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Books by Lesley Sims

  • A Visitor's Guide to Ancient Greece

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: AIEGI
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a handy guide for would-be time-travellers planning a trip back to Ancient Greece. It is full of fascinating historical information about interesting tourist attractions, important festivals and the fashions and customs of ancient Greece. It is written in an amusing style with a guide to the best villas, hotels and markets, and internet links which help readers to access the best online resources about Ancient Greece.
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  • The Three Little Pigs

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: CAXMP
    Other
    Three little pigs are setting out to build houses with wispy straw, wibbly wobbly sticks and good strong bricks. Will a cheeky little wolf manage to blow any of them down? A lively board book with detailed illustrations offering lots to discuss.
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  • The Gingerbread Man

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: BRVKA
    Other
    "Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!" A fresh retelling of the well-loved story, complete with a baby-friendly ending and charming illustrations by Raffaella Ligi throughout.
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  • The Railway Children

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: ADUTU
    Hardback 6 years +
    This is a brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", which is aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability. "The Railway Children" is a re-telling of the beloved E. Nesbitt story following the story of three children growing up after their father is wrongly accused of spying. It is evocatively illustrated by Alan Marks. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
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  • The Secret Garden

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: ADWDJ
    Hardback 6 years +

    Young readers who are just starting out on their reading journey will be enchanted by Lesley Simms' adaptation of the best-loved children's classic The Secret Garden. With stunning illustrations and simple text, the captivating story of unhappy orphan girl Mary who finds a hidden garden and brings it to life with the help of some new friends, is a wonderful and inspiring book.

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  • Bee Makes Tea

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: AIERX
    Paperback 3 years +
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    A lively story with humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves, or for reading aloud together. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition, this book is specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Also includes guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.
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  • Wind in the Willows

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APOOE
    Hardback Toddlers
    Mole, Ratty, Badger and the infamous Mr Toad love nothing more than messing around on the river. But when Mr Toad develops an obsession with motor vehicles, will his friends be able to help before he loses everything? A delightful retelling featuring simple, engaging text and charming illustrations.
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  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APOAW
    Hardback 6 years +
    The quirky sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. After returning from Wonderland, Alice's adventures continue when she steps through a looking glass and into the topsy-turvy world beyond. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
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  • The Wind in the Willows picture book (new edition)

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: CBLOZ
    Paperback
    Mole, Ratty, Badger and the infamous Mr Toad love nothing more than messing around on the river. But when Mr Toad develops an obsession with motor vehicles, will his friends be able to help before he loses everything? A delightful retelling featuring simple, engaging text and charming illustrations.
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  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: ALPHJ
    Paperback 3 years +
    Everyone knows the story of farmer Macdonald and the multitude of noisy animals who live on his farm, quacking, mooing and neighing as they go about their business.
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  • Giraffe in the Bath and Other Tales with CD

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: BQAFS
    Paperback
    Six stories from the popular Phonics Readers series come together in this colourful and engaging collection. Alongside the title character, there's a hyena ballerina, a spider in a glider, and a seal at the wheel. Not to mention a cheeky chimp with a limp and an ape planning a great escape, all topped off by a series of fun puzzles.
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  • Alice in Wonderland

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APNJY
    Hardback 5 years +
    An attractive retelling of Lewis Carroll's story with evocative illustrations, written as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme for readers growing in confidence.
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  • Anne of Green Gables

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APOZC
    Paperback 5 years +
    Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert planned to adopt a boy to help out on the farm, so when red-headed 'Anne-with-an-e' arrives at Green Gables, she is not quite what they expected. But Anne sets out to win them over, determined to make a life for herself. This is the classic story by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery, retold for younger readers.
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  • Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: AKWYU
    Paperback 3 years +
    The much-loved story of Snow White, specially retold for beginner readers and illustrated with fresh, colourful pictures by John Joven. 'Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of us all?' When the Queen hears the wrong answer, Snow White must flee for her life - until she meets not one, but seven rescuers...
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  • The Gingerbread Man

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: CBJSF
    Other
    "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!" With the familiar refrain and a surprise ending, this retelling will appeal to the youngest of readers.
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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: CBJQQ
    Other
    Goldilocks causes trouble wherever she goes, so when she finds an empty cottage in the woods more mischief begins. But the owners of the house are about to return... A charmingly illustrated sound book version of the classic fairy tale, sure to appeal to the youngest of readers.
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  • The Snow Queen

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: CBISJ
    Other
    Gerda sets out to save Kay, in a specially abridged edition of Hans Christian Andersen's well-loved fairy tale, with stunning artwork by Elena Selivanova.
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  • Little Red Riding Hood

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: CAXNF
    Other
    Little Red Riding Hood sets out to visit Granny and meets a greedy wolf. Friendly text is accompanied by Bao Luu's gorgeous illustrations in this wonderful board book with embedded sounds.
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  • Weasels with Measles

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: BUORD
    Paperback
    The little weasels have woken up covered in spots! Have they really caught the measles? A fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with wonderful illustrations by David Semple. This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.
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  • Lizard in a Blizzard

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: BSVUR
    Paperback
    A cloud is blocking the sun and Lizard is determined to move it... But lizards are not wizards whatever Lizard thinks. This fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, has wonderful illustrations by David Semple. The book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.
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  • Sleeping Beauty

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: BPZND
    Hardback
    The classic tale of a princess cursed at her christening and doomed to sleep for one hundred years. Will anyone fight through the forest surrounding her castle to wake her?
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  • Alice in Wonderland

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APONN
    Paperback Toddlers
    Alice follows the White Rabbit down a hole and finds herself in Wonderland. Faced with a magic cake, a grinning cat and a noisy Queen, Alice doesn't know what will happen next. The beloved classic by Lewis Carroll specially retold for younger children to provide an ideal introduction to the story.
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  • How Zebras Got Their Stripes

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APOFV
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic Usborne Reading Programme, based on an old African folktale and aimed at children who are beginning to read. Once upon a time, zebras didn't have stripes but a greedy baboon changed all that...This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Alison Kelly from the University of Surrey. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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  • King Donkey Ears

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APOAS
    Hardback
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, aimed at children who are beginning to read. The King has a secret. He has donkey's ears! But when he tells the barber his secret, it surely can't be a secret for long. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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