FREE eBook Library from Oxford Owl

Welcome to our free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. If you'd like to learn more about how to support your child's reading, visit our Reading pages.


Please note: During school closures, our friends at Oxford Owl for School kindly loaned us hundreds of extra eBooks so that children had books to read while away from the classroom. At the end of September 2020, this eBook library will revert back to its normal size, with more than 100 eBooks remaining completely free for children to read. If your child’s school uses Oxford Owl for School, you may be able to get access to more eBooks through them.


All our eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or above to start reading.

Learning to read with phonics? Click the '+' for advice.

Learning to read with phonics

If you live in England, your child will learn to read using phonics. Their school is very likely to use either the Letters and Sounds phonics framework or the Read Write Inc. programme. Check with your school if you’re not sure which one they use.

Using Letters and Sounds?

If your child is using Letters and Sounds, you can find books suitable for them by clicking on the ‘Levels’ menu below and using the 'Letters and Sounds Phase' filter to select the right Phase. Bear in mind the following:

  • If you don’t know your child’s Phase, you can check with your school. As a guide, most Reception children will be on Phases 1–4 and most Year 1 children will be on Phases 4–5. Beyond Phase 5, your child will be able to decode most books.
  • In Letters and Sounds, there are ‘sets’ within the Phases – so your child might not know all the sounds in every book within their Phase.
  • Some series contain occasional ‘tricky words’ that your child can’t decode using phonics. Use the inside front cover notes to teach your child these words before they start the book.
  • Find out more about Letters and Sounds >
Using Read Write Inc. Phonics?

If your child is being taught to read using the Read Write Inc. programme, you can find books suitable for them by clicking on the ‘Levels’ menu below and using the 'Read Write Inc.' filter to select the right level.

Find more support and resources for Read Write Inc. in our parents' guide to Read Write Inc. >

Looking for printed books for phonics practice at home?

Not reading to practise phonics?

Sharing books and independent reading

If your child is reading simply for enjoyment, comprehension, or practice, just browse the library or use any of the other filters. You can check which level is right for your child with this simple test from Read with Oxford.

Reading for pleasure

Are you a teacher? Find out about the Oxford Owl for School eBook library.

More available on Oxford Owl for School

From 1 October, schools who are registered with Oxford Owl can provide pupils with access to an additional 30 Oxford Primary eBooks, plus a separate library of 50 Read Write Inc. titles all for free using a class login associated with their Oxford Owl for School.
How to set up a class login >

If you need more eBooks, Oxford Owl for School is introducing a new subscription of up to 550 titles. For more information, please visit the OUP website.

Browse the library

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Title Author/
Illustrator
Series/
Book level
Clothes for Rain Gill Howell Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 1+,Book Band 1: Pink Log in to read eBook
Patterns Cynthia Rider Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 3,Book Band 3: Yellow Log in to read eBook
Diggers Monica Hughes Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 2,Book Band 2: Red Log in to read eBook
The Right Home Becca Heddle
/ Cindy Frohlich
Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 3,Book Band 3: Yellow Log in to read eBook
Plants for Dinner Becca Heddle
/ Nick Schon
Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 4,Book Band 4: Blue Log in to read eBook
Ballet Caroline Plaisted Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 4,Book Band 4: Blue Log in to read eBook
The Strange Beast Paul Shipton
/ Alex Brychta
Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 5,Book Band 5: Green Log in to read eBook
Julia Donaldson - A biography Gill Howell Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 5,Book Band 5: Green Log in to read eBook
Wild Weather Ben Smith Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 8: Purple Log in to read eBook
Sport Then and Now Shilo Berry Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 7,Book Band 10: White Log in to read eBook
Pony For a Day June Crebbin
/ Julia Patton
Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook
What's Inside Me? Diana Noonan Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 8,Book Band 10: White Log in to read eBook
Our Class Tiger Alessah Darlison
/ Antonia Stylianou
Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 7,Book Band 7: Turquoise Log in to read eBook
Making a Book Liz Miles Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 10,Book Band 10: White Log in to read eBook
Things that Sting Brian Birchall Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 7,Book Band 7: Turquoise Log in to read eBook
Deep Down Weird Rob Alcraft Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook
Perfect Pets Jill McDougall
/ Helen Dardik
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook
Zoom Out! Ben Hubbard Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook
A Pony for a Day June Crebbin
/ Julia Patton
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook
Who Eats Who? Teresa Heapy
/ Rebecca Elliott
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook
Bug Buzz! Wayne Gerdtz
/ Cat McInnes
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 7,Book Band 7: Turquoise Log in to read eBook
Bin Goblins Emma Boor Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 7,Book Band 7: Turquoise Log in to read eBook
Wild Wheels Peter Millet
/ Alan Brown
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 8,Book Band 8: Purple Log in to read eBook
The Pizza Patch Jill McDougall
/ Agnese Baruzzi
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 8,Book Band 8: Purple Log in to read eBook
Beaks and Feet Mick Manning
/ Mick Manning
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 8,Book Band 8: Purple Log in to read eBook
Rabbits, Hats and Secrets Kirsty Hamilton Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 9,Book Band 9: Gold Log in to read eBook
Your Body, Inside Out Vicky Shipton
/ Chantel de Sousa
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 9,Book Band 9: Gold Log in to read eBook
Big Ears and Sticky Fingers Anita Ganeri
/ Anna Violet
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 9,Book Band 9: Gold Log in to read eBook
Flight or Fright? Janine Scott
/ Olivier Daumas
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 9,Book Band 9: Gold Log in to read eBook
Flying Kicks Kirsty Hamilton
/ Fiona Lee
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 9,Book Band 9: Gold Log in to read eBook
Burps, Scabs and Smells Anita Ganeri
/ Tony Trimmer
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 10,Book Band 10: White Log in to read eBook
Skills and Thrills Cameron Macintosh Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 10,Book Band 10: White Log in to read eBook
The Life of Leonardo Mick Manning
/ Brita Granström
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 10,Book Band 10: White Log in to read eBook
Tasty Travels Glenn Cosby
/ Kate Rochester
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 11,Book Band 11: Lime Log in to read eBook
Top Ten Worst Jobs in History Rob Alcraft
/ Igor Sinkovec
Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 11,Book Band 11: Lime Log in to read eBook
Outdoor Art Teresa Heapy Oxford Reading Tree,Oxford Reading Tree inFact / Oxford Level 11,Book Band 11: Lime Log in to read eBook
DeepDownWeird.zip Rob Alcraft Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook
PerfectPets.zip Jill McDougall Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook
WhoEatsWho.zip Teresa Heapy
/ Rebecca Elliot
Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook
ZoomOut.zip Ben Hubbard Oxford Reading Tree / Oxford Level 6,Book Band 6: Orange Log in to read eBook


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