Phonic Books has developed a collection of highly decodable books to support practice and build reading confidence. The books in this series target older readers who need continued support with their phonic skills.

Decodable, synthetic phonics, reading books with age-appropriate and exciting stories for older, struggling and/or reluctant readers. Designed with an interest age of 8–14, these chapter books are highly structured and help to fill in the missing gaps in phonic skills.

Special features are designed to engage but also to facilitate access to text and develop independent reading strategies. Ideal resources to deliver targeted reading interventions for struggling children, or those with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia.

The collection includes -

Moon Dogs Series - For older students at the early stages of reading

That Dog!, Alba Series, Totem Series and Magic Belt - Gripping quest series and contemporary, age-appropriate stories

Hidden in Paris, Talisman Series, Island Adventure, Titan's Gauntlets, Rescue and Amber Guardians - Action-packed, chapter stories to target older readers

Within these series there are a wide range of genres and contemporary topics to appeal to older readers.

An overview of the series from LoveReading4Schools Expert Reviewer, Rosie Watch

Each series contains a selection of ten stories, each one focusing on different CVC words and containing a contents page, chapters, a vocabulary list of words used and at the bottom of each page, any new or multisyllable words are split up into manageable syllables for the reader.

There is also a page headed ‘reading practice’ to help reinforce the target phoneme. All these books are well written and illustrated, but also very clearly marked with the relevant CVC and CVCC levels and targeted phoneme making them accessible to teachers and assistants hunting for appropriate and suitable reading material.

Having so many stories in each series will appeal to children who love an adventure to continue, but it also provides consistency and breadth of reading within the same level of ability. A very reliable resource for the classroom.

You can find a selection of books from this series below, with extracts from the books to download and a further review.

For more information on the books in this Phonics series, teacher resources and advice on using the visit