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How exciting it is, that moment when your child begins to read some words along with you and then before long discovers the joy of reading to you increasingly confidently and indeed by themselves. Put the fun into reading with these Blue and Red Early Reader stories as diverse as Horrid Henry and Cinderella - there really is an Early Reader for every parent to share and enjoy with their child and then once the child becomes more confident he or she will be able to enjoy them on their own.



Blue Early Readers

Reader ReviewedTwit
Stephen Cole
Poor little Twit is always having mean tricks played on him by his big brothers, Boggle, Bumf and Baffle. One trick too far and Twit is left stuck in a hole where Norma the vole comes to is rescue. The... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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Lottie and Dottie Sow Carrots
Claire Burgess
Lottie and her little sister Dottie are off to the garden centre to buy some seeds. After much thought and consideration they decide to grow carrots. This wonderful story is full of bright, colourful illustrations and follows Lottie and Dottie... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/04/2014
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The Little Nut Tree
Sally Gardner
A brand new Early Reader edition of Sally Gardner's picture book based on the favourite nursery rhyme. Wonderful Illustrations and easy to follow words bring this well-known nursery rhyme to life. Great for sharing with young children and you can... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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The Dragon's Dentist
John McLay
Eric is a dragon. A big, scary, grumpy dragon that everyone is afraid of. Harry wants to be a knight in waiting but is stuck cleaning shields. His dad is a knight. His brother is a knight. Even his sister... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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The Pirates' Picnic
Angela Mcallister
Join Jim on a pirates' picnic in this brand-new blue Early Reader by Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted author, Angela McAllister. Life is a bit glum on the bad ship Skullywag. Jim the cabin boy wants to cheer up the crew. So... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Miranda the Castaway
James Mayhew
Brand-new full colour blue Early Reader edition of James Mayhew's charming story about Miranda's adventures on a desert island. Miranda is shipwrecked on a desert island but soon learns the best way to survive from watching the animals. She learns... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/07/2014
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Mondays at Monster School
Ruth Louise Symes
Fred's first day at monster school finally arrives and he begins to feel a little bit nervous. But when he discovers his friend Ted is even more scared, he finds the courage to go along with him. Things seem a... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2013
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Reader ReviewedAlgy's Amazing Adventures in the Jungle
Kaye Umansky
Meet Algy. He's just moved house. Moving house is on the long list of things he doesn't like, along with girls, snakes, crocodiles, mad tigers and having adventures. Algy meets Cherry (who just happens to be a girl) from next... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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Murdoch Mole's Big Idea
Georgie Adams, Chris Fisher
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. On Monday the oak tree blew... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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Red Early Readers

