December 2023 Update

This page and subsequent book band colour pages are under construction. You may find while work is happening a link to an external site it not yet up and running. Links in bold work. If you would like any specific help with book band recommendations while this work takes place do drop me an email at

Book Bands by Colour

If you’d like to get a better understanding of what book bands are and how to support your child in their learning to read journey this blog post will help – Book Bands – Learning to Read at Home and School.

My rough comparison chart for various schemes is available to download below.

Below you will find links to my suggestions for books that might be suitable for a child working within a particular book band. I would always advocate for sharing any book together that a child is interested in but if being able to ‘read’ the book ‘on their own’ is important to your child then being guided by the book band may be helpful.