Book bands are used by primary schools to help them grade KS1 and KS2 reading books and provide children with books at the right reading level. Book band levels start at Lilac (with wordless books) and KS1 book band levels extend to Lime, with KS2 levels offered up to super-confident readers in Year 6 reading at Black+ level. We have carefully collated single, book banded reading scheme collections from Bug Club, Read Write Inc, Collins Big Cat, Little Wandle and Oxford as well as Raintree, Ransom and many more. Pandora also offers mixed reading scheme collections organised by the commonly used book band colours containing books from leading UK reading scheme publishers that offer a way to broaden reading experiences and confidently increase stock with high-quality books at just the right level.
Our expert team at Pandora Books also read and level hundreds of ‘real’ books into book bands every year, taking the best children’s books by well-known and debut authors alike and enabling children to access just the right books matched to their reading ability.