Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper is the UK's best-selling home reading series. Over 5 million copies of the series sold in the UK alone since 2005. It is based on Oxford Reading Tree which is used in 80% of primary schools. Level 2 First Stories have been specially written to introduce and practise a range of key everyday words. Fun plots and carefully levelled text create the perfect combination to build children's confidence and enjoyment of reading. Key words at this level include: he, she, was, said, go, no, had, on, Dad, got an, got, ran, it These four engaging Biff, Chip and Kipper storybooks include tips for reading together and for talking about the story, puzzles and fun activities. Written by Roderick Hunt and beautifully illustrated by Alex Brychta, they are the perfect introduction to learning to read. Level 2 Phonics stories are also available to introduce letter sounds and practise reading by sounding out words, as children learn to do at school. This series also provides essential support for parents through www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Visit the Oxford Owl for practical advice for helping children learn to read, all you need to know about phonics and lots of fun activities and free eBooks.
Author and illustrator team, Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta, are two of the most experienced and successful reading scheme creators in the world. In 2008, Roderick Hunt received an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to education, particularly literacy. This was followed by further success when Roderick and Alex won the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award at the Education Resources Awards 2009. Kate Ruttle is an author, series editor, consultant and a teaching deputy head in a primary school in Suffolk. Annemarie Young is an author, publisher and editorial consultant in children's books and primary education.