Start the reading journey with beautiful wordless and first-words books for Lilac and Lilac+

  • Develop early vocabulary and communication skills through paired wordless books that encourage children to retell stories in their own words

  • Explore the concept of segmenting and blending in Lift-off First Words, starting children on their phonics journey   

  • Teach children to handle and navigate a book as they explore modern stories in familiar settings, traditional tales and photographic non-fiction   

  • Fully explore the aspects from Letters and Sounds Phase One using paired fiction and non-fiction books linked to topics such as 'food', 'outdoors' and 'on the move'

  • Develop children's sensitivity to speech rhythm through fun activities that will prepare them for becoming effective readers

  • 12 paired wordless fiction and non-fiction books for Lilac band to help you explore aspects from Letters and Sounds Phase 1. Books include Making Music, In my Den and Obi's Party.

  • Topics covered: Outdoors, Music Club, At the Party, In the Cafe, On the Move, In the Playground

  • Teaching notes for every book available in print Teacher's Guides and as downloadable PDFs on the Online Library. 

  • Colourful A3 posters to help you introduce each aspect focus

  • Every book is available as an interactive eBook with audio and self-marking quizzes via an annual KS1 Online Library subscription 

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  • 12 paired first words fiction and non-fiction books for Lilac Plus band to help you explore aspects from Letters and Sounds Phase 1. Books include The City Farm, The Gingerbread Man and Tom Thumb.

  • Topics covered: Outdoors, Music Club, At the Party, Food, On the Move, In the Playground

  • Teaching notes for every book available in print Teacher's Guides and as downloadable PDFs on the Online Library. 

  • Colourful A3 posters to help you introduce each aspect focus

  • Every book is available as an interactive eBook with audio and self-marking quizzes via an annual KS1 Online Library subscription 

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Available as eBooks

Every Lift-off book is available as an interactive eBook as part of the Online Library subscription.

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Lift-off audio

Each Lift-off and Lift-off First Words book has accompanying audio including songs, and rhymes.

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Save up to 50% until 31.12.20

Save up to 50% until 31.12.20

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NEW - Claim our discount offer online!

You can now save up to 50% when you buy Reading Planet books via this website. Simply enter the correct promotional code at the online checkout.*

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WU0006797

*Terms and Conditions: Offer available until 31.12.2020 and applies to all Reading Planet book packs and purchases of individual books (a minimum of 6 copies per book must be ordered). Offer does not include Online Library subscriptions Offer is available to schools in UK and Europe only and can be redeemed more than once. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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