Traditional Tales

Fully decodable revision of treasured tales

Traditional Tales are fully decodable, enchanting stories from around the world with clear phonics progression.


The Traditional Tales series features:
  • 40 fully decodable stories for Years F–2
  • a storymap in every book to help inspire children's writing
  • stunning illustrations
  • a teaching handbook with advice and activity sheets
  • free online support including ebooks, storyteller videos and teaching notes.


Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Reading Tree contains such series as Floppy's Phonics, Biff, Chip and Kipper and Traditional Tales. With over 800 books, the Oxford Reading Tree program provides a rich range of writing styles, genres and artwork in each series and at every level. Explore more Oxford Reading Tree series here.

Series resources

Traditional Tales readers
  • Traditional tales told in a child-friendly way and fully decodable.
  • Beautifully illustrated, each story by a different artist.
  • Perfect for introducing cultural traditions from around the world.
Traditional Tales Teaching Handbook
  • Packed full of advice, guidance and resources.
  • Extended stories for Levels 1–5
  • Photocopiable activity sheets – one for every story!

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phonics whitepaper

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