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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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5 years + : Phonics & Reading Schemes

  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books

    Product Code: PXAA
    Collection 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.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
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  • No Nonsense Phonics Collection - 24 Books

    Product Code: NNPH
    Collection 4 years +
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    You're never too young to start learning about phonics!

    This collection of 24 non-fiction books introduces children to animals, food, sports, the universe and more. Each book is packed with colourful photographs and a word associated with them.

    The text in these books will help children decode words by sounding and blending and inspire their interests in the subjects while developing spoken language and building their vocabulary.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
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  • Can You See It?

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: ADQ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Can You See It? is a book designed to help children build their reading confidence and develop their vocabulary. It will help children become fluent and adept readers.
    • £1.00
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  • Bananas in My Tummy

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AAU2
    Paperback 4 years +
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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.
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  • Clean Up Shelly Beach

    Kelly Gaffney

    Product Code: BXU2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the levels. This is a fiction title in the Green book band, at level 12.
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  • Jess and Joe Go to the Dentist

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: CDH2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    The Engage Literacy Wonder Words series is a collection of twenty-four levelled books that will help and motivate early readers, including English Language Learners (ELL), to learn their first 100 high-frequency sight words in a meaningful context, through stories. The series is accompanied by a teacher resource book containing 48 photocopiable activity worksheets, two for each book in the series.
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  • My Real Name IS Princess

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: CFG2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the levels. This is a level 18 fiction title in the Turquoise book band level.
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    Cooking Pancakes

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AEF2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Learn how to cook pancakes with this amazing book (Red book band). As well as practical advice on making a delicious treat, it uses easy-to-follow text that will help boost children's reading fluency and develop their vocabulary.
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  • Two Old Pirates

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: XAI2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    The Engage Literacy Wonder Words series is a collection of twenty-four levelled books that will help and motivate early readers, including English Language Learners (ELL), to learn their first 100 high-frequency sight words in a meaningful context, through stories. The series is accompanied by a teacher resource book 48 photocopiable activity worksheets, two for each book in the series.
    • £1.00
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  • Lea's Birthday

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AJL2
    Paperback 4 years +
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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.
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    The Zookeeper

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AQG2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Explaining what a zookeeper's role entails and focusing on all the animals that they will come across in their day-to-day lives, The Zookeeper is a Pink book-banded book that introduces engaging, accessible and contemporary vocabulary to help build a child's reading fluency and confidence.
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    Little One

    Jo Weaver

    Product Code: BNC2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    A touching exploration of love and new discoveries, seen through the eyes of a bear and her cub. Big Bear stepped out of her winter den. By her side, half asleep and blinking in the spring sunshine, wobbled a tiny cub... Spring is here and new life is stirring. There is so much for Big Bear to teach her new cub as they step out into the forest. Their journey will take them through summer and autumn and winter, always together, always discovering. With its evocative charcoal drawings and lyrical storytelling, Jo Weaver's debut book has the feel of an instant classic and has been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Jo Weaver was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014. Visit Jo at joweaver.co.uk
    • £2.00
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    Hot and Cold

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: AHO2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    These books will help children learn the difference between hot and cold things while also developing their reading confidence and vocabulary skills.
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  • A School Map

    Anne Giulieri

    Product Code: BVV2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the levels. This is a non-fiction title in the Green book band, at level 12.
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    Knighthood for Beginners

    Elys Dolan

    Product Code: ASX2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Brilliant new young fiction from comedy genius, Elys Dolan, creator of Steven Seagull, Weasels, and Nuts in Space.

    Dave sets out on a quest with his trusty steed, Albrecht the goat (all the best horses were taken), to be brave, chivalrous, and knightly in all ways. He'll be up against Sir Gnasty, who scoffs at the idea of a very small, strangely green knight and has an absolutely massive sword. Hilarious fiction for young readers and fans of dragons, knights, and quests!

    This title has been shortlisted for 2018's Branford Boase Award.
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    Baby Dinosaur is Hiding

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AAQ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Prehistoric perfection. Baby Dinosaur is Hiding is a Yellow book-banded story that will delight little dino fans. It's packed with new words to learn and will help children develop their reading confidence while also enhancing their vocabulary.
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    Squirrel Me Timbers

    Louise Pigott

    Product Code: WXT2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Ahoy mateys! A young squirrel has always dreamed of sailing the seas as a pirate. So when he finds a treasure map, he can't believe his luck! An X marks the spot of 100,000 NUTS! Set sail for adventure with vibrant illustrations and imaginative rhyming text to discover how exciting a pirate's life can be!
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    Insults Aren't Funny

    Amanda F. Doering

    Product Code: AIY2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Casey the rabbit loves to play goalie on the soccer team. But when Casey fails to block a goal, Dana the squirrel starts calling Casey hurtful names. Young readers watch Casey struggle with bullying and learn safe ways to make it stop. Sensitive illustrations of gender-neutral animal characters help all children relate to the issue of verbal bullying.
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    An Extra-Ordinary Girl

    Gina Bellisario

    Product Code: AEY2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    After a life of being homeschooled by her clever-clogs parents, Ellie is so excited to be starting at Winkopolis Elementary School. She can't wait to meet normal children and learn normal things.

    However, she soon learns that her super powers make her stand out from the crowd in a not-so-super way. Can she continue to save the world and fit in?

    This is an action-packed story with plenty of wit, insight and humour.
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  • My Big Sandwich

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: AKL2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This early reader is dedicated to a topic all children love - food! It has been specially written to help children develop their reading fluency and confidence and enhance their vocabulary.
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  • All About Roots

    Claire Throp

    Product Code: BWC2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Books in this series introduce children to different parts of plants. Simple, accessible text breaks down crucial concepts and key vocabulary, and stunning photographs of a wide variety of plants show how diverse plants can be. In Roots, children learn about roots, including where they can be found, what they look like and the vital jobs they do for plants.
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    The Most Adorable Animals in the World

    Tammy Gagne

    Product Code: AKJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    This book will delight children and adults - it's full of the world's most cuddly and cutest animals. It is packed with large and colourful photos and facts and includes information on ranges, habitats, appearances and behaviours.
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  • All About Stems

    Claire Throp

    Product Code: BWJ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Books in this series introduce children to different parts of plants. Simple, accessible text breaks down crucial concepts and key vocabulary, and stunning photographs of a wide variety of plants show how diverse plants can be. In Stems, children learn about stems, including where they can be found, what they look like and the vital jobs they do for plants.
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    Nanette's Baguette

    Mo Willems

    Product Code: AQP2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Today is the day Nanette gets to get the baguette! Is she set? YOU BET! "If there's a living creator of children's books who stands a chance of occupying a cultural position akin to a Dr. Seuss, it's Mr. Willems" The New York Times From Mo Willems, the multi award-winning creator of the Pigeon series and the Knuffle Bunny trilogy, comes a hilarious new tongue-twister read-aloud about a little girl, Nanette, on a mission to buy a baguette. It's Nanette's very first solo trip to the bakery. But will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Set in a meticulously handcrafted-paper-modelled French village, the uniquely vibrant laugh-out-loud world of Nanette's Baguette may be Mo's best creation yet. Get set to "crack" into an irresistible tale you won't soon forget!
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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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