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Primary Book Bands

Primary school book bands are used up and down the country for primary age groups to help easily identify both fiction, and non-fiction books for a specific reading ability. Applying a coloured book band to a book means that children have free choice to independently choose a book they want to read when their teacher assigns them a colour to look out for. Children are much more likely to want to read a book of their choosing, so this system is great for creating an interest and a love for books and reading. 

Laburnum House has a huge selection of books which we have categorised using the primary school book bands system. We stock books which are suitable for nursery aged children, the pink and red bands, all the way up to children in year 6, who will be hopefully competently reading dark blue and dark red banded books by the time they finish the year. With over two decades of experience supplying schools with books and literature, we have a good understanding of what children enjoy reading and what topics need to be covered in the national curriculum, with the use of our primary school book bands, that help create ease for both teachers and young students.

Our friendly staff are more than happy to help should you have any questions and can draw on their wealth of experience to help guide you to the right books for you and your school should you need the assistance.

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"No, I Will Not"

"No, I Will Not"

Alice never does anything her parents ask her to. She will not eat her sprouts, or tidy her room, or put her toys away. What can her parents do? “No, I Will Not!” is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Green ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 1.9
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.99
3dee

3DEE

Aliens, robots, monsters.....Dee was in for a busy day.
  • ATOS Book Level : 2.5
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£3.50
A Bad Start

A Bad Start

All sorts of things go wrong in the morning so the family decides to go to town. They have fun and go home feeling good after their bad start.
  • ATOS Book Level : 1.1
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.50
A Big Box of Bananas

A Big Box Of Bananas

Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 1.3
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£1.99
A Candle In The Dark

A Candle In The Dark

A story set on the brink of the Second World War. Germany in 1938 is a dangerous place for Jews. Clara and her little brother, Maxi, are leaving behind everything they know and going to England to live with a family they have never met. Will ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 4.3
  • Points Value : 2.0
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.99
Sydney

A City Adventure In…….Sydney

Explore some of the busiest and most vibrant cities around the world and learn about their iconic landmarks. Visually striking full-color imagery and simple text features will bring each city to life in this engaging new series.
  • ATOS Book Level : 4.2
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Hardback
£6.50
New York

A City Adventure In……New York

Explore some of the busiest and most vibrant cities around the world and learn about their iconic landmarks. Visually striking full-color imagery and simple text features will bring each city to life in this engaging new series.
  • ATOS Book Level : 4.1
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Hardback
£6.50
Beijing

A City Adventure In…..Beijing

Explore some of the busiest and most vibrant cities around the world and learn about their iconic landmarks. Visually striking full-color imagery and simple text features will bring each city to life in this engaging new series.
  • ATOS Book Level : 4.2
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Hardback
£6.50
A Coat For A Goat

A Coat For A Goat and Quick! Hide!

A Coat for a Goat Snow has fallen. But Billy has never seen snowaEURO| And it's cold! Brr! Quick! Hide! Noah is asleep. So who makes all the mess?
  • ATOS Book Level : 0.9
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.99
A Dog Called Prince

A Dog Called Prince

 Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 3.2
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.50
A Girl Called Justice

A Girl Called Justice

When Justice's mother dies, her father packs her off to Highbury House Boarding School for the Daughters of Gentlefolk. He's a barrister - specialising in murder trials - and he's just too busy to look after her alone.Having previously been ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 5.1
  • Points Value : 6
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£3.99
The Smugglers Secret

A Girl Called Justice: The Smugglers Secret

When Justice returns for spring term at Highbury House, it's not long before murder is back on her mind. Assigned to look after the elderly Mr Arthur in Smugglers' Lodge on the other side of the marshes from school, Justice is initially dismayed. But...
  • ATOS Book Level : 5.0
  • Points Value : 6.0
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£3.99
A Horse Called Dora

A Horse Called Dora

Sam J. Butterbiggins' only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt, uncle and annoying cousin Prune while his parents are away. But Sam's discovered an ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.50
A Jar Of Eyeballs (Express)

A Jar Of Eyeballs (Express)

Kevin is tired of being ignored. No one in school ever seems to notice him, so he decides to win the school science fair prize--no matter what it takes. But Kevin soon finds himself up to his eyeballs in trouble. Readers won't be able to look away ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 1.9
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£3.50
A Job for Pop

A Job for Pop

Jenny Jinks and Gina Lorena Maldonado have teamed up to create the fun and beautifully illustrated story of A Job For Pop, which includes the character of Pop, who is becoming too old to be a pirate captain, so he needs to find a new job which is ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 1.3
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.99
A Knit and a Knot

A Knit and a Knot

Granny Mutton decides to teach Lionel how to knit, but he ends up tying himself in knots! So, Granny decides to let him use her special red wool instead, but they realise it has gone missing… They search high and low all over the house, but as ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 2.1
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.99
A Lost World

A Lost World

What was the world like a long time before humans arrived on Earth? This book offers an account of the dinosaurs but from a slightly different perspective. A Lost World is a book-banded reading book for more confident readers, carefully levelled at ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 3.4
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.99
A Message In Mashed Potato

A Message In Mashed Potato

Lord Pomp wants a painting of himself, so he invites the village artist, Joy, to his castle. However, during dinner Joy notices hidden messages in her food. Not everything in Castle Pomp is as it seems
  • ATOS Book Level : 3.3
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.50
A Mob Of Meerkats

A Mob Of Meerkats

When a group of meerkats live together, it's called a mob. Learn about life inside a mob of meerkats and why these animals like to stick together. Find out how living together with others helps meerkats raise their young, stay safe, and find food.
  • ATOS Book Level : 1.8
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£3.99
A Pack Of Wolves

A Pack Of Wolves

When a group of wolves live together, it's called a pack. Learn about life inside a pack of wolves and why these animals like to stick together. Find out how living together with others helps wolves hunt for food, communicate with one another, and ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 1.6
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£3.99
A Prehistoric Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

A Prehistoric Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

Step back in time for a prehistoric adventure! Eager, young velociraptor Mateo Raptor has made an interesting find during his class’s archaeological dig. He presents the odd, rectangular object to his uncle, Dr Raptor, an ambitious scientist. ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 3.0
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£3.99
A Scarf And A Half

A Scarf And A Half

Little Lionel is disappointed when Granny Mutton gives him an overly long scarf for his birthday, when what he actually wanted was a football! But his friends show him how the scarf is the perfect gift for a little lamb wanting some fun.
  • ATOS Book Level : 2.2
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.99
A Special Kimono

A Special Kimono

Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 1.9
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.50
A Stew For The Crew

A Stew For The Crew

Saul s crew is coming over for tea, but what will they eat? Nan suggests a lovely stew but she needs a little helper to cook it. It s time for Saul to shine!
  • ATOS Book Level : 2.2
  • Points Value : 0.5
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£2.50
A Storm Of Sisters

A Storm Of Sisters

When the Widdershins sisters and Granny are called away in deepest winter to look after cousin Clarissa, it doesn’t take long for adventure – or trouble – to find them. The town of Wilderness has plenty to explore with its frozen lake and ...
  • ATOS Book Level : 5.4
  • Points Value : 12.0
  • Book Cover : Paperback
£3.99
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