Children's Books

Phonics & Reading Schemes

  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (21)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £163.67
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    • Just 51.00p 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.
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (55)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £128.82
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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.
  • Usborne Phonics Readers Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781474933858
    UPHR 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    There's a mole in a hole; a crow in the snow; and a snail bringing the mail in this exciting Phonics Readers Pack from the experts at Usborne.

    The funny and appealing stories feature simple, phonically repetitive text that will help develop essential language and early reading skills in children aged 4 and older.

    The books even contain guidance notes to help give parents and teachers confidence as they help children learn to read.
  • Oxford Reading Tree: Snapdragons Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780192759849
    SNAP 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £15.99
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    • Just 53.00p per book
    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.
  • Start Reading Collection - 52 Books - Collection - 9781526302809
    SRDG 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £259.48
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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.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (13)
    • £15.99
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    • Just 64.00p per book
    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.
  • Ladybird Read It Yourself: Peppa Pig Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241292808
    PPRI 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £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.
  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books - Collection - 9780192739841
    PXAA 6 years +
    6 years +
    (48)
    • £19.99
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    • Just 64.00p per book
    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.
  • Songbirds Activity Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780192743114 - Julia Donaldson
    SBAC 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (3)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £31.92
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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.
  • Walker Stories Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9781406353235 - Various
    WSTY 5 years +
    5 years +
    (20)
    • £16.99
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    • Just 57.00p per book
    For decades, Walker Books have created beautiful books that have become staples on the bookshelves of children.

    This impressive collection of 30 books - all with black-and-white illustrations - will introduce children aged 5 and over to a range of varied, familiar and easy-to-follow stories and even encompasses a range of real-life topics that will be sure to educate young children.

    From family to friends; home to hobbies; special occasions to amazing animals; and pets to playtime; as well as characters from a range of backgrounds and nationalities and themes including gentle morals for growing up, this brilliantly priced collection features plenty of tales that your primary school-aged child will love reading and returning to time and time again.
  • Monsters' Nonsense: Phonics Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784937058
    MONP 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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!
  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780198377900
    PXAL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (13)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £168.80
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    • Just 72.00p per book
    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.
  • My First Reading Library Collection - 50 Books - Collection - 9781409570202 - Various
    MFSC 3 years +
    3 years +
    (6)
    • £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 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.
  • Reading with Phonics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783933624
    PHNR 5 years +
    5 years +
    (11)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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.
  • LEGO Star Wars Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241262443
    LSWR 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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.
  • I am Reading Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509827220 - Colin West et al
    CF0132 4 years +
    Colin West et al
    4 years +
    • £9.99
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    With large, easy-to-read type and hilarious plots, this collection contains 10 stories that are presented with full-colour illustrations and clear, easy-to-follow text.

    Ideal for children who are starting to move up to chapter books, the bright and bold artwork is certain to appeal to those aged 4 and over.

    The stories feature a mixture of animal characters and humans with special powers, including a witch who runs an animal hospital and a giant postman.
  • Ladybird: Key Words Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780723296782
    LKWC 4 years +
    4 years +
    (6)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £107.64
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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.
  • Star Wars Readers Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780241289020
    SWRF 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £14.99
    • RRP £74.85
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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.
  • Fairy Tale Readers Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781785983184
    FRTL 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just 80.00p 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.
  • Practise Your Phonics with Traditional Tales - 21 Books - Collection - 9780198332558
    PPTT 4 years +
    4 years +
    (8)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £125.79
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    • Just 81.00p per book
    Part of the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme, this big, beautiful, boxed collection contains 20 fantastic stories that children will be able to enjoy reading by themselves.

    Starting with the text-free The Ugly Duckling and the Elves and Shoemaker and then moving onto Chicken Licken and Right for Me - two picture books that contain minimal text so children can tell the story in their own words - the collection gradually progresses through the reading levels with the help of some traditional stories and fairy tales.

    The familiar fairy tales make the books instantly appealing and young readers will absolutely love reading about Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast independently. Certain to help inspire a love of reading, all the books in this collection feature stunning illustrations and familiar language that will capture a child's imagination.

    Please note that this 21-book collection contains 20 stories and a handbook for parents.
  • SWFP 3 years +
    Katie Saunders
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    A big and beautiful padded hardback that is strong enough to withstand even the most terrible of toddler tantrums, Strawberry Farm Phonics from the lovely Katie Saunders is guaranteed to keep little ones entertained for hours and hours on end.

    Featuring five funny stories with each concentrating on a different vowel sound, children aged 3 and above will love reading about the cats, hens, pigs foxes, pups and ducks...

    Exquisitely illustrated and perfectly capturing the busy and exciting aspects of farm life, Strawberry Farm Phonics is a unique collection of stories that will not only help build their vocabulary, but have fun too!
  • Reading Together Fairy Tale Phonics Collection with Poster - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786171559
    RTFT 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £47.92
    • Save £37.93
    • 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.
  • APG2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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.
  • OICS 5 years +
    Oxford Reading Tree
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
    • Save £8.00
    A great Oxford Reading Tree book to help your child learn all about spelling as they embark on their first reading journey, Oxford I Can Spell orders everyday words by sounds.

    This process will help children use synthetic phonics to become proficient readers and spellers, and the book also features vibrant illustrations of familiar characters from the Biff, Chip & Kipper series to complement the lists of words.

    Easy to use, easy to understand and a joy to read aloud with your little one, this is a book that will support them and make learning about words and sounds enjoyable.