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Book bands

Many schools band books by colour to help children choose the right books for their reading ability. For example, the simplest books are Band 1, which is pink, and the top level is Band 11, which is lime. Some schools and reading schemes also use higher bands from 12 (brown) to 15 (magenta).

Book bands for children's reading books illustration

Usborne books with book bands

Over 600 Usborne books have been assessed for book banding: 

Book band charts

Click on the links to download charts showing all the Usborne books with book bands. These charts also show National Curriculum levels for England and Wales.

Choosing the right book

To help you choose a book that's suited to your child's reading level, Usborne support a number of reading level systems. For more information visit Usborne reading levels.

Dragon reading a children's book