Best-selling Badger ‘Banded’ Reading Boxes: collections of fiction and non-fiction books


Our boxes include titles that we and our teacher consultants consider to be levelled comparatively to the widely-used colour banding levels, alongside some titles which have been officially banded by the team at the Institute of Education, and featured in previous editions of Book Bands for Guided Reading.

The colour bands are:
  • Best fit’ rather than rigorously fulfilling the characteristics (because of the uncontrived way that ‘real’ books are written)
  • Allocated by the Badger team and teacher consultants 
  • Open to your further consideration and professional judgement.

Titles have been graded to ‘best-fit’ the Institute of Education ‘Book Bands’ criteria.


As well as the original Book Band levels 1-11 (Pink to Lime), Badger is pleased to offer a further two levels, in response to requests from teachers. ‘Pre-pink’ level offers wordless books to encourage beginner readers to use visual literacy to aid reading development. ‘Beyond Lime’ nurtures readers who are practically free-readers, reading at Level 3b and above, but who still need the support of choosing appropriately levelled books from a limited range.


‘Banded’ Pick and Mix Option


Most of the books in the Badger ‘Banded’ boxes are available to buy as individual copies, allowing you to select the levels that you need for your children or to build Guided Reading packs of 6 books.


For a comprehensive price list of each available title please call 01553 816083.

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Orange & Turquoise: ‘Banded’ Box 3B

Orange & Turquoise: ‘Banded’ Box 3B

Mixed Collection - £149.00

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Purple & Gold: ‘Banded’ Box 4

Purple & Gold: ‘Banded’ Box 4

Mixed Collection - £148.00

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Blue & Green: ‘Banded’ Box 2A

Blue & Green: ‘Banded’ Box 2A

Mixed Collection - £148.00

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Blue & Green: ‘Banded’ Reading Box 2

Blue & Green: ‘Banded’ Reading Box 2

Mixed Collection - £148.00

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Purple & Gold: ‘Banded’ Reading Box 4B

Purple & Gold: ‘Banded’ Reading Box 4B

Mixed Collection - £148.00

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