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Help celebrate Oxford Reading Tree's Birthday!

Growing with the times

Help celebrate Oxford Reading Tree's Birthday!

Growing with the times

Oxford Reading Tree turned 30 in 2016 and we celebrated it with a year-long calendar of events all over the world. Take a look below to see the winners of our story-writing competition, party packs for schools and a special interview with the author-illustrator team.

Q&As for the author-illustrator team Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta of Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories

We ask Roderick Hunt...

What inspired you to write about Biff, Chip and Kipper and who's your favourite character?
1 min 04 secs

We ask Alex Brychta...

How did you become an illustrator?
1 min 40 secs

We ask Roderick Hunt...

How do you work together on a new story?
1 min 43 secs

We ask Alex Brychta...

Do you illustrate real people and put them in the stories?
1 min 34 secs

We ask Roderick Hunt about Alex Brychta...

Do you play any tricks on Alex when you're thinking up a new story?
1 min 43 secs

We ask Alex Brychta...

Why do you hide pairs of glasses in most of the books?
1 min 55 secs

We ask Alex Brychta...

What reason do you give to children who ask you why you put pairs of glasses in the books?
1 min 36 secs

Competition Winning Entries

The Queen's Jesters

Read Mimi Cliff's winning entry in our 'Age 4–6 category'

30 Years Older

Read Abril Allende's winning entry in our 'Age 6–8 category'


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A Thank You message (video)

Roderick Hunt MBE and Alex Brychta MBE thank everyone who entered the 30th Birthday Competition
50 secs

Have fun celebrating our global Tree Party with us

Hold a 30th Birthday Tree Party! (PDF)

Download our Tree Party brochure to see and share lots of fun ideas for your own party

Print off your own Floppy Mask! (PDF)

A fun activity to download, print and cut your own Floppy mask
For best fit, print in A3 size

Make Gran's glasses! (PDF)

A great craft activity for your children to cut out, colour and dress up with a pair of Gran's glasses

Make your own party hat! (PDF)

Download and cut around the template to create a fantastic 30th birthday party hat

Bake some birthday treats! (PDF)

Download this handy sheet with two recipe ideas for birthday tea goodies

Make your own bunting! (PDF)

Cut out and colour in this Tree Party bunting for your special event

Cake toppers for your bakers (PDF)

Bring your birthday cupcakes to life with these colourful 30th birthday cake toppers

Stickers to print out and give to your children (PDF)

Reward your children with one of these lovely 30th birthday stickers

Have a go at our 30th Birthday quiz!

How well do you know Oxford Reading Tree? Take part in this fun quiz.

Hold an Oxford Reading Tree Readathon

Reading Record for Oxford Reading Tree (PDF)

Download your own individual Reading Record for Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Reading Tree Readathon Certificate (PDF)

Download and present a certificate to celebrate your children's reading achievement

Oxford Reading Tree eBooks

Free eBooks

Get your children to read these Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories Levels 1 - 9 online