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5 years +: Phonics & Reading Schemes

  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (32)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £163.67
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    • Just 55.00p 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.
    Format: paperback
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (17)
    • £15.99
    • RRP £123.75
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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.
    Format: paperback
  • Oxford Reading Tree Poetry Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780192747396
    GLWP 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £71.82
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    • Just 67.00p per book
    Following the Oxford Reading Tree, this 18-book collection will take children aged 4 and over on a poetry-filled journey that will last until they're 7 or 8 years old.

    Covering Reading Levels 3 to 8, these books have been carefully levelled and cover subjects ranging from the alphabet to numbers in the early years books to machines and minibeasts in the more advanced.

    The poems have been carefully chosen so they can help children build their reading confidence and support their learning at home. They all are accompanied by gorgeous illustrations.
    Format: paperback
  • How to Train Your Dragon Early Reader collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781444947106
    TTYD 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    This collection will be available to buy from early May onwards. Click on 'Notify me' to receive an email when it's available to buy.

    Learn how to read with Hiccup, Toothless and the other popular characters from Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books. This reading scheme provides a magical introduction to books that are packed with action, heart and emotion.

    Perfect for children aged between 5 and 7, the stories are based on episodes of Dragons (as seen on Netflix) and find Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders finding the perfect place to build their dragon fort. There's just one problem - wild dragons are already living there!

    Other stories find Hiccup and friends dealing with a series of lightning storms and fighting against a sea dragon. With their short sentences, exciting artwork and appealing stories, these are perfect for children as they take the first steps on their reading journey.

    Format: paperback
  • Big Cat Phonics Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780007966318
    BGCP 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £80.00
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    • Just 75.00p per book
    Covering Collins Big Cat Reading Levels 1 and 2, the books in this collection have been designed to help support children's reading development at home.

    Phonics is a proven system that helps children learn to read and write by teaching them letter sounds (known as phonemes) rather than letter names and here they're featured in funny stories. You should encourage children to read the stories and encourage them to sound out any words they struggle with. Among the stories are Hansel and Gretel, Panda's Band and Mole in the Hole.

    These books come with notes for parents that will help you offer support as your children learn to read at school.
    Format: paperback
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (63)
    • £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.
  • Read and Learn Collection: Key Stage 1 - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241315880
    KSOR 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ladybird Read It Yourself: Peppa Pig Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241292808
    PPRI 4 years +
    4 years +
    (1)
    • £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.

    Format: Paperback
  • Ladybird: Key Words Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780723296782
    LKWC 4 years +
    4 years +
    (10)
    • £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.
  • Reading Together Fairy Tale Phonics Collection with Poster - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786171559
    RTFT 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £47.92
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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.
  • OICS 5 years +
    Oxford Reading Tree
    5 years +
    (3)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    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.
  • SUG2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Part of the Little Gems series of Michael Morpurgo books, Snug tells the poignant story of Lisa and her beloved cat.

    Everywhere Lisa goes, her cat Snug follows. But as he grows older, he spends more time away from home and one night he comes home all beaten up - and then he disappears.

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is an illustrated story about animals and friendship from the former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse and Private Peaceful.
  • FLZ2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, Follow the Swallow is a charming story all about friendship and exploration. It's been written especially for children starting to read by themselves.

    When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile and a playful monkey help to deliver the message?

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.
  • MEZ2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    Mairi's Mermaid is a charming story from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo. It's perfect for children learning to read.

    Robbie says swimming is easy. You just have to pretend you're a mermaid. But that doesn't help Mairi. She isn't even sure that mermaids are real...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • DFO2 5 years +
    Quentin Blake
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Part of the Little Gems series for not-so-confident readers (and those who struggle with dyslexia), this story is presented on high-quality cream paper and with a special easy-to-read font.

    Written by Quentin Blake, is the story of a heartbroken widow of a captain that drowned at sea who discovers a friendly amphibian at her lowest point. However, this is no ordinary frog - this one likes to dance!

    The duo are soon touring the world with their new routine, spreading light and laughter wherever they go...
  • LDS2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    Perfect for children learning to read, Snakes and Ladders is a charming story from former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.

    At school she's called 'weedy Wendy', but Wendy isn't afraid of Slinky - Grandad's snake. When she takes Slinky to school and he wriggles out of her school bag, Wendy will brave anything to rescue him.

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • CFM2 5 years +
    Michael Morpurgo MBE
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Young readers love reading the works of Michael Morpurgo and this illustrated edition of The Castle in the Field will be no exception. In this story for children aged 5 plus, the former Children's Laureate and War Horse author tells the story of Chris, Lisa, Tom and their secret hide-out.

    The trio spend their days in this special place in the Castle, an old WWII pill-box. But the Castle is on the miserly Old Rafferty's land - and he hates kids. Soon Chris, Lisa and Tom are in trouble when they're locked in...

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
  • SNQ2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football!

    She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
  • EIM2 5 years +
    Michaela DePrince (Author)
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Beautifully illustrated and adapted for a younger audience, this edition of professional ballerina Michaela DePrince's memoir, Hope in a Ballet Shoe, is sure to capture your heart. It tells her almost unbelievable life story with wit and candour.
  • Practise Your Phonics with Traditional Tales - 21 Books - Collection - 9780198332558
    XPPTT 4 years +
    4 years +
    (8)
    • £15.99
    • RRP £125.79
    • Save £109.80
    • Just 76.00p per book
    Please note: This collection is shrink-wrapped and does not come in a box.

    Part of the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme, this big 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.

    Slipcase not included.
  • AJO2 4 years +
    Anne Giulieri
    4 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £3.99
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    Little Sea Horse and the Big Crab is a fun story full of new words and vocabulary. Yellow book banded, it will help children build their reading confidence from a very early age.
  • EJF2 4 years +
    Alice Hemming
    4 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £2.00
    When Farmer Green falls sick and can't feed the sheep, Lee decides to help. But he forgets to shut the pens and soon a big flock of sheep are on the run. This Yellow book-banded story is perfect for introducing children to new words and developing their vocabulary in a fun and exciting way.