Early ReadersEarly Readers

How exciting it is, that moment when your child begins to read along with you and then discovers the joy of reading by themselves. In this special section you'll find a great selection of early reader books to introduce children to wonderful new authors, fantastic illustrations and then watch their love of reading grow.

Reader ReviewedTrouble In New York
Jennifer Gray
In a nutshell: stoat-ally wonderful story; friendship, fun, upsets Young readers will love Ermine, star of this new series by Atticus Claw author Jennifer Gray. Ermine is a stoat which, in fictional terms, gives her carte blanche to behave as... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/11/2017
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Elvis the Squirrel: A Bloomsbury Young Reader
Tony Bradman
Tony Bradman packs a great deal of adventure and humour into this little book, all presented in a way to make it ideal for new readers. Elvis is an impetuous young squirrel, and persuades his friend Chuck to leap onto... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2018
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Wish for a Witch
Kaye Umansky
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 | Kaye Umansky, the creator of the much-loved Pongwiffy stories follows up Witch for a Week with a new adventure about Magenta Sharp, a rather muddled local witch, and Elsie Pickles,... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Electronic book text | Released 06/09/2018
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Winnie and Wilbur: Gigantic Antics and other stories
Laura Owen
In a nutshell: bumper fun with some of the best-loved characters in children's books There are no less than twelve different Winnie and Wilbur stories to enjoy in this collection, each one just the right length for bedtime or storytime... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2018
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Naughty Knight
Valerie Thomas
The irrepressible Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur climb onto their broomstick again for a new adventure. Flying over a castle Winnie decides to take a closer look and is disappointed to find it's in rack and ruin. But... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2018
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We Are Not Frogs! (Little Gems)
Michael Morpurgo
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2018 | Interest Age 5-8 | We Are Not Frogs is a joyful exploration of frog, toad and human nature! Toads are not at all like frogs. The frogs have set up a long-jump... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2018
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Under Cover
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic mishaps and triumphs of a schoolboy detective Damian Drooth, self-proclaimed boy detective, is off with his mum to Green Park Holiday Village. Mum is standing in for the chef, who's ill, and Damian can have... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2018
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Reader ReviewedMeet the Twitches
Hayley Scott
February 2018 Debut of the Month Plenty of twitchy nosed, fluffy fun and adventures are in store as we are introduced to Stevie and the residents of Teacup House. Stevie has been living at the top of a tall, thin... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/02/2018
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Winnie and Wilbur: The Explorer Collection
Valerie Thomas
Witch Winnie and her long-suffering black cat Wilbur are two of the most appealing and endearing picture book characters, and their adventures, as told by Valerie Thomas and illustrator extraordinaire Korky Paul, a fabulous mix of magic and mishap, the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 04/01/2018
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The Disappearing Daughter
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of school boy super-sleuth Damian Drooth's life changes when he comes across a book called A Hundred Ways to Catch a Criminal. Overnight he is transformed from – in his words – ‘bored... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe
Jonathan Meres
Interest Age 5-8 In a nutshell: granny always knows best Priya and her grandma swap jokes, stories and memories over ice-cream at the market café. Priya's parents have a stall at the market and she loves it there,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/10/2017
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Rose's Dress of Dreams (Little Gem)
Katherine Woodfine
Interest Age 5-8 | Rose's Dress of Dreams reads like a wonderful fairy tale; the little girl who dreams of beautiful dresses and spends her time drawing designs for fanciful frocks (much to the amusement of her family) grows up to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/04/2018
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The Mega Quiz
Barbara Mitchelhill
In a nutshell: comic mishaps and triumphs of a schoolboy detective A sign in his local library catches the eye of schoolboy detective Damian Drooth: it offers a weekend at Disneyland Paris for the winners of a ‘mega quiz'. Damian... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2018
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The Goozillas!: Attack on Fungus Fort
Barry Hutchison
In a nutshell: action-packed, slime-filled fun early reader Set inside the world of a computer game, the Goozillas series offers non-stop action, fun characters, and jokes galore (the more cringe-worthy the better as far as fans are concerned), all of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2018
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The Dragonsitter's Surprise
Josh Lacey
In a nutshell: another inventive, clever and hugely appealing story There's great excitement in the Smith-Pickle household when an old egg given to Eddie by Uncle Morton suddenly appears to be hatching. It's clearly something very special and the cute... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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It's never too early to start reading!

By moving children gently away from picture books and gradually increasing the amount of text on the page your child will naturally become comfortable taking the next step towards independent reading.

This selection of carefully chosen titles are perfect for sharing and reading together.

With short accessible chapters they are ideal for newly confident readers and are a perfect next step on your child's reading journey.

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In addition to this selection of fantastic early reader titles, do have a look at the Little Gems collection too. Little Gems, published by Barrington Stoke, are gorgeous early reader chapter books, written by the cream of children’s talent, with super-readable layouts and design, and a chunky friendly format.

Click here to download a free guide from Barrington Stoke to help you help your child to love reading.


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