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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

  • Aunts and Uncles

    Rebecca Rissman

    Product Code: BWQ2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This title teaches readers that all families are different, and that some families include uncles and aunts. A family tree shows readers how people in families are related to each other.
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  • Gracie LaRoo Goes to School

    Marsha Qualey

    Product Code: CCA2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Gracie LaRoo is famous, especially to her alma mater! But when they ask her to come to speak to the students, Gracie is more than a little nervous. Sure enough, the minute she arrives, she encounters the tough headteacher that used to be hard on her back in her schooldays and then a coach who thinks synchronized swimming is a joke. The worst, though, is finding out she has to speak in front of an entire auditorium of unruly piglets. Will Gracie be able to keep her cool, remember she's a star and make it through the day?
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  • Cycling Champion

    Eduardo Garcia

    Product Code: AEJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Austin wants to follow in his brothers' footsteps by winning a sports trophy so decides to join a local cycling club.

    He puts himself up for a Tour-de-France-style bike race but to do this, he'll need to find a bike, train hard and learn how to pace himself on the course - and that's before he has to deal with a bully who wants him out of the club...
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  • Super Fluffy to the Rescue

    Gina Bellisario

    Product Code: WYC2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    As a superhero, Ellie can stop almost any foe except for boredom. When all her friends are busy, Ellie has a brilliant idea: she'll use her parents' latest invention, the Ultra Animator, to bring Super Fluffy, her favorite stuffed animal, to life. But when the Ultra Animator also animates Doomsday, the super villain from Ellie's favorite comic book, she has bigger problems to deal with. Can Ellie save Winkopolis from destruction, or does this spell DOOM for her hometown?
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  • Gracie LaRoo at Pig Jubilee

    Marsha Qualey

    Product Code: CBQ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Gracie LaRoo is the youngest pig to make it to the Pig Jubilee in synchronized swimming. As the star of her team, the Water Sprites, the pressure is on! But Gracie can't seem to concentrate and land her signature move, the one sure to lead them to victory. Gracie has to find a way to get her concentration back, find her confidence and land the move to bring home the gold medal and to make her team proud.
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  • Best Friends Forever?

    Michele Jakubowski

    Product Code: BXB2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    "Opposites go together. Just ask Ashley Sanchez (Ash) and Ashlee Taylor (Lee), who have been best friends forever. Ash is messy as can be, and Lee likes things neat and tidy. Ash loves sports and Lee prefers dance. Ash doesn't like chocolate, but Lee could eat it all day long. Ever since they were born, Ash and Lee have lived in the same apartment building, just across the hall from each other . . . but now that's about to change. When Lee moves a few blocks away, will the two girls find a way to stay best friends forever?"
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  • Gracie LaRoo on the Big Screen

    Marsha Qualey

    Product Code: AGJ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Gracie LaRoo is going to be part of a new film and she's thrilled. But then she gets there and it doesn't quite live up to her dreams... Especially as her idol Tilda Swinetune is unhappy with the way the film is going. However, Gracie manages to save the day in a way that helps her build her confidence.
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  • Max Jupiter

    Alison Reynolds

    Product Code: COJ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Max Jupiter and his family race to save Earth from an asteroid in this exciting first chapter book.

    Max has been accepted into a brand new space school and he's excited to start learning about new and exciting things - but then he realises the school is being secretly run by villains and they're intent on destroying Earth...

    Will Max and his family be able to save the day before it's too late?
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  • Sleeping Badger

    Charlotte Guillain

    Product Code: WXQ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    In Animal Fairy Tales, beautiful illustrations and simple text retell classic fairy tales with a twist: all the characters are animals! This book, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, tells the story of a badger princess who is stung by a wasp and falls asleep for one hundred years before being woken up by a kiss from a handsome prince!
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  • Squeak's Guide to Caring for Your Pet Rats or Mice

    Isabel Thomas

    Product Code: AOH2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This book is dedicated to the care of domestic rodents including mice and rats.

    Written from the point of view of the animal, it explains how to make them feel at home and how owners of all ages can properly care for these pets. It also covers feeding, exercising and keeping cages clean.
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  • Brushes and Basketballs

    Michele Jakubowski

    Product Code: BXJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    "Feeling torn apart by the Taylor family's recent move, best friends Ashley Sanchez (Ash) and Ashlee Taylor (Lee) set out to find an activity they can enjoy together. Being so different from one another, this isn't as easy as it sounds. Ash wants to teach Lee some basketball moves, while Lee hopes to share her love of art with Ash. But sharing their hobbies doesn't go as planned, and soon Ash and Lee worry that they will never find the perfect activity for the two of them. "
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  • Going to a Stadium

