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Books in the series: Bloomsbury Young Readers

I Am Not A Frog: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

I Am Not A Frog: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Maggie Pearson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Princess Imelda has come up with a way to escape from the boring old palace and see the world. But while she's gone, the king and queen are convinced that she's been turned into a frog. When the magician they've hired to change her back turns out to have a sinister plan, Imelda will have to do everything she can to prove that she is not a frog! This fairytale with a twist from highly successful author Maggie Pearson is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Natalia Moore and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Lime Ideal for ages 6+

Jack and the Jungle: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Jack and the Jungle: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Malachy Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

When Jack kicks his ball over the garden wall, he meets Abbie, his mysterious neighbour, who gives him a glimpse of a whole jungle next door. From slithering snakes to ferocious wolves, Abbie must face them all to get Jack his ball back. But when the tigers and giant appear, Jack must venture into the wild too. This exciting tale from award-winning author Malachy Doyle is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Paddy Donnelly and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Purple Ideal for ages 6+

Big Bad Biteasaurus: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Big Bad Biteasaurus: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Malachy Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Big Bad Biteasaurus is the biggest baddest bully. He frightens all the other dinosaurs with his big, bad bite. Until one day the other dinosaurs have had enough. Big Bad Biteasaurus is going to have to be nice - even if it means a trip to the dentist! This roaringly funny story from award-winning author Malachy Doyle is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from David Creighton-Pester and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Purple Ideal for ages 6+

Pumpkin Power: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Pumpkin Power: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Patricia Cleveland-Peck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

You've probably heard the story of Cinderella; how her father married for the second time and how his wife was a nasty, mean woman. But did you know Cinderella had a friend called Perkin who worked in the garden? She wasn't the only one the fairy godmother helped. You see, it all started with seven, big seeds... This magical retelling of a classic fairytale from bestselling author Patricia Cleveland-Peck is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features magical illustrations from Hannah Marks and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Gold Ideal for ages 6+

Happy Birthday, Sausage! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Happy Birthday, Sausage! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

It's Sausage's birthday and he's going to have a party with all of his friends. But the mean, jealous cats have hidden all of the invitations and no one turns up. Poor Sausage is the saddest little sausage dog in the whole wide world! What can be done to give Sausage a happy birthday? This endearing, yet amusing story from outstanding author Michaela Morgan is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Felicity Sheldon and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: White Ideal for ages 6+

Manju's Magic Wishes: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Manju's Magic Wishes: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Chitra Soundar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Manju wants to get a present for her Mum's birthday but Cumin her cat isn't sure about the toy elephant or robot. So when they find Grandma's magic lamp, Manju is granted seven wishes to find the best present. But each wish starts to go wrong and soon the house is filled with a rock band, aliens and pirates! Can Manju and Cumin wish for the perfect gift? This magically humorous tale from storyteller Chitra Soundar is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Veronica Montoya and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Purple Ideal for ages 6+

It Wasn't Me: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

It Wasn't Me: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Joanna Nadin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

If a microwave explodes or there are bubbles all over the bathroom floor, it's bound to have been because of Alfie Braithwaite. Only Alfie swears that it's all the fault of Dave, the terrible gremlin that lives in his sock drawer. But one day Dave really does appear and starts to wreak more havoc than even Alfie could have imagined! Will Alfie catch Dave? And will Alfie's parents ever believe that it really wasn't him? This mischievous and thought-provoking adventure from best-selling and award-winning author Joanna Nadin is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Pauline Reeves and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Lime Ideal for Ages 6+

Hello, Baby Mo! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Hello, Baby Mo! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Emma Shevah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Adam wanted a brother. Instead he got a sister called Mo and now his house is full of new stuff and all of it is for the baby. Well, Adam doesn't think the baby is lovely and he doesn't like the name Mo. Will he ever learn to get along with his new sister? This humorous story about new siblings from author Emma Shevah is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations by Katie Saunders and relatable characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Turquoise Ideal for ages: 6+

Zoom to the Moon: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Zoom to the Moon: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Jenny McLachlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

On a school trip to the space museum, Reva and Bobby climb into a real rocket named Jupiter Two. The poor rocket has never been into space so when Reva and Bobby count down and press a big red button, Jupiter Two bursts into life. Soon Reva and Bobby are on their way to the moon! This extraordinary and imaginative adventure from well-loved author Jenny McLachlan is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Andy Rowland and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Lime Ideal for ages 6+

Sports Day: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Sports Day: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Jane Lawes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Emmie's school is having a big sports day and everyone has to choose an event to take part in. There are running races, long jump, an egg-and-spoon race, and even the three-legged race. But Emmie isn't sure what to choose and she is sure that she is going to come in last... This fun and sporty adventure from author Jane Lawes is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations by Sarah Jennings and relatable characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: White Ideal for ages 6+

Alfie Takes Action: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Alfie Takes Action: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Alfie the meerkat is fed up of doing what he's told. Life should be more than about digging holes and standing on guard duty. He wants adventure and excitement, not babysitting duty! So when a film crew for a nature programme arrives in the desert, Alfie decides to take action. Is this his chance to become a star? This show-stopping adventure from award-winning author Karen Wallace (author of the Alice the Anteater series) is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. Features engaging illustrations by Ellie O'Shea and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: White Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 6+

