If you’ve got or had a child in Primary School in the last few years, you’ll know that Biff, Chip and Kipper books play a huge part in teaching them to read. My son has been faithfully bringing home the Oxford Reading Tree, Read with Oxford Biff, Chip and Kipper books for several years now. They’re honestly my favourite books to hear him read to me.
The Biff, Chip and Kipper books by Roderick Hunt are full of adventure; the stories are interesting and exciting, and the action happens all over the world, so you get to explore lots of things when you’re reading. The illustrations by Alex Brychta are brilliant. He has woven a cast of characters into the background of his stories and you’ll see the same ones pop up in all kinds of different guises.
My son is able to read independently now, more or less. We’re at that stage where we are trying to build his confidence in his reading. We also want him to really love reading. We’ve recently got our hands on some of the newer Biff, Chip and Kipper books. They have four stories in each one as well as points for discussion. I’ve squirreled a few them away for our holiday, I know he will love these compact editions, both to read with us and by himself.
I’ve picked three of the latest Stage 5 Biff, Chip and Kipper Books from Read with Oxford. Stage 5 is the “Becoming Independent” stage and is generally aimed at children aged 5-7 years. Stage 5 is ideal for children who are beginning to read independently.
three of the Best Stage 5 Biff, Chip and Kipper Books
The Beehive Fence and Other Stories
In The Beehive Fence, read how Biff overcomes her fear of bees during an African adventure. Join Chip, Wilf and Nadim in A Good Turn on the very first Scout camp where they mean a troop of cub scouts. In What a Journey! Mum and Dad take the family on holiday by train, but the journey isn’t quite what they expect. The last story, The Fair-Haired Samurai find out if Kipper’s Aikido classes come in useful when the magic key takes him on an adventure to Ancient Japan.
Fireball in the Sky and Other Stories
This bumper book contains four fabulous Biff, Chip and Kipper stories. Starting with The Ogres Dinner where the children meet the King of the Ogres and wonder who or what will be for dinner that night! In The Secret Pop Star the children meet a boy band hero and unexpected things happen. In the Fireball in the Sky the children encounter aliens in an unexpected encounter. Lastly, in A Knight in Town the magic key brings an extra person home from an adventure, with hilarious consequences!
The Strange Old House and Other Stories
Join Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog in these four exciting stories. Go on a spooky night-time adventure to The Strange Old House; find out what happens when there’s a Flood! and the family all have to move out – what will the come home to? Discover how Biff and Wilma rescue two imprisoned Princes in the Tower and find out what happens when the magic key goes wrong in Key Trouble!
These bumper books each contain four Biff, Chip and Kipper stories and each costs £10.99. Between each story are discussion points and tips for how to read the stories. They are exactly the kind of books they’re used to reading at school; so it will feel very comfortable and natural for them to read these Biff, Chip and Kipper books. If you’re planning on doing some reading with your stage 5 child over the summer, then these books are a great investment.
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