Product Reviews and Awards

Alba series shortlisted for Diversity Award

We are delighted that our Alba reading series has been nominated by the Independent Publishers Guild for the Diversity award.  Here is what the judges said about us: Phonic Books is shortlisted for its work to help those who struggle with […]

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Independent review of Dandelion Readers in Teach Primary

Here is an independent review of Dandelion Readers, Level 2, that introduces alternative vowel spellings.  It can be found in the recent Teach Primary magazine just published and online in their Tried and Tested reviews http://www.teachprimary.com/ Here is a summary for busy teachers: […]

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Independent review of Dandelion Readers by John Dabell of Teach Primary

Here is an independent review of Dandelion Readers Level 2 set.  This set of 14 books introduces 2-3 alternative spellings for vowel sounds (Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds). http://www.teachprimary.com/tried_and_tested/view/dandelion-readers

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Alba Series reviewed in the DSF Bulletin

The Dyslexia – SPELD Foundation’s publication ‘The bulletin’, Autumn 2013, has just published an article reviewing the ‘Alba’ reading series. I have scanned it – but the print is a bit small so here is the summary: “As with the very popular existing […]

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Magic Belt Series shortlisted for two awards

We are delighted to announce that the Magic Belt Series has been shortlisted for the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) 2013 awards in two categories:  Educational Publisher of the Year award and the Diversity award.  This series has also been shortlisted for the British […]

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John Walker of the ‘Literacy Blog’ reviews Magic Belt Series

John Walker, phonics guru and co-creator of the ‘Sounds-Write Reading and Spelling Programme’ reviews the Magic Belt Series. http://literacyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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Magic Belt Series shorlisted for Educational Resources Award 2013

We are delighted to announce that the Magic Belt Series has been shortlisted for the BESA (British Educational Suppliers Association) Educational Resources Award for 2013.  This product is a finalist in the Best Special Education Award category.   The winner of the […]

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Great review for Magic Belt Series

Teach Primary has just published a great review for the Magic Belt series.  To read it online visit: http://www.teachprimary.com/tried_and_tested/view/magic-belt-series If you are using the books and have comments about this new series – please get in touch.  We would love to […]

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SNIP review of Magic Belt Series: "will help stimulate struggling readers to want to read.”

Special Education Information Press has just reviewed the Magic Belt series in its November issue.  It concludes: “This is another well-produced series of books which will help stimulate struggling readers to want to read.”

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Magic Belt Series – Reviewed by Teach Primary – verdict: Rare Reads

The Magic Belt series has just been reviewed for the first time by John Dabell at Teach Primary.  He summarises with his verdict – the books are ‘Rare Reads’ as they successfully and thoughtfully address a much neglected need for decodable age-appropriate reading […]

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