9 years +: Phonics & Reading Schemes

  • EEJ2 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.
  • EEM2 7 years +
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    Jane Pinny learns all about the work of a Victorian house maid in this funny and factual book from the one and only Philip Ardagh.

    She discovers being a Maid of all Work means carrying out ALL of the work including cleaning, dusting, scrubbing, washing and other chores.

    When a priceless jade necklace belonging to the lady of the house disappears, Jane turns accidental detective. Will she be able to solve this mystery?
  • EIK2 9 years +
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    This wartime novel for children aged 8 and over finds an evacuee delivering the post for her curmudgeonly guardian. Olivia likes to think these letters are secret messages and missives...

    Sent to the Devon coast, the siblings are desperate to be helpful but then they come across a strange coded note that might just link their missing older sister Sukie to Devon and something dark and dangerous.
  • CTQ2 9 years +
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    In the busy streets of Shanghai, three young people hide from a group of determined hunters who are searching for anyone born with dragon blood. The friends must work to hide their identities. Their greatest strengths could betray them, and turn them into prisoners forever.
  • CUZ2 9 years +
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    After a tornado, Nathan, Ben, and Alison find a stray dog stranded in a tree. The dog is hurt, and none of them know anything about dogs. The three friends hope they'll be able to save the lonely dog. But is someone else out to trap the missing mutt?
  • CPE2 9 years +
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    Kelly roams the outskirts of forest with her friends while they attempt to collect various bugs for a science assignment. Soon, a particularly rare butterfly catches her eye and she wanders into the woods in hot pursuit until it suddenly disappears. When Kelly turns back, she realizes she is completely turned around with no idea how to get back to her friends. Armed with only a mason jar, a butterfly net, and a small lunch, Kelly is forced to contend with the wilderness and many of the dangers therein.
  • CQI2 9 years +
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    Evie Allen is smart wicked smart. So smart, she's the star of her school's quiz team. But something's up in the town of Devil's Pass, as usual. The team Evie must go up against is hungry for more than just the championship they need brains to keep themselves going. It's up to Evie and her three friends to once again save the town of Devil's Pass and maybe win the competition in the process!
  • CUA2 9 years +
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    Connor Lander's dad has been talking for weeks about a big surprise. Finally, it is the big day. Connor is confused when his dad brings him to an unfinished house. Connor and another kid, Max, will be painting a room to get it ready for a homeless family to live in. But why is Max so quiet? This is beginning to look like one of the most boring days of Connor's life. But Max has a surprise.
  • CQL2 9 years +
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    It's 1942 - the middle of World War II - and Elephant Bill, his Elephant Company, and a group of refugees are in danger of being captured by the invading Japanese. They must flee their work camp in Burma as soon as possible to keep ahead of the enemy. Bandoola, Elephant Bill's favourite elephant leads the way. On their way to safety in India, they face many dangers through the jungle and across five mountain ranges. Will Bandoola and Elephant Bill lead them to safety? Or will they be captured by the enemy?
  • CUI2 9 years +
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    Tomas is excited when he sees a poster for a bike race. But he doesn't have a bike! Luckily, he meets Miles, who has an old rusty bike that they can fix up. The boys become friends, but why won't Miles tell Tomas where he lives or invite him over? How are Miles and Tomas supposed to be a team when one of them is keeping secrets?
  • CQH2 9 years +
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    Tiffany Donovan has a lot of responsibility as class prefect not the least of which is the annual cake sale. When she finds a new bakery to buy biscuits from, she is thrilled with how much the people of the school and the town seem to love them. But as is always the case in Devil's Pass, the biscuits aren't what they seem. Soon anyone who has eaten the biscuits seems to be in danger of being eaten themselves, and Tiffany has to get her friends together to save the town once again.
  • COQ2 9 years +
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    Jeff and his best friend Keith are ice-fishing in the middle of Big Lake. It's been hours without a bite, but they're still having a blast - until the storm of the decade closes in. Soon, the entire landscape is buried in three feet of snow and the snowfalls shows no signs of stopping. With their heaters low on power, Jeff and Keith are forced to make their way home through the whipping wind, low visibility, and the ominous crackling of ice beneath their feet.
  • COX2 9 years +
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    When Cam's family decides to go to a luau during their vacation in Hawaii, he decides to stay behind to play some video games in the hotel. Lost in gaming euphoria, Cam slowly begins to realize that the rumbling noises aren't coming from the TV--the entire hotel is shaking. Cam glances out the window of his hotel room just in time to see the nearby "non-active" volcano explode. Chunks of rock and lava cascade down into the city. Giant, flaming rocks start to tear the hotel to shreds. Cam knows he needs to find his family and get out fast, but a river of lava is between him and his loved ones . . .
  • CUH2 9 years +
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    It's not fair. Greg seems to skip football practice at least once a week. But everyone else has to go, or else! One day, Caleb and Ian decide to figure out where Greg goes when he's not at practice. They follow him straight to a creepy old warehouse. What's inside? And what is Greg's big secret?
  • CQJ2 9 years +
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    Zach Lopez has just moved to Devil's Pass and is missing his old home already. When he meets Tiffany, Jeff and Evie in his new school, they tell him the town isn't what it seems and that strange things happen there. Zach doesn't believe it until he sees a glimpse of a white horse with a horn and a mane full of glitter. Could it really be a unicorn? Soon, Zach finds that his new friends were telling him the truth and more, that they have to save the town from a brutal infestation of carnivorous unicorns before the whole town gets eaten.
  • CQV2 8 years +
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    Star defensive player Zack Fuller is in a tough spot. His new Panthers teammates don't trust him. The players on the Bulldogs, his old squad, think he's a traitor for leaving. When the two teams face each other in the playoffs, Zack has to guard his former best friend. To make matters worse, the Panthers captain refuses to pass the ball to Zack. Caught between a Panther and a Bulldog, and in serious foul trouble, Zack will have to find a way to play through the pressure.
  • CME2 8 years +
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    Who would win the Olympic gold medals if all the competitors were animals? Each book in the series covers a different type of Olympic sport, while each chapter looks at a different event. Primarily intended as high-interest reads, the books contain animal-related curriculum information, and allow readers countless opportunities to compare and contrast. In addition, medal tables at the back of the books tally medals won by the different animal classifications, inlcuding mammals, reptiles and birds.
  • AGQ2 8 years +
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    From Homer and Plato to Alexander the Great, the leaders and thinkers of ancient Greece had a huge impact on the world and are still influential today. This book looks at the beginnings of democracy and scientific discoveries that took place during this time.
  • COZ2 9 years +
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    Andy and her twin brother Tony are four-wheeling in the woods near their family cabin when they notice the sky has turned a sickly shade of green. Moments later, the sky erupts into a raucous thunderstorm and they're forced to take cover beneath an abandoned Ranger tower. When the sky grows eerily calm, they quickly get back on their four-wheelers and race home--only to find a massive funnel cloud blocking their way. The twins dodge falling trees and debris in search of shelter only to become faced with an even bigger dilemma: is it safer to keep moving, or hunker down beneath less than ideal cover?
  • Confident Readers Bundle 109 - Collection - 9990000037377
    SP109 7 years +
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    The books in this bundle rely on dialogue to move their plots forward and can be full of humour, drama or action.

