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Books in the series: Early Reader

Early Reader: The Three Little Astronauts

Early Reader: The Three Little Astronauts

Author: Georgie Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

A brand new Early Reader adventure in THE THREE LITTLE. . . series from author and illustrator team Georgie Adams and Emily Bolam. Join the Three Little Astronauts on their first journey into space! Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Meet the Three Little Astronauts - Rikki, Jenna and Leo, and join them on an out of this world adventure where they take a wrong turn, meet a space dinosaur and come face to face with evil villian Zarl!

Early Reader: Grandad's Medal

Early Reader: Grandad's Medal

Author: Phil Earle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reaading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Marvin loves going on his adventures with his grandad - escaping from hairy yetis, taking daytrips to Mars, and hunting ferocious tigers - all without leaving the house. Marvin thinks his grandad is the bravest person he's ever met; he even has a medal from the war to prove it. And, more than anything else, Marvin wants to be brave too. But when Grandad must go on his final adventure alone, Marvin finds he has to be braver than he's ever been before. Until he discovers that Grandad has left behind a very special surprise just for him . . . A touching and poignant Early Reader story, perfect for children coming to terms with grief for the first time.

Early Reader: The Witch of the Ditch

Early Reader: The Witch of the Ditch

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

A red Early Reader full of humour and fun, from bestselling author and actor, Steven Butler. Every town in the world has one witch - only one! So when the Hag of the Crag moves into town next door to the Witch of the Ditch, an all-out Witch War ensues. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Early Reader: The Night-Time Knight

Early Reader: The Night-Time Knight

Author: John McLay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. When Harry and Oats hear strange noises in the castle they set off to explore only to find treasure, shields and yet more knightly adventures in store for them both!

Early Reader: Belinda and the Bears and the New Chair

Early Reader: Belinda and the Bears and the New Chair

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. There are two cottages in Honeybear Lane. One has a green door, and one has a blue door. Behind the green door lives Belinda. Behind the blue door live . . . The Three Bears! Goldilocks has broken Baby's chair, and Daddy Bear doesn't know how to fix it. Can Belinda help make it Just Right again? Kaye Umansky's new series for Early Readers is just as warm and delightful as her Algy's Amazing Adventures books. Every page is illustrated in full colour by Chris Jevons.

Early Reader: All the King's Tights

Early Reader: All the King's Tights

Author: Maudie Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2016

A charming new red Early Reader story from OPAL MOONBABY author Maudie Smith, and talented illustrator Ali Pye, about friendship, kindness and tights! Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Kit has an important new job; Keeper of the King's Tights. More than anything he wants to do his best, but with so many of the King's subjects in need of Kit's help, he finds himself in need of a little help himself. . . A warm, funny story for beginner readers from an exciting new author and illustrator team.

Early Reader: Mercy and the Hippo

Early Reader: Mercy and the Hippo

Author: Lauren St. John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

A full colour Early Reader story about a little girl and her hippo friend, Mercy, from BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning author, Lauren St John. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Early Reader: Monstar's Perfect Pet

Early Reader: Monstar's Perfect Pet

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. She's green. She's fluffy. She's . . . MONSTAR. Monstar's been given her very own 'hamstar' as a pet, but when it accidentally gets turned into a giant and escapes, can our favourite furry monster save the day? A charming, heart-warming Early Reader story from Steve Cole, author of Astrosaurs, and the Young Bond books. With full colour artwork on every page by award-winning illustrator Pete Wiliamson, who has also illustrated for Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.

Early Reader: Emily Mouse's Birthday Party

Early Reader: Emily Mouse's Birthday Party

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Yippee! Emily Mouse is on her way to buy LOTS of birthday presents. But she has forgotten something very important! A charming new blue Early Reader story from bestselling author, Vivian French.

Early Reader: Ladybird, Ladybird

Early Reader: Ladybird, Ladybird

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Mrs Ladybird is going shopping. But she's forgotten her purse. Help her five little ladybirds find their mum in time for tea! Follow their trails to see where they go.