    Rebecca Rissman

    Product Code: CBI2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This book teaches readers about what field trips are, why people take field trips, and what you can learn from a field trip to a stadium.
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  • Littlest Pet Shop: Project Funway

    Ellie O'Ryan

    Product Code: CGN2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    When Blythe and Russell are on the cover of a fashion magazine, the industry is abuzz. Blythe and the pets are invited to Paris to plan and perform in a runway show! The pets vote for Russell as their leader. Can he handle the pressure or will he turn into a prickly pet?
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  • Jumpa

    Steve Korte

    Product Code: CDJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Even Wonder Woman needs a loyal steed. But how did Kanga become her high-hopping pet? Discover the origin of this superpowered Super-Pet in the this action-packed, POW!-WHAM!-BOOM! chapter book for early readers.
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  • The Fancy Friend

    Kim Kane

    Product Code: AFA2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Today, Ginger is having a playdate with Isla. But Isla won't share! That's not fun. How will Ginger solve this problem?
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  • The Next Door Friend

    Kim Kane

    Product Code: WZJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Ginger loves to play with her neighbour, Edgar. But for some reason, Edgar doesn't want to do anything Ginger wants to do. Can she find something they both like to do?
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  • Going to a Concert

    Rebecca Rissman

    Product Code: CBC2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This book teaches readers about what field trips are, why people take field trips, and what you can learn from a field trip to a concert.
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  • 10 Minutes a Day Phonics KS1

    Carol Vorderman

    Product Code: AIQEA
    Paperback 5 years +
    Spend 10 minutes a day and become a phonics star. Set the clock and off you go! Young learners excel in short bursts, so 10 Minutes a Day Phonics KS1 from Carol Vorderman is the perfect introduction to phonics for younger children. Games and tests take a short amount of time so you get maximum fun for maximum effect. There are 10 minute activities on consonants, short vowel sounds, digraphs, and building words. Plus, the "parents' notes" section gives the answers, explains common pitfalls and gives guidance on how to avoid them. These workbooks are the perfect at-home reinforcement for subjects learned in school. So, set the funky orange timer to test your child in fun 'beat the clock' exercises - and let 10 Minutes a Day Phonics KS1 show your child how much fun phonics can be. Supports National Curriculum at Early Years Foundation and Key Stage 1.
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  • Phonics Ages 5-6

    Collins Easy Learning

    Product Code: ANQDK
    Paperback 3 years +
    This fun range of Maths and English activity books really helps to boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning. The series builds important skills in line with their learning at school. Each activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. * Helps to boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life. * Motivates children to learn at home using colourful activities that make learning fun. * Includes helpful tips and answers so that you easily support your child's learning at home. Supports the 2014 National Curriculum
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  • Read with Oxford: Stages 2-4: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Fun With Words Flashcards

    Roderick Hunt

    Product Code: BPPAM
    Other 5 years +
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    Read with Oxford Biff, Chip and Kipper Fun with Words flashcards are a fun way for children to practise essential high-frequency words at home. Created by reading experts, they complement how your child is starting to read at school. Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled resources to build your child's reading confidence.
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  • The Three Little Pigs - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHAOD
    Paperback 5 years +
    In this classic fairy tale, the three little pigs leave home and build their own houses - one of straw, one of sticks and one of bricks. But what will happen when the big, bad wolf comes calling? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. 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. The Three Little Pigs is a Level 2 Read it yourself title, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHAMW
    Paperback 5 years +
    This title is based on the classic tale by Beatrix Potter. Naughty little Peter Rabbit goes into Mr MacGregor's garden to eat his radishes, but then the farmer spots him! How will Peter Rabbit get away? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. 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. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.
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  • The Ugly Duckling - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHANH
    Paperback 5 years +
    This title is based on the classic fairy tale. The ugly duckling doesn't fit in and is chased away by everyone he meets. Will he ever find some true friends? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. 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. The Ugly Duckling is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.
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  • Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple

    AH Benjamin

    Product Code: AGXVK
    Paperback 4 years +
    Mouse does not want to share his big, juicy apple but he is too small to move it on his own. Can he get his friends to help and still eat it all himself? Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple is from Level 3 of Ready Steady Read! a fantastic graded reading scheme with four reading levels from Little Tiger Press. Ready Steady Read! makes learning to read fun. Each book contains games and activities to reinforce learning and test comprehension in a way developing readers will enjoy as well as handy parent notes from Prue Goodwin, Lecturer in Literacy and Children's Books. Level 3 is suitable for more confident readers. The stories will help build their confidence, opening up the world of reading and imagination to them. About Level 3: longer sentences with varied structure wider vocabulary high-interest stories of up to 300 words smaller print for experienced readers
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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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Scroll through the books above and assist your child's journey to discovering a whole new world of reading today.

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