Children's Books

Phonics & Reading Schemes

  • Start Reading Collection - 52 Books - Collection - 9781526302809
    SRDG 3 years +
    3 years +
    (3)
    • £29.99
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    • Just 58.00p per book
    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.

    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.
  • Ladybird: Key Words Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780723296782
    LKWC 4 years +
    4 years +
    (8)
    • £29.99
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    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.

    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.
  • Reading Together Fairy Tale Phonics Collection with Poster - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786171559
    RTFT 5 years +
    5 years +
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    With familiar fairy tales, this eight-book collection is perfect for children to share with their parents as they begin to learn about phonics.

    Including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots, the fairy tales have been carefully retold to help children develop their decoding skills and link different letters to distinct sounds.There are also sounding out and word-building activities to partake in.

    All the books come with 70 reusable stickers and there's even a poster which features all 44 sounds that are practised in the books. There are also helpful hints for grown-ups on what sounds they should focus on while they read, scattered throughout the books.

    Poster dimensions: 550 x 645mm.
  • My First Reading Library Collection - 50 Books - Collection - 9781409570202 - Various
    MFSC 3 years +
    3 years +
    (8)
    • £29.99
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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 stories, the books will allow children to gradually take over a greater share of the reading, building their confidence all the time. 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.
  • Read and Learn Collection: Key Stage 1 - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241315880
    KSOR 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Published by the experts at DK and created in consultation with a team of literacy experts, this is a fantastic series of books full of facts about subjects children will want to read about.

    From diving dolphins to exploding volcanoes and busy bees to seriously impressive spaceships, the books cover all kinds of science and nature themes and the interactive nature makes them great for inquisitive children.

    Covering Reading Levels 1 (learning to read) and 2 (beginning to read), these books progress in difficulty and are full of word repetition, cool photographs and amazing artwork. They will help build reading skills and inspire a lifelong love of books.
  • WME2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
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    Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper Word Games Flashcards is a genius way to encourage early reading skills for children from 3 and over.

    The 55 word cards give you and your child a choice of games to play, including Snap, Lotto, a memory matching game, and the mix-up-words-in-a-sentence game!

    The set has easy-to-follow instructions and will inspire you and your child to have lots of word game fun.
  • APG2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    The Alphabet Games Phonics set is great for making learning letters into a lively game that allows your child to progress as they learn.

    Featuring well-loved Oxford Reading Tree characters, Biff, Chip and Kipper, the games can be played by one to four players with the help of an adult or older child.

    The cards' clear pictures and great instructions make them simple to use.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (16)
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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.
  • Let's Read Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781509831265 - Julia Donaldson
    LTRD 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
    (2)
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    This collection includes redesigned versions of famous picture books by the likes of Julia Donaldson, Julie Monks and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. All 12 books have been adapted into early readers and are just perfect for children who are growing in reading confidence.

    With easy-to-read type and original artwork, the familiar stories have been redesigned to help children who are ready to progress from picture books and want to discover the joys of reading a 'real' book.

    Among the stories children will be able to enjoy reading by themselves are The Gruffalo, Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball and Dinosaur Sleepover.
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
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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.
  • Songbirds Activity Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780192743114 - Julia Donaldson
    SBAC 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (3)
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    • Just 87.00p per book
    From the dream combination of Oxford Reading Tree and Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson, these phonics activity books will inspire children aged between 4 and 6 to develop all their essential reading and writing skills.

    Bright and boldly presented in a very appealing style, the books are packed full of fun and engaging activities, some of which can be completed using the stickers provided. This will help children develop their coordination skills.

    With eight books to work through, these books provide a great way for children to practise pronouncing and identifying sounds, getting to grips with letters and developing key reading skills - at an early age - in the comfort of their own home.
  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books - Collection - 9780192739841
    PXAA 6 years +
    6 years +
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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.
  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780198377900
    PXAL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (18)
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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.
  • AKHIV 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £10.23
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    Best-loved children's author Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories, including The Gruffalo and Rom on the Broom. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to inspire a love of reading.

