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Collins Big Cat Phonics Series

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Book 1
Book 1

Cat and Dog in a Mess: Band 02a/Red a

When Cat and Dog play in the park, Dog gets into a mess. Cat tries to tidy him up, but ends up getting even messier! Thi... MoreCat and Dog in a Mess: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 2
Book 2

Muck it Up: Band 02a/Red a

The two frogs, Plip and Plop, love to play in and around the pond. When they muck up the pond and reeds, they decide to ... MoreMuck it Up: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 3
Book 3

Ant and Snail: Band 02a/Red a

Ant and Snail decide to have a race. Ant speeds off and is soon in the lead, but when Ant trips over and fall in a pit, ... MoreAnt and Snail: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 4
Book 4

The Big Red Bus: Band 02a/Red a

This non-fiction book takes us on a trip with a little girl and her dad as they go for a journey on the big, red bus. ... MoreThe Big Red Bus: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 5
Book 5

Run, Jump, Hop: Band 02a/Red a

This photographic non-fiction book examines how animals and people move. Red / Band 2A – A simple non-fiction ... MoreRun, Jump, Hop: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 6
Book 6

Pet Cat, Big Cat: Band 02a/Red a

What are the differences between your pet cat, and a big cat in the wild? Find out in this photographic non-fiction book... MorePet Cat, Big Cat: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 7
Book 7

Bot on the Moon: Band 02b/Red B

Bot , the golf-loving robot, is going for a trip in his rocket ship. Find out what happens when he lands on the moon, in... MoreBot on the Moon: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 8
Book 8

The Mouse and the Monster: Band 02b/Red B

When a wee mouse meets a big, hungry monster on the road, he needs to think fast. This is a lively retelling of a tradit... MoreThe Mouse and the Monster: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 9
Book 9

We Are Not Fond of Rat: Band 02b/Red B

Poor Rat! No one wants to be his friend. But when the other animals see how sad he is, they all try to make him feel bet... MoreWe Are Not Fond of Rat: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 10
Book 10

Pond Dipping: Band 02b/Red B

If you dip a net into a pond, what will you see when you scoop it out? This non-fiction book supports work on nature and... MorePond Dipping: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 11
Book 11

Feelings: Band 02b/Red B

This gentle non-fiction book examines a range of feelings through the characters of a little boy and his dog. ... MoreFeelings: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 12
Book 12

Thick and Thin: Band 02b/Red B

What things are thick? What things are thin? Find out in this non-fiction book. Red / Band 2B – A simple infor... MoreThick and Thin: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 13
Book 13

Bart the Shark: Band 03/Yellow

Bart the Shark is big and bad. Bart the Shark is feeling mad! Find out what happens to the little fish when Bart the Sha... MoreBart the Shark: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 14
Book 14

Horse up a Tree: Band 03/Yellow

When Horse went up a tree one day, he didn’t think about how to get down again – and now he’s stuck. The sheep, the duck... MoreHorse up a Tree: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 15
Book 15

Diggety Dog: Band 03/Yellow

Diggety Dog is looking for a bone. But no matter how far he digs, he only seems to manage to uncover trouble! Children w... MoreDiggety Dog: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 16
Book 16

The Sun and the Moon: Band 03/Yellow

This simple non-fiction book introduces facts about the sun and the moon, and compares them. Yellow / Band 3 –... MoreThe Sun and the Moon: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 17
Book 17

Real Monsters: Band 03/Yellow

Follow the adventures of a monster-like lizard, as it goes out looking for food. This non-fiction book is illustrated wi... MoreReal Monsters: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 18
Book 18

Rock Out: Band 03/Yellow

In this musical non-fiction book, a group of children make instruments out of junk and bring them together to play a tun... MoreRock Out: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 19
Book 19

Mole and the New Hole: Band 04/Blue

Winter is coming and Mole is looking for a new hole to stay in, but he doesn’t want to be on his own. Will any of the ot... MoreMole and the New Hole: Band 04/Blue

