Phonics Books for Kids
SONB 4 years +4 years +
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.
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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.
MFSC 3 years +3 years +
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.
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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.
RWBZ 3 years +3 years +
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.
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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.
RWBN 5 years +5 years +
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.
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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.
There's a goat in a boat, a hyena ballerina and a snail bringing the mail in this collection of 12 phonics-based stories.
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With fun plots, flowing text and eye-catching artwork, these stories are perfect for children who are just starting to read. A useful study aid, they will help children recognise the important links between sounds, spelling and pronunciation.
These books are perfect for children who are gaining confidence and starting to develop their reading skills.
LSWC 6 years +6 years +
With The Force Awakens breaking all kinds of records, it's the perfect time to get your LEGO-mad Jedi hooked on books - and there's no better way than with this huge collection of 10 fact-filled hardbacks from DK.
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In this great-value set of LEGO Star Wars books, fans of the galaxy far, far away can discover fascinating facts about their favourite LEGO Star Wars characters and their exciting adventures.
With a book covering each different faction - the Jedi, the Sith, Imperial Forces, Dooku's Army, the Rebel Alliance and many more - from the Star Wars universe, and a limited edition Special Forces Commander Minifigure included in the set, the Force is strong in this collection of hardback Lego Star Wars books.
LSWR 5 years +5 years +
Blast off on a galactic adventure with the LEGO Star Wars Minifigures in this incredible 10-book collection.
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With books covering the stories of the first six episodes in the out-of-this-world saga, there are also further books focusing on some of the fiercest lightsaber duels; the compelling conflicts; and the rebels who fought the Empire during this period.
With the iconic scenes recreated with Star Wars Minifigures, this is a great collection for young Jedi who want to learn all about the exploits of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and their battle with Darth Vader and the Emperor.
SRDG 3 years +3 years +
This collection contains 52 books that will help children on their way to becoming confident readers. Each book has been Book Banded (the system used in primary schools) and is suitable for children aged between 4 and 7.
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The books will help children gain confidence and enjoy reading for pleasure. From castle mysteries to superhero exploits, the stories are illustrated and progress gradually as children become more fluent in reading.
Compiled in consultation with a literacy expert, these books will help children at the earliest reading levels.
LKWC 4 years +4 years +
With three books each spread across one of 12 different reading levels, Key Words with Peter and Jane uses some of the most frequent words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently.
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Series A introduces new words, Series B provides further practice of these words and then Series C links reading with writing and phonics. All the words introduced in Series A and B are then reinforced in Series C.
Scientifically researched and world renowned, the books follow Peter and Jane as they explore and have adventures. The traditional Ladybird style of artwork makes these great for parents to read along with children, too.
RDYR 3 years +3 years +
With each book containing games and activities to reinforce learning and to test their comprehension, the Ready Steady Read workbooks are ideal for children aged 3 and over who are just starting to build their reading confidence.
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The books covering Level 1 are first readers that will spark children's imaginations. They have short, straightforward sentences and fun, basic vocabulary and each story (with a maximum of 100 words) is easy to follow. Presented in large print, they're the perfect introduction to the joys of reading.
The five Level 2 books have longer sentences and start to introduce new words into the simple vocabulary. With a maximum of 200 words, they have a bold design that will capture any young reader's eye.
FTPR 3 years +3 years +
Written especially with early readers in mind, the nine books in this collection feature familiar fairy tales and have key sounds highlighted to help children read out loud.
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The books come with stickers for extra interactivity and among the famous tales your children will get to read are The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs and The Ugly Duckling. They all make use of phonic learning.
RTLF 3 years +3 years +
Containing 12 phonics readers, six activity-filled sticker workbooks and two sets of flashcards, this is an essential collection to help children gain success at school.
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There are phonics books covering Ladybird Levels 1-12. All of these are bursting with simple language and engaging stories that will help children develop their phonics skills.
There are also maths books covering numbers, addition, subtraction and the times tables and flashcards to help aid children's learning even further.
LBRY 3 years +3 years +
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.
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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.
LGMS 5 years +5 years +
The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).
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Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.
These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.
Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
GLWP 5 years +5 years +
Following the Oxford Reading Tree, this 18-book collection will take children aged 4 and over on a poetry-filled journey that will last until they're 7 or 8 years old.
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Covering Reading Levels 3 to 8, these books have been carefully levelled and cover subjects ranging from the alphabet to numbers in the early years books to machines and minibeasts in the more advanced.
The poems have been carefully chosen so they can help children build their reading confidence and support their learning at home. They all are accompanied by gorgeous illustrations.
TTYD 5 years +5 years +
Learn how to read with Hiccup, Toothless and the other popular characters from Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books. This reading scheme provides a magical introduction to books that are packed with action, heart and emotion.
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Perfect for children aged between 5 and 7, the stories are based on episodes of Dragons (as seen on Netflix) and find Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders finding the perfect place to build their dragon fort. There's just one problem - wild dragons are already living there!
Other stories find Hiccup and friends dealing with a series of lightning storms and fighting against a sea dragon. With their short sentences, exciting artwork and appealing stories, these are perfect for children as they take the first steps on their reading journey.
SP101 3 years +3 years +
The 40 short books in this tried-and-tested bundle are full of easy-to-follow plots and are perfect for reading aloud to young children.
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The simple text and familiar themes will help very young readers match spoken words to written words.
Please note the description in our catalogue stated this bundle contains 20 books, but rest assured this bundle contains a bumper 40 books!
SP102 3 years +3 years +
The picture books in this bundle have a more varied structure and introduce simple elements of grammar and punctuation.
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They also have more sentences per page and the fun plots are inspired by the familiar elements of a child's day-to-day life.
SP103 5 years +5 years +
The books in this bundle have more focus on text and encourage children to rely less on pictures to tell the story.
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As children become more confident readers, they will begin to find things of interest in the plots and also understand the importance of punctuation.
SP104 5 years +5 years +
This bundle of early readers helps children progress from guided reading to more complex and fluent sentences.
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The stories, including The Worst Witch and Horrid Henry, contain patterned text and introduce more key words and vocabulary.
SP106 6 years +6 years +
Recommended for confident readers, the precisely levelled books in this bundle introduce more unconventional sentence structures and figurative language.
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The stories are more challenging and will be able to be read independently at a relatively fast pace.
SP105 6 years +6 years +
Cats, ghosts and Marvel characters feature in this bundle of exciting books.
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These stories have more developed plots and characters and feature longer sentences as they introduce more complex vocabulary and connecting words.
SP107 6 years +6 years +
Written in line with curriculum expectations, the readers in this book bundle are the most sophisticated and complex stories children will have read so far.
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Suitable for different interests, they are longer form and begin to introduce the concept of chapters and multiple narratives.
SP108 6 years +6 years +
The longer books in this bundle introduce children to a varied range of storytelling, plots and sentence structures.
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Written by authors including Michael Morpurgo and Enid Blyton, they contain more dialogue and include high-frequency and tricky words to help build up vocabulary.