Our News

Articles specific to Phonic Books including noteworthy announcements and any events we may attend or have already attended.

Decodable reading quest books for building fluency

The Dragon Eggs Series is a set of 10 decodable books that combine revision of those tricky vowel digraphs and an exciting, beautifully-illustrated quest with dragons in it! Designed to engage children and secure their Alphabetic Code knowledge and reading […]

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Where do we get the inspiration for our books?

    We often get asked where do we get the inspiration for our books? It comes in many forms but below is just a snippet of how our latest series of books Dragon Eggs was conceived and brought to […]

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Win a set of Dragon Eggs Series books for your school!

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*** Competition Time*** To support the launch of our Dragon Eggs Series, we’d like to invite teachers and educators far and wide to get involved in our ‘Draw a Dragon’ Competition. Simply download the templates below and follow the instructions […]

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Why do older, struggling readers need age-appropriate books?

Older, struggling readers often have gaps in the their phonics knowledge and skills.  They find alternative spellings particularly confusing.  Many suffer from low self esteem so offering them decodable materials that are age-appropriate is vital.  Vital because if the reading […]

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We are open for business

We are pleased to announce we have reopened our shop. With the current situation, deliveries are taking a little longer to arrive with our customers (7-10 working days approximately) but we would ask you to bear with us at this […]

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Coronavirus update for our customers

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Wow! What a rollercoaster of a week! We are sure by now you will have seen the latest UK government advice. Due to this, we have taken the decision to close our website shop temporarily. With the latest restrictions, it […]

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Independent review of That Dog! series

  We have just received this independent review from Teach Primary Magazine.  The review is available online.  See link below. Phonic Books – That Dog! for catch-up readers across the school. At a glance: • Age appropriate, synthetic phonic catch-up […]

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Our new books being used at the Sounds-write Reading Centre

We’re delighted to see that our latest series That Dog! is being used by the Sounds-write Reading Centre. These modern-day stories with contemporary illustrations are designed to engage older readers and follow the same phonic progression as our Magic Belt […]

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Sounds-Write Training programme in Zambia is a success

Director, Clair Baker and Frances Woodward of Forward with Phonics have spent the last couple of weeks training teachers and volunteers in Lusaka and Mongu, Zambia in the Sounds-Write Reading and Spelling Programme. Many of the attendees were volunteers who are […]

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Exhibitions and Events for 2018

The Scottish Learning Festival 19th – 20th September, Hall 4, Glasgow SEC TES SEN Show 5th – 6th October, The Business Design Centre, London Dyslexia Scotland, Education Conference 27th October, University of Strathcylde, Technology and Innnovation Centre, Glasgow The Education […]

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