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Stage 5: Books

Becoming independent – I can read and enjoy a whole story by myself

Read with Oxford Stage 5 is for children who are reading confidently, silently and independently most of the time. They will use their phonics knowledge automatically to tackle words they don’t know and will be able to make predictions about what happens next in stories. If you're not sure that your child is ready for Stage 5, try our simple test.

Approximate age: 6–8
School: Years 2 and 3 / P3 and P4 | Oxford Levels 8 and 9 | Book Bands Purple, Gold
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Stage 5 books

This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. Read about how Biff overcomes his fear of bees, join Chip, Wilf and Nadim on the very first Scout camp, and find out what happens when Kipper trains as a samurai! Includes tips for parents and fun activities.
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This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. Join Biff, Chip and Kipper as they discover a strange creature from outer space, meet a secret pop star and join a family of ogres for dinner! Includes tips for parents and fun activities.
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This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. Join Biff, Chip and Kipper as they put on a play in the Middle Ages, find out what happens to Floppy in Ancient Egypt, and join Nadim and Anneena as they help invent a flying machine! Includes tips for parents and fun activities.
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This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. Join Biff, Chip and Kipper as they go on a spooky night-time adventure in a stately home, discover how Biff and Wilma rescue two imprisoned princes and find out what happens when the magic key goes wrong! Includes tips for parents and fun activities.
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Tromso the friendly troll loves to help people, but doesn't always get the right idea. When snow threatens the village, he proves just how helpful he can be! Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.
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Drusilla the Sand Witch is a friendly witch, but not when it comes to greedy Hagbag. In this magically funny story, Drusilla and her cat, Peg, must come up with a good spell to get rid of their unwanted visitor. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.
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Cosmo and his friend Patty prove you don't have to be big to be clever! In this heart-warming story, Cosmo saves the day when Tyro the terrible tyrannosaur stops by. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.
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Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two delicious stories with short chapters. In 'Winnie Goes Batty', Winnie gets some unexpected help from her bat friends when her bossy sister comes round for tea. In 'Winnie Grows Her Own', she finds out that growing all the food for a picnic isn't as easy as it sounds!
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Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two lively stories with short chapters. In 'Big Top Winnie', Winnie sets up her own circus and wants to be a graceful tightrope walker! In 'Winnie's Fun Run', she dresses up for a fancy-dress race, but not everything goes to plan!
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Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two lively stories with short chapters. In 'Winnie's Bubble Trouble', Winnie magics up a bubble so she can drift away from all the mess in her house. In 'Winnie Gets Bossy', she decides to reorganise all her furniture - but unfortunately the furniture has other ideas!
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