Early Reader: Mr Monkey Plays Football

Early Reader: Mr Monkey Plays Football

Author: Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2016

A brand new red Early Reader about the magical Mr Monkey from the million-copy-selling author of series such as My Secret Unicorn and Animal Ark, Linda Chapman. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Meet Mr Monkey, who belongs to Class Two. He's more than just an ordinary toy - he's magic! No one can remember now how long he's been at the school or where he came from, but every week one of the children gets to take him home and write a diary about their time together. This week, it's Jack's turn. Football is Jack's favourite thing in the whole world, but he's not big enough to make it onto the school's football team. Might Mr Monkey and his magic be able to help? . . . A magical new Mr Monkey adventure, perfect for young football fans.

Early Reader: Jenny the Pony's New Friends

Early Reader: Jenny the Pony's New Friends

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2016

A red Early Reader about friendship featuring Jenny the Pony, from bestselling Emily Windsnap author, Liz Kessler, and Laura Tonge, with illustrations from Mike Phillips. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Amy's pony, Jenny, is lonely in her new stable yard, but soon finds some clever ways to make new friends. From fellow pony Peanut, to kittens, chickens and a family of baby sparrows - there's always friendship to be found.

Early Reader: Belinda and the Bears Go Shopping

Early Reader: Belinda and the Bears Go Shopping

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A brand new red Early Reader about family and friendship, from bestselling author, Kaye Umanksy, and illustrator, Chris Jevons. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. There are two cottages in Honeybear Lane. One has a green door, and one has a blue door. Behind the green door lives Belinda. Behind the blue door live . . . The Three Bears! Baby Bear has his very own room, but nothing to put in it! Can clever Belinda persuade the bears to go on their first shopping trip?

Early Reader: Owen and the Onion

Early Reader: Owen and the Onion

Author: Maudie Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Owen grows onions. He's so very good at it that the people of his village call him Owen the Onion. One day he grows an onion so unusual that it's all he can think about. He ignores his friends in the village - until one day a very angry ogre comes to visit. Can Owen save the day? A warm, funny story for beginner readers from an exciting new author and illustrator team.

Early Reader: Jenny the Pony's Big Day

Early Reader: Jenny the Pony's Big Day

Author: Liz Kessler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

An Early Reader about friendship featuring Jenny the Pony, from bestselling EMILY WINDSNAP author, Liz Kessler, and Laura Tonge, with illustrations from Mike Phillips. Jenny the pony is always getting into trouble ... until she meets James, a little boy in a wheelchair. James and Jenny are the perfect match, and are a perfect team when they compete in the big Spring Gala together.

Early Reader: The Sleepover

Early Reader: The Sleepover

Author: Lauren Pearson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

A red Early Reader full of humour, fun and a surprising friendship from Lauren Pearson, illustrated by Richard Watson. Perfect for children who are feeling a little nervous or anxious. Clark is desperate to have his very first sleepover. His sister Camilla has them ALL the time! But he's a little bit nervous about it, too ... until the night he meets his unlikely new friend, Johnny. Would you have a sleepover with a spider? Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Early Reader: Noah's Ark

Early Reader: Noah's Ark

Author: Georgie Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Georgie Adams' retelling of the story of Noah and the flood is written with delightful simplicity, and illustrated with charming soft watercolours in this full colour book, perfect for Early Readers.

Early Reader: Lottie and Dottie Grow Pumpkins

Early Reader: Lottie and Dottie Grow Pumpkins

Author: Claire Burgess Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A brand new blue Early Reader about two little girls who love gardening, with tips on growing your own pumpkins in time for Halloween from one of the UK's top gardening bloggers. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Halloween is coming and Lottie and Dottie are growing their very own pumpkins. From making yummy soup to carving scary faces, there are lots of things for them to make and do. Perfect for budding gardeners. Contains instructions on how to grow your own pumpkins.

Early Reader: Pretty Poodle Parlour

Early Reader: Pretty Poodle Parlour

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2016

There's chaos in the poodle parlour and a new hairstyle is on the loose in this red Early Reader story from KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL-shortlisted author, Angela McAllister. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Mimi loves helping out at the Pretty Poodle parlour, so when Madame Shampoodle leaves her niece, Florence, and Mimi in charge for the day, the girls can't wait to have the salon all to themselves. But with demanding customers like the Wriggly pups and Truffle Truelove to deal with, can they make everyone happy without having any hair scares or doggy disasters?

