Espresso Phonics

Espresso Phonics

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics. A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Primary.
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Espresso Phonics books have carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics. Download resources here.
Franklin Watts

L1: Kim's Big Bed

By Diane Marwood

Kim has a big new bed. He can put all his toys on it. But will Mum be able to find Kim in the morning?

This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.
This book of no more than 50 words, focuses on CVC words with short vowel sounds, plus the words and, the, to.

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Diane lives deep in the countryside in Cornwall. She enjoys all kinds of stories, but particularly those about animals.In this story, Kim has a big new bed. He can put all his toys on it. But will Mum be able to find Kim in the morning?Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.
Franklin Watts

L1: Kim's Top Hat

By Diane Marwood

In this story, Kim gets a top hat, and he conjures up all sorts of things... including his cross Dad!

This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.
This book of no more than 50 words, focuses on CVC words with short vowel sounds, plus the words and, the, to.

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Diane lives deep in the countryside in Cornwall. She enjoys all kinds of stories, but particularly those about animals.In this story, Kim gets a top hat, and he conjures up all sorts of things... including his cross Dad!Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

Espresso Phonics: L1: Sal on the Bus

By Diane Marwood

Sal runs and runs for the bus, but she keeps missing it! Will she get on before the bus gets to school?

This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.
This book of no more than 50 words, focuses on CVC words with short vowel sounds, plus the words and, the, to.

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Diane lives deep in the countryside in Cornwall. She enjoys all kinds of stories, but particularly those about animals.Sal runs and runs for the bus, but she keeps missing it! Will she get on before the bus gets to school?Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

Espresso Phonics: L2: Bad Luck, Sal!

By Diane Marwood

Sal has a go on the machine to grab a toy. But everything she picks up keeps falling back! Maybe Kim will have better luck?

This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.
This book of no more than 70 words, focuses on CVC words, double letter
sounds and new letter sounds (ck, ff, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz)
plus the words and, the, to, no, go, I

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Diane lives deep in the countryside in Cornwall. She enjoys all kinds of stories, but particularly those about animals.Sal has a go on the machine to grab a toy. But everything she picks up keeps falling back! Maybe Kim will have better luck?Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

Espresso Phonics: L2: Fizz Pop!

By Sue Graves

In this story, Kim's can of pop rolls off down the hill. A dog picks it up... but will the can fizz up on top of the dog?

This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.
This book of no more than 70 words, focuses on CVC words, double letter
sounds and new letter sounds (ck, ff, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz) plus the words and, the, to, no, go, I

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Sue is a teacher and published author. She writes fiction and non fiction for both education and trade markets for children from pre school to early Key Stage 3. Sue is married with four children, one gorgeous grandchild and a really naughty cat! She plays golf and badminton and loves walking in the countryside around her home.In this story, Kim's can of pop rolls off down the hill. A dog picks it up... but will the can fizz up on top of the dog?Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

L2: Sal's Red Sock

By Sue Graves

Dad has to pick up Nan. But he has not got his sock. Sal has a red sock, but will it fit Dad?
This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.
This book of no more than 70 words, focuses on CVC words, double letter sounds and new letter sounds (ck, ff, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz) plus the words and, the, to, no, go, I

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Sue is a teacher and published author. She writes fiction and non fiction for both education and trade markets for children from pre school to early Key Stage 3. Sue is married with four children, one gorgeous grandchild and a really naughty cat! She plays golf and badminton and loves walking in the countryside around her home.Dad has to pick up Nan. But he has not got his sock. Sal has a red sock, but will it fit Dad?Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

L3: Ash and the Big Bad Fox

By Sue Graves

In this story, the children are playing in the woods. But there's a big bad fox out there waiting to get them... or is there?
Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.
This book of no more than 100 words, focuses on new graphemes (qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) plus he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Sue is a teacher and published author. She writes fiction and non fiction for both education and trade markets for children from pre school to early Key Stage 3. Sue is married with four children, one gorgeous grandchild and a really naughty cat! She plays golf and badminton and loves walking in the countryside around her home.In this story, the children are playing in the woods. But there's a big bad fox out there waiting to get them... or is there?Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

L3: Scully at the Fair

By Sue Graves

In this story, Scully has to sit and wait while the children go on the rides at the fair. Then Scully gets a BIG surprise!
Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.
This book of no more than 100 words, focuses on new graphemes (qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) plus he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Sue is a teacher and published author. She writes fiction and non fiction for both education and trade markets for children from pre school to early Key Stage 3. Sue is married with four children, one gorgeous grandchild and a really naughty cat! She plays golf and badminton and loves walking in the countryside around her home.In this story, Scully has to sit and wait while the children go on the rides at the fair. Then Scully gets a BIG surprise!Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

L3: You Win!

