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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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7 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
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books

    Product Code: PXAL
    Collection 7 years +
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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.
    Format: paperback
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  • Treetop Fiction Collection - 15 Books

    Product Code: TRTP
    Collection 7 years +
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    These carefully levelled stories (Oxford levels 9-11; suitable for those studying at Brown band level) range from spooky tales to science-fiction adventures. They have been specially written to help children find the right books for their tastes while also developing their reading skills.

    From The Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om to Flan Across the River, each entertaining book also has inside-cover notes to help support children in their reading.

    There are five books each covering three different difficulty levels and all of the stories are appealingly illustrated.

    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
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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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  • The 78-Storey Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths

    Product Code: EGV2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's Treehouse series is all about friends called Andy and Terry who have incredible adventures in their wacky treehouse.

    Full of zest and wicked humour, this sixth book in the series finds the treehouse extended to 78 storeys and it now includes a drive-thru car wash, an ALL-BALL sports stadium and open-air cinema.

    This very exciting and zany story will appeal to reluctant readers and have so many children laughing out loud.
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  • Princess Writes a Play

    Jay Dale

    Product Code: WXK2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Princess loves to write plays. But her teacher is too busy to help the class put on one of Princess' plays. What will the class do?
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  • Five on a Treasure Island

    Enid Blyton

    Product Code: FTI2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Five on a Treasure Island is Enid Blyton's first enthralling book in her Famous Five series and introduces Julian, Dick, Anne, cousin George and her madcap dog Timmy.

    The children are thrown into a summer holiday adventure when they discover an amazing shipwreck which has been disturbed by a storm.

    With a thrilling, cliffhanger plot, Five on a Treasure Island is the ideal book to entice reluctant readers aged 9+ to get stuck in! Tons of humour and exciting happenings make this an enduring classic.
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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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  • The Bolds on Holiday

    Julian Clary

    Product Code: AZL2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Carry on camping with dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! It's the summer holidays, and the hairiest family in Teddington decide to take a well-earned holiday by the seaside. With their extended hyena family in tow, they head on down to Cornwall for a spot of camping. But it's never long before trouble sniffs these hyenas out, and Bobby is mistaken for a pup and snatched by a wicked dognapper. The Bolds will need all their ingenuity to hunt her down and rescue all the pilfered pooches. But can these hyenas-in-disguise save the day, without letting the cat out of the bag...? `I wish we lived next door to the Bolds!' Davina McCall
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  • Zombie in the Library

    Michael Dahl

    Product Code: AQF2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    The Library of Doom finds a librarian heading off on so many heart-pounding adventures. Ideal for readers who are less confident, this is a scary story full of drama and adventure.

    It will help children build their vocabulary and develop their reading confidence.
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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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  • Fast Facts! Ocean Wonders

    Kingfisher

    Product Code: EGU2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Learn how much of the world is covered in water and what the deepest living fish are in this incredible Fast Facts book.

    This book for young scientists is full of bite-sized facts about oceans, marine life and sunken treasures. It also explains why coral reefs are in so much danger right now.
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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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  • Journey to the Moon

    Raymond Bean

    Product Code: AJG2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Moving is hard for anyone, but Starr is learning that moving to outer space is a whole new challenge - especially when you float in microgravity! Her family is to lead the first group of space tourists to the Moon. Starr is nervous, but when her brother tells her girls aren't tough enough to go to the Moon, she's determined to prove him wrong.
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  • The Riddler's Battleship Blitz

    JE Bright

    Product Code: AMQ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Riddler has escaped from Arkham Asylum and stolen a museum. Not just the artefacts, the whole thing itself!

    Will Batman and Robin be able to solve his riddles and spoil his plans before he uses the fully functional battleship to blow up Wayne Manor and Gotham City?

    Featuring familiar superheroes and an action-filled plot, this is an exciting and engaging book for younger readers.
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  • The Flash Races the Rogues

    Matthew K. Manning

    Product Code: AFJ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    The Flash is outnumbered by three adversaries - including Captain Cold - in this speedy read starring DC Comics favourites.

    Barry Allen - aka The Flash - thinks back to his time growing up alone and uses these experiences to help fend off the bad guys in this situation. Superhero fans and reluctant readers will both enjoy this action-packed story that shows the importance of being brave.
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  • National Trust: The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, a Medieval Knight in Training

    Philip Ardagh

    Product Code: EEJ2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    John Drawbridge moves to Wildmoat Castle to learn how to be a knight in this hilarious and fact-filled book from popular author, Philip Ardagh.

    John discovers he has a lot to cram in if he is to succeed - including why spiral staircases go clockwise, how to defend a castle against invading parties and the reasons that plates served at banquet are made of stale bread (which you definitely shouldn't eat!).

    Published in association with the National Trust, this fun book will help children learn about Medieval times and inspire them to read on further about this fascinating era.
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  • Daily Life in Ancient Greece

    Lisa M. Bolt Simons

    Product Code: AEK2
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This informative and accessible book offers a look at what day-to-day life was like for the ancient Greeks. It reveals how the people who lived during this time went about their daily routine and how children went to 'school' in this period.
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  • The Tree of Life

    Charlotte Guillain

    Product Code: WZY2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Each book in this beautifully illustrated series presents a different folk tale from around the world. This book tells the story of the Tree of Life, a traditional Amazonian folk tale. In it, the people of an Amazonian village learn the importance of looking after nature and the dangers of being too greedy.
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  • The Runaway Robot

    Rachel Ruiz

    Product Code: WZR2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    For Harry's latest invention, he's building a super robot. He even programs the robot to do some of his household chores! But when Harry brings his robot to school, things don't go exactly as planned. The robot seems to have a mind of his own! Can Harry regain control of his invention before it causes chaos all over Parker Elementary? This early chapter book from the Superhero Harry series includes a glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and bios.
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  • In Focus: Reptiles

    Barbara Taylor

    Product Code: EGS2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about reptiles with this magazine-style book. It's packed with top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and beautiful photographs.

    It tells nature-loving children aged 7 and over everything from which animal changes the colour of its skin to the creature so big and terrifying it was often mistaken for a dragon!
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  • The Strangest Animals in the World

    Tammy Gagne

    Product Code: AOJ2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Discover the strangest animals in the world in this incredibly informative and awe-inspiring book. Among its highlights are a monkey with a moustache, a rodent that can detect danger and an octopus that looks like an elephant.

    Packed with enticing, full-colour photos and fascinating facts, this book looks at the odd appearances and bizarre behaviour of these fantastically strange creatures.
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  • The Dragonsitter to the Rescue

    Josh Lacey

    Product Code: AZO2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Dear Uncle Morton I have to tell you some bad news. We have lost Arthur. He's somewhere in London, but I don't know where. Eddie takes the dragons with him on his half-term trip to London, but it's not long before disaster strikes and both dragons go missing. From the Natural History Museum to the London Eye, through tube stations, hotels and London Zoo, Eddie chases his dragons, hoping to avert disaster. But there's no smoke without a fire...
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  • Three Blind Mice Team Up with the Three Little Pigs

    Paul Harrison

    Product Code: APD2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Forget superheroes, this is the team-up everyone's been waiting for - the Three Little Pigs and the Three Blind Mice!

    The Big Bad Wolf wants to eat the pigs and the farmer's wife is constantly chasing the mice. If the pigs and mice work together, they could solve everything. These familiar characters and the fun plot make this ideal for children who are starting to read independently.
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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.

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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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