Phonics Books

PhonicsThruMusic ebooks are a series of stories following the adventures of aspiring musician, Stan Spits and his friends. The series works logically through the major phonemes of the English language, with the early books introducing the reader to the most common sounds and letters. As the series progresses and the reader grows in confidence, less common sounds and more complex words are introduced.

Each ebook features an interactive key where the reader can separate individual letter sounds or listen to the pronunciation of entire words. At the end of each story they will find a test where they can practise what they have learned. PhonicsThruMusic ebooks also have a unique feature that allows students to mix songs with the new sounds using the touchscreen technology and professionally recorded backing tracks.

Unlike many resources which teach reading through phonics, PhonicsThruMusic ebooks have been specifically designed to be relevant to learners of all ages. Older readers will relate to the characters and enjoy the engaging storylines, while all learners will enjoy interacting with the touchscreen technology and superb graphics.

Whatever their age, students will amaze themselves by how quickly they learn the new skill of reading and will finish the series with a huge sense of achievement.


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Stan Spits


Meet Stan, an up and coming rapper, and Pip, his biggest fan, as they begin their adventures into the exciting world of music!

This interactive story introduces and practises the letter sounds /S/ /A/ /T/ /P/ /I/ /N/. Students will learn to read and recognise all these letters and can check their learning in the interactive test.

Learners will have fun mixing their own songs using the sounds and words from book, and can revisit the text as many times as they need.


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Nat Tans, Pip Snips


Join Pip and her best friend Nat, as they head out for a night of dancing at one of Stan Spits' legendary concerts!

This book further practises the letter sounds /S/ /A/ /T/ /P/ /I/ /N/.

Learners will increase their confidence reading these sounds. They can use them to create their own songs, and will see just how much they have learned when they take the test at the end!


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Ace Mat's Hip Dance


Meet Mat, a breakdance champion who dreams of performing alongside his favourite artists.

This story introduces the letter sounds /C/ /E/ /H/ /R/ /M/ /D/.

Students will learn to read and recognise these letters and can practise them as many times as they need. Our interactive key allows them to separate the letters individually and learn how they combine to form the words of the story.

Once they have worked through the story, they can get creative and start mixing their own songs using the sounds and words they have learned.


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Pip's Rip


Help Nat And Pip fix the dress she ripped at the concert!

This story further practises the letter sounds /C/ /E/ /H/ /R/ /M/ /D/.

Learners will now be confident that they can read and recognise these letters and know how they blend into the words of the story.

Taking the test at the end shows them just how much they have learned.


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Hip Hop


Join our heroes as they learn about the art of Hip Hop music!

In this book, students will learn to read and pronounce the letter sounds /G/ /O/ /U/ /L/ /F/ /B/, and practise all the other sounds they’ve learned in the series so far.

The story starts to introduce longer words. Readers will be amazed at how quickly they are making progress!


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Nat and Mo go to the Cinema


Nat and her friend Mo watch a scary film at the cinema, but that does not stop Mo from wanting to meet the actor, Tom Pin. Will Stan Spits be able to provide an introduction?

This book further practises the letter sounds /G/ /O/ /U/ /L/ /F/ /B/. Learners will now be able to confidently read these letters, along with the 12, previously introduced sounds.

Taking the test at the end will show readers just how much they have learned. They can create new songs with the sounds they have learned and revisit the text as many times as they need until they have mastered the letter sounds.


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Pip and Stan Surf


Hey dudes! Join Pip and Stan as they hit the beach and surf the waves with coach Benzo! Who will be a surfer dude, and who will end up with a hair full of seaweed? This book introduces the letter sounds /J/ /V/ /W/ /Z/ /Y/.

Longer, trickier words are introduced and readers can really challenge themselves as they learn this new set of letter sounds. As always, the interactive text lets readers practise the sounds as many times as they need and the test at the end shows them how much they have learned.


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Stan Wins an Award


Stan Spits wins a top award for his music, but he’s not the only one whose dreams come true! There might be a surprise in store for breakdance champion Mat as well!

This book offers further practise of the letter sounds /J/ /V/ /W/ /Z/ /Y/, as well as continuing to work with all the sounds learned so far in the series.

Readers will now be confident ‘decoding’ longer words and will amaze themselves at how much they can read!


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Stan Sings at Woodlands Fest


Join the crew as they head to Woodlands Festival. Once their tent is finally up, they watch a circus act, a punk band, a reggae group and of course, their favorite artist, Stan Spits.

This book introduces the letter sounds /K/ /QU/ /X/. These are more complicated sounds, but using the interactive key, readers will soon learn to embrace them.

The letter sounds from the previous books in the series are featured too, so readers will be really confident decoding new words from the new and old letter sounds they have learned.


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Stan Rocks the Fest


Join Stan as he plays the biggest festival of his life! This book also tells the story of how Stan became a better reader to write better songs, and features a track recorded by a professional DJ!

Readers can sing along with the words in a fun, karaoke style as they further practise using the letter sound /K/ /QU/ /X/. They will also be inspired to mix their own tracks with the sounds after listening to the professional DJ’s tune. The learning is consolidated in the test at the end of the story.


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Stan Gets a Deal


Stan’s music career reaches new heights when he gets a call from the famous record producer, Cliff Quick! Join him on his adventure as he signs his first record deal and starts to record his album in a studio!

This book starts to introduce combinations of letters, with /CK/ /LL/ /FF/ /ZZ/ covered. Readers can use the interactive key to learn how these letter combinations sound and blend with the other sounds they have already covered.


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Stan and Pip Look Back


In the final book of the series, Stan and Pip reflect on everything that has happened to them over their journey. What are their best memories? What have they learned? And what does the future hold?

As Stan and Pip look back over their experiences, the reader is guided through all the sounds and letters they have learned. This final book provides a great way for learners to see just how much they can now read, and they will finish this book feeling proud of their achievements, just like Stan and Pip!


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Read all the books? Completed all the tests?

You’re ready for the Remix!

Once students have read all the books in the series and scored 100% in all the tests they can move on to the Remixes. These are repeats of the original stories, but are rewritten using longer, more complex words. Students also no longer have the option to listen to the blended sounds, making this an exciting new challenge and an engaging way for learners to practice their new skill.


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