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Books in the series: Bloomsbury Young Readers

A Hundred and One Daffodils: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Lime Book Band

A Hundred and One Daffodils: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Lime Book Band

Author: Malachy Doyle Illustrator: Denise Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

A charming story with a woodland setting, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. Dusty the fox cub can't wait for her very first spring, and Dad tells her there will be a big party when it comes. All Dusty has to do is find 101 daffodils to prove it really is spring. That is a lot of flowers! Will Dusty be able to find them all with the help of her friends Mabel the mole and Ricky the robin? This heart-warming animal tale form Irish author Malachy Doyle is perfect for Key Stage 1 (KS1) children who are learning to read by themselves. It features engaging illustrations from Denise Hughes and explores the themes of seasons and plant life cycles. 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 with tips for getting the most out of the book, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: Lime Ideal for ages 6+

The Gingerbread Man: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Turquoise Book Band

The Gingerbread Man: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Turquoise Book Band

Author: Kandace Chimbiri Illustrator: Richy Sanchez Ayala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

A new Caribbean take on a traditional story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. An old woman dreams that a gingerbread man will make her happy so she bakes a beautiful one. But as soon as he's out of the oven, he has other ideas! He's fast enough to outrun the old woman and her husband but half the village wants to eat him. How can this possibly make the old woman happy? Kandace Chimbiri's retelling of The Gingerbread Man has a Caribbean twist and is perfect for KS1 children who are learning to read by themselves. It features illustrations from Richy Sanchez Ayala and an entertaining chase that children will love. 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 with tips for getting the most out of the book, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: Turquoise Ideal for ages 6+

Fizzy and the Party: A Bloomsbury Young Reader White Book Band

Fizzy and the Party: A Bloomsbury Young Reader White Book Band

Author: Sarah Crossan Illustrator: Nicola Colton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

A delightfully funny story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. It's time for Fizzy to go to bed, but there's a problem: she just isn't tired! Next door Mrs Crumbleboom and her band The Whippersnappers are having a party, and Fizzy is determined to join in the fun. Will Mum let her stay up just a little bit longer? This delightful comedy from former Ireland's Children's Laureate Sarah Crossan is perfect for Key Stage 1 (KS1) children who are learning to read by themselves. It features illustrations from Nicola Colton and a feisty heroine children will love. 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 with tips for getting the most out of the book, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: White Ideal for ages 6+

Manju's Magic Muddle: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Gold Book Band

Manju's Magic Muddle: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Gold Book Band

Author: Chitra Soundar Illustrator: Veronica Montoya Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

A funny, magical story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. Manju's stuck at home and she is most definitely BORED. Looking for entertainment, she summons the genie from the magic lamp. When he turns up with a terrible cold, the genie can't hear any of Manju's wishes properly and his magic is even more strange than it usually is. Can Manju help him sort out the muddle? Manju and the genie return in this quirky comedy from Chitra Soundar, perfect for Key Stage 1 (KS1) children who are learning to read by themselves. It features illustrations from Veronica Montoya and hilarious mishaps that children will love. 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 with tips for getting the most out of the book, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: Gold Ideal for ages 6+

Let's Play, Daddy Bear! A Bloomsbury Young Reader Purple Book Band

Let's Play, Daddy Bear! A Bloomsbury Young Reader Purple Book Band

Author: Dawn McNiff Illustrator: Andy Rowland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

A heart-warming animal story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. Little Bear lives with Daddy Bear at weekends, and usually they play games like Monster Chase and Dad-is-a-Big-Climbing-Frame. But today, all Daddy Bear is doing is tap-tap-tapping on his keyboard. Waiting is so boring! Can Little Bear convince him to come and play? This charming story from children's author Dawn McNiff is perfect for Key Stage 1 (KS1) children who are learning to read by themselves. It features illustrations from Andy Rowland and explores a topic many young children will relate to. 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 with tips for getting the most out of the book, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: Purple Ideal for ages 6+

