Announcement for schools customers: We will hold all book and furniture orders due for delivery between Friday 22 July 2022 and Wednesday 31 August 2022. Delivery will resume on 1 September 2022. If your school remains open throughout the summer holidays and you would prefer to have your books delivered during this time, please contact us at the time of ordering.

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Book banding

Browse book banded titles by book band level, age range or school year below. 

Books for children can be graded in complexity by reading levels known as book bands, enabling schools to use books at the appropriate level to help children learn to read, then go on to develop and practise their reading skills. Books can be graded from lilac to dark red, a colour standardisation which has been adopted by many publishers. Books also banded black are books which provide stretch and challenge for your gifted and talented readers at a given level. 

Download our free Book bands: Progressive learning to read poster (PDF), linking book bands to school year and phonics phases. You can also visit our reading schemes page for more information about the major schemes and series currently available.​

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