"Songbirds" is a new Phonics series from "Oxford Reading Tree". It comprises real stories written by the best-selling author of "The Gruffulo", Julia Donaldson. All the stories are phonic stories that support the latest curriculum developments. "Oxford Reading Tree: Songbirds" provides: fully decodable texts that build on pupils' phonic knowledge as they work through the 36 books over 6 stages; opportunities for segmenting, blending and matching sounds and letter blends; lively illustrations by a variety of artists; flexible activities that can be tailored to your phonic teaching; and an exciting interactive CD-ROM to accompany Stages 1-2. Stage 1+ titles practise the sound made by the following letters: "Top Cat" - m, c, t, p, a, o; "Sam's Pot" - s, m, c, t, g, p, a, o; "Bob Bug" - r, l, d, b, f, h, i, u, s, m, c, t, g, p, a, o; "Dig, Dig, Dig" - r, l, d, b, h, i, u, s, m, t, g, p, a, o; "Zak and the Vet" - v, w, y, z, j, n, k, e, r, d, b, h, i, u, s, c, t, g, a, o; and "Mum Bug's Bag" - w, y, z, j, n, k, e, r, d, b, f, h, i, u, s, m, t, g, p, a, o.