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Book 20
Book 20

The Small Bun: Band 04/Blue

A hungry man and his wife baked a small bun. But as soon as they put it on their plate, the bun jumped up and ran off. T... MoreThe Small Bun: Band 04/Blue

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Book 21
Book 21

Hansel and Gretel: Band 04/Blue

Hansel and Gretel are left all alone in the Brown Wood, and have to try to find their way home. This retelling of the Gr... MoreHansel and Gretel: Band 04/Blue

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Book 22
Book 22

How to Grow a Beanstalk: Band 04/Blue

Do you know how to turn a small, fat thing into a long, thin thing? It’s easy – just take a bean and grow a beanstalk! T... MoreHow to Grow a Beanstalk: Band 04/Blue

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Book 23
Book 23

The Rainforest at Night: Band 04/Blue

At night in the rainforest, things start to happen. Meet the animals and insects that live in the rainforest, in this si... MoreThe Rainforest at Night: Band 04/Blue

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Book 24
Book 24

Birds: Band 04/Blue

From sea birds to woodland birds – this colourful photographic book introduces children to a wide variety of birds from ... MoreBirds: Band 04/Blue

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Book 25
Book 25

WET, WET, WET: Band 02b/Red B

The rain can be good if there is just the right amount, but what happens when there is too much rain or too little? This... MoreWET, WET, WET: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 26
Book 26

HAND PLAY: Band 03/Yellow

Learn how to make amazing shadow puppets including a dog, duck, bat and snail. This fun, decodable instruction book is w... MoreHAND PLAY: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 27
Book 27

BERT THE UGLY BUG: Band 04/Blue

Bert lives deep in the rainforest and is completely awestruck by the beauty of other bright and wonderful creatures. If ... MoreBERT THE UGLY BUG: Band 04/Blue

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Book 28
Book 28

NESTS: Band 02a/Red a

Nests have lots of eggs and a nest must be hidden to protect it. Discover the range of places where birds build nests in... MoreNESTS: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 29
Book 29

Sit In It: Band 01a/Pink a

What do you do when you go to the park? Follow Tim, Dad and Tim’s toy dog, Sid, around the park in this beautiful book w... MoreSit In It: Band 01a/Pink a

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Book 30
Book 30

Zog and Zebra: Band 03/Yellow

Zog is an alien and Zebra lives on Earth, but what happens when these two become friends and encounter a dangerous creat... MoreZog and Zebra: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 31
Book 31

THIS IS ME AND THIS IS PIP: Band 02b/Red B

Pip and the narrator play together in the garden, in the park and by the seaside in this fun poem that is full of action... MoreTHIS IS ME AND THIS IS PIP: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 32
Book 32

Buzzy Bees: Band 04/Blue

Discover amazing facts about bees and how they live. This interesting, decodable information book is written by Sally Mo... MoreBuzzy Bees: Band 04/Blue

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Book 33
Book 33

TOP DOG: Band 02a/Red a

Can Bob compete against Fin, Tess and Biff in a range of competitions to be the best top dog? Find out if he wins the ov... MoreTOP DOG: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 34
Book 34

Sheep to Jumper: Band 03/Yellow

Discover how woolly clothes are made, from the shearing of the sheep on the farm to the making of the yarn in the factor... MoreSheep to Jumper: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 35
Book 35

BOOM, BOOM: Band 02b/Red B

Discover different types of drums from around the world in this fun, decodable non-fiction book written by Fiona Macdona... MoreBOOM, BOOM: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 36
Book 36

A Day Out: Band 04/Blue

The little bird is safe in its cage, but will it survive the outside world when it escapes? This sweet, decodable story ... MoreA Day Out: Band 04/Blue

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Book 37
Book 37

GET UP, TOM!: Band 01b/Pink B

Everyone is up, but Tom is still in bed. Even cat and dog try waking Tom. This funny story is written by John Townsend a... MoreGET UP, TOM!: Band 01b/Pink B

