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Non-fiction: Books

Fascinating and colourful non-fiction collections

The Read with Oxford range has been carefully created by educational experts to support your child as they learn to read. Here, we've gathered together some of our favourite non-fiction titles, taking you on a journey from the deepest fathoms of space to the strangest and most beautiful creatures in our natural world.

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Non-fiction collections

Stage 1 | Age 3–4
Find out more about the animals of the world, how they adapt to survive and how they use tools just like us! From dogs and lions to kingfishers and atlas moths, this collection is packed full of fascinating facts about both familiar and more unusual animals.
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Stage 1 | Age 3–4
Find out more about the different seasons, how to be ready for all types of weather, and how the world around us changes from daytime to night-time!
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Stage 2 | Age 4–5
Find out about exotic plants, explore beautiful beaches and see the world through an animal's eyes! Explore our wonderful world in this fascinating collection of seven Read with Oxford non-fiction texts, ideal for children who are developing early reading skills.
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Stage 2 | Age 4–5
Find out how to make your own sock puppet, grow your own picnic and make a strawberry mess! This collection is designed to tap into your child's interest in baking and making things, supporting national curriculum topics and providing phonics practice.
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Stage 3 | Age 4–5
Find out about stinky flowers and giant trees, discover the amazing ways creatures use tricks to hide or find food, and sort fact from fiction in the animal quiz! Explore the fantastic nature all around you in this fascinating collection of six Read with Oxford non-fiction texts, ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence.
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Stage 3 | Age 4–5
Discover incredible stories of survival and extinction, from the life of dinosaurs and other giant animals to how to stay safe in extreme weather andthe most essential resources humans need for survival.
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Stage 4 | Age 5–7
Find out about some weird and wonderful insects, meet the class that have their own tiger and discover the amazing creatures that live in the deep, dark ocean! Discover some of the incredible animals that we share our world with in this fascinating collection of six Read with Oxford non-fiction texts, ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence.
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Stage 4 | Age 5–7
Discover some amazing animal superpowers! Find out about animals with super strength and speed, read about some incredible birds, and learn why minibeasts matter.
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Stage 4 | Age 5–7
Find out about amazing people and moments from throughout history in this collection of five fascinating non-fiction texts. Discover how travel has become faster and faster, meet some incredible geniuses from history, and discover how some mistakes led to amazing scientific discoveries and inventions.
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Stage 5 | Age 6–8
Find out about the incredible invention of the flying machine, discover how people have spread the word throughout history and learn all about the solar system! Explore outer space and discover amazing inventions in this fascinating collection of five Read with Oxford non-fiction texts, ideal for children who are beginning to read independently.
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