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The Hare and the Tortoise

The Hare and the Tortoise

Author: Susanna Davidson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Hare is the fastest animal around and he knows it. In fact, he can't stop boasting about it. So Tortoise challenges him to a race to try and prove him wrong. There's just one problem. Tortoise is very, very slow. How will he ever win the race?

How the Crab Got His Claws

How the Crab Got His Claws

Author: Rosie Dickins Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2018

Naughty Crab keeps making trouble... can the Wise Man stop him? This charmingly illustrated adaptation of one of Rudyard Kipling's much-loved Just So Stories is part of the Usborne Reading Programme, specially written for children who are learning to read. With entertaining puzzles to solve at the end.

Just So Stories for Little Children

Just So Stories for Little Children

Author: Various Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

This beautiful book illustrated by John Joven contains six of Rudyard Kipling's classic `Just So Stories', specially rewritten for little children. The stories include How the Elephant got his Trunk, How the Leopard got his Spots and How the Camel got his Hump. Perfect for reading aloud to young children or for older children to read by themselves.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Susanna Davidson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2018

When Belle's father takes a rose from a castle garden, he is confronted by a terrible Beast. Brave Belle is determined to save her father... but what fate awaits her at the enchanted castle? The classic fairy tale rewritten for children who are just learning to read, with stunning illustrations by John Joven throughout.

Why the Kangaroo Jumps

Why the Kangaroo Jumps

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2018

Once, Kangaroo couldn't jump. Find out how that changed in this charming picture book retelling of one of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So Stories, with simple text and gorgeous illustrations by John Joven.

How the Camel got his Hump

How the Camel got his Hump

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2018

Once, when the world was new, Camel had no hump. This is the tale of how that changed. An entertaining picture book retelling of one of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So Stories, specially written for young children and gorgeously illustrated by John Joven.

Bulldozer Dreams

Bulldozer Dreams

Author: Sharon Chriscoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2017

After a long day of clearing dirt, rocks, and trees, a bulldozer is tired and ready for bed. He lifts up his blade, his spotlights flash on, he rolls through the gate, and lets out a yawn. He heads to the Wiggle and Shake for a bath, then to the Sip and Slurp for some supper, then chooses a bedtime story . . . and soon the bulldozer will be dreaming sweet dreams of finishing his important work! Construction vehicle fans young and old will delight in this imaginative book of how a bulldozer prepares for bed. Sharon Chriscoe's irresistibly clever and gentle rhyming verse and John Joven's charming illustrations are sure to soothe even the busiest of kids at bedtime.

How the Camel got his Hump

How the Camel got his Hump

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2017

How the Leopard Got His Spots

How the Leopard Got His Spots

Author: Rosie Dickins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Why the Kangaroo Jumps

Why the Kangaroo Jumps

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2017

Once, the kangaroo couldn't jump. Find out how that changed in this lively tale adapted from one of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories. This title is part of the Usborne Reading Programme (First Reading, level 1) with simple, charming text, puzzles after the story to consolidate learning, and gorgeous atmospheric illustrations by John Joven. Illustrations:Full colour throughout

How the Leopard Got His Spots

How the Leopard Got His Spots

Author: Rosie Dickins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2017

How the Rhino Got His Skin

How the Rhino Got His Skin

Author: Rosie Dickins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2017

How the Rhino Got His Skin

How the Rhino Got His Skin

Author: Rosie Dickins Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2016

How The Whale Got His Throat

How The Whale Got His Throat

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

* The classic tale, as recorded by The Brothers Grimm, specially re-written for children starting to read on their own. * The shoemaker and his wife are on the verge of destitution when they discover, one morning, that they have received a visit from some mysterious helpers in the night. * Has been developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, an early reading specialist and lecturer at Roehampton University in Surrey. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

How The Whale Got His Throat

How The Whale Got His Throat

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2016

The lovely story from Kipling adapted for younger readers. Rudyard Kipling's classic 'Just So' story, retold for young readers. According to this much-loved fable, whales could eat anything they wanted - find out what happens when the whale finds out that man tastes very nice indeed. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

The Easter Story

The Easter Story

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

How the Elephant Got His Trunk

How the Elephant Got His Trunk

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Rudyard Kipling's classic 'Just So' story, retold for young readers. According to this much-loved fable, elephants didn't always have long trunks - that is, until one day when the elephant's child could contain his curiosity no longer, stepping closer than he should have to the Crocodile. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Author: Kate Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2011

This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading Series , part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. Noah is told to build an ark that will hold two of every animal before the big flood comes. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is Principal Lecturer in Education from Roehampton University and an early reading specialist. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.

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