What is Oxford Reading Tree?

Oxford Reading Tree has been helping children to learn and love reading for over 30 years. This ever-growing and developing collection takes children from phonics through to richer reading all in the company of much-loved, fun characters such as Biff, Chip and Kipper.

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Oxford Reading Tree:

  • Has a variety of writing styles, genres and artwork preferences at every level.
  • Is underpinned by Oxford Reading Levels to ensure children are reading books with the right level of support or challenge to build confidence, develop skills and foster a lifelong love of reading.
  • Includes the most popular character series ever – Biff, Chip and Kipper and lots more, including fiction and non-fiction fully decodable texts with high-impact vocabulary.
  • Is available on Oxford Reading Buddy, with carefully constructed quizzes to deepen comprehension skills and eBooks to provide practice and consolidation. All supported by our virtual, fun and friendly animated reading buddies.

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Supporting Oxford Reading Tree in the classroom with Oxford Owl for School

Teaching notes, videos and case studies.

Biff, Chip and Kipper

Helping children learn and love to read in English

The Robinson children of Biff (Elizabeth), Chip (David) and Kipper (Christopher) have helped over 30 million children worldwide to learn to read in English through their adventures told in over 220 graded readers. All available on Oxford Reading Tree.

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Different genres and topics to engage every child

The Biff, Chip, Kipper stories are just one of the series on Oxford Reading Tree that are helping African children to read in English.

Floppy’s Phonics

Fiction and non-fiction. Motivating and humorous decodable texts with Biff, Chip and Kipper to engage and help fluency develop.

Traditional Tales

40 timeless stories from around the world with clear phonic progression.

Word Sparks

104 fiction and non-fiction titles for learning new vocabulary and developing decoding skills, fluency and comprehension

Biff, Chip & Kipper Stories

Explore, Decode and Develop, First Experiences help children to develop as independent readers.

Story Sparks

Emotionally powerful stories to fire children’s imaginations to develop and deepen comprehension skills.


inFact provides distinctive non-fiction that engages children to deepen comprehension skills and develop reading stamina.

This is the biggest range of quality, leveled books from well-known and loved authors encouraging children to read for pleasure.
All Stars

Age-appropriate fiction to build reading stamina and strengthen higher-order comprehension skills.

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How are Oxford Reading Tree titles graded?

Watch our short introductory video and download our guide to find out all you need to know about the 20 Oxford Levels.

How do you decide the most suitable Oxford Reading Level for your class?

The Oxford Levels Placement and Progress Kit allows you to easily place the children in your class at the most suitable Oxford Level to fully benefit from Oxford Reading Tree, as well as helping you to track progress through the levels using ongoing formative assessment.

What training is available to help you teach Oxford Reading Tree?

View our pre-recorded webinars and courses to help you use Oxford Reading Tree to its full potential with your class.

Self-paced learning courses:
  • Course 1 – What is synthetic phonics?
  • Course 2 – Getting children ready for synthetic phonics
  • Course 3 – Getting started with Floppy’s Phonics

What are the benefits of using Oxford Reading Levels?

Supporting Oxford Reading Tree at home with Oxford Owl

Resources for parents

Find out how to share your child’s reading book.

Download further books at your child’s level from our Oxford Owl free eBook library.

Use our home reading scheme Read with Oxford.

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