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Little Red Riding Hood went to her grandmother's house. A wolf lived near it and he wanted to eat Little Red Riding Hood! Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Little Red Riding Hood, a Level 2 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past tense and some simple adverbs.
In this traditional tale, discovered in Kenya, a young herd boy Ki-pat must find a way to end the dreadful drought that has come to the beautiful Kapiti Plain and save the animals that live there.
Authored by Verna Aardema, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain is a delightful rhyming story full of bright and vivid illustrations by Beatriz Vidal. The cumulative rhyme is a joy to read aloud and a wonderful way to engage young children.
A heartwarming story of friendship, loss, and finding your way home from debut author/illustrator Mai K. Nguyen! Willow loves the woods near her house. TheyaEURO (TM)re calm and quiet, so different from her own turbulent emotions, which she keeps locked away. When her emotions get the better of her one day, she decides to run away into the woods. There, she meets Pilu, a lost tree spirit who canaEURO (TM)t find her way back homeaEURO"which turns out to be the magnolia grove WillowaEURO (TM)s mom used to take her to. Willow offers to help Pilu, and the two quickly become friends. But the journey is long, and Pilu isnaEURO (TM)t sure sheaEURO (TM)s ready to return home yetaEURO"which infuriates Willow, whoaEURO (TM)s determined to make up for her own mistakes by getting Pilu back safely. As a storm rages and WillowaEURO (TM)s emotions bubble to the surface, they suddenly take on a physical form, putting both girls in dangeraEURO| and forcing Willow to confront her inner feelings once and for all.
A new centenary gift edition of the much-loved collection of folk and fairy tales from Sweden, illustrated by acclaimed artist John Bauer. From good natured Scandinavian trolls through giants, tomtes, shepherd boys and princesses, the twenty-three classic stories by well-known authors such as Elsa Beskow and Anna Wahlenberg are delightfully told, full of adventure and magic with clever, resourceful children outwitting fairytale villains. John Bauer's art -- renowned for its detail, character and subtle humour -- has never looked more luminous and evocative than in this gorgeously produced edition. Twenty extra pictures have been added along with a wonderful illustrated biography of Bauer, celebrating his work and life one hundred years after his premature death. The book has a foiled cover and ribbon marker, perfect for gifting. This treasury will be cherished for generations to come and loved by children, parents and grandparents alike.
Rich little Sara Crewe loves to imagine things. At her English boarding school, surrounded by luxury, she sees herself as a princess. But then disaster strikes as Sara is forced to work as a servant. Only her imagination can make life bearable, until something truly incredible happens. Ages 5+.
This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of The Enormous Turnip is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots and The Elves and the Shoemaker.
Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. This hardback version of Puss in Boots is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail.
Award-winning children's writer and former Children's Laureate Sir Michael Morpurgo has collected classic tales of heroism and adventure and put them all in one place. Here! From brave heroes and battling beasts to mighty gods and magic spells, these are timeless tales to treasure forever. Eye-catching colour illustrations bring the magic of these myths and legends to life. There are lots of stories to choose from, including Mulan, Icarus, and Hercules the Hero, plus a retelling of Gawain and the Green Knight written by Sir Michael himself, so whether you're looking for a quick read or a longer story to lose yourself in, something to read alone or a tale to share, there's an enchanting story within for everyone to find. A sumptuous gift edition for young readers to treasure, and a perfect companion to Greatest Animal Stories and Greatest Magical Stories.
Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in her trademark witty, accessible style. Much-loved author/illustrator Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's most famous plays, with full-colour illustrations throughout. From the heartbreaking tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to Puck's hilarious escapades in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Marcia brings Shakespeare's stories vividly to life. A witty, accessible introduction to Shakespeare's plays.
Featuring clear and compelling text that allows children to develop their burgeoning reading skills, this title in the 'Usborne First Reading' series retells the classic story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
A stunning treasury of favourite bedtime stories from one of the world's best-loved storytellers. With gorgeous full-colour illustrations by Becky Cameron throughout, this special book is a gift to treasure forever. Both a gorgeous gift for fans of Enid Blyton and a striking introduction to her work for new readers, this glorious hardback contains over 300 pages of beautifully illustrated short stories to read and share at bedtime. Each short story stands alone and takes the reader on a brand-new adventure. From the pixie seamstress who makes dresses for the Fairy Queen, to the little boy who turns into a steam engine, meet a host of magic and memorable characters, brought to life by Becky Cameron's charming illustrations. The stories first appeared in magazines and anthologies published between 1920-1960s. Look out for these other gorgeous Enid Blyton gift books: Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury The Famous Five Treasury Jolly Good Food (a children's cook book) Favourite Stories from Enid Blyton * Enid Blyton (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder and Stoughton Limited. No trademark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trademark and copyright owner.
This title is part of four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Luxurious hardback editions foster pride in book ownership and enthusiasm for reading. Each of these four exciting new stories is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. 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.
At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers! Naturally inquisitive, pint-size scholars need little prompting before being willing to consider life's "big questions," however strange or impractical. Plato & Co. introduces children--and curious grown-ups--to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Socrates to Descartes, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engaging--and often funny--story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations. Kierkegaard and the Mermaid takes a "leap into the absurd," exploring the existential philosophy of S ren Kierkegaard from the bottom of the sea, through the eyes of a princess with a fish's tail. Though living in a coral palace and betrothed to the handsomest and tenderest of all the water sprites, our heroine soon finds herself heartbroken. She must look deep into the world of the spirit to find out what it all means.
King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the greatest legends of all time, with an inspiring introduction by David Almond, award-winning author of Clay, Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and The Fire-Eaters.
This beautiful new edition, simply told for young readers, breathes new life into the classic tale of Rapunzel, the girl with long hair who is locked in a tower by a witch. A poor couple steal from an old woman, who takes their baby in revenge and names her Rapunzel. She keeps the child locked in a tower and in years to come, uses Rapunzel's long hair to thwart a young prince's efforts to help Rapunzel escape. But the prince's love for Rapunzel and hers for him eventually unites them-and the old woman is never seen again. Fairy tales have been handed down through generations, and today Rapunzel still captivates young children with its magic and romance. This stunning new edition is brilliantly illustrated in a fun modern style for a new generation to enjoy, telling the story simply and compellingly for today's youngest readers. This book is part of the much-loved Storytime Classics series which offers collectible, child-friendly format editions of classic stories to make the perfect home library for children everywhere.
Tiny Tom Thumb is no larger than his father's thumb and he's always getting into trouble. this traditional tale from English folklore is carefully retold for young readers. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. * First Reading Level three are real books for beginner readers which develop reading stamina through simple, repetitive text. * Part of a collectable library of over 250 titles.
A brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, building confidence and ability. "The Railway Children" is a re-telling of the beloved E. Nesbitt story following the story of three children growing up after their father is wrongly accused of spying. It is evocatively illustrated by Alan Marks. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
Odysseus' famous adventures during his journey back home make up a timeless story, told for thousands of years.Spark young children's interest in the timeless Greek mythology with this picturebook packed with legends, adventure and humour, that turns reading into pure fun!
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