Top home education books and resources

During the early months of the pandemic, as schools shut down and children were left unable to attend in person, the need for online resources and support for parents increased tremendously which has ultimately led to a greater awareness around home education and schooling. Since 2018/19 the amount of children in home education has risen by 80%* with this almost doubling in areas such as Torbay and Bury, making the need for educational resources for the home more important than ever. 

In this blog post, we recommend our top home education books and resources for you to use with your child so you can help boost their skills and confidence and turn them into high achievers. We cater for every age and stage, covering everything from phonics books to help develop early reading skills to activity books to encourage interactive learning, so your child is supported at every stage of their learning journey.

* Schools Week Article: Rate of pupils leaving for home education doubles


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Phonics Book Bag Readers: Starter Pack 3
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Phonics Book Bag Readers


Support children at the start of their reading journey with Scholastic Book Bag Readers, a carefully crafted series of readers to help children to build on their secure phonic knowledge, moving confidently from decoding words to reading fluently and for pleasure. Designed to foster family engagement and give children the best start in reading, each reader includes supportive guidance notes for parents.

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Year 3 Home Learning Essentials Pack
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Scholastic Home Learning


Support your child every step of the way with Scholastic Home Learning, a carefully balanced range of practice, revision and test books to support your child’s education at home.

Whether you’re looking to support your child’s phonics skills or help them prepare for their GCSE exams, the range is designed to encourage learners at every age and stage. Simply match the arrow colour to the front covers to navigate the range and meet your child’s needs every step of the way.

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Why Not? (PB)
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Activity Packs


Discover free, downloadable activity packs to keep your children entertained and bring their favourite books to life!

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Superworm and Friends Outdoor Activity Book (Little Wild Things)
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Activity Books


Keep learning fun and engaging for your children with our fantastic collection of activity books for origami, journaling, drawing and more!

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Counting on Katherine
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Non-fiction Books


Encourage your children to be curious and learn about the world around them with our collection of non-fiction books! Learn how to bake yummy treats, discover the heroic work of famous figures like Malala Yousafzai and David Attenborough, explore far off galaxies and exciting new countries and so much more.

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