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Reading level: Reception/P1-Year 2/P3

Browse each band to see what books are available at each level

Reception

Lilac Band

Supports emergent readers through pictures and are designed to develop understanding about how stories work

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Pink A Band

Offers emergent readers simple test support by illustrations

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Pink B Band

Offers simple predictable text with familiar objects and actions

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Red A Band

Supports emergent readers with predictable text and simple story development

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Red B Band

Offers emergent readers simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions

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Yellow Band

Offers more varied sentence structure and natural language

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Year 1

Blue Band

Offers longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language

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Green Band

Offers early readers less familiar, more complex language with varied characters

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Orange Band

Offers varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages and less support from illustrations

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Turquoise Band

Offers literary and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms

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Year 2

Purple Band

Offers developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary and more rounded and distinctive characters

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Gold Band

Offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters

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White Band

Has more complex sentences and figurative language

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Lime Band

Has longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language

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Discover the White and Lime Plus Bands

Books that will challenge your most able readers, with content and contexts appropriate for their age

Browse Collins Big Cat band sets

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