    Containing various themes for different interest ages, children can read these books to themselves or share them with teachers in front of the class as they begin to understand the core topics.
  • Confident Readers Bundle 110 - Collection - 9990000037384
    SP110 7 years +
    7 years +
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    With appealing themes and a range of genres for different reading interests, these books are suitable for children who are ready to progress to longer chapter books.

    Their simple, patterned text will help children develop an understanding of core themes while building their confidence.
  • AEM2 8 years +
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    This graphic novel-style book gathers together seven diverse creation stories from different cultures all around the world.

    It will help children who prefer facts to fiction learn more about different mythologies and traditions including Inuit, Mayan, Egyptian and Chinese.
  • AER2 8 years +
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    Do Not Watch is part of the Spine Shivers series - a selection of books that carry on the tradition of Goosebumps and Point Horror by introducing children to spooky and scary stories.

    Sam Valentine has spent his life surrounded by eerie objects so is not scared at all when he comes across an old VHS tape on the desk of a late director. Although its label reads DO NOT WATCH, Sam and his friends cannot resist and strange things start to happen...

    As they battle with sickness and weird dreams, the trio need to decipher if they're imagining things or if they are being stalked by the film's killer...
  • Established Readers Bundle 113 - Collection - 9990000037414
    SP113 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Children who have demonstrated a good level of competence in understanding and comprehending stories will enjoy choosing which books they want to read next from this bundle.

    Reading independently will help progress their confidence and understanding of key vocabulary.