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A series of fun stories using very simple synthetic phonic-based text. Synthetic phonic learning is the process of reading by sounding the individual sounds of a word and then blending them together to read the word as a whole. Written in conjunction with an educational psychology expert.

Stephen Cartwright's delightful illustrations complement the text and are designed to stimulate further interest

Newer titles in this series have QR links that readers can scan with a smartphone or tablet to watch video clips or listen to music while they read the book.
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Adder Up a Ladder (QR) Adder Up a Ladder (QR)

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Adder’s all set to start her new job at Badger’s Cleaning Company. But when she climbs a ladder for the first time, she quickly finds she has no head for heights.

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Ape's great escape Ape's great escape

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Ape's in chains for stealing grapes… find out how his great escape goes with this lively story and humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves or for reading aloud together. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Guidance notes for parents are included at the back of the book.

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Armadillo on a pillow Armadillo on a pillow

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Sleepy Armadillo receives a late night visit from a fairy, but he soon gets carried away with the wishes she grants… A fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with wonderful illustrations.

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Axolotl finds a bottle Axolotl finds a bottle

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Axolotl longs for adventure. One day, she finds an old bottle with something amazing inside. What could it be?

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Bee makes tea Bee makes tea

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A lively story with irresistible illustrations, this book is a delight to share with very young children. It can also be enjoyed by children who are beginning to read for themselves. The simple rhyming text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Big Pig on a dig Big Pig on a dig

Ages: 3 years and up
Pages: 16 pages
Format: Paperback

The story of Big Pig's hunt for treasure is very amusing and takes into account recent research on the most effective ways to teach reading.

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Bug in a rug Bug in a rug

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A lively story with irresistible illustrations, this book is a delight to share with very young children. It can also be enjoyed by children who are beginning to read for themselves. The simple rhyming text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Chimp with a Limp Chimp with a Limp

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

You won't believe chimp's tall tale of how his limp came to be in this lively story with humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves or for reading aloud together. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Guidance notes for parents are included at the back of the book.

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Cow takes a bow Cow takes a bow

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A lively story with irresistible illustrations, this book is a delight to share with very young children. It can also be enjoyed by children who are beginning to read for themselves. The simple rhyming text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Croc gets a shock Croc gets a shock

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A lively story with irresistible illustrations, this book is a delight to share with very young children. It can also be enjoyed by children who are beginning to read for themselves. The simple rhyming text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Crow in the Snow Crow in the Snow

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A lively story with irresistible illustrations, this book is a delight to share with very young children. It can also be enjoyed by children who are beginning to read for themselves. The simple rhyming text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Flamingo plays bingo Flamingo plays bingo

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Flamingo can’t wait to join the bingo game. One, by one, she crosses off the numbers on her card – she needs just one more to win the surprise prize. But when a sneeze from Elephant sends the last ball flying, the chase for the winning number is on…

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Fox on a box (QR) Fox on a box (QR)

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 16 pages
Format: Paperback

Created in consultation with a language expert, this book is part of an engaging phonics-based series, especially written to help your child learn to read.

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Frog on a Log (Board book) Frog on a Log (Board book)

Ages: 2 years and up
Pages: 10 pages
Format: Board book

Usborne's popular phonics readers as a simplified board book with flaps!

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Giraffe in the bath Giraffe in the bath

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Meet giraffe who is grubby and muddy and needs a hot bath… This lively story has humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves or for reading aloud together. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Guidance notes for parents are included at the back of the book.

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Goat in a boat Goat in a boat

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A lively story with irresistible illustrations, this book is a delight to share with very young children. It can also be enjoyed by children who are beginning to read for themselves. The simple rhyming text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Goose on the loose (QR) Goose on the loose (QR)

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Created in consultation with a language expert, this book is part of an engaging phonics-based series, especially written to help your child learn to read.

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Hen's pens (QR) Hen's pens (QR)

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

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Hullabaloo at the Zoo (QR) Hullabaloo at the Zoo (QR)

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 32 pages
Format: Paperback

This engaging, eye-catching series makes learning phonics fun.

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Hyena ballerina Hyena ballerina

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A lively story with humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves, or for reading aloud together. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Guidance notes for parents are included at the back of the book.

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Kangaroo at the zoo Kangaroo at the zoo

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A funny picture book featuring a madcap story about a new kangaroo arriving at the zoo, which uses phonic repetition to help children learn to read. The simple rhyming text helps to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Lizard in a blizzard Lizard in a blizzard

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A cloud is blocking the sun and Lizard is determined to move it… But lizards are not wizards whatever Lizard thinks! This fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, has wonderful illustrations by David Semple. The book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.

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Llamas in pajamas Llamas in pajamas

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A lively story with irresistible illustrations, this book is a delight to share with very young children. It can also be enjoyed by children who are beginning to read for themselves. The simple rhyming text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Miranda's Maracas (QR) Miranda's Maracas (QR)

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Miranda sells maracas at her stall that are great fun for all, but what happens when she stops to help a young rattlesnake who doesn’t “shake”?

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Mole in a hole Mole in a hole

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A funny picture book featuring a madcap story about a builder-mole, using phonic repetition to help children learn to read. The simple rhyming text helps develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Poodle draws doodles Poodle draws doodles

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Poodle loves to doodle. The problem is, she sometimes gets carried away – walls, doors, floors, no surface is safe! The naughty poodle is soon in trouble. But could her al fresco drawing skills actually come in useful? Find out in this colorful addition to the popular Phonics Readers series.

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Raccoon on the moon Raccoon on the moon

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A lively story with irresistible illustrations, this book is a delight to share with very young children. It can also be enjoyed by children who are beginning to read for themselves. The simple rhyming text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

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Seal at the wheel Seal at the wheel

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

Seal has bought herself a new motor boat, Hippo is trying out his new water skis, and Seal is causing chaos! A fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with wonderful illustrations by David Semple. This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.

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Shark in the park Shark in the park

Ages: 3 years and up
Pages: 16 pages
Format: Paperback

Created in consultation with a language expert, this book is part of an engaging new phonics-based series, especially written to help your child learn to read.

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Skunks in trunks (QR) Skunks in trunks (QR)

Ages: 4 years and up
Pages: 24 pages
Format: Paperback

A gang of excitable skunks is off to the water park for a fun afternoon. Their aquatic antics soon land them in trouble – but perhaps they can put their swimming skills to good use!

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