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AESOP`S FABLES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN (USBORNE)

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A delightful collection of six stories, with lively retellings and colourful artwork by Columbian illustrator, John Joven. A perfect first introduction to Aesop for little children. Stories include well-known classics The Lion and the Mouse, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse and The Ant and the Grasshopper.

THAT`S NOT MY UNICORN BOOK AND TOY (USBORNE TOUCHY-FEELY BOOKS)

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This charming gift set includes That’s not my unicorn…, the bestselling baby book of 2017, and an adorable unicorn soft toy. There are five unicorns to meet in the book, with soft ears, furry tails and sparkly horns, and children can cuddle the plush unicorn as they listen to the book being read.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (USBORNE PEEP INSIDE A FAIRY TALE)

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Once upon a time, Jack climbed a giant beanstalk and found his fortune… Peep through the pages to follow Jack’s adventures in this magical book, with delicate cutaway scenes, flaps to lift and stunning illustrations from Davide Ortu. A beautiful way to introduce children to the classic fairy tale.

ZOO SOUNDS (USBORNE SOUND BOOKS)

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Little ones will love bringing the zoo to life in this adorable sound book. Press the pages to hear lions roaring, monkeys jabbering and lots more, and pore over colorful scenes including feeding time for the seals and elephants playing in the pool. With simple text, holes to peep through and finger trails to explore.

THAT`S NOT MY FAIRY BOOK AND TOY (USBORNE TOUCHY-FEELY BOOK WITH CUDDLY FAIRY)

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Meet five fairies in this classic, much-loved, touchy-feely book for babies, which comes packaged with a cuddly toy specially-made to match the fairy on the cover. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they turn the pages. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

ILLUSTRATED NORSE MYTHS (USBORNE)

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A thrilling collection of Viking myths, brought to life with evocative illustrations. Meet dragon-slaying heroes and giant-smashing gods, as well as Thor, the thunder god, Loki the shape-shifting trickster and sea serpents, fire demons and frost giants in these awe-inspiring myths. Includes a guide to Norse names and characters, and internet links to websites to find out more about the Vikings.

Illustrated Tales of King Arthur (Usborne)

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The classic tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, fully illustrated and presented in a luxury gift edition. The much-loved legend of King Arthur is brought to life in this stunningly illustrated collection, featuring stories including The Sword in the Stone, Excalibur and The Last Battle. Legendary characters such as Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin and more are brought to life in stories specially retold for children. A beautiful gift book that children will treasure for years to come.

THAT`S NOT MY BUNNY (USBORNE TOUCHY-FEELY BOOKS)

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A delightful touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text. Bright, colourful illustrations with textures to touch and feel on every page. Helps very young children develop language and sensory skills.

10 MORE TEN MINUTE STORIES (USBORNE)

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These ten wonderful stories whisk you to magical worlds where gingerbread men come to life, dragons lurk in caves, and giants live at the top of beanstalks. Each adventure is delightfully illustrated and the perfect length for snuggling up and enjoying at bedtime.

PINOCCHIO (USBORNE YOUNG READING SERIES

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Beautifully illustrated retelling of this delightful children’s classic retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Try as he might, Pinocchio just can’t stay out of trouble. Is he doomed to be a wooden puppet forever? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT`S DREAM (USBORNE YOUNG

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A delightful version of Shakespeare’s play specially retold for children to read themselves. The enchanting story of magic and mix-ups, fairies and fools is retold in a captivating style, with beautiful illustrations that bring the characters to life. Includes links to carefully chosen websites with video clips and activities. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (USBORNE)

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Vivid account of the extraordinary life of the explorer, Christopher Columbus. Lively narrative text, colourful illustrations and photographs bring the subject alive. Includes essential facts and insightful details to help the reader understand the famous person and their times. Internet links to recommended websites to find out more about Columbus’s life and discoveries. Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (USBORNE)

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The remarkable story of Florence Nightingale, from her privileged childhood to the horrors of her work in the Crimea and as a hospital reformer. Retold in a lively, vivid style with evocative, full colour pictures and links to recommended websites to find out more. Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers

ALEXANDER THE GREAT (USBORNE)

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From the series that brings to life the fascinating lives of famous historical figures Lively speech, gentle humour and full-colour illustrations bring the reader closer to the action as the story unfolds Young readers will learn about each famous character as they read about their achievements, tribulations and triumphs Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.

USBORNE CLEOPATRA

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In the land of pharaohs and pyramids, Cleopatra is a princess with an uncertain future. When her own brother tries to kill her, she realizes she can’t trust anyone. A vivid account of the life and times of Cleopatra with lively dialogue and full colour illustrations.

