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Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Picnic Fun and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Picnic Fun and Other Stories

Play hide-and-seek with Kipper, make music with the family, and find out what happens when a picnic in the country doesn’t go to plan!

This Stage 1 story collection includes two phonics books and three stories for wider reading that are ideal for children taking their first steps in reading: Kipper’s Talk-about Situations, Biff’s Talk-about Situations, Can You See Me?, The Headache, Picnic Fun.

Approximate age: 3–4 years

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Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Silly Races and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Silly Races and Other Stories

Play a game of ‘I Spy’ with Kipper, join in with the family’s silly races, and find out what happens on a trip to the seaside!

This Stage 1 story collection includes two phonics books and three stories for wider reading that are ideal for children taking their first steps in reading: Kipper’s Alphabet I Spy, Chip’s Letter Sounds, Get On, Who Can You See?, Silly Races.

Approximate age: 3–4 years.

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Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Non-fiction: Weather and Seasons

Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Non-fiction: Weather and Seasons

Find out more about the different seasons, how to be ready for all types of weather, and how the world around us changes from daytime to night-time!

This Read with Oxford Stage 1 collection includes five phonics-based texts, specially written so that your child can read them for themselves: Sun Hat Sunscreen, Seasons, Day And Night, In The Wind, Rain!.

Approximate age: 3–4 years.

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Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Super Dad and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Super Dad 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 Read with Oxford Stage 2 collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are developing early reading skills: Such a Fuss, The Moon Jet, Super Dad, The Spaceship.

Approximate age: 4–5 years.

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Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Biff, Chip and Kipper: The Duckling and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Biff, Chip and Kipper: The Duckling and Other Stories

Discover how Wilma rescues a duckling in trouble, go on a monster hunt with Gran, and find out what happens when Kipper gets stuck!

This Read with Oxford Stage 2 collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are developing early reading skills: The Duckling, Quick! Quick!, The Monster Hunt, The Old Tree Stump.

Approximate age: 4–5 years.

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Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds: Ron Rabbit’s Egg and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 2: Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds: Ron Rabbit’s Egg and Other Stories

With a focus on building phonics skills, this Read with Oxford Stage 2 story collection, created by former Children’s Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, is ideal for children who are developing early reading skills.

It includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations: The Ox and the Yak, The Doll in the Bin, Animal Quiz, The Seven Kids, Ron Rabbit’s Egg, The Big Match, The Shopping List.

Approximate age: 4–5 years.

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Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Egg Fried Rice and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Egg Fried Rice and Other Stories

Have a Chinese meal with Wilma, discover a city made out of ice, and look for eagles in the mountains with Biff!

This Read with Oxford Stage 3 collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading that are ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence: Egg Fried Rice, Ice City, Looking After Gran, Mountain Rescue.

Approximate age: 5–6 years

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Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds: Spike Says and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds: Spike Says and Other Stories

Find out what Spike has to say, why Nasim is an unusual knight, and what happens to the snake and the drake!

With a focus on building phonics skills, this Read with Oxford Stage 3 collection is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Includes seven fun stories with colourful illustrations: Stop Chatting, Bill, Queen Anneena’s Feast, Spike Says, The Wrong Kind of Knight, Moan, Moan, Moan!, The Snake and the Drake, Tadpoles.

Approximate age: 5–6 years

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Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Non-fiction: Survival and Extinction

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Non-fiction: Survival and Extinction

Discover incredible stories of survival and extinction, from the life of dinosaurs and other giant animals to how to stay safe in extreme weather and the most essential resources humans need for survival.

This fascinating Read with Oxford Stage 3 collection of four non-fiction texts is ideal for children growing in reading confidence: My Dinosaur, Extinct Giants, Safe In A Storm, What We Need To Survive.

Approximate age: 5–6 years

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Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Biff, Chip and Kipper: A Tall Tale and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: 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 Read with Oxford Stage 4 collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence: The New Year Race, Ship in Trouble, A Tall Tale, Roman Adventure.

Approximate age: 5–7 years

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Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Detective Adventure and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: 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 Read with Oxford Stage 4 collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence: Two Left Feet, May Morning, The Portrait Problem, Detective Adventure.

Approximate age: 5–7 years

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Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Biff, Chip and Kipper: The Time Capsule and Other Stories

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: 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 Read with Oxford Stage 4 collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence: Land of Letters, Paris Adventure, The Time Capsule, The Jigsaw Puzzle.

Approximate age: 5–7 years

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