Phonics Book Bag Readers Non-fiction


Our Phonics Book Bag Readers have been designed to support children’s phonic knowledge and early reading skills in the classroom and at home. The series includes a wide selection of diverse and inclusive stories, accompanied by bright and contemporary illustrations that will engage and inspire young readers.

Each decodable non-fiction book has been carefully structured to support children build on their secure phonic knowledge, moving confidently from decoding words to reading fluently and for pleasure.

  • Learning is supported by humorous and fun illustrations and photographs.
  • The artwork and photographs are detailed so as not to provide picture cues and prompting.
  • Each book also contains notes and guidance for parents as well as a ‘talk about it’ task to support children’s oracy, vocabulary and comprehension skills.
  • Matched to the updated Letters and Sounds (2021) phases.
  • Thirteen sets of titles allow for progression:
    • Phase 2 Set 1: s a t p i n m d
    • Phase 2 Set 2: g o c k ck e u r h b f l
    • Phase 2 Set 3: ff ll ss j v w x y z zz
    • Phase 2 Set 4: qu ch sh th ng nk
    • Phase 3 Set 5: ai ee igh oa oo
    • Phase 3 Set 6: ar or ur ow oi ear air er
    • Phase 4 Set 7: Adjacent consonants with short vowels
    • Phase 4 Set 8: Adjacent consonants with long vowels
    • Sets 9 to 13 cover the Phase 5 sounds.

In this series


Giles Clare

Giles Clare is a KS2 teacher and experienced education author.