Literacy

Early Reading

  • Ladybird Read It Yourself: Peppa Pig Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241292808
    PPRI 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Written especially for those aged 4 and above, this is a collection of carefully levelled readers starring Peppa Pig and all her friends.

    Throughout the exciting stories, Peppa looks at the little creatures in Grandpa Pig's garden; has some fun sorting and recycling rubbish; and enjoys a day out at the fair.

    Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.

    Format: Paperback
  • Ladybird Read It Yourself Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241327852
    LBRY 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £21.99
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    • Just 73.00p per book
    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
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (32)
    • £19.99
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    • Just 61.00p per book
    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
  • My First Reading Library Collection - 50 Books - Collection - 9781409570202 - Various
    MFSC 3 years +
    3 years +
    (11)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £199.50
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    • Just 60.00p per book
    Perfect for sharing at bedtime and also a great way for children to get to grips with reading independently as they embark on their own reading journeys, this massive 50-book collection from Usborne will quickly become a bookshelf favourite.

    With gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-follow plots, the stories cover wishes, magic and animals and are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Of the books featured in this collection, 22 are from the Usborne Very First Reading range, which is designed specifically for shared reading, while 12 are from Level One and 16 from Level Two, which are designed for the child to take over a greater share of the story.
  • Julia Donaldson Picture Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509801251 - Julia Donaldson
    JDZB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (43)
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.30 per book
    The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom... when it comes to books for toddlers, Julia Donaldson can't be beaten and you'll find all these and more in this brilliant 10-book collection.

    Sure to quickly become bedtime favourites, our collection also includes Julia Donaldson stories that may not be as well known but are just as delightful. With flowing, rhyming copy and illustrations from the likes of Axel Scheffler, Rebecca Cobb and Emily Gravett, we just know your toddlers will love The Snail and the Whale, The Paper Dolls and Cave Baby.

    Stories to be returned to time and time again and perfect for shared reading, you will not find these amazing picture books at a lower price. A must for any young reader!

    Format: Paperback
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (64)
    • £16.99
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    • Just 47.00p per book
    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.
  • BLQ2 3 years +
    Nicola O'Byrne
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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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
  • EIO2 4 years +
    Stacy McAnulty
    4 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    This engaging book is full of information about the planet Earth and will delight budding scientists with its jaw-dropping facts. Beautifully illustrated and scientifically accurate, it's a brilliant study aid for science lessons.
  • RIX2 3 years +
    Beatrix Potter
    3 years +
    • £2.99
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    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 books.

    It tells the tale of a mischievous young rabbit who narrowly escapes a frightening fate when he ventures into Mr McGregor's vegetable garden.

    With beautiful illustrations and an affectionate and touching storyline, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is totally deserving of its iconic status in children's literature. This book would make a lovely gift for children aged 3 and above.
  • CPD2 4 years +
    Michael Bond
    4 years +
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    In Michael Bond's A Bear Called Paddington, Mr and Mrs Brown stumble across a small, polite bear in Paddington Station with a label around his neck which reads, "Please look after this bear. Thank you." It's the start of lots of hilarious stories in which Paddington Bear encounters all kinds of adventures, leaving his inimitable sticky imprint wherever he goes. The ultimate in funny and endearing classic chapter books to read with children aged five and older!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • FDPC 3 years +
    Parragon Books
    3 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    With a luxury padded cover, this book retells the story of Disney-Pixar's popular film, Finding Dory.

    The sequel to Finding Nemo finds Dory wondering where she came from. Along with her friends Marlin and Nemo, she embarks on an incredible journey to find her parents. This journey takes them to a marine institute where they meet Hank the octopus.

    Beautifully illustrated by Disney-Pixar studio artists, this is a sea-sational book for young readers to either read on their own or to share with their parents.
  • Fluffy & Scruffy Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407153629 - Liz Pichon
    LIZP 3 years +
    Liz Pichon
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author-illustrator of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, our Liz Pichon Collection is a warm and hilarious set of picture books that are just perfect for little ones aged 3 and above.

    In My Little Sister Doris, Little Croc wants nothing more than a pet, but his mum and dad have some rather different news - they are expecting a baby. When Baby Doris arrives, Little Croc doesn't have the best of times, but he soon learns that being a big brother can actually be a lot of fun. My Big Brother Boris continues the sibling love theme of My Little Sister Doris and Fluffy and Scruffy tells the delightful story of two cats who are very different who need to overcome their differences and work together to defeat a common enemy: a large group of mice.

    Lively, engaging illustrations and themes little ones will be able to associate with combine perfectly in this set of books by this highly talented, award-winning author. Just perfect for sharing at bedtime!
  • EIQ2 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £3.99
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    The two stories in this book are perfect for early reading. Children have the chance to chase a hen across the pages of Peck, Hen, Peck and Ben's Pet is a fun, exciting and interactive read that encourages them to guess which animal belongs to Ben.
  • AJO2 4 years +
    Anne Giulieri
    4 years +
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    Little Sea Horse and the Big Crab is a fun story full of new words and vocabulary. Yellow book banded, it will help children build their reading confidence from a very early age.
  • AJL2 4 years +
    Jay Dale
    4 years +
    • £2.99
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    Lea's Birthday is a Yellow book banded book that will help children develop their vocabulary and learn new words. It's ideal for newly independent readers.
  • AAE2 4 years +
    Anne Giulieri
    4 years +
    • £2.99
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    Discover all the things you can see at the aquarium with this brilliant early reader. Yellow book banded, it has engaging and contemporary content that will help children build their reading confidence and expand their vocabulary.
  • ADZ2 4 years +
    Anne Giulieri
    4 years +
    • £2.99
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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.
  • AAU2 4 years +
    Jay Dale
    4 years +
    • £2.99
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    Bananas in my Tummy is a Yellow book band book that will introduce children to the joys of fruit. It's ideal for helping young readers get to grips with new words and vocabulary while building their reading confidence.
  • AKC2 4 years +
    Anne Giulieri
    4 years +
    • £2.99
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    Max and the Balloons is a Yellow book band story full of engaging and contemporary content. It is specially levelled towards children reading at this stage and carefully introduces new word and vocabulary.
  • EJG2 4 years +
    Jenny Jinks
    4 years +
    • £3.99
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    The Dog and the Fox finds a dog wanting to play int the daytime, but his friend Fox is fast asleep. Will Fox join him? This is a Yellow book-banded story to help children build their reading fluency and confidence.
  • EJF2 4 years +
    Alice Hemming
    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.
  • EJE2 4 years +
    Lou Treleaven
    4 years +
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    Big Fish and Little Fish are getting ready to explore the ocean in this Yellow-banded book. Big Fish thinks he's the biggest fish in the sea, but he could be wrong...
  • EJD2 4 years +
    Elizabeth Dale
    4 years +
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    A girl learns how to make magic - with some hilarious results - in this Yellow book-banded story. It's perfect for children who need to enhance their reading fluency and development.
  • EJC2 4 years +
    Alice Hemming
    4 years +
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    This Yellow book-banded story follows Mr Ricket as he tries to sort out his shed. But he keeps getting interrupted and lots of children will recognise these situations, especially when the kids have to ask for their ball back! A great way for children to develop their vocabulary.