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Very First Reading: First phonics words

Very First Reading: First phonics words

Very First Reading abc, 123 and word books
Very First Reading: First phonics words

  • A colourful introduction to words for children who are just beginning to read, introducing easy letter sounds alongside amusing illustrations.
  • Follows the UK government's reading strategy which uses synthetic phonics.
  • Presented in a lovely hardback edition - a fun book to share together.


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Extra information

Key Stage: EYFS/KS1 E; Age 4+

BIC: A2N79

ISBN: 9781409550488
32 pages
196 x 130mm

Illustrator: Francesca Carabelli

Mairi Mackinnon

Mairi Mackinnon has lived in England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain, and worked as an English teacher, translator and tour manager before joining Usborne. Over the years, she has edited Usborne books in English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Welsh. She has worked extensively on books for beginner readers, such as Usborne Very First Reading, and developed the Usborne English Readers series for young English language learners. She has also worked on the Usborne Foundation’s popular phonics game, Teach your Monster to Read.

Mairi Mackinnon


  • Teach Your Monster to Read
    If your child is just starting to learn to read, this free game will help give them speed and accuracy in recognising letters. Click on the link to find out more about the game.