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Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Books

Phonics stories by the author of The Gruffalo

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 stories from Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds collection. These fun story collections and activity books have been carefully structured to progressively introduce, revise and consolidate phonics knowledge.

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Stage 1 story collections and activity books

12 fun stories designed to build phonics skills. Discover what life is like being small with Bob Bug, find out if Top Cat becomes king of the garden and learn how to make tasty buns!
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Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to complement how your child is starting to read at school. They will help children to learn and recognise individual letter shapes and words, read simple words and sentences and develop an awareness of rhyme.
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Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to build your child's reading skills and phonics knowledge. They will help children to recognise individual letter shapes and sounds, read simple words and spell simple words.
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Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are taking their first steps in reading. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence.
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection contains 12 fun phonics stories to provide perfect practice for beginner readers. The kit also contains colourful stickers, and an alphabet chart to reward, motivate and build confidence.
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Stage 2 story collections and activity books

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Find out about Singing Dad and Viv's Odd Pet, as well as Ron Rabbit's job at the fish and chip shop!
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Find out what's so important about Ron Rabbit's egg, what happens to the Doll in the bin and learn about animals in the Animal Quiz!
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. Read about the Trunk and the Skunk, find out why Gran is so cross and discover how Ron Rabbit makes a rocket!
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Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to complement how your child is starting to read at school. They will help children to learn and recognise individual letter shapes and words, read simple words and sentences and develop an awareness of rhyme.
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Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to build your child's reading skills and phonics knowledge. They will help children to recognise individual letter shapes and sounds, read simple words and spell simple words.
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Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. This book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Help Miss Hill find her way out of the maze, play an animal quiz and make a shopping list with Mr Zed.
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection contains 12 fun phonics stories to provide perfect practice for beginner readers. The kit also contains colourful stickers, and an alphabet chart to reward, motivate and build confidence.
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Stage 3 story collections and activity books

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Find out what Spike has to say, why Nasim is an unusual kind of knight and what happens to the snake and the drake!
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Find out why Tim is in a bad mood, what makes a good pen-pal and learn about different animal tails!
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With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes five fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Discover why Usman loves reading, read about the Cinderella play and find out why Mr and Mrs Brown are upside down!
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Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to complement how your child is starting to read at school. They will help children to learn and recognise individual letter shapes and words, read simple words and sentences and develop an awareness of rhyme.
Find out more

Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, these flashcards have been specially developed to build your child's reading skills and phonics knowledge. They will help children to recognise individual letter shapes and sounds, read simple words and spell simple words.
Find out more

Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence.
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Stage 4 story collections and activity books

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes six fun stories with colourful illustrations. Find out what Clare does at the fair, what happens at Tara's party and how Jack meets the giants!
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Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Play 'I Spy' with Tara, use clues to complete the crosswords and finish the story of Jack and the giants!
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