Early Reader: Anthony Ant Saves the Day

Early Reader: Anthony Ant Saves the Day

Author: Lauren St. John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Antony the ant is tired of being small and wishes he was big enough to be a hero. Then, one day, he climbs to the top of the tallest tree in the jungle and makes an enormous discovery!

Early Reader: Albert and the Garden of Doom

Early Reader: Albert and the Garden of Doom

Author: Phil Earle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Albert LOVES football. But he HATES the Garden of Doom next door. He's always kicking his footballs into it, and he can't go and get them back - Mr Creaky lives next door, and Albert is terrified of him. But when he kicks his friend Errol's ball into the Garden of Doom, Albert knows that he has to be brave. Could there be more to Mr Creaky than meets the eye? Could he be a jewel thief? A wizard? A secret agent? Albert doesn't know... but he's about to find out! The first Early Reader story from a talented and unique voice in children's fiction. Phil Earle is a CARNEGIE MEDAL shortlisted author whose hard-hitting YA novels have been widely acclaimed.

Early Reader: Cafe At The Edge Of The Moon

Early Reader: Cafe At The Edge Of The Moon

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Janey is fed up of being told what to do by her mum and dad. So she jets off to the cafe at the edge of the moon where she can do anything she likes - eating pudding first, splashing in puddles and racing a dinosaur.

Early Reader: Tulsa Goes to the Ball

Early Reader: Tulsa Goes to the Ball

Author: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. A second hilarious new Early Reader story from bestselling Horrid Henry illustrator, Tony Ross, about Tulsa, a little girl who dreams of being in a fairytale.

Early Reader: Robbie and the RAAAH

Early Reader: Robbie and the RAAAH

Author: Steven Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A red Early Reader full of humour and fun, from bestselling author and actor, Steven Butler. Robbie always behaves. He always does what he's told. Until one day, when he just doesn't want to anymore. That's when the RAAAH appears... Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Early Reader: Archie and George and the Christmas Show

Early Reader: Archie and George and the Christmas Show

Author: James Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A blue Early Reader about Archie and George, twin brothers who may look the same but are VERY different. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Archie and George are identical twins. Archie is six minutes older than George. They look the same but are very different. When the boys are asked to perform in their Christmas show at school, it is Archie's worst nightmare and George's dream come true.

Early Reader: Monstar and the Haunted House

Early Reader: Monstar and the Haunted House

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2016

Full colour Early Reader from Astrosaurs author and DOCTOR WHO script writer, Steve Cole, about Monstar, the furry green monster and her Hallowe'en trip to the haunted manor! Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. She's green. She's fluffy. She's . . . MONSTAR! It's Hallowe'en and Monstar's off to visit Cousin Frankengrot at his haunted manor for some spooky fun! A delightful Early Reader story from Steve Cole, author of the Astrosaurs books, and a talented DOCTOR WHO script writer. With full colour artwork on every page by award-winning illustrator Pete Williamson, who has also illustrated for Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.

Early Reader: Monstar's Messy School Day

Early Reader: Monstar's Messy School Day

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

A brand-new red full colour Early Reader story from ASTROSAURS author and DOCTOR WHO script writer, Steve Cole, about the lovable pet Monstar and her first day at school. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. She's green. She's fluffy. She's . . . MONSTAR! Jen and Jon are bringing Monstar to school for the day - and she's so excited! But they had better hope their teacher is ready for her - as there's classroom chaos is in store for everyone. A delightful, heart-warming Early Reader story from Steve Cole, author of the ASTROSAURS books, and a talented DOCTOR WHO script writer. With full colour artwork on every page by award-winning illustrator Pete Williamson, who has illustrated for Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.

Early Reader: Weirdibeasts: Weird Snowy Day Book 4

Early Reader: Weirdibeasts: Weird Snowy Day Book 4

Author: Alan Gibbons, Megan Gibbons, Rachel Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A full colour blue Early Reader story from million-copy-selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Katie Cat saw it first. It was a single white flake drifting down from the sky. It's a snowy day, and that means snowball fights and playing outside with friends. Even the littlest animals can have fun in the snow. A delightful new Weirdibeasts story from million-copy-selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel, and illustrated by Jane Porter.

Early Reader: Twit Twoo The Owl Who Was Nearly Magic

Early Reader: Twit Twoo The Owl Who Was