Learning to read can seem like a daunting task, but we have a wide range of fun phonics and reading books to help with the process. Below are some of our favourites, ordered by target age.
This bumper collection of 32 classic, colourful stories - plus an extra handbook full of tips for making the reading experience fun - is great for building a reading foundation for children aged 3 and above. They've been specially designed by reading experts at Oxford University Press and each book has a carefully-levelled and gorgeously-illustrated story that will make little ones love practising their reading!
Journey to the enchanting Planet Pok where friendly monsters PemPem, Nid, San and Gop live! They'll introduce children to some hilarious nonsense words and thereby help them practise and develop their phonics skills. Whilst adults read the main narrative, kids can enjoy reading the monsters' funny language!
These brilliant books, which cover the topics of numbers, counting, writing, the alphabet and phonics, feature incredible animals that little ones will marvel at, and are filled with exciting activities! Supporting the Early Years Curriculum, these books will help children get to grips with English and maths in an engaging and rewarding way, whilst exploring the world of animals through weird and wonderful facts.
Featuring 12 reading levels with 3 books per level, these books will take the beginner reader to competence and confidence in no time. Series A introduces new words, Series B provides further practice of these words, and Series C reinforces these words whilst linking reading with writing and phonics. These world-renowned titles follow Peter and Jane as they explore and have lots of exciting adventures!
These wonderful phonics activity books result from the expert collaboration of the Oxford Reading Tree and The Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson. With a bright and appealing presentation, they're packed with fun activities, some of which require the exciting stickers provided! Children aged 4-6 will practise pronouncing and identifying sounds, getting to grips with letters and developing key reading skills.
These four engrossing books will teach children all about four different exciting lines of work, whilst building literacy and reading skills. From a Brave Police Officer to a Brilliant Doctor, an Awesome Astronaut to a Fearless Firefighter, your child will love reading these entertaining books and completing the complementary activities - and they'll love the iron-on badges that are included, too!
Perfect for children aged 4+, these carefully-levelled books star the much-loved Peppa Pig, whom little ones will love to read about! Peppa has lots of fun looking at the little creatures in Grandpa Pig's garden, sorting and recycling rubbish, and going to the fair. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for schools.
With vibrant illustrations and simple sentences, this collection of retold fairy tales will be adored by children aged 5+, and include Cinderella, The Ugly Duckling and Snow White! They've been specially designed to develop reading confidence; each book contains a picture dictionary page and a key words page to illustrate the more tricky words. There's also guidance for parents and fun activities to help reinforce all that brilliant reading!
Children's publishing giant Usborne has published a range of fun and brilliant phonics books. This one features a raccoon who's off on a whirlwind adventure to the moon! The simple story and lively illustrations guarantee lots of fun and lots of essential learning for children who are starting to read by themselves, or for reading aloud together.
These side-splitting stories will have children aged 7+ laughing their socks off! They cover the Oxford Reading Levels 8-14 and include the tales of the After-School Alien Club, Parrots of the Caribbean and Sam's Supersonic Hamster!