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Books in the series: 2.1 First Reading Level One (Yellow)

How the Rhino Got His Skin

How the Rhino Got His Skin

Author: Rosie Dickins Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2019

How the Rhino Got His Skin

How the Rhino Got His Skin

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

Anansi and the Tug of War

Anansi and the Tug of War

Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2012

This is an engaging retelling of an Anansi story, written for children just learning to read. Anansi, the African trickster spider, tells Elephant and Rhino he can beat them both in a tug of war. To their astonishment, he does...or does he? This title features easy reading text that is brought to life with delightful illustrations. There are puzzles at the back of the book that consolidate learning. It is part of the successful Usborne First Reading series, developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer in Education and reading specialist at Roehampton University.

The Rabbit's Tale

The Rabbit's Tale

Author: Lynne Benton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2012

This is a charming retelling of the traditional folktale, perfectly matched with witty illustrations by Fred Blunt. Rabbit's burrow is far too small so he goes to Wise Owl for advice. But is Owl serious when he tells Rabbit to invite all his friends and family to stay? It includes easy-to-read text, with fun comprehension puzzles at the end. It is a wonderful addition to the Usborne First Reading series, developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Principal Lecturer and reading specialist at the University of Roehampton.

The Greedy Dog

The Greedy Dog

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2012

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. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.

In the Castle

In the Castle

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

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. Step back in time to the excitement of life in a castle, with jousts and banquets and daring deeds. After the story, there are fun puzzles to consolidate learning. Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by highly appealing illustrations. This title is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.

On the Moon

On the Moon

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

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. Let your imagination fly - soar into space and take a trip to the moon. It features photographs with real images of the moon and fun puzzles after the story to consolidate learning. Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.

On the Farm

On the Farm

Author: Susanna Davidson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2011

This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading Series , part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. It tells the story of life on a busy farm, from early morning when the cockerel crows to when the tractor chugs home at night. 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.

Anansi and the Bag of Wisdom

Anansi and the Bag of Wisdom

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2011

This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, based on an African folktale and part of the Usborne Reading Programme . It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. Anansi, King of the Spiders, is given a bag of wisdom to share but selfishly decides to keep it for himself. But can he carry it up to his secret hiding place without dropping it? 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. Designed to motivate children as they learn to read.

Under The Ground

Under The Ground

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2011

Lenny and Lola journey deep into the earth, encountering rabbits snuggled in their burrows, underground trains and dinosaur bones. They keep digging, and digging until they pop out on the other side of the world! With delightful illustrations, easy-to-read text and fun puzzles at the end of the book. Part of the First Reading series for beginner readers.

The Three Wishes

The Three Wishes

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2009

A new title in the fantastic First Reading series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Nat and Ned are poor and often hungry, until Ned rescues a fairy. Are all their troubles over for good? Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. A great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.

King Midas and the Gold

King Midas and the Gold

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2008

This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. When good King Midas helps an elderly man find his way home he is granted his fondest wish to turn anything he touches into pure gold. At first, this gift seems like the most wonderful thing to have ever happened but he soon learns that you should be careful what you wish for. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.

The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2007

These are four new titles in the fantastic First Reading series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Luxurious hardback editions foster pride in book ownership and enthusiasm for reading. Each of these four exciting new stories is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.

The Sun and the Wind

The Sun and the Wind

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2007

These are four new titles in the fantastic First Reading series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Luxurious hardback editions foster pride in book ownership and enthusiasm for reading. Each of these four exciting new stories is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.

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