Enrich your teaching across the curriculum with Reading Planet Galaxy

Reading Planet Galaxy provides a rich range of fiction and non-fiction tied into curriculum and interest topics. The books are highly decodable and matched to Letters and Sounds so they're ideal for using alongside your phonics programme.

The best way to discover Galaxy is to register for a FREE no strings attached 30-day trial to Reading Planet Online for Reception - Key Stage 1. You'll get unlimited access to everything in the strand in digital format, as well as the rest of the Reading Planet scheme for Reception and Key Stage 1. 

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Galaxy resources

Enrich your teaching across the curriculum with a rich range of fiction and non-fiction. 

  • 180 highly decodable fiction and non-fiction books covering Pink A to White bands. Books include Eco-Inventions, The Great Space Race and Robin Hood.

  • Genres include information guides, biographies, poems, traditional tale retellings and playscripts.

  • Packs from £59.

  • COMING 2022: 18 new books covering Green to White bands.

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Galaxy books are available in digital format in Reading Planet Online for Reception – Key Stage 1. A 1-year subscription for £399+VAT includes:

  • Every Galaxy reading book as an interactive eBook with audio and self-marking quizzes. That's 180 eBooks with 24 new eBooks coming in Autumn 2022!

  • Downloadable Teacher’s Guides with guidance and pupil worksheets for every book

Your subscription also provides access to Reading Planet’s Lift-off, Rocket Phonics (114 additional reading practice books only) and Comet Street Kids strands in digital format. Plus, useful teacher mark-up tools and the Reporting Tool to track progress and attainment. 

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Galaxy Overview

Galaxy Overview

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What to expect from Galaxy
Expand children’s vocabulary and language skills
The range of genres and text types includes poetry, playscripts, instruction books and information guides
Broaden topic knowledge
Fact-filled non-fiction and curriculum-linked fiction tie into a range of subject areas including science, history and geography
Bring reading to life
The books feature beautiful illustrations, modern artwork and vivid photography
​Inspire children to get hooked on reading
Books have been created by talented and experienced children's authors
Practise phonics skills
The 180 highly decodable books are ideal for practice and consolidation once all the letter-sounds in a colour level have been taught
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Meet the Series Editor

Meet the Series Editor

Sasha Morton is a writer and editor, with a focus on the development of primary literacy reading series'. A lifelong bookworm, she has worked in trade and educational publishing for more than twenty years, and has overseen the creation of hundreds of books. One of her favourite parts of the job is working with new writers and illustrators, and coming up with new ideas to ensure the books provide a fresh and fun experience for young learners.

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