By Sue Graves

In this story, Kim has a new cricket set. Will Ash or Polly be able to catch him out and win? Or perhaps Scrap will be the winner?

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.
This book of no more than 100 words, focuses on new graphemes (qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er) plus he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Sue is a teacher and published author. She writes fiction and non fiction for both education and trade markets for children from pre school to early Key Stage 3. Sue is married with four children, one gorgeous grandchild and a really naughty cat! She plays golf and badminton and loves walking in the countryside around her home.

In this story, Kim has a new cricket set. Will Ash or Polly be able to
catch him out and win? Or perhaps Scrap will be the winner?

Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

L4: Polly's Trick Mug

By Sue Graves

In this story, Kim and Sal decide to play a trick on Polly. But will the trick work? It is Polly's trick mug, after all!

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.
This book of no more than 150 words, focuses on adjacent consonants (CVCC/CCVC words) plus the words said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Sue is a teacher and published author. She writes fiction and non fiction for both education and trade markets for children from pre school to early Key Stage 3. Sue is married with four children, one gorgeous grandchild and a really naughty cat! She plays golf and badminton and loves walking in the countryside around her home.In this story, Kim and Sal decide to play a trick on Polly. But will the trick work? It is Polly's trick mug, after all!Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

Espresso Phonics: L4: The Sand Goat

By Sue Graves

In this story, Polly and Eddy are at the seaside. They decide to make a goat out of sand... but the goat turns out to be a very naughty goat indeed!

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.
This book of no more than 150 words, focuses on adjacent consonants (CVCC/CCVC words) plus the words said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Sue is a teacher and published author. She writes fiction and non fiction for both education and trade markets for children from pre school to early Key Stage 3. Sue is married with four children, one gorgeous grandchild and a really naughty cat! She plays golf and badminton and loves walking in the countryside around her home.In this story, Polly and Eddy are at the seaside. They decide to make a goat out of sand... but the goat turns out to be a very naughty goat indeed!Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

L4: Scrap's Best Stick

By Sue Graves

In this story, Scrap finds the biggest stick ever. He thinks it's brilliant, but Polly and Ash aren't so sure. Then they find a little chick that needs rescuing. Perhaps Scrap's stick will come in useful after all!

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.
This book of no more than 150 words, focuses on adjacent consonants (CVCC/CCVC words) plus the words said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Sue is a teacher and published author. She writes fiction and non fiction for both education and trade markets for children from pre school to early Key Stage 3. Sue is married with four children, one gorgeous grandchild and a really naughty cat! She plays golf and badminton and loves walking in the countryside around her home.In this story, Scrap finds the biggest stick ever. He thinks it's brilliant, but Polly and Ash aren't so sure. Then they find a little chick that needs rescuing. Perhaps Scrap's stick will come in useful after all!Controlled vocabulary is expanded through four levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3) and adjacent consonants (level 4).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A simple puzzle encourages children to spot the rhyming words and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.
Franklin Watts

L5: Cloud Nine

By Gill Budgell

This series featuring the popular Espresso characters aims to support children who are learning to read through phonics, giving them the opportunity to read simple words in print.
This book of no more than 180 words, focuses on two letter graphemes and split long vowels

Carefully graded, fun stories, featuring the well-known characters from Espresso Education, which support the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics.Controlled vocabulary is expanded through six levels, following the popular "Letters and Sounds" phonics scheme from Phase 2 to Phase 4, building up from simple CVC words (level 1) to double letter sounds (level 2), two letter graphemes (level 3), adjacent consonants (level 4), two letter graphemes and split long vowels (level 5) and alternative spellings (level 6).Produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 schools.A puzzle encourages children to practise their decoding skills and an Espresso Connections section suggests further activities on Espresso Education.