Lift-off - wordless books

Get every child reading-ready!

Ensure every child is reading-ready with unique Lilac banded wordless books to develop the essential skills that all children need to begin reading.

No. of titles: 12 Wordless books
Book Band: Lilac
No. of Teacher's Guides: 1
Covers Phase 1 Letters and Sounds
Audio and posters included

This powerful combination of wordless books and speech rhythm sensitivity training ensures children in Reception and EYFS learn how to ‘tune-in’ to sounds, music, rhythm and rhymes whilst also learning the technical skills of how to handle and navigate a book, and learning about narratives and sequencing.

View Sample Books:

Lift-off sample fiction book Lift-off sample book non-fiction
Teaching Support

About the author

Gill Budgell is a highly experienced educationalist, specialising in language development, and has worked as an early years, primary and EAL teacher.

“ Speech rhythm training is hugely important in preparing children for synthetic phonics and supporting reading development. A focused fun daily activity can make all the difference in developing happy, successful and confident readers.”



  • Reading Books
12 paired fiction and non-fiction wordless books with guidance on the inside front and back covers for parents
  • Audio
Audio narratives, songs, rhymes, chants and sound effects for each book
  • Teaching Support
A Teacher's Guide with step-by-step guidance, speech rhythm activities, activity sheets and assessment guidance
  • Posters
6 colourful posters to provide further practice and extension
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