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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.
Cassy the clumsy crocodile leaves a trail of destruction at the Everglades Department Store. But her clumsiness saves the store from a pair of greedy robbers. A comical story for children growing in reading confidence, written as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme.
Got Sprites? Many would have you believe that sprites (or fairies as they're often called) are sweet and pretty and ultimately peaceful creatures. But don't let the carefree nature of these dazzling beguilers fool you. Because while they do make for awesome pets (or, if you prefer, companions), these are not creatures to be handled lightly. So forget everything you know -- or think you know -- about sprites, and listen to the experts from the International Sprite League as they, with the assistance of the creative team that brought you the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, provide a resource that will prove to be as essential for the novice sprite keeper as a strong cage and eyes in the back of his or her head.
Tree, star, snowflake, elf, chimney, cookies, merry... introduce your little ones to words of the festive season with cute characters, bright colours and playful scenes. From decorating the tree to Christmas dinner and candy cane to sleigh, this charming book introduces a range of different holiday scenes and objects. Along with the seasonal items, each scene contains one feeling word and one action word to spot, such as cheerful and ice skating - color-coded circles point them out. With a glitter-accented cover that adds visual and tactile interest, this fun book inspires a deeper knowledge of the world, introduces language skills and supports emotional intelligence. An original, contemporary take on teaching first words, the My World in 100 Words series of board books helps children ages 1-3 boost vocabulary, engage with the world around them and become familiar with specific subjects. With bright, playful illustrations from Sophie Beer, each book explores a different theme, including starting nursery, the garden and the seaside. With 10 words per page and variation between full scenes and visual lists, there's plenty for children to look at and enjoy.
A prince convinces a peasant girl to marry him by learning to weave carpets. The couple rule as king and queen until a wicked magician kidnaps the king, forcing him to be his slave and weave carpets for the magician to sell. In order to escape, the king finds an ingenious way of getting a message to his wife. It is a traditional folktale from Armenia. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, which includes over 250 titles across seven levels - all developed in conjunction with reading experts at Roehampton University.
What if heroes were celebrated for the power of their hearts instead of their swords? In this stunning anthology - elegantly presented in a green, clothbound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing - 15 favourite fairytales have been retold for a new generation. Meet King Arthur, who rules by listening to others, and Prince Charming, who really wishes people wouldn't typecast him, in this stereotype-busting follow-up to Power to the Princess. Focused on issues including self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy and disability, these stories are perfect for sharing between parents and children, or for older heroes and heroines to read by themselves. Get reacquainted with these caring, considerate and responsible heroes: King Arthur Tom Thumb Sinbad The Emperor With New Clothes Jack and the Beanstalk Rumpelstiltskin Pinocchio The Snow Man Prince Charming King Midas The Pied Piper Quasimodo Hercules The Shoemaker (and the Elves) Anansi High-five to the hero!
The fascinating history of castles specially written as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Explains why castles were first built, what it was like to live in one, and the cunning tricks used to defend them.
Bold reader - open your mystical map and get ready to travel through time with 21 dazzling stories of daring and deceit, reward and punishment. Meet gods, goddesses and demigods, serpents, coyotes, talking fish and clever spiders, and cavort with sea nymphs, mystical women, terrifying beasts and volcano people - as you discover different tales of how the world began. These powerful, fascinating myths and legends will transport you to every corner of the globe. You'll journey from ancient to modern times, from hot climates to freezing temperatures, from mountaintops to seafloors. The stories in this book link you to past generations; these tales have been passed down through a long line of oral traditions. The souls of ancestors, the lives of heroes and the fates of mortals are waiting to be discovered. Myths and legends are retold by Alli Brydon and beautifully illustrated by Julia Iredale. Myths from Africa include: 'The Creation of the World' from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo 'The Tale of the Ghosts and the Flutes' from the Beba people of Cameroon 'Anansi and the Box of Stories' from the Ashanti people of present-day Ghana Myths from Europe include: The Selkies from(more...)
This Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader with more than 30 stickers is based on Disney/Pixar Onward--which is in theaters March 6, 2020!
Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney/Pixar's Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The voice cast includes Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water). Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, the team behind 2013's Monsters University, Onward is slated to release in theaters on March 6, 2020. Girls and boys ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader- based on Disney Disney/Pixar Onward--with more than 30 stickers! Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
This book features 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.
From the classic story by Jonathan Swift. After a shipwreck, Gulliver wakes on an island to find that he is a prisoner of the tiny people of Lilliput. Gradually he adapts to his new home. He even stops a war; but he also makes enemies, and little people can be just as dangerous as large ones.
After Abiyoyo the giant left, the small town he had bothered grew
by leaps and bounds. The boy who helped his father make Abiyoyo
disappear grew older and became a father, too. The people were
filled with new life and spirit. But now there are new dangers:
droughts and floods. The town needs a dam before it gets washed
away. And sitting right where the dam would be is a boulder too big
for anyone to move. Anyone, that is, except Abiyoyo.
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. This is the classic fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson retold, following the adventures of thumb-high Thumbelina. 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.
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.
There's no team better suited to giving Artemis Fowl fans a fairy-level look at the LEP and the world beyond than Foaly, Commander Root, and Holly. With inside access granted by the LEP's finest, readers will get unprecedented insight into the inner-workings of the LEP, the enchanting subterranean world of fairies, and the fairy perspectives on the world above.
Charming picture book of six classic fairy tales (Cinderella, The Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks and the Three Bears & Three Little Pigs). Dual-level text, on each page a simple line for beginner readers and a more complex one which can be read aloud by an adult or reading child. Age 2+
A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future - and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents.
Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.
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