Piper Books: The straightforward programme to transform every child into a reader


  • Highly affordable, rigorously researched and extensively trialled. For all learners, including SEN, Dyslexic, EFL and EAL pupils
  • Lively, engaging phonics stories, encouraging communication, fluency and comprehension
  • Over a hundred little books provide the step-by-step practice beginner readers require
  • A comprehensive getting-started guide for Teachers, Assistants and Parents with brief, straightforward instruction
  • A selection of iconic works of English literature and multi-cultural myths, rewoven into witty, phonic-based narratives
  • Assessments and graphs for progress and Pupil Premium Records

And for older students: Mature Reading Instruction

  • A range of classic and universal stories, rewoven into witty, phonic-based narratives
  • A fresh chance for all adults, teenagers and older children who struggle to read
  • Comprehensive Tutor Guide with Pre and Post Assessments, Background Information, Fluency, Copying and Dictation Exercises

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BRI Books for pre-school, early readers and children with dyslexia.
BRI Beginning Reading Instruction >>


ARI Books for 6 to 7 years and perfect for learning English as a new language.
ARI Advanced Reading Instruction >>


MRI Mature Reading Instruction for older children and adults.
MRI Mature Reading Instruction >>
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Learn to read programmes for parents and schools

BRI Beginning Reading Instruction
ARI Advanced Reading Instruction


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    Effective reading instruction for home use

    If a child can participate in everyday conversation, then s/he can start to read with BRI-ARI. The first books contain just three words and five sounds so that children are able to read little stories right from day one.

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    Early intervention for struggling readers

    BRI-ARI is a gentle and lively introduction to early reading instruction. The books are carefully structured and provide the ‘know-how’ that is essential for struggling readers.

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    English as a foreign language

    BRI-ARI is the result of many years of research and development by linguists and educational psychologists. It has been extensively trialled and tested. The text is ideal for children whose first language isn’t English.

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    Comprehensive instruction for tutors and SEN teachers

    BRI-ARI’s uncomplicated structure and straightforward directions allow specialist tutors and SENCOs to teach virtually all pupils to read, including those with significant learning difficulties. The books are the ideal choice for preparing children for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.

BRI-ARI, a feast of books for children, contains text that is 100% decodable. Children receive ample practice in handling known letter/sound correspondences in each book before proceeding to the next book.

MRI Mature Reading Instruction

MRI Mature Reading schemeBuy MRI Books

Introducing MRI for older children and adults

MRI is a ground-breaking approach to teaching older students to read.

The programme is designed for children aged 9 upwards and all adults who have slipped through the education system without mastering the fundamentals of literacy.

These fifty little books of vibrant stories offer an unrivalled opportunity to develop accurate decoding hand-in-hand with enhanced comprehension and confident, fluent reading. Fully compatible with Synthetic Phonics, the meticulously chosen vocabulary, combined with ample interleaving and overlearning, ensures that decoding becomes second nature. MRI includes a straightforward, photocopiable Tutor Guide.