You'll be spoilt for choice

There are so many wonderful books, but how do you know which ones to choose? Browse through our library of 250 FREE eBooks to find an engaging book for your child. All our eBooks are tablet friendly, simply register and enjoy a world of reading and fun activities. Whether you’re looking for a book to share with your youngest child or something to keep your ten year old motivated, we’re here to help.

If you’re not sure which books to start with, take a look at the different series below...

Learning to Read at Home

Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper

The UK’s favourite home reading series.

Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper has been created by educational experts to help you support your child’s development as a reader and complement what they are doing at school. Starring Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog from Oxford Reading Tree (the series used in 80% of primary schools), there are now two reading strands that work together:

  1. Phonics books provide valuable practice for your child, especially as they prepare for the new reading test for six year olds being introduced by the Government.
  2. First Stories help your child to practise reading everyday words and develop their vocabulary.

Why is Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper so popular?

  • Exciting stories – enjoyment is key to reading and so each story has been written to support your child’s reading at home, with big helpings of fun and magic!
  • Carefully graded – there are six levels in the series with gradual progression and word repetition throughout, to help your child build reading confidence.
  • Hints and tips – every book provides practical tips and simple ideas for you to use with your child when reading and talking about the story.
  • Puzzles and activities – each book encourages your child to have fun looking for details in the story and offers lots of opportunities to talk and practise their reading skills.

View the full range of Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper books.

*Formerly known as Read At Home.

Read Write Inc. Phonics At Home

The proven phonics method to get your child reading and writing fast!

Ruth Miskin, a former head teacher and now a leading expert in children’s literacy, has developed Read Write Inc. Phonics At Home. Her programme, Read Write Inc. is also used in thousands of UK primary schools.

Why is Read Write Inc. Phonics so effective?

  • It teaches your child the sounds that make up words, quickly and systematically, to get them reading fast.
  • It has Storybooks containing words made up of the sounds your child has learnt, so they can read every word.
  • It develops your child’s writing and spelling skills too, through activities linked to the Storybooks.

Watch helpful videos and find out more about the home learning range on our Read Write Inc. Phonics page .

Songbirds by Julia Donaldson

The brilliant and much-loved author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson has created these stories to support children at home and at school as they learn to read. These engaging stories also provide children with lots of phonics practice.

View the full range of Songbirds .

Listen to Julia Donaldson's top tips for reading with your child.

School Reading Series

Oxford Reading Tree

The UK’s favourite reading programme, used in 80% of primary schools!

You’re probably already familiar with Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog! They’re the much-loved characters in Oxford Reading Tree, the reading programme that helps to teach millions of school children to read.

If you want to know more about how your school uses Oxford Reading Tree, please ask your child’s teacher.

For fun games, activities and free Oxford Reading Tree eBooks, visit our Oxford Reading Tree page.


The first literacy programme built to raise boys’ achievement.

Project X has been designed with boys in mind, and has all the ingredients they love – cool characters, exciting storylines and 3D illustrations. In fact, the books are so much fun to read, girls love them too! It’s proving to raise boys’ reading and writing standards in schools throughout the UK.

If you want to know more about Project X, ask your child’s teacher.

Further information can also be found at .


A carefully levelled reading programme for 7–11 year olds.

TreeTops has hundreds of books to choose from and has something for every 7–11 year olds to enjoy reading. It is carefully written in stages to ensure that children’s reading continues to progress – building up their stamina, confidence and reading skills. TreeTops includes non-fiction, classics stories like Oliver Twist, myths and legends, graphic novels and a whole range of exciting stories. If you want to know more about TreeTops, ask your child’s teacher at school.

Further information can also be found at .

Children's Fiction

There are so many amazing books out there for children, but sometimes all that choice can make it more difficult to choose the right book for your child. To make things easier, we've created our own 'Brilliant Books' selection of reading lists, and we'll also be featuring the latest books for children right here on Oxford Owl.

Brilliant Books

Help select the right book for your child with founder of BookStart, Wendy Cooling's book lists. Featuring books for all ages and abilities, Wendy's lists will help you choose books that will help nurture your child's love of reading.

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The Accidental Prime Minister

What really would happen if a kid was in charge?

Find out what happens when Joe Perkins' protest against the closure of his local park goes viral and he ends up in Number 10 with a manifesto that includes banana shaped buses, hats for cats and Fancy Dress Fridays (but on a Thursday). Perfect for fans of David Walliams, The Accidental Prime Minister is a hilarious tale that will delight and entertain readers aged 9 and over.

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