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Book 38
Book 38

RAT’S WISHING HAT: Band 02b/Red B

Rat has a magic wishing hat and let’s his friends have a wish, but it all goes terribly wrong when they all want a secon... MoreRAT’S WISHING HAT: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 39
Book 39

PAT THE RAT: Band 02a/Red a

Stan and Pam are dinosaurs who are overjoyed when they are given a pet rat called Pat. However, when Pat goes missing, S... MorePAT THE RAT: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 40
Book 40

PET DOG: Band 02a/Red a

You can train a pet dog to do lots of things. Discover how a pet dog makes the best pet in this decodable non-fiction bo... MorePET DOG: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 41
Book 41

I CAN, KIM CAN: Band 01b/Pink B

Compare the way the five-year-old narrator and his baby sister Kim can do everyday activities in this lovely non-fiction... MoreI CAN, KIM CAN: Band 01b/Pink B

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Book 42
Book 42

YOUR NOSE: Band 04/Blue

Discover what the nose does and how it helps you to breathe, smell, keep out dirt and get better when you are ill. ... MoreYOUR NOSE: Band 04/Blue

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Book 43
Book 43

FEELING THINGS: Band 03/Yellow

There are lots of different feelings caused by things around us, things we eat and things we do. This is a fantastic, de... MoreFEELING THINGS: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 44
Book 44

Dip In: Band 01a/Pink a

Pam, Pip and Dad visit the village fete and try to win prizes at the lucky dip stall. When Pip dips extra deep he gets m... MoreDip In: Band 01a/Pink a

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Book 45
Book 45

In a Pit: Band 01a/Pink a

Sid is sad because his dad is in a pit, but he comes up with a cunning plan to get him out and play a trick on the man t... MoreIn a Pit: Band 01a/Pink a

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Book 46
Book 46

Sam and the Nut: Band 01b/Pink B

Sam the squirrel has seen a juicy looking nut at the top of a tree, but when he tries to knock it down, it falls to the ... MoreSam and the Nut: Band 01b/Pink B

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Book 47
Book 47

Dip It! Tap It!: Band 01a/Pink a

Join Dan and Sam as they have fun dipping and tapping with shapes and paint to produce paintings. But who are their pict... MoreDip It! Tap It!: Band 01a/Pink a

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Book 48
Book 48

Frog or Toad?: Band 03/Yellow

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad? This highly photographic non-fiction book explains the similarities and... MoreFrog or Toad?: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 49
Book 49

The Hat Maker and the Chimps: Band 04/Blue

The Hat Maker sets off on his weekly visit to market, armed with an overflowing cart of hats to sell – but when he stops... MoreThe Hat Maker and the Chimps: Band 04/Blue

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Book 50
Book 50

Gorillas: Band 04/Blue

Gorillas are fascinating animals – find out all about their habitat, diet and behaviour in this photographic non-fiction... MoreGorillas: Band 04/Blue

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Book 51
Book 51

Got It!: Band 01b/Pink B

Follow a young girl as she sets out to catch a crab, in this fun non-fiction book, written by Charlotte Guillain and bro... MoreGot It!: Band 01b/Pink B

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Book 52
Book 52

Peas Please!: Band 03/Yellow

Where do peas come from? How do they grow and how do they get from the field to our dinner plates? All these questions a... MorePeas Please!: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 53
Book 53

Panda’s Band: Band 02a/Red a

Panda enjoys playing his drums, but would love to put together a band and share his music with others. Join him as he se... MorePanda’s Band: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 54
Book 54

Goat’s Coat: Band 02b/Red B

Goat loves her red coat and Fox loves his spotty socks – but he wants Goat’s coat too, and sets out to steal it from her... MoreGoat’s Coat: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 55
Book 55

Chick to Hen: Band 02a/Red a

Follow the life of a chicken – from its early days as a chick hatching in its nest, to laying eggs of its own, in this p... MoreChick to Hen: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 56
Book 56