Poppy the Pirate Dog's New Shipmate
Liz Kessler
Poppy the Pirate Dog is bored and lonely. A summer of fun and adventure has ended and Poppy is home alone. Imagine her excitement when she discovers she is to have a new playmate - a new shipmate. But then... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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Monstar, the Superhero
Stephen Cole
Monstar is not your usual kind of pet. She's green and fluffy for a start and loves nothing more than dancing, eating green porridge and her blankey. But Monstar dreams of being a being a real, live superhero. Her attempts... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Cudweed's Time Machine
Marcus Sedgwick
Meet Cudweed and his slightly – well, unusual family. One day, feeling bored and anxious for teatime to arrive, Cudweed decides to ‘borrow' his dad's time machine. Oh, his dad just happens to be an inventor by the way. However,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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Mr Monkey and the Magic Tricks
Linda Chapman
Ian is always taking things from Ben. His sweets, his lunch, even his skateboard. But when it's Ben's turn to take Mr Monkey home from school, magical things begin to happen and it isn't long before Ian learns that it's... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Miranda the Explorer
James Mayhew
A competition to win a ride in a hot air balloon becomes an exciting adventure when the rope holding the balloon snaps and Miranda sails away. All alone and with only a map to aid her, Miranda takes an unexpected... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2013
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Algy's Amazing Adventures at Sea
Kaye Umansky
Algy is back and Cherry's little brother Brad is joining them on their adventure to the world behind the plank. This time they discover a tropical island and it just so happens that being by the sea is one of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Look at Me
Francesca Simon
Honey needs to gather all her courage to try skating on the slippery, slidy ice. All the other animals in Buffin Street get the hang of it. Can Honey? A perfect beginning read for all those who like to test... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/11/2012
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A Rainbow Shopping Day
Vivian French
Beginning readers will enjoy these two easy-to-read stories which make exciting stories out of a shopping trip with a difference and Hunter the dog's search for his lost bone. Selina Young's illustrations match the text perfectly. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Down in the Jungle (Early Reader)
Vivian French
Down in the Jungle it's time for bed, but Monkey wants a story and he sets off to find one in this charming, funny story, perfect for early readers and for reading aloud and sharing with less confident children. These... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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Cinderella (Early Reader)
Sally Gardner
Cinderella and the glass slipper, retold by bestselling author Sally Gardner in a magical princess story and her transformation from servant to princess is simply told in this beautifully illustrated Early Reader. Sally Gardner's Cinderella is delightfully good-natured while her... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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Horrid Henry's Sports Day (Early Reader)
Francesca Simon
Sports day and Horrid Henry are a deadly combination! Henry hates sports day because he always looses and Perfect Pete always wins! But this year, Henry is determined that things will be different! How Henry sabotages everything he can and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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Poppy the Pirate Dog (Early Reader)
Liz Kessler
Poppy is really looking forward to the summer holiday. She knows she is going to love everything about being by the sea. Especially the chance to be a pirate! But, when it comes to boats, it turns out Poppy doesn't... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Horrid Henry Meets the Queen (Early Reader)
Francesca Simon
For all Horrid Henry fans here's the perfect book to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Bestselling Horrid Henry celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in his own special way… When Perfect Pete is asked to greet the Queen and present her... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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Horrid Henry's Royal Riot
Francesca Simon
A bumper book of Horrid Henry! Four Horrid Henry titles are bound together in this handsome volume. The stories include Horrid Henry Meets the Queen which gives the collection its title and also Horrid Henry's Thank You Letter, Horrid Henry's... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2014
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Three Little Magicians
Georgie Adams
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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The Witch Dog
Margaret Mahy
A brand-new full colour Early Reader edition of this charming story from the award-winning author Margaret Mahy, with illustrations by Sam Usher. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Algy's Amazing Adventures in Space
Kaye Umansky
A wonderful adventure for a very ordinary boy! Algy lives in an ordinary house and he has an ordinary bedroom which always seems to need tidying up. Just like everyone else! But Algy has a shed in his garden and,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Horrid Henry's Author Visit (Early Reader)
Francesca Simon
Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with children, these Early Reader chapter books have words and colour pictures on every page. This wicked and naughty story of Henry together with the funny pictures and lively design make it hugely appealing... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Horrid Henry's Rainy Day (Early Reader)
Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry is bored and fed up because he has been naughty yet again so he's been banned from doing all sorts of things he likes doing. This is the perfect time for Henry to think of something really naughty... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2012
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Moody Margaret's School (Early Reader)
Francesca Simon
As with every Horrid Henry title there's action and adventure on every page and here Moody Margaret, temporarily at least gets the upper hand but as with everything involving horrid Henry the result is full of wickedness and brilliance. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Shumba's Big Adventure
Lauren St.John
Meet Shumba, an adorable, lovable, lion cub who lives in Africa with his family. Shumba also just happens to be the naughtiest lion cub in the whole of Africa. One night he wanders off and doesn't stay away from the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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‘Our Early Readers bridge the gap between picture books and reading alone; accessible stories, illustrated in full colour on every page, they are designed to entertain and encourage a love of reading.’ Fiona Kennedy, Publisher

With Early Reader books you can introduce them to wonderful new authors, fantastic illustrations and watch their love of reading grow. Moving them gently away from picture books and gradually increasing the amount of text.

A red Early Reader is the next step on your child's reading journey, short accessible chapters make them ideal for newly confident readers - but we also think they're great for sharing too.

Early Readers: Your stepping stones from picture books to reading books.

Messages from authors who have contributed to this Early Reader series:

‘As a parent I remember how hard it was finding lovely books for children just starting to read, and I hope these beautiful editions of my stories will welcome the next generation to the joy of books.’ Francesca Simon

‘I had great fun writing and creating the characters for my ‘Little’ witches, pirates and princesses, and I’m delighted they’re now accessible for young readers. Just right for young eager children to read.’ Georgie Adams.

‘I have always believed that a good story is the only way to encourage young children to read. Fairy Tales are just that and I hope these little books will turn out to be the beginning of a life long love of reading.’ Sally Gardner

Horrid Henry Early Readers

‘It’s great that Orion are putting so much energy into Early Readers – without good books for the youngest readers, we won’t have older readers in years to come.’ Marcus Sedgwick

‘The Early Readers are a wonderful combination of great stories and wonderful pictures; even the wobbliest beginner reader will be intrigued, entranced, and safely set on their way. I just wish they’d been around when my daughters were learning to read.’ Vivian French

Early Reader Pirates

And from some young readers too aged 5 to 7:

‘I love books with mostly pictures in them but Three Little Witches was great too as it still had colour pictures on every page but with more words which mum helped me read’.

'My brother loves Horrid Henry books and he likes saying I can't read them because I'm too young. Now I can with these Early Readers'.

'I love the pictures and the way there are words for me to read and some for mum too'

'Now I've read this pirate book, I want to be a pirate when I grow up'.

And from library groups and teachers:

'Great for reading aloud, for library storytimes and for parents and children to share and enjoy reading together.' Annie Everall OBE, Youth Libraries Group

'To develop as independent, fluent readers, children need well written stories that are inviting and accessible. Early Readers are a good choice for those young readers beyond the "beginning" stage who need the reassurance of a familiar format.' Nikki Gamble, Write Away

'As a Key Stage One Leader, it has made a refreshing change to have chapter books that are colourful and exciting to motivate the children to read.' Rebecca Petley, Year 2 Teacher

'I found these books both engaging and appropriately challenging in developing children's ability to read.' Natalie Jones, Year 2 Teacher

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