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Read with Oxford Stage 5

Find books from Read with Oxford Stage 5, with tips to help your child with reading at home.

What is Read with Oxford Stage 5?

Becoming independent – I can read and enjoy a whole story by myself

Read with Oxford Stage 5 is for children who are reading confidently, silently and independently most of the time. They will use their phonics knowledge automatically to tackle words they don’t know and will be able to make predictions about what happens next in stories.

Approximate age: 6–8
School: Years 2 and 3 / P3 and P4
Equivalent to:  Oxford Levels 8, 9 | Book Bands Purple, Gold

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Is Stage 5 right for my child?

Children at Read with Oxford Stage 5 can usually:

  • Read quickly and silently using their phonics knowledge automatically (except for the occasional very unfamiliar word).
  • Read (on sight) a wide range of common tricky words (e.g. ‘beautiful’, ‘eye’).
  • Read aloud with good pace and fluency, taking note of punctuation and sometimes using expression.
  • Begin to make fewer mistakes while reading and correct them most of the time.
  • Explain their ideas and opinions about a story or information book in a lot of detail.
  • Understand that there are different types of fiction and non-fiction books.
  • Read a short Stage 5 book in one sitting or, for longer books with chapters, at least one complete chapter.

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 5 books

Superpower Switch

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy, who must work together and use their powers to outwit the super-baddies.

In ‘Power Swap’, the friends find their superpowers have been swapped! In ‘Out of Control’, Jin tries to win the gold badge but goes a bit too far.

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Silver Shadow Strikes Out

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy, who must work together and use their powers to outwit the super-baddies.

In ‘Silver Shadow’, Ben has to rescue Slink the cat from the dangerous Silver Shadow. In ‘Silver Shadow Strikes Again’, Silver Shadow attempts to steal Professor Bounce’s inventions. Can Ben defeat the sneaky villain?

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Beat the Bunny-Wunnies

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy, who must work together and use their powers to outwit the super-baddies.

In ‘The Champion’s Cup’, Cam and Evan compete to win the trophy but the bunny-wunnies have other ideas! In ‘Night Rescue’, can Jin battle his way through the bunny-wunnies to rescue the head of Hero Academy?

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Explore and Invent

Find out about the incredible invention of the flying machine, discover how people have spread the word throughout history, and learn all about the solar system!

Explore outer space and discover amazing inventions in this fascinating collection of five non-fiction texts, ideal for children who are beginning to read independently.

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Superhero Bunny League

They might be a bit different from your average superheroes – but can the Superhero Bunny League work together to save the day?

Two hilarious comic strip stories for children who are beginning to read independently. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the comics.

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Sugar Plum Scary

Sugar Plum is no good at being a tooth fairy. But when disaster strikes, it’s up to her to save the day!

This book has short chapters, an engaging story and exciting colour illustrations, and includes tips for parents and fun after-reading activities.

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Charlie and the Aztecs

On a school trip, Charlie suddenly travels back in time and meets the Aztecs! Can she beat them at their own game?

This book has short chapters, an engaging story and exciting colour illustrations, and includes tips for parents and fun after-reading activities.

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Pirate Percy’s Parrot

Pirate Percy loves his parrot, Polly. Find out what happens when One-eyed Jack steals Polly and won’t give her back.

This book has short chapters, an engaging story and exciting colour illustrations, and includes tips for parents and fun after-reading activities.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: The Beehive Fence and Other Stories

Read about how Biff overcomes his fear of bees, join Chip, Wilf and Nadim on the very first Scout camp, and find out what happens when Kipper trains as a samurai!

This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. Includes tips for parents and fun activities.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Fireball in the Sky and Other Stories

Join Biff, Chip and Kipper as they discover a strange creature from outer space, meet a secret pop star, and join a family of ogres for dinner!

This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. Includes tips for parents and fun activities.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: The Flying Machine and Other Stories

Join Biff, Chip and Kipper as they put on a play in the Middle Ages, find out what happens to Floppy in Ancient Egypt, and join Nadim and Anneena as they help invent a flying machine!

This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. Includes tips for parents and fun activities.

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Biff, Chip and Kipper: The Strange Old House and Other Stories

Join Biff, Chip and Kipper as they go on a spooky night-time adventure in a stately home, discover how Biff and Wilma rescue two imprisoned princes and find out what happens when the magic key goes wrong!

This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. Includes tips for parents and fun activities.

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Snow Troll

Tromso the friendly troll loves to help people, but doesn’t always get the right idea. When snow threatens the village, he proves just how helpful he can be!

Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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The Sand Witch

Drusilla the Sand Witch is a friendly witch, but not when it comes to greedy Hagbag. In this magically funny story, Drusilla and her cat, Peg, must come up with a good spell to get rid of their unwanted visitor.

Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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Cosmo for Captain

Cosmo and his friend Patty prove you don’t have to be big to be clever! In this heart-warming story, Cosmo saves the day when Tyro the terrible tyrannosaur stops by.

Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Tellytastic Winnie

Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two lively stories with short chapters. In ‘Winnie the Bold’, Winnie is inspired by a TV show to have her own adventure – and ends up rescuing a dragon. In ‘Wilbur’s Got Talent’, Wilbur wins a competition to star in a cat food advert and becomes a TV star!

This book has short chapters, an engaging story, and funny colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie’s Awful Auntie

Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two hilarious stories with short chapters. In ‘Winnie the Naughty Niece’, Winnie uses her magic to hide when Auntie Aggie pays a surprise visit! In ‘Winnie’s Awful Auntie’, Auntie Aggie tries to turn Wilbur into a sweet little rabbit and Winnie gets cross!

This book has short chapters, an engaging story, and funny colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Time Travel Winnie

Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two lively stories with short chapters. In ‘Winnie’s Time Machine’, Winnie and Jerry the giant go back in time and meet an angry cave woman! In ‘Winnie Spells Trouble’, the school children’s Egyptian project is helped by some time-travel magic!

This book has short chapters, an engaging story, and funny colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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Winnie and Wilbur: It’s Teatime, Winnie!

Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two delicious stories with short chapters. In ‘Winnie Goes Batty’, Winnie gets some unexpected help from her bat friends when her bossy sister comes round for tea. In ‘Winnie Grows Her Own’, she finds out that growing all the food for a picnic isn’t as easy as it sounds!

This book has short chapters, an engaging story, and funny colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie Dresses Up

Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two lively stories with short chapters. In ‘Big Top Winnie’, Winnie sets up her own circus and wants to be a graceful tightrope walker! In ‘Winnie’s Fun Run’, she dresses up for a fancy-dress race, but not everything goes to plan!

This book has short chapters, an engaging story, and funny colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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Winnie and Wilbur: Tidy Up, Winnie!

Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two lively stories with short chapters. In ‘Winnie’s Bubble Trouble’, Winnie magics up a bubble so she can drift away from all the mess in her house. In ‘Winnie Gets Bossy’, she decides to reorganise all her furniture – but unfortunately the furniture has other ideas!

This book has short chapters, an engaging story, and funny colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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Winnie and Wilbur: My Reading and Activity Kit

Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in this kit bursting with fun and educational reading activities!

The kit includes four hilarious stories, a whole book of fun activities, a spooky spell poster with reusable stickers, and top tips for parents, ideal for developing your child’s reading, writing and comprehension skills.

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