Crumbs! A Bloomsbury Young Reader Lime Book Band

Crumbs! A Bloomsbury Young Reader Lime Book Band

Author: Ben Bailey Smith Illustrator: Sav Akyuz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

A fun, heartwarming animal story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. Crumbs. That's all that's left in Dan's lunchbox. CRUMBS! Well who's eaten his sandwich? Could it have been Henry the horse? Bill the pig? Or even Bridget the chicken? One thing's for sure, Dan's going to find out just who ate his lovely egg mayonnaise sandwich. This fun, rhyming story from rapper, actor and comedian Ben Bailey Smith (author of the picture books Bear and Bear Moves) is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves at Key Stage 1 (KS1). Features dynamic illustrations from Sav Akyuz and fun characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded, phonically decodable 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. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book band: Lime Ideal for ages 6+

The Chocolate Unicorn: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Lime Book Band

The Chocolate Unicorn: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Lime Book Band

Author: Jenny McLachlan Illustrator: Sarah Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

A sweet and magical story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. Olive Brown is scared of just about everything. She is a worrier and what she needs is some courage. Well, one day Grandpa gives her a little box of magic and inside is a special chocolate unicorn who is about to show Olive what it truly means to be brave... This heartwarming story about finding courage from best-selling author Jenny McLachlan is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves at Key Stage 1 (KS1). It features charming illustrations from Sarah Lawrence and relatable characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded, phonically decodable 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. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book band: Lime Ideal for ages 6+

The Good Little Wolf: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Turquoise Book Band

The Good Little Wolf: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Turquoise Book Band

Author: A.H. Benjamin Illustrator: Sarah Aspinall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

A charming alternative fairy tale, ideal for practising reading with children at home or in school. Little Wolf doesn't want to be like the bad wolves in his storybooks. So off he trots into the woods where he tries to be good. But every time Little Wolf helps, everyone gets angry! Will Little Wolf ever be a hero? And will anyone ever write a story about a good little wolf? This quirky adventure from author A.H. Benjamin is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Sarah Aspinall and a relatable hero 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. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: Turquoise Ideal for ages 6+

The Flower King: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Gold Book Band

The Flower King: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Gold Book Band

Author: Andrew Fusek Peters Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

An entertaining retelling of a traditional tale, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. The king has a problem. A big problem. He doesn't have any children to rule the kingdom next. But an old, wise lady has a plan: whoever grows the best flowers within three weeks shall be king! There'll be sweet peas and poppies, marigolds and morning glories, but will there be a new ruler of all the land? This engaging tale from critically acclaimed author Andrew Fusek Peters is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features colourful illustrations from Nathan Reed 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. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: Gold Ideal for ages 6+

Tiger Troubles: A Bloomsbury Young Reader White Book Band

Tiger Troubles: A Bloomsbury Young Reader White Book Band

Author: Chitra Soundar Illustrator: Hannah Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

An energetic animal story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. All Sloth Bear wants to do is play with Porcupine but it's nap time in the jungle and all the other animals are sleeping. So she throws a guava at Porcupine's tree to wake him up and SPLAT! THUD! BUMP! Little Tiger gets woken up too! And Little Tiger is rather hungry... This funny story set in the Indian jungle from storyteller Chitra Soundar is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features illustrations from Hannah Marks and appealing 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. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: White Ideal for ages 6+

Fizzy and Bandit: A Bloomsbury Young Reader White Book Band

Fizzy and Bandit: A Bloomsbury Young Reader White Book Band

Author: Sarah Crossan Illustrator: Nicola Colton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

A fun, heartwarming and humorous story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school. Fizzy wants a dog. Not just any dog though - a golden dog with a black nose and very curly hair. So when a dog called Bandit who looks just like this appears in her neighbour's garden, Fizzy will stop at nothing to keep him - even if it means hiding poor Bandit in the laundry basket... This delightful comedy from Ireland's Children's Laureate Sarah Crossan is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features illustrations from Nicola Colton and a feisty heroine children will love. 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. 'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher) Book Band: White Ideal for ages 6+

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