    This pack of phonics books is the perfect introduction to the series for your child and is designed for practising reading at home together. Including 12 enjoyable stories, reading tips, stickers and reward poster from the author of The Gruffalo, when your child has enjoyed this pack they can move on to enjoy other Songbirds stories available in collections from Level 1+ to Level 6.

    Titles in this collection:
    Top Cat, Sam?s Pot, Bob Bug, Dig Dig Dig , Zak and the Vet, Mum Bugs Bag , Odd Pet, Miss Miss, This & That, Fish and Chips, Sing Dad and Doctor Duck.
  • Oxford Reading Tree: Snapdragons Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780192759849
    SNAP 4 years +
    4 years +
    (4)
    • £15.99
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    • Just 53.00p per book
    Covering the Oxford Reading Tree Reading Levels 1-5, this huge collection has stories that will appeal to a wide variety of children. All written and illustrated by top authors, these books will help children develop their reading skills and captivate their imaginations.

    The books in this collection are presented in different shapes and sizes and are ideal for introducing children to a wider range of reading. Suitable for those aged 4 and designed to last until they're 6, there are simple picture books to start off with before moving onto the more advanced stories in the carefully levelled set.

    Very engaging, this collection contains stories about families, animals and familiar activities. There is even a sheet with advice on how parents can help children make the most of their reading.
  • Treetops Myths and Legends Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780198421351 - Oxford Reading Tree
    TMYL 7 years +
    Oxford Reading Tree
    7 years +
    (1)
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    From Robin Hood to King Midas and Merlin and Beowulf to Hercules, this collection provides children with an enticing introduction to famous folklore tales.

    Aimed at primary school-aged children, each book is beautifully illustrated and the exciting stories are sure to grab children's attention from the very first page.

    With 18 books covering Oxford Reading Levels 10-15, these books will help children learn about all sorts of classic legends.
  • Ready for Reading Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781848697409
    RDYR 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    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.

    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.
  • Reading with Phonics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783933624
    PHNR 5 years +
    5 years +
    (11)
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    Especially designed to develop the reading confidence of young children aged between 5 and 7 years old, this 10-book phonics collection includes famous stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Cinderella.

    With Clare Fennell's vibrant illustrations adding extra appeal, each story has entertaining, rhyming text that will complement a child's more formal learning. There is also advice for parents to follow so they can make the most of the books.

    Activities included in the books are rhyming words, letter sounds, the way letters work together and even a 'retell the story' section! The familiar stories will help children learn about phonics and inspire a love of reading.
  • Phonics Readers: Fairy Tale Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9781788105538
    FTPR 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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.

    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.
  • Fairy Tale Readers Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781785983184
    FRTL 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £5.99
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    • Just 60.00p per book
    With eye-catching illustrations and simple sentences, this collection contains retellings of 10 of the most famous fairy tales including Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella.

    Perfect for you to read along with your little reader, these have been especially designed to develop their reading confidence. Each book contains a picture dictionary page and a key words page to illustrate the more difficult words from the story and the common words in context. There is also guidance for parents and activities to help inspire children to read further.

    Full of fun, these first fairy tale books are great for reading together and will engage and inspire children to get reading.
  • LEGO Star Wars Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241247129 - DK
    LSWC 6 years +
    6 years +
    (4)
    • £14.99
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    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.

    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.
  • Star Wars Readers DK Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780241249529
    SWSC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £14.99
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    What better way to celebrate The Force Awakens than by helping your little Jedi learn how to read with characters from the Star Wars universe?

    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.
  • LEGO Star Wars Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241262443
    LSWR 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Blast off on a galactic adventure with the LEGO Star Wars Minifigures in this incredible 10-book collection.

    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.
  • Monsters' Nonsense: Phonics Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784937058
    MONP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Children will love learning to speak Monsters' Nonsense and practising their phonic skills with these four books.

    The friendly monsters PemPem, Nid, San and Gop all hail from the Planet Pok and will introduce children to some brilliant nonsense words in these exciting stories. It will be up to the adult to read the main narrative, while children are encouraged to read the monsters' language shown in the speech bubbles.

    These 'non-words' will help kids practise their emerging phonics skills and gradually develop them. Very fun and wonderfully silly, these are monster stories for children who can't wait to get stuck into books!