Free eBooks to share this holiday

Develop key reading skills during the holidays by sharing these winter-themed eBooks for 4 to 7 year olds, chosen from Oxford Owl’s free eBook library.

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The Snowman

The Snowman

Oxford Level 2
Age 4 – 5

Biff, Chip and Kipper build a fine snowman with their friends but Floppy causes chaos when the snowman’s hat falls on his head.
Suggestion: Ask your child what they would like to make with sand or snow.

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The Snowman

The Snowman

Oxford Level 3 / Book Band Yellow
Age 4 – 5

Wilf’s Dad gets a big surprise when Wilf and Wilma get together with their friends Biff, Chip and Kipper to make a snowman!
Suggestion: Talk about the things you can do in the snow.

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Melting Snow

Melting Snow

Oxford Level 3 / Book Band Yellow
Age 4 – 5

When it is snowing, everyone goes out to build a big snowman, but when the sun comes out, the snowman melts away. The children feel sad, but Mum knows how to cheer them up.
Suggestion: Draw pictures of different-sizes snowmen, and help your child write ‘bigger’ and ‘smaller’ next to them.

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Husky Adventure

Husky Adventure

Oxford Level 5
Age 5 – 6

In this magic key adventure, Floppy saves the day when he joins a pack of husky dogs to help get a sick little boy to hospital.
Suggestion: Once you’ve read the story together, go back through the book and find the hidden letters to spell out S-N-O-W-B-A-L-L.

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Poem: Christmas Eve

Poem: ‘Christmas Eve’

Oxford Level 5 – 6 / Book Bands Green & Orange
Age 5 – 6

Build the excitement with Judith Nicholls’ poem about Christmas Eve, found on page 12 of the book Special Days Poems.

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Christmas Adventure

Christmas Adventure

Oxford Level 6 / Book Band Orange
Age 5 – 6

In this magic key adventure, Biff, Chip and Kipper help an exhausted Father Christmas have his best Christmas Day ever.
Suggestion: Ask your child ‘What does Father Christmas do each Christmas? Would you like his job?’

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The ice and snow book

The ice and snow book

RWI Phonics Set 7: Non-fiction
Age 6 – 7

This non-fiction book tells you how you can have fun with ice and snow, from setting up a snowball and spoon race to looking for animal footprints in the snow.
Suggestion: Ask your child ‘How can you make a snowman smile?’

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The Snow King

The Snow King

Oxford Level 9 / Book Band Gold
Age 6 – 7

A poor man and his two daughters live in a wooden house close to the forest. Katya works hard but Ivanka just daydreams of being rich. When the girls meet a poor old man while out collecting wood, they have very different experiences.
Suggestion: At the end of the book, ask your child ‘Do you think Ivanka will have learned her lesson?’

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The Snow Troll

The Snow Troll

Oxford Level 9 / Book Band Gold
Age 6 – 7

Tromso the friendly troll loves to help people. And when it snows in the village, he is even more helpful than they thought!
Suggestion: Ask your child ‘What would you write in a letter to Tromso?’

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East of the Sun, West of the Moon

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Oxford Level 9 / Book Band Gold
Age 6 – 7

In this Norwegian fairy tale, a handsome prince is transformed into an animal. But, of course, love and goodness can triumph over evil magic.
Suggestion: Ask your child ‘Do you know any other stories with trolls in them? Are trolls usually good or bad characters?’

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