    See You in the Cosmos (Paperback)

    Jack Cheng

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    'I haven't read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder' Jennifer Niven An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy's quest for family and home. All eleven-year old Alex wants is to launch his iPod into space. With a series of audio recordings, he will show other lifeforms out in the cosmos what life on Earth, his Earth, is really like. But for a boy with a long-dead dad, a troubled mum, and a mostly-not-around brother, Alex struggles with the big questions. Where do I come from? Who's out there? And, above all, How can I be brave? Determined to find the answers, Alex sets out on a remarkable road trip that will turn his whole world upside down . . . For fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jack Cheng's debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.
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  • AVJ2 4 years +

    We're All Wonders (Paperback)

    RJ Palacio

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    I know I can't change the way I look. But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see . . . Wonder is the unforgettable story of August Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. With over 5 million copies sold, Wonder is a true modern classic, a life-changing read, and has inspired kindness and acceptance in countless readers. Now younger readers can discover the Wonder message with this gorgeous picture book, starring Auggie and his dog Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio. With spare, powerful text and richly-imagined illustrations, We're All Wonders shows readers what it's like to live in Auggie's world - a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he's not always seen that way. We're All Wonders taps into every child's longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It's the perfect way for families and teachers to talk about empathy, difference and kindness with young children.
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  • AUI2 7 years +

    Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks (Paperback)

    Kes Gray

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    Kes Gray's Daisy is a popular and mischievous character and in this book she's getting into more trouble than eve before.

    When Daisy's best friend Gabby turns up at her house with the most awesome water-squirting micro-scooter, Daisy decides she needs one as well. Unfortunately, they cost a LOT of money.

    To afford it, Daisy and Gabby hatch a marvellous money-making plan...
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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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