Our News

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

Talisman Card games win Primary Teacher Award!

Talisman Card Games 11-20 have just been awarded a silver award from Primary Teacher.  These are beautifully illustrated card games that not only develop reading skills, but social skills too.  The Primary Teacher award gets teachers to try out and […]

Read More

‘Name an alien’ Competition – 2017 winning entries announced


  Many schools took part in this year’s ‘Name an alien’ competition and we have been overwhelmed at the response to it and really impressed with the effort the children have made. It was really difficult to choose just 20 […]

Read More

Events and Exhibitions we are attending 2017

LDA Learning Disabilities Association of America – February 16-19 – Balitmore, USA CIEC Cambridge International Education Conference – February 16-18 – Cambridge SENCO Conference – Twickenham Rugby Stadium (Church Suite) – March 13 – Twickenham The Education Show – NEC Birmingham […]

Read More

Special Needs Teacher reviews Moon Dogs Series

Moon Dogs Series

As a special needs teacher who mainly works with KS2 children, I’m always looking for materials that not only  interest my students, but also enable them to practice the early phonics they have missed out on. The Moon Dog books are […]

Read More

New Distributor: High Noon Books

High Noon Books logo

We are pleased to announce that The Magic Belt, Totem and Talisman series are also now being sold by the distributor High Noon Books.

Read More

NEW Tell a Story Books for Nursery & Reception

New tell a story books

Designed to help young children become confident communicators, these delightful books develop …

Read More

Name an Alien Competition


Draw an alien and give it a name using the phonics you’ve learned! The best 20 aliens will be selected and a poster will be made with your name.

Read More

Project Hope and Dandelion Readers

Frances Woodward, a wonderful Sounds-Write trainer, volunteered and went out to Zambia to train the teachers in Project Hope how to teach reading.  Sounds-Write donated the programme and Phonic Books donated decodable books. This way the children could use Dandelion Readers as they learned […]

Read More

The look of success – just look at that face!

This little chap has just received a new set of the ‘Rescue’ series, decodable books for older, struggling readers. He has already read the ‘Talisman’ series and now he will be able to read this new series independently because he […]

Read More

Independent review of new ‘Dandelion Readers’ and ‘Rescue’ series

Thank you Melinda Crean, of Top Notch Teaching website, for reviewing the ‘Rescue’ series and Dandelion Readers Level 4, ‘Toad and Newt’. To see the review click here and scroll down: http://topnotchteaching.com/reviews/reading-spelling-ideas/

Read More