Reading

Learning to read – and to love to read – is directly linked to children's success at school and beyond. Find out how children learn to read with phonics, and how you can help your child's reading at home.

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eBook library

Free eBook library

Don’t miss our free eBooks, created to help children aged 3–11 practice reading at home.
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Read with Oxford Stages

Find your reading stage

A simple test to find the right Read with Oxford Stage for your child to read at home.
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About Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Reading Tree

Find out about Oxford Reading Tree and Levels, used in schools worldwide.
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Great books to get boys reading

Books to get boys reading

John Dougherty's tips for encouraging boys to read, and love to read.
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Phonics guide

Phonics guide for parents

Our essential guide to learning to read with phonics.
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Struggling readers

Struggling readers

Jean Gross CBE tells us how to help a child who is struggling to learn to read.
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Featured videos

You'll find more support including storyteller videos, grammar tips, maths 'how to' animations, and fun learning ideas to try at home in the Oxford Owl video library.

Phonics: Pure sounds
Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, with Lucy.

Cerrie Burnell's bedtime story tips
The former CBeebies presenter shares her top tips for reading bedtime stories.

Julia Donaldson reads 'Paula the Vet'
Paula the Vet wishes she could see an extraordinary pet.


Books to encourage reading at home

Read with Oxford books

Read with Oxford

New books added! Exciting levelled readers for ages 3–8.
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Read Write inc. Phonics

Read Write Inc. Phonics

A step-by-step phonics programme to support reading.
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How to choose a book

Blog: Choosing books

Librarian Greta Paterson shares her top tips for choosing books for ages 3–7.
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Featured books