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Read with Oxford Stage 4

Find books from Read with Oxford Stage 4, with tips to help your child with reading at home.

What is Read with Oxford Stage 4?

Gaining confidence – I sometimes read by myself, and I can read lots of everyday words

Read with Oxford Stage 4 is for children who are beginning to read with more confidence. They are often able to use the phonics they have learned without being reminded, and they are starting to feel more comfortable reading by themselves.

Approximate age: 5–7
School: Years 1 and 2 / P2 and P3
Equivalent to: Oxford Levels 6, 7 | Book Bands Orange, Turquoise

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Is Stage 4 right for my child?

Children at Read with Oxford Stage 4 can usually:

  • Apply their phonics knowledge automatically, without sounding words out or needing help.
  • Read a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar words, including most common tricky words.
  • Choose whether to read silently or aloud. They can often read aloud with expression, taking note of punctuation.
  • Notice their own mistakes when reading and correct them.
  • Talk about what they have read with growing confidence and independence, expressing opinions.
  • Select their own books to read, based on the cover and blurb.

If you’re not sure which Stage is best for your child, try our simple test >

How can I help my child to read?

You’ll find lots of tips on helping your child learn to read in our Reading section, including:

Visit our Reading section >

Where can I buy your books?

All our book listings below link to buy on Amazon.co.uk. However, many of our Read with Oxford books are also available on Waterstones, WHSmith, Book Depository and hive.co.uk.

Stage 4 story collections

Snoot’s Big Bad Dream and Other Stories

Meet the boy with a sabre-tooth kitten, read about a monkey who dreams of climbing to the top of the Taj Mahal, and find out what happens when Snoot stands up to his big, bad dream!

Six captivating and engaging stories with clear progression, ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Detective Adventure and Other Stories

Follow Biff, Chip and Kipper as they visit a famous artist in Italy, help Anneena solve the mystery of a missing diamond necklace, and find out what happens when Gran teaches Dad to dance!

This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. Includes tips for parents and fun activities.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Bigfoot Mystery and Other Stories

Watch Biff and Chip look after the hens, go on two space adventures with Kipper, and find out how Wilf’s dad saves the day!

This collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are developing early reading skills. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: The Time Capsule and Other Stories

Travel back in time with Biff and Chip to a country house, join the hunt for the Eiffel Tower, and find out what happens when the gang make a time capsule!

This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. Includes tips for parents and fun activities.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: A Tall Tale and Other Stories

Join Biff, Chip and Kipper as they celebrate Chinese New Year, enjoy listening to Uncle Max’s tall tales and set off on a tasty adventure in Ancient Rome!

This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. Includes tips for parents and fun activities.

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Phonics: The Frog Prince and Other Tales

This collection contains four traditional tales: ‘The Frog Prince’, ‘How the Bear Lost his Tail’, ‘Monkey’s Magic Pipe’, and ‘Yoshi the Stonecutter’.

This beautifully-illustrated book with clear phonics progression is ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence.

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Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds: Clare and the Fair and Other Stories

Find out what Clare does at the fair, what happens at Tara’s party, and how Jack meets the giants.

With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes six fun stories with colourful illustrations.

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Stage 4 non-fiction collections

Incredible Animals

Find out about some weird and wonderful insects, meet the class that have their own tiger, and discover the amazing creatures that live in the deep, dark ocean!

Discover some of the incredible animals that we share our world with in this fascinating collection of six non-fiction texts, ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence.

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Animal Superpowers

Discover some amazing animal superpowers! Find out about animals with super strength and speed, read about some incredible birds, and learn why minibeasts matter.

This fascinating collection of six non-fiction texts is ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. It is packed full of incredible facts, with full-colour photos and artwork.

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Marvellous History

Find out about amazing people and moments from throughout history in this collection of five fascinating non-fiction texts.

Discover how travel has become faster and faster, meet some incredible geniuses from history, and discover how some mistakes led to amazing scientific discoveries and inventions.

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