Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Reading Tree

Inspiring a love of reading in every child

Taught over 30 million children how to read and to love to read

  • Extensive collection for young readers provides a variety of writing styles, genres and artwork preferences at every level
  • Underpinned by Oxford Reading Levels to ensure children are reading books with the right level of support or challenge to build confidence, develop skills and foster a lifelong love of reading
  • Includes the most popular character series - Biff, Chip and Kipper and a structured, rigorous synthetic phonics programme for teaching children to read with their favourite characters
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Decodable Practice

36 Fiction and Non-fiction fully decodable books offering absolute fidelity to the Floppy's Phonics teaching programme

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My Oxford Reading Tree Dictionary

My Oxford Reading Tree Dictionary

A new dictionary to support reading the Oxford Reading Tree stories.

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What does Oxford Reading Tree include?

Decodable Practice

36 Fiction and Non-fiction fully decodable books offering absolute fidelity to the Floppy's Phonics teaching programme

Floppy's Phonics Teaching Programme

A rigorous synthetic phonics teaching programme.

Word Sparks

Fully decodable books that tackle the word gap too!

104 Fiction and Non-fiction titles, fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Sets with special partner texts to enhance home-school links

Floppy's Phonics Fiction

A series of fully decodable, aligned to Letters and Sounds stories to help children practise phonics with their favourite characters

Traditional Tales

A rich and varied collection of fully decodable, classic stories

Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper

Topic-linked fiction and non-fiction to support your wider curriculum

Story Sparks

Stories to fire the imagination and develop comprehension skills

Oxford Reading Tree inFact

Oxford Reading Tree inFact

Inspire, inform and intrigue your children with powerful non-fiction

Decode and Develop stories

These phonically-based stories contain high-interest words and move children on to richer reading

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics books

Songbirds Phonics

Julia Donaldson's synthetic phonics stories for effective practice and fun

Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories

This best-loved character series inspires children and helps them to develop as independent readers

All Stars fiction

Brand new chapter books added to this popular series for your high-level readers

What does Oxford Reading Tree deliver?

Structure chart

Oxford Reading Tree course structure

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Support materials

Find activity sheets, teaching notes, a reading record and more

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Get free advice and resource support with a visit from your local educational consultant

Curriculum Chart

2019 Ofsted Framework

See how Oxford Reading Tree supports the 2019 Ofsted Framework.

Assess progress in reading and writing with Oxford Reading Tree

Assessment in Oxford Reading Tree (PDF)

Your guide to raising reading standards

Curriculum Chart

Curriculum information

Find out how Oxford Reading Tree can help you deliver key aims of the Primary National Curriculum

Case study

Case studies

See Oxford Reading Tree in action


  • Children are highly motivated to develop their reading and progress to the next level of books. They are challenged by extended text and length without realising as they are engaged in the story.

    Jacqueline Sharrock, KS1 Teacher and Literacy Co-ordinator, St Bedes College, Manchester.

Oxford Reading Tree
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