Books by Russell Punter

  • TENIP 3 years +

    The Tinder Box (Paperback)

    Russell Punter

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    Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, retold for young children as a picture book. Tom can't believe his luck when a mysterious witch leads him to a cave full of treasure. But could a battered old tinder box for kindling a fire hold the key to even greater riches?
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    AORH 7 years +

    The Adventures of Robin Hood (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

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    This comic strip tells the story of Robin Hood and his band of merry men.

    Fast paced and full of action, the dynamic illustrations are sure to captivate readers while the background information will help children learn more about the legend of Sherwood Forest.
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  • AOKA 7 years +

    The Adventures of King Arthur (Hardback)

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    Children can learn all about the dramatic reign of King Arthur with this comic strip-style book.

    Gripping from start to finish, this is an epic tale of swords and sorcery that has detailed illustrations that are sure to excite and entertain young readers.

    Children will want to learn more about the legend as they read through this narrative retelling.
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  • ADUXE 5 years +

    Stories of Pirates (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

    Any youngsters who love pirates and are just starting out on their reading adventures will love Usborne Young Reading Stories of Pirates. Written in conjunction with reading experts at Roehampton University, the three stories are full of adventure and excitement and are guaranteed to appeal to newly independent readers.

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  • APOTL 3 years +

    Snail Brings the Mail (Paperback)

    Russell Punter

    A humourous tale, specially written to develop phonemic awareness. Ideal for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves. Rhythmic, phonically repetitive text helps to develop essential language and early reading skills, and guidance notes at the back give parents confidence as they help their child learn to read. Postman snail does his best but he's ever so slow. After a bad storm - and a flood which almost prevents snail completing his round - snail spots something for sale which ends all his troubles.
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    Flamingo plays Bingo (Paperback)

    Russell Punter

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    Flamingo can't wait to join in the jungle bingo game. One, by one, she crosses off the numbers on her card - she needs just one more to win the surprise prize. But when a sneeze from Elephant sees the last ball go flying, the chase for the winning number is on...
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  • APOTB Toddlers

    The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar (Paperback)

    Russell Punter

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    This is a new, picture book version of one of the most popular titles in the "First Reading" series. Sid the dinosaur likes scaring his friends with his ear-splitting roar. But what would happen if he lost his voice? He's about to find out. This title comes now with rhyming text to add an extra level of interest and enjoyment. It features bright, animated, contemporary illustrations that bring the story to life.
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  • APNOU 4 years +

    The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar (Hardback)

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    There are four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read by themselves. These are collectable editions with hardback bindings and ribbon markers to help foster pride of ownership of a "proper" book. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly, a reading expert from Roehampton University. 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. They are also lovely for reading aloud to a younger child.
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    The Odyssey (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

    The timeless Greek legend of Gods and monsters comes to life in this action-packed comic strip adaptation. Join Odysseus on his quest to return to his island home, as a host of strange creatures and scheming characters try to stop him. Fabiano Fiorin's distinctive illustrations draw the reader into the dramatic world of Ancient Greece.
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    Young Reading Plus: War of the Worlds (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

    H.G. Wells' classic story of Martian invasion is vividly retold in this exciting addition to the Young Reading series. The action-packed text is complimented by David Miles' atmospheric illustrations. A nail-biting account of one man's flight across a country ravaged by alien invaders that will keep young readers hooked. Illustrations:Full colour throughout
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  • APOAN 4 years +

    Dick Whittington (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. When young Dick Whittington hears that the streets of London are paved with gold, he travels to the big city to seek his fortune. Things don't quite turn out as he'd hoped, but can a kind man and a cat solve all Dick's problems? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It is a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.
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    The Three Musketeers Graphic Novel (Paperback)

    Russell Punter

    Follow the adventures of young D'Artagnan as he travels to Paris to join the legendary King's Musketeers. Almost immediately, he finds himself caught up in a dangerous world of espionage, treachery and murder. The thrills never stop in this action-packed picture strip adaptation of the classic swashbuckling adventure story.
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  • APNQL 5 years +

    Stories of Pirates (Other)

    Russell Punter

    Three original high-seas stories for children just beginning to read. Find out if Charlie can get rid of his pesky parrot and Molly can escape the clutches of the sneaky Captain Spike in these swashbuckling stories. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
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  • ACOAD 5 years +

    The Story of Chocolate (Other)

    Russell Punter

    Three titles in the popular "Young Reading series" are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, making this book and CD easy to store together. "The Young Reading series" is developed with reading expert Alison Kelly from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence and ability.
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  • APOOG

    A Fright in the Night (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

    A visit to a spooky house gives Jess a fright in the night! Part of the award-winning "Usborne Very First Reading" series specially developed in consultation with literacy experts to help children learn to read. Designed for a child to read together with an adult, allowing the child to gradually take a greater share of the story in each book to achieve confident, independent reading. Features superb illustrations to accompany the rhyming story. Followed by fun puzzles to test comprehension and provide further practice. Includes guidance notes for parents and teachers, with further extensive support on the Usborne Quicklinks Website.
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  • APOQM 5 years +

    The Stories of Merlin (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

    Three atmospheric adventures tell the life story of the legendary wizard - from his boyhood encounter with King Vortigern at a dragon tower, through his guardianship of King Arthur, to his fateful relationship with the scheming enchantress Nimue. Every page features fresh, dynamic illustrations that bring the magical medieval world to life in a modern, graphic style for a new generation. Easy-to-read text encourages even the most reluctant reader to lose themselves in these classic tales of swords and sorcery. This title is part of the successful "Usborne Young Reading" series, developed with a reading expert from the University of Roehampton.
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  • APNVH 5 years +

    Stories of Dinosaurs (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

    Three original stories for children who have just started reading on their own. Stories feature wrestling raptors, a hilarious tale of vegetarian dinosaurs and a prehistoric egg hatching in a modern museum. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
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  • APNRQ 5 years +

    Stories of Mermaids (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

    Three original mermaid tales for children who are just beginning to learn how to read. Meet a scheming mermaid lurking to sabotage the Great Seahorse Race, a mermaid on a journey to the spooky Pirates' Graveyard and a mermaid who just loves to dance! Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
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  • APNQD 4 years +

    Chicken Licken (Hardback)

    Russell Punter

    There are four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read by themselves. These are collectable editions with hardback bindings and ribbon markers to help foster pride of ownership of a "proper" book. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly, a reading expert from Roehampton University. 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. They are also lovely for reading aloud to a younger child.
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    Noah's Ark (Other)

    Russell Punter

    The age-old Bible story of Noah's Ark is charmingly retold for a very young audience in this brand new board book. Follow Noah and his family as they build the ark. Then watch all the animals climb safely aboard, two by two, before the rain sets in. Forty days and nights later, everyone is safe and sound in new land.
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  • BTOZV

    Poodle Draws Doodles (Paperback)

    Russell Punter

    Poodle loves to doodle. The problem is, she sometimes gets carried away - walls, doors, floors, no surface is safe! The naughty poodle is soon in trouble. But could her alfresco drawing skills actually come in useful? Find out in this colourful addition to the popular Phonics Readers series.
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  • BTHEQ

    Cow Takes a Bow (Other)

    Russell Punter

    This charming tale from the popular Phonics Readers series has been specially adapted into a new, board book format, complete with embedded sound chips. Pressing the buttons on the pages means children can hear the story as they read along, encouraging confidence in beginner readers.
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  • BTHEP

    Bug in a Rug (Other)

    Russell Punter

    This charming tale from the popular Phonics Readers series has been specially adapted into a new, board book format, complete with embedded sound chips. Pressing the buttons on the pages means children can hear the story as they read along, encouraging confidence in beginner readers.
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  • BRZJR

    Underpants for Ants (Other)

    Russell Punter

    This charming tale from the popular Phonics Readers series has been specially adapted into a new, board book format, complete with embedded sound chips. Pressing the buttons on the pages means children can hear the story as they read along, encouraging confidence in beginner readers.
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