Has anybody got any experience of trying to reconcile book banded books and decodable books? We've just had all the books in school book banded. Before it happened, we hadn't seen the criteria that is used (although I had heard that it was linked to Reading Recovery, so was a bit wary). In foundation, our books were already graded. We'd fine tuned our system so that our children were given books based on their phonic knowledge, and with key words introduced very gradually. Basically, the children are given books that they can read. Book banding has led to them being completely reorganised. Eg the pink books which are the lowest band (apart from picture only lilac books) are based on characteristics such as predictable, repetitive texts and picture clues. There are masses of words in them that the children can't read. Has anybody else been in this situation, and if so, what did you do about it?