Puff the Pup: Band 02a/Red a

Puff the pup is digging a hole and finding lots of interesting things. But what does he find right at the bottom of the ... MorePuff the Pup: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 57
Book 57

I Spy Fly: Band 03/Yellow

The fly was hungry, and buzzed over to the park to see what he could find. In the park he quickly spied lots of food, bu... MoreI Spy Fly: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 58
Book 58

Pam Naps: Band 01a/Pink a

While Pam naps in her rocking chair, her cats cause havoc around her – but will their noise be enough to wake her up? Th... MorePam Naps: Band 01a/Pink a

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Book 59
Book 59

From Cow to Carton: Band 04/Blue

Ever wondered how milk gets from the cow in the field to your glass? Filled with photographs, this non-fiction report ta... MoreFrom Cow to Carton: Band 04/Blue

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Book 60
Book 60

Get Fit: Band 02a/Red a

It’s fun to get fit! Find out different ways professional sports people keep fit, and how easy it is for us to do the sa... MoreGet Fit: Band 02a/Red a

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Book 61
Book 61

I Found a Sound: Band 02b/Red B

How many sounds do you hear in your day? Follow one boy as he fizzes, pops and crunches his way through his day in this ... MoreI Found a Sound: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 62
Book 62

Catching the Moon: Band 04/Blue

Prince Hal is upset – he wants the moon. So the King and Queen send their servants, Grim and Crumb, out to catch the moo... MoreCatching the Moon: Band 04/Blue

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Book 63
Book 63

Max Can Do It!: Band 02b/Red B

Bee Rex the dinosaur loves to run, shout and swing from the trees, but her brother Max can’t do any of those things. He ... MoreMax Can Do It!: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 64
Book 64

No, Sid, No!: Band 01b/Pink B

When Mum leaves Sid by himself in the house, he sits patiently waiting for her to return. But when a cat climbs in throu... MoreNo, Sid, No!: Band 01b/Pink B

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Book 65
Book 65

Pond Food: Band 02b/Red B

Ponds are full of all kinds of plants and animals. Take a look inside one pond and discover the food chain that exists w... MorePond Food: Band 02b/Red B

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Book 66
Book 66

The Singing Beetle: Band 03/Yellow

Poppy the beetle sings all day, but her singing isn’t very popular with the rest of the beetles and they refuse to play ... MoreThe Singing Beetle: Band 03/Yellow

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Book 67
Book 67

In the Net!: Band 01b/Pink B

Interested in football? This photographic non-fiction book looks at all the different football skills needed to play the... MoreIn the Net!: Band 01b/Pink B

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Book 68
Book 68

Pips in Pots: Band 01b/Pink B

Follow this simple instruction text with clear photographs of each stage to learn how to plant your own pips. ... MorePips in Pots: Band 01b/Pink B

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Book 69
Book 69

Sip It, Dip It, Tap It: Band 01a/Pink a

Find out about different foods and the different ways that they are eaten in this photographic non-fiction book. ... MoreSip It, Dip It, Tap It: Band 01a/Pink a

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Book 70
Book 70

Pit Pat! Tip Tap!: Band 01a/Pink a

What different objects can children use during play? Find out in this photographic non-fiction book. Pink/1A –... MorePit Pat! Tip Tap!: Band 01a/Pink a

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Book 71
Book 71

Phonics Handbook

One in four school students struggle to read. The Phonics Handbook has been written to give assistance to teachers in he... MorePhonics Handbook

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Book 72
Book 72

Rat Naps: Band 01b/Pink B

Sid is a rat at the tip, he lives there with his friends Cam and Tim. But while they sleep soundly in their snug beds Ri... MoreRat Naps: Band 01b/Pink B

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Book 73
Book 73

Nip Nip!: Band 01a/Pink a

It's a game of hide and seek and Dad the crab is looking for Tim, but he can't find him anywhere. As he hunts around the... MoreNip Nip!: Band 01a/Pink a

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