A wonderful collection of ten folktales specially chosen from around the globe. Stories are The Baobab Tree, Baba Yaga the Flying Witch, The Stonecutter, Dick Whittington, The Three Wishes, The Fish that Talked, King Midas and the Golden Touch, Brer Rabbit Down the Well, The Magic Pear Tree and Genie in the Bottle. Each story is brilliantly illustrated by artists from the Usborne Young Reading Programme.
"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.
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.
A gorgeous gift for young children, this beautiful treasury of Usborne "Young Reading" and "First Reading" titles will delight and entertain with its collection of classic animal stories. This title contains twelve classic animal stories from around the world. Each story is bursting with colourful and lively illustrations. Usborne's "Young Reading" and "First Reading" series are developed in conjunction with experts from Roehampton University and are designed to encourage independent reading. Each story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.
A perfect survival guide for novice soldiers about how to stay alive in the Roman Army, revealing all the gruesome truths of life in the Roman army including what soldiers ate, what they wore and how they lived. Witty illustrations complement the text, creating a friendly and accessible introduction to Roman history.
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.
An attractive retelling of Lewis Carroll's story with evocative illustrations and clear, engaging text to encourage independent reading with direct speech and speech bubbles. An ordinary day becomes extraordinary when Alice follows the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and finds herself in Wonderland. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.
A re-telling of the beloved Louisa May-Alcott story for younger children. The inspirational story follows the fortunes of the March sisters as they struggle through the American Civil War and learn the importance of love, family and following their dreams. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. Series 3 is for confident readers.
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.
Little Red Riding Hood is heading to Granny's house - but so is a greedy wolf... A repeated refrain ("What big eyes/hands/teeth you have!") encourages listeners to join in, and the enchanting illustrations by Bao Luu bring the fairytale world to life.
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.
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.
Children can discover who lived in castles, what they ate, where they slept and what they did for fun in this engaging and informative book. Photographs combined with artwork and computer graphics allow the reader to enter the world of castles as never before.
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.
This is an engaging retelling of an Anansi story, written for children just learning to read. Anansi, the African trickster spider, tells Elephant and Rhino he can beat them both in a tug of war. To their astonishment, he does...or does he? This title features easy reading text that is brought to life with delightful illustrations. There are puzzles at the back of the book that consolidate learning. It is part of the successful "Usborne First Reading" series, developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer in Education and reading specialist at Roehampton University.
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.
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.
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, based on an African folktale and part of the "Usborne Reading Programme". It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. Anansi, King of the Spiders, is given a bag of wisdom to share but selfishly decides to keep it for himself. But can he carry it up to his secret hiding place without dropping it? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is Principal Lecturer in Education from Roehampton University and an early reading specialist. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations. Designed to motivate children as they learn to read.
The eighth title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to reading together with their parents. Parents and children take turns to read from the page (the text clearly marked for who should be reading) and as the books progress in the series the adults read less and less and the child more and more. There are puzzles at the end to check the child's understanding of the text and guidance notes for the parents. Beautiful illustrations help to motivate beginner readers.
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.
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.
A new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Nat and Ned are poor and often hungry, until Ned rescues a fairy. Are all their troubles over for good? Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. A great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.