Usborne Very First Reading Usborne Very First Reading

Give the Gift of Reading - Usborne Very First Reading is a brand new series of fifteen books for children who are just starting to learn to read. Discover them today

Usborne Very First Reading 1: Pirate Pat
Mairi Mackinnon
Pirate Pat allows the very beginner reader to take part in a lively and exciting story, using short sentences and simple words made up of only the letters s a t p i n m d. Parent or carer reads... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 2: The Dressing Up Box
Mairi Mackinnon
This the second in Usborne's Very First Reading series introduces the letters g o c k ck e u r. The sentences are a little longer than in book 1 and your child reads more words overall. The repetition of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 3: A Bus for Miss Moss
Mairi Mackinnon
As your child begins to read longer sentences, strongly supported by the rhyme and rhythm of the story the letters h b l ll f ff ss are introduced. At this stage your child will be reading as much of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 4: Dog Diary
Mairi Mackinnon
Dog Diary introduces the letters j qu v w x y z zz. Your child will now be familiar with all the letters of the alphabet in their most regularly-pronounced forms, making it possible to read over 300 everyday words. ... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 5: Grizzly Bear Rock
Lesley Sims
Grizzly Bear Rock introduces the useful letter-combinations ch sh ng and th. It's important for your child to learn to recognise these combinations and read them correctly as distinct sounds, not just read the sounds of the individual letters. The... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 6: The Queen Makes a Scene
Mairi Mackinnon
The Queen makes a Scene introduces the letter-comibinations ai ee igh oa oo. Again, it's important to learn to recognise these combinations. By this stage, your child will be reading about two-thirds of the story. The objective of the 15... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 7: Stop That Cow
Mairi Mackinnon
Stop that Cow! Introduces the letter-combinations ar or u row air ear ure. Having learned these, your child will be familiar with almost all the sounds of English in their most regular spellings, making it possible to read over 70... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 8: Moon Zoom
Lesley Sims
Moon Zoom introduces and practises longer words that begin or end with more than one consonant and simple two-syllable words. This stage almost doubles your child's reading vocabulary. Your child should now be trying to read the whole story, but... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 9: Run Rabbit Run
Mairi Mackinnon
Run, Rabbit, Run reintroduces sounds whilst also introducing different ways to spell sounds your child has met in earlier stories such as ai ee igh oa oo among others.. The objective of the 15 books in the Very First Reading... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 10: Late Night at the Zoo
Mairi Mackinnon
Late Night at the Zoo introduces the pattern sometimes known as ‘the magic e', where the final e changes the earlier vowel sound such as ‘late' and ‘time'. The objective of the 15 books in the Very First Reading series... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 11: Wild School
Mairi Mackinnon
Wild School introduces more ways to spell sounds your child has met in earlier stories. The objective of the 15 books in the Very First Reading series is to enthuse your child through rhyme to learn and to enjoy the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 12: Circus Under the Sea
Mairi Mackinnon
The Circus under the Sea introduces ‘soft' pronunciation of c and g, as well as the combinations wh, ph and the final y sound. The objective of the 15 books in the Very First Reading series is to enthuse your... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 13: The Monster Diner
Mairi Mackinnon
The Monster Diner introduces different ways of pronouncing letters or letter-combinations your child has already met in their more regular forms such as ‘a' in apricot, ask or was, ‘i' as in kind, ‘o' as in open or month, ‘u'... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 14: Knight Fight
Lesley Sims
Knight Fight introduces the ‘silent consonants' in combinations of letters such as ch, gn, kn, ld, lm, mb, mn, rh. These can often prove tricky, especially when it comes to spelling, and it's worth spending a little time to be... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading 15: Mr Mystery
Mairi Mackinnon
Mr. Mystery introduces combinations such as gh as in though or pronounced f as in laugh and endings such as –sion and –tion. It also gives children practice in reading longer three or even four syllable words. Your child will... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2010
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Usborne Very First Reading Slipcase with Parents Notes

The objective of the 15 books in the Very First Reading series is to enthuse your child through rhyme to learn and to enjoy the art of reading and to read with confidence and enthusiasm, which in turn will result... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/03/2010
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Reading is both the key to success at school and the source of a lifetime’s pleasure. Usborne Very First Reading is an inspiring series of 15 books, designed to help children to develop the skills and motivation they need to read with confidence, enthusiasm and enjoyment. Usborne, one of the most experienced children’s publishers, has specifically looked at the type of books that best suit children who are just starting to read and the Very First Reading series is the result.

The books offer parents and children the appeal of imaginative and lively rhyming stories combined with irresistible illustrations that boost the shared enjoyment of reading with an adult.

In the first seven books, the adult and child take turns to read, with the child’s share of the story beginning with just a simple word or phrase and becoming more substantial in each book. By book 8, the child will be reading the story with the adult on hand to listen and help when needed. Each book in the series builds on material in the previous books and always remember that shared reading provides great support and motivation for beginner readers.

Usborne Very First Reading is based on the principles of synthetic phonics, and has been carefully developed to tie in with Letters and Sounds, the UK Government programme used in thousands of primary schools in the early stages of reading.

There’s also a boxed set available incorporating all 15 titles together with an incredibly useful Parents’ Guide to reading.

For even more advice as well as extra activities and puzzles then go to www.usborne.com/veryfirstreading.


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