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA (USBORNE YOUNG

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A delightful retelling of the classic tale of the fussy princess, with lively text and speech bubbles and carefully written text for children just starting to read alone. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects and a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER (USBORNE YOU

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The classic tale of the elves and the shoemaker specially re-written for children starting to read on their own Beautifully illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone.

AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (USBORNE

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The classic tale of Phileas Fogg and his quest to travel around the world in just eighty days, with full colour illustrations throughout. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.

TUTANKHAMUN (USBORNE)

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Howard Carter had spent five long years in the hot, dry desert, searching for the tomb of the Ancient Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun. But what he found when he ventured deeper and deeper into the tomb was gold and treasure beyond his wildest dreams.

THE SNOW QUEEN (USBORNE YOUNG READING SE

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Designed for young children who are just beginning to read alone and are looking for lively stories to tackle. Colurful pictures combine with narrative text written to encourage reading skills for developing and emergent readers. AGe 5+

THAT`S NOT MY FAIRY (USBORNE TOUCHY-FEEL

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Young readers may touch various surfaces on pictures of fairies that are not the one someone is looking for, until the right picture appears.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (USBORNE YOUNG READING

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This simple retelling of the classic Dickens Christmas story has been adapted for children starting to read independently and remains faithful to the original text. With illustrations by Alan Marks, children will shudder at Marley’s ghost and sympathize with Tiny Tim’s plight.

BEAUTY & THE BEAST (USBORNE YOUNG READIN

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A timeless love story specially rewritten for children growing in their reading confidence and ability. The Beast lives alone in his castle, enchanted by a wicked fairy and waiting for true love to break the spell. Could Beauty be the one to see through his ugly exterior? This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert, Allison Kelly from Roehampton University. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills, accompanied by charming illustrations.

BLACK BEAUTY (USBORNE YOUNG READING SERI

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A captivating retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic novel beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks. Perfect for encouraging independent reading. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

THE WIZARD OF OZ (USBORNE YOUNG READING

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The classic story by L. Frank Baum, retold for children growing in their reading confidence and ability, sumptuously illustrated by Mauro Evangelista. When Dorothy is whizzed to Oz in a tornado, she lands in a place where nothing is quite as it seems. Can she find the Wizard, defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and be granted her wish to return to Kansas

THE LITTLE RED HEN (USBORNE FIRST READIN

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The classic story of The Little Red Hen retold with simple text and delightful illustrations. The Little Red Hen works hard all year to grow grains of wheat to make bread. Not one of her friends is willing to help her, so do they deserve the delicious treat at the end? First Reading Level Three titles help beginner readers develop reading stamina and include character sheets or maps and the main story. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

THE UGLY DUCKLING (USBORNE FIRST READING

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The classic story of The Ugly Duckling retold with simple text for children just beginning to read alone. Accompanied by clear and vivid illustrations throughout. Attractive hardback book with ribbon marker. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Also available as an English Learner’s Edition with CD recordings in British and American English and downloadable worksheets and teacher’s notes

THE FABULOUS STORY OF FASHION (USBORNE Y

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The fascinating story of fashion – from cavemen’s coats to the catwalk couture of the modern age. Beautifully illustrated and full of fabulous fashion detail, bringing the costumes alive through every fold, sequin and pearl. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from the University of Surrey. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.

ROMEO & JULIET (USBORNE YOUNG READING SE

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Attractively presented retelling of the story with fabulous illustrations. Clear, engaging text to encourage independent reading with direct speech and speech bubbles. With Internet links via the Usborne Quicklinks Website where readers can find out more about Shakespeare and listen to famous passages from the play. Usborne Young Reading has been developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.

THE STORY OF HEIDI (USBORNE YOUNG READIN

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ohanna Spyri’s Heidi is beautifully retold, following the exploits of the orphaned girl sent to live in the Alps with her grumpy grandfather. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence, with clear, engaging text and stunning original illustrations. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

POMPEII (USBORNE)

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A vivid retelling of a major historical catastrophe written in an engaging, narrative style with direct speech and speech bubbles. Dramatic illustrations, photos or maps on every page and Internet links to fun websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website. The Usborne Reading has been developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University

TITANIC (USBORNE)

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A vivid retelling of a major historical catastrophe written in an engaging, narrative style with direct speech and speech bubbles. Brings to life the gripping story of the “unsinkable” ship and its doomed maiden voyage. Dramatic illustrations, photos or maps on every page and Internet links to fun websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website. Usborne Young Reading has been developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University. Young Reading Series 3 is for readers who want to tackle longer stories.

