Our BookLife Readers have been specifically created in line with the Book Banding scheme and are phonetically decodable. The focus phonemes used throughout this series are in line with the order in which they are taught. This offers a consistent approach to learning, whether reading at home or in the classroom.

Each book also includes exercises and questions to reinforce and ascertain comprehension. These titles are beautifully illustrated to inspire and provoke engagement, providing a variety of styles for the reader to enjoy whilst reading through the series.

BookLife Readers
Fiction Readers
Our BookLife Fiction Readers are fully decodable, banded from Lilac to Lime and many of them are also part of the Accelerated Reader™ scheme. The original stories feature bright, colourful illustrations and feature diverse illustrations that will bring the stories to life.
BookLife Accessible Readers
Accessible Readers
Our dyslexia-friendly, Hi-Lo Accessible Readers are printed on off-white matte paper and have been designed with an increased font size and line spacing to ensure they are ‘really readable’.
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BookLife Rapid Readers
Rapid Readers
BookLife Rapid Readers are hi-lo titles which are designed for children aged 9–12 years who have a lower reading age of 5–6, 6–7 or 7–8 years. From the spooky to the silly, there really is something appeal to all.
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BookLife Non-Fiction Readers
Non-Fiction Readers
BookLife Non-Fiction Readers are fully decodable and have book band levels between Lilac and Lime. Offering a variety of topics to appeal to all, our Non-Fiction Readers support children’s reading development whilst feeding their natural curiosity with their high interest subjects.
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BookLife Graphic Readers
Graphic Readers
Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of comic books, BookLife Graphic Readers are designed for children who have a good grasp of reading but are reluctant to pick up a full-prose book.
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BookLife Freedom Readers
Freedom Readers
Specifically designed to follow on from our decodable reading scheme, Freedom Readers provide budding readers with gripping fiction and captivating non-fiction topics to explore and devour.
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The BookLife Readers begin with the very basics of phonetically decodable reading. Starting with the earliest step of CVC words - words comprising a consonant, a vowel and a consonant - and building on this combination slowly, the reader follows a prescribed format taken directly from the recognised Letters and Sounds educational document. By aligning our books with Letters and Sounds, we offer our readers a consistent approach to learning, whether at home or in the classroom. Books levelled as ‘a’ are an introduction to the band. Readers can advance to ‘b’ where graphemes are consolidated and further graphemes are introduced. The illustrations guide the reader, helping to deliver reading progression through the scheme in a colourful and exciting way. As a reader moves through the book band levels, the page numbers, level of repetition and sentence structure complexity all advance at a rate which encourages development without halting enjoyment.

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