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The Lion And The Mouse
Mairi Mackinnon
First Reading: Level One. The Aesop's fable showing that you shoudn't judge your friends on their size and strength. Level One titles are designed to be the first real books a beginner reader will tackle and are designed to foster... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2008
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The Ant And The Grasshopper
Katie Daynes
First Reading: Level One. A beautiful re telling of this classic Aesop's fable illustrating the merits of hard work. Level One titles are designed to be the first real books a beginner reader will tackle and are designed to foster... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2008
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The Wish Fish
Lesley Sims
First Reading: Level One. This is a wonderful retelling of an old folk tale. Titles within this first level are designed to be the first real books a beginner reader will tackle and are designed to foster a lasting enthusiasm... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2007
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The Fox And The Stork
Mairi Mackinnon
First Reading: Level One. A terrific retelling of an Aesop Fable where sneaky tricks and playful revenge take centre stage between friends. Titles in this level are designed to be the first real books a beginner reader will tackle and... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 27/07/2007
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Chilly Little Penguin
Russell Punter
First Reading: Level Two. A funny tale of a baby penguin who is cold and whatever he tries he can't warm up!. Titles in this level stretch the reader with more advanced storylines, more text and more complicated sentence structure... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2008
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Clever Rabbit And The Wolves
Susanna Davidson
First Reading: Level Two. The classic tale of brains versus brawn re told for younger readers. Titles in this level stretch the reader with more advanced storylines, more text and more complicated sentence structure and vocabulary. 32 pages in length... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2008
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The Dragon And The Phoenix
Lesley Sims
First Reading: Level Two. A delightful tale set in China about friendship. Titles in this level stretch the reader with more advanced storylines, more text and more complicated sentence structure and vocabulary. 32 pages in length with the main story being up... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 28/09/2007
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The Little Giraffe
Lesley Sims
First Reading: Level Two. This charming African folktale reveals how giraffes got their long necks - and why rhinos are so grumpy. Titles in this level stretch the reader with more advanced storylines, more text and more complicated sentence structure... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 28/09/2007
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The Castle That Jack Built
Lesley Sims
First Reading: Level Three. An original tale based on the classic nursery rhyme "The House that Jack Built" with simple text and delightful illustrations. Titles in this level encourage the reader to develop reading stamina, increasing to 48 pages. This... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 23/02/2007
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The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg
Mairi Mackinnon
First Reading: Level Three. The classic fairy story of greed, gold and geese retold for a young audience. Titles in this level encourage the reader to develop reading stamina, increasing to 48 pages. This will include the main story (up... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2006
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The Fish That Talked
Rosie Dickins
First Reading: Level Three. A traditional story from India about a boy who rescues a fish only to find it has an unique talent. Titles in this level encourage the reader to develop reading stamina, increasing to 48 pages. This... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 31/01/2008
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The Leopard And The Sky God
Mairi Mackinnon
First Reading: Level Three. A traditional tale from South America re told for a young audience. Titles in this level encourage the reader to develop reading stamina, increasing to 48 pages. This will include the main story (up to 450... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 28/09/2007
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The Runaway Pancake
Mairi Mackinnon
First Reading: Level Four. The folk tale of an independent and rather fast pancake that learns to it's cost not to trust the sly fox. Building readers' stamina still further with all 48 pages devoted to the story (up to... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 26/05/2006
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Goldilocks And The Three Bears
Susanna Davidson
First Reading: Level Four. A classic tale of 3 bears and a rather picky little girl re told for younger readers. Building readers' stamina still further with all 48 pages devoted to the story (up to 750 words). The narrative... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 29/06/2007
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Little Red Riding Hood
Susanna Davidson
First Reading: Level Four. The classic story of Little Red Riding Hood retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Building readers' stamina still further with all 48 pages devoted to the story (up to 750 words). The... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 26/05/2006
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The Dragon Painter
Rosie Dickins
First Reading: Level Four. The classic tale of a chinese painter who is so good his work comes to life.... and then he paints a dragon! Building readers' stamina still further with all 48 pages devoted to the story (up... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 26/05/2006
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Anne Frank
Susanna Davidson
Young Reading: Series Three. A thoughtful account of the extraordinary life of Anne Frank for young readers. Titles in this 7th and final Level in the Usborne Reading Programme are for fully confident readers who still need to gain the... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 25/02/2006
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Stories of Pirates
Russell Punter
Young Reading: Series One. Three original high-seas stories for children just beginning to read. This level is perfect for children just starting to read confidently on their own. These are 48 pages in length with 1000-1500 words. They use fairly... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 31/05/2007
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The Story Of Chocolate
Katie Daynes
Young Reading: Series One. Follows the story of the world's most popular treat from its origins in the rainforests of Central America to shops and factories everywhere. This level is perfect for children just starting to read confidently on their... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 24/11/2006
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Fiona Chandler
Young Reading: Series One. The hilarious tale of a lazy magician's apprentice who tries to use magic to speed through his work only to find that he can't control the spells he has conjured. This level is perfect for children... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 26/01/2007
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The Elves And The Shoemaker
Katie Daynes
Young Reading: Series One. The beautiful story of a couple of elves who are the making of a 'down at heel' shoemaker. This level is perfect for children just starting to read confidently on their own. These are 48 pages... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 27/05/2004
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Black Beauty (retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore)
Anna Sewell
Young Reading: Series Two. A captivating retelling of Anna Sewell's classic novel. 64 pages in length this level is for children whose confidence in reading is developing well. Anything up to 2500 words, these stories use varied sentence lengths, more... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 25/11/2005
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The Story of Diwali
Katie Daynes
Young Reading: Series Two. The story of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, from its beginnings in Hindu and Sikh tradition to how it is celebrated today.. 64 pages in length this level is for children whose confidence in reading... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 29/08/2008
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Wind In The Willows
Lesley Sims
Young Reading: Series Two. Mole, Ratty, Badger and the infamous Mr Toad love nothing more than messing around on the river. But when Mr Toad develops an obsession with motor vehicles, will his friends be able to help before he... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 31/08/2007
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Robin Hood
Rob Lloyd Jones
Young Reading: Series Two. The story of the great English legend retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. 64 pages in length this level is for children whose confidence in reading is developing well. Anything up to 2500... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 25/04/2008
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The Story of Spying
Rob Lloyd Jones
Young Reading: Series Three. Lively account of the history of spying, with exciting descriptions of famous spies and the plots they uncovered, from Alexander the Great's secret scouts to Cold War heroes.. Titles in this 7th and final Level in... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2007
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Frankenstein
Rosie Dickins
Young Reading: Series Three. Based on the classic tale by Mary Shelley, this gripping horror story recounts Victor Frankenstein's terrible experiment to "build" a human without a soul. Titles in this 7th and final Level in the Usborne Reading Programme... Featured in: Usborne Reading Programme
Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2008
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"Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme. Seven steps take beginners from simply written folk stories told in 150 words through to lovers of classic and original stories and histories, biographies and classics told in 5,000 words. Colour coded for ease of use and presented in a beautiful hardback, every story is well-written and attractively illustrated in full colour by leading artists."

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Beautifully produced, and with lively writing and fabulous illustration, the books are designed to capture the imagination and build confidence. The seven levels (to view the Usborne Reading Programme 'framework' for the seven levels, covering themes, story length, and language and grammar structure, click here) will take a child gradually through the reading levels, from a beginner to a more confident reader. There is clear progression in terms of subject, style, narrative length (starting at 150 words and going up to 5000 words), sentence structure and vocabulary, giving children the satisfaction of mastering real books and making measurable progress.

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