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Using the stunning illustrations from the popular Myths and Legends series, these collections of tales make ancient stories from cultures all around the globe accessible to younger readers. Written in simple, clear and highly readable text, Traditional Tales from Around the World contain a myriad of legends, some of which may be familiar to children and others that may not.
This series of books combines good stories with easy reading text for children aged five to six years and over who have just started reading alone. The series has been developed with Alison Kelly who is an expert in early reading.
In book 2 of The Forest of Good and Evil trilogy, heroes may be villains and villains may be the most unexpected heroes. This fairy tale mashup is not for the faint of heart. For fans of Cassandra Clare, Holly Black and Brigid Kemmerer. Enter the Forest of Good and Evil once again as Cinderella goes to war with Everly and Roth from The Evil Queen and attempts to overthrow her stepfamily to stake her claim as the rightful Dragon Queen. Enchantia may burn to ashes and cinders before this reluctant heroine-turned-rebel learns who she is and what she believes...and saves her queendom.
The Greek army has been sent to Troy to recapture Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. But how can they get inside the heavily defended city? The Greek commander, Odysseus, comes up with an extraordinary solution - but will his daring plan really work?
Look out! Nibbles the book monster has munched his way into this book of numbers! Count along with him as he chomps his way from one to ten... But wherever will he go next?!
Three original stories with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on their own. Includes stories about scary monsters living under the bed, close encounters with rampaging ice beasts and escaping slimy swamp creatures.
A new edition of the classic illustrated storybook, ideal for children just beginning to read on their own. This exciting story about a procession of animals chasing a fly, is pacy and ideal for encouraging even `non-reading' children to read. This Green Back Book will boost the confidence of children who have just started to read on their own. Perfect for encouraging children to read!
Discover what would have happened if Aladdin had never found the lamp. Aladdin is a Street Rat just trying to survive in a harsh city, while Jasmine is a beautiful princess about to enter an arranged marriage. Their worlds collide when the sultans trusted advisor suddenly rises to power and, with the help of a mysterious lamp, attempts to gain control over love and death. Together, Aladdin and Jasmine must unite to stop power-hungry Jafar tearing the kingdom apart in this story of love, power and one moment that changes everything
Unravel the dark secrets surrounding the Beasts curse in this intriguing tale. Trapped in the castle with the terrifying Beast, Belle learns there is much more to her angry captor when she touches the enchanted rose. Suddenly, her mind is flooded with images of her mother, a woman Belle hardly remembers. Stranger still, Belle realises that her mother is none other than the beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle and all his staff. Stunned and confused by the revelation, Belle and the Beast must work together to unravel years of mystery.
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.
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.
From the bestselling author of THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD comes an exciting wartime mystery entwined with magic and myth ... 'A beautiful story.' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars '[A] mesmerising second novel' THE TELEGRAPH 'A poignant and uplifting tale packed with adventure, atmosphere and intriguing characters.' MAIL ON SUNDAY England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone ...
Set off on a magical adventure!
A re-telling of the classic Jonathan Swift story told for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Gulliver sets off on the adventure of a lifetime - and meets miniature people, civil war and a price upon his head. Will he make it back in one piece? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
Step into the dark and enchanting world of the School for Good and Evil with this stunning companion book. Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling series comes to life in this handbook full of everything students at the School need to learn in order to survive their own fairy tale. With full-colour illustrations the handbook includes character interviews, diary excerpts, brand-new short stories and much, much more. A must-have for all super-fans of the School for Good and Evil.
A fairytale full of adventure!
Once upon a time, Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig were on a magical adventure in the fairy-tale woods . . .
First they met a big (but not very bad) wolf, and then they bumped into three hungry bears! What will they find when they reach Granny and Grandpa Pig's house?
Little Red Riding Hood meets Goldilocks and the Three Bears in this new magical picture book that all fairytale fans will adore. With a very glittery cover, it's the perfect gift for sharing with little readers.
"What I love most in the world are my books." - Belle. Enter the magical world of the Disney Princesses with this classic storybook collection. With 12 tales to enjoy, share in the adventure and experience an enchanting story time.
The three Billy Goats Gruff were leaving their farm to look for food. But as they crossed a river, they came face to fang with the Terrible Troll. Ages 5+ years.
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