Phonics Book Bag Readers


Our Phonics Book Bag Readers have been designed to support children’s phonic knowledge and early reading skills in the classroom and at home. The series includes a wide selection of diverse and inclusive stories, accompanied by bright and contemporary illustrations that will engage and inspire young readers.

Each decodable fiction book has been carefully structured to support children build on their secure phonic knowledge, moving confidently from decoding words to reading fluently and for pleasure.

  • Learning is supported by humorous and fun illustrations and children will love searching for the hidden characters throughout the books!
  • The artwork is detailed so as not to provide picture cues and prompting.
  • Each book also contains notes and guidance for parents as well as a ‘retell the story’ task to support children’s comprehension and vocabulary skills.
  • Matched to the updated Letters and Sounds (2021) phases.
  • Thirteen sets of titles allow for progression:
    • Phase 2 Set 1: s a t p i n m d
    • Phase 2 Set 2: g o c k ck e u r h b f l
    • Phase 2 Set 3: ff ll ss j v w x y z zz
    • Phase 2 Set 4: qu ch sh th ng nk
    • Phase 3 Set 5: ai ee igh oa oo
    • Phase 3 Set 6: ar or ur ow oi ear air er
    • Phase 4 Set 7: Adjacent consonants with short vowels
    • Phase 4 Set 8: Adjacent consonants with long vowels
    • Sets 9 to 13 cover the Phase 5 sounds.

In this series


Charlotte Raby

Charlotte Raby is a Lecturer in Initial Teacher Training and a writer specialising in literacy. She is also co-founder of Reading Fairy.