GLADIATORS (USBORNE YOUNG READING SERIES

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A history of the often brutal world of the gladiators written in an engaging narrative style and containing full colour illustrations throughout. Includes details of the different types of gladiators, their costumes and weaponry, famous gladiators and the arenas in which they fought. Part of Young Reading Level 3, created for children ready to tackle longer stories and more diverse subjects. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University

ANNE FRANK (USBORNE)

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Thoughtful account of the extraordinary life of Anne Frank for young readers. Lively narrative text, colourful illustrations and photographs bring the subject alive. Includes essential facts and insightful details to help the reader understand Anne Frank’s life and times and links to websites with videos, activities and virtual tours. Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.

NELSON (USBORNE)

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Ever since he can remember, Nelson has longed to go to sea. When his uncle offers him a place on board his ship, the Raisonnable, he leaps at the chance and from then on, he shoots his way up the ranks of the Navy faster than a cannonball from a gun.

ADOLF HITLER (USBORNEYOUNG READING SERIE

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An informative account of the life of Adolf Hitler, from his childhood in rural Austria to becoming the dictator who led Germany into a bloody world war and murdered over six million Jews in the Holocaust. Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this book features facts, photographs and links to websites with archive newsreels of historical events.

WINSTON CHURCHILL (USBORNE)

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Thoughtful introduction to the remarkable life of Winston Churchill for young readers. Lively narrative text, colourful illustrations and photographs bring the subject alive. Includes essential facts and insightful details to help the reader understand the famous person and their times. Internet links to recommended websites to find out more about Churchill’s life and times. Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD (USBORNE YOUN

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Christmas customs, festive food, present-giving, songs and traditional stories from around the world with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading alone. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (USBORNE YOUNG READI

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Attractive retelling of Lewis Carroll’s story with evocative illustrations. Clear, engaging text to encourage independent reading with direct speech and speech bubbles. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

A LITTLE PRINCESS (USBORNE YOUNG READING

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A gorgeous retelling of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s poignant novel. The story of kind-hearted Sara Crewe and her struggles at boarding school, as she goes from riches to rags following the death of her beloved father. Elegantly illustrated by Kate Aldous. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.

LITTLE WOMEN (USBORNE YOUNG READING SERI

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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. Sturdy hardback and ribbon marker make this incredible value for money.

THE LITTLE MERMAID (USBORNE YOUNG READIN

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An enchanting and vivid re-working of this classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

THE EMPEROR`S NEW CLOTHES (USBORNE YOUNG

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This classic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s comical fairytale about a fashion-crazy emperor is amusingly illustrated throughout by award-winning cartoonist, Mike Gordon. Young readers will treasure this gift edition, which is published in hardback with a ribbon marker. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone.

HANSEL & GRETEL (USBORNE YOUNG READING S

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This classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm shows Hansel and Gretel pit their wits against their evil stepmother and a wicked witch. Cheerily illustrated throughout by Jan McCafferty. Young readers will treasure this gift edition, which is published in hardback with a ribbon marker. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for readers growing in confidence.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (USBORNE

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This classic tale by the Brothers Grimm is presented in a delightful hardback gift edition, which young children are sure to treasure. The story of the beautiful princess with skin as white as snow and hair as black as ebony, her wicked stepmother and her seven rescuers is delightfully retold and accompanied by bright, colourful and hugely appealing illustrations. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone.

PUSS IN BOOTS (USBORNE YOUNG READING SER

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A  much-loved favourite, amusingly illustrated by Teri Gower. Tells the story of a talking, boot-wearing cat whose wily ways take his master on an exciting adventure, encountering an ogre, a king, and a princess along the way. Young readers will treasure this gift edition, which is published in hardback with a ribbon marker. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for children just starting to read alone.

THE NUTCRACKER (USBORNE YOUNG READING SE

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Enchanting retelling of the classic story with easy reading text for children beginning to read alone. Clara’s adventure begins on Christmas Eve with an amazing present – a magic doll. Soon she is flying in a sleigh to the Land of Sweets where she meets the Sugarplum Fairy. The Usborne Reading Programme has been developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

CINDERELLA (USBORNE YOUNG READING SERIES

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The classic fairytale of Cinderella accompanied by beautiful and atmospheric illustrations that will enchant children and parents alike. Part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially retold for children just starting to read alone

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