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Award-winning Michael Morpurgo gives a fresh and lively retelling of this classic fairy story of how a generous-hearted girl gives herself to a monster only to find that he is not so monstrous after all… Loretta Schauer, winner of the 2012 Waterstones Picture This competition, brings the story to life for a contemporary audience.
A witty blend of traditional and original, this follow up to A Tale Dark and Grimm takes a lively look at some of the darker moments of fairy tales. There are castles, and giants and mermaids and goblins. And Jack and Jill who apparently only went up the hill to fetch a pail of water are soon caught up in it all. Fairy tales will never seem quite so safe after this original and bold re-take of them.
A brightly illustrated collection of 15 nursery stories, some traditional ones and some which will be new to you and your family. The perfect length for storytime, presented in an accessible and appealing way. With an easy-to-read text and lots of illustrations packed full of character, this treasury of nursery stories is designed to be read to young children to introduce to the great classics of childhood. A companion book to the Lion First Book of Bible Stories.
A stylish and witty re-telling of this popular classic tale matched by equally fresh feeling illustrations which are a clever blend of timelessness and modernity. It’s a story full of cruelty which both the storyteller and the illustrator relish while also making sure there is a satisfyingly happy ending. The addition of a CD read by award winning actress Imelda Staunton adds a very special dimension to the whole package.
Interest Age 9-12 Reading Age 7+. The boy wizard, learning his destiny in this exciting story, is none other than Merlin, the most powerful wizard in the history of England...and the man behind the success of the legendary King Arthur. Tony Bradman weaves a spell binding story of power and magic mingled in a mythical past filled with dragons, danger and destiny. Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers. Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category. Click here to view our current selection which is broken down by age range.
Interest Age 9-12 Reading Age 8+. Young Merlin knows he has been chosen to play an important part in his country’s future. Having come to understand his destiny, and the reasons why he is special, he begins to find his magical powers are growing. But Merlin’s life is always in danger; in this dramatic tale he needs to keep his wits around him if he is to keep himself safe from threats on all sides, including from the King.
A wonderful collection of stories from the famous collectors of fairytales and perfect for parents to share with their children and for older children to read alone. The Brothers Grimm Stories include: The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Bremen Town Musicians, Tom Thumb, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Rumpelstiltskin, The Goose Girl, The Bear and the Wren, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow White and Rose Red. This edition is illustrated with stunning colour artwork throughout.
When Jack sells his family's cow for magic beans, his mother is anything but pleased. Soon, however, the beans sprout into a towering beanstalk. It leads to a castle filled with gold and other treasures. Jack's family will be rich, if he can sneak past the man-eating giant!
A fabulous swash buckling collection of ten pirate tales full of the requisite adventure, daring, knavery and bloodshed. Chris Mould’s illustrations cleverly capture all the romance and menace of the pirate world as they match stories he has written himself as well as adapted excerpts from classic pirate tales such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
A wonderful gift, particularly if you have Scottish connections. This is a truly stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime and will be enjoyed by parents and grandparents as well as children. Retelling each in its own individual style, award winning author Theresa Breslin presents some best-loved tales from Scotland - funny tales, moving tales and enchanting fairy tales. Meet a selkie, an eagle, a kelpie and much more - each story is brought to life with exquisite illustrations by Scottish fine artist Kate Leiper, which brim with otherworldly beauty.
Enchanting 10 minute tales, perfect for reading to children at the end of a busy day. A collection of stories full of imagination, colour and wonderful detail taken from all over the globe. Magical characters from every continent, including a kettle that transforms into a dancing badger from Japan, an Aboriginal tale of friendship between an owl and a hurricane and witches and butterflies from Persia.
Ravenwood, the last island of trees, faces a new threat from Maw, the empire of glass and steel. Once again, Ark, the heroic plumer's boy, must save his people. He must travel deep into enemy heartland - a twisted 'forest' of glittering skyscrapers - to find out what evil is planned.
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