Cereal Superfan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Cereal Superfan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Stephen Rice is a cereal superfan. So when his supply of Cracklewheat, Corncrunch, Toastyoats and Choc-o-not-hoops runs out, Stephen is devastated. But there's a competition to win a lifetime supply - if Stephen can build the perfect cereal... This hilarious story from one of the nation's most loved writers, Julia Donaldson (author of The Gruffalo), is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations by Garry Parsons and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Lime Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 6+

Alice Goes to Hollywood: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Alice Goes to Hollywood: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Alice the anteater has a dream - she's going to be a film star! So she finds herself a pair of high-heeled sandals, a frilly satin dress and some film-star sunglasses and sets off for Hollywood. Soon Alice is the talk of the town, but there's just one problem - will she ever get to star in a film? This dreamy and glamorous tale from award-winning author Karen Wallace is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Katy Halford, and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Gold Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages:5+

A Tiger for Breakfast: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

A Tiger for Breakfast: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Narinder Dhami Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Ram the farmer is in trouble. Bali the tiger has threatened to eat him, his wife and their children, unless Ram gives up his pretty white cow. But Reeta, Ram's clever wife, has a plan to outwit the hungry tiger... This beautiful retelling of an Indian folk tale from best-selling author Narinder Dhami is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Christopher Corr and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Turquoise Ideal for ages 6+

The Ugly Little Swan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

The Ugly Little Swan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: James Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

The little swan is not quite like his brothers and sisters. He's small and brown and just doesn't fit in. So he sets off alone into the big, wide world. Will the ugly little swan find a friend? Will he discover who he truly is? This heartwarming fairytale with a twist from well-known author James Riordan is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Brendan Kearney and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson, packed with gorgeous colour illustrations. They also include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children and to give some ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Purple Ideal for ages 6+

Eye, Eye, Captain! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Eye, Eye, Captain! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Captain Cutlass cannot see a thing without his glasses. But pirates don't wear glasses and if his crew finds out they'll make him walk the plank! As the pirates set sail for Treasure Island, the Captain soon finds himself in trouble when he can't even read the treasure map... This hilarious tale from picture book author Jane Clarke (author of Gilbert the Great and Neon Leon) is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. Features engaging illustrations by Jennie Poh and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Gold Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 5+

Mighty Max: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Mighty Max: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Carrie Weston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Max is a monster with yellow eyes, pointed ears, a big, wide mouth, sharp teeth and a long, spiky tail. He's just like the rest of his family, except Max is a mighty show off. He's not really meant to, but sometimes he does tricks in front of the children who visit Blue Lake - and they love it! Then, one day, his showing off gets Max more than he bargained for... This warm-hearted adventure from picture book author Carrie Weston (author of the Oh, Boris series) is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. Features engaging illustrations and quirky characters young readers will find it hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Gold Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 5+

The Friendly Pirates: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

The Friendly Pirates: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Saviour Pirotta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The pirates Adam, Amy and Ali are tired of their quiet life on Cutlass Island and wish that they could go and live in the exciting, big city. So when they spot a ship, they climb on board and hide in a hamper filled with costumes... and tutus! Soon they're on an adventure filled with sea monsters, ballet dancers and a swindling pirate. Will they ever make it ashore? This swashbuckling, adventure-filled tale from bestselling author Saviour Pirotta is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Erica Salcedo and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Purple Ideal for ages 6+

Pet Quest: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Pet Quest: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Jenny McLachlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

All Harvey wants is a pet, yet his dad says that their flat is too small. But surely it's big enough for a slimy slug, or a hairy spider, or even an ant called Teeny, right? Will Harvey ever find a pet small enough? This exciting and humorous story from well-loved author Jenny McLachlan is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations by Sarah Hoyle and characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: White Ideal for Ages 6+

Get a Move On! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Get a Move On! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Ben Bailey Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

It's Monday morning and there's chaos at Maxine's house. Dad's got ketchup on his sleeve and has lost his yellow sock. Mum can't get the car to start. But there's time for a puppet show and maybe even a third piece of marmalade toast, right? Maxine has really got to get a move on! This hilarious story from rapper, actor and comedian Ben Bailey Smith is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Mette Engell and hilarious characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Purple Ideal for ages 6+

It's Too Scary! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

It's Too Scary! A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

From Hook a Duck and dodgem cars to teapot rides and roller coasters, there's lots of fun to be had at the fair. But Jun's never been to the fair before and he doesn't want to go on anything scary. Can his older sister Lin help him get over his fear of big rides? This fun-filled adventure from award-winning authors Adam and Charlotte Guillain is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Sharon Davey and relatable characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Turquoise Ideal for ages 6+

Cavegirl: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Cavegirl: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Aggie needs to get a present for her Mum's birthday and Gron has a piece of amber that would be perfect! But getting the amber may be harder than Aggie thought, especially when a wild boar appears... This prehistoric adventure from well-loved author Abie Longstaff is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves are for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Shane Crampton and fun characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book Band: Turquoise Ideal for ages 6+

Knights V Dinosaurs: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Knights V Dinosaurs: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Tony Bradman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Joe doesn't play with his toys much any more - he prefers the exciting games on his tablet. But he keeps waking up to an untidy bedroom with his toys scattered everywhere! Could it have something to do with Roaring Rita the dinosaur and Sir Clanky the knight? This action-packed story of friendship and compromise from much-loved author Tony Bradman (author of Through My Window and Dilly the Dinosaur) is perfect for fans of Toy Story and for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations by Yvonne Campedel and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Purple Ideal for ages: 6+

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