A broad range of story styles, all with lively readable text and fully illustrated pages, encouraging children to find the themes they enjoy most, and also give children the option to try something different from time to time. The first 25 Books in this collection are taken from the Usborne Young Reading Series Two in which many of the stories are adaptations of timeless world classics for children and adults alike… The next 15 Books are taken from the Usborne Young Reading Series Three which include longer adaptations to develop the readers’ stamina, and also history books and biographies too giving the child a wider curriculum through each book. This collection box set has 40 books and measures: 25 x 20.5 x 13.5cm Suitable for those between the ages of 5-10 years. Includes: Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 level reading.
The Usborne Reading Collection (Set of 40 Books)
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Greg heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, rowley, along for the ride? But when rowley’s star starts to rise, greg tries to use his best friend’s popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of greg and rowley’s friendship unfolds with hilarious results.
Emily is delighted when her family returns to brightport, but their attempts to follow neptune’s orders to bring humans and merfolk together seem doomed. Thrown out of mermaid school and scorned by her old enemy, mandy rushton, emily goes in search of the lost sirens who were banished by neptune to a top secret undersea cavern. Only when she uncovers the sirens’ true story can she put the pieces of her own life back together.
Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, rowley, at his side. Can greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?
Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with percy – after six months of being apart, thanks to hera – it looks like camp jupiter is preparing for war. As annabeth and her friends jason, piper, and leo fly in on the argo ii, she can’t blame the roman demigods for thinking the ship is a greek weapon
Harry potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called dobby, and rescue from the dursleys by his friend ron weasley in a magical flying car! Back at hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry for his second year, harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone … Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
The blood of olympus is the fifth book in the bestselling heroes of olympus series – set in the high-octane world of percy jackson. Though the greek and roman crew members of the argo ii have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, gaea. Her giants have risen – all of them – and they’re stronger than ever.
It’s time to face the final trial . . . The battle for camp jupiter is over. New rome is safe. Tarquin and his army of the undead have been defeated. Somehow apollo has made it out alive, with a little bit of help from the hunters of artemis. But though the battle may have been won, the war is far from over. Now apollo and meg must get ready for the final – and, lets face it, probably fatal – adventure
Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all makes greg and his family wonders if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the heffleys be able to stay . . . Or will they need to get out of town?
After saving olympus from the evil titan lord, kronos, percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved camp half-blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:
So begins percy jackson’s greek gods, in which the son of poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who’s who of ancients, from apollo to zeus. Percy does not hold back. “if you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a golden age for all that.”
Percy jackson, son of poseidon, god of the sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die but they’re the least of his problems. Because percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn’t ring any bells for him. There’s just one name he remembers from his past. Annabeth..
At the conclusion of the mark of athena, annabeth and percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the doors of death. If they can fight their way through the gaea’s forces, and percy and annabeth can survive the house of hades, then the seven will be able to seal the doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising gaea. But, leo wonders, if the doors are sealed, how will percy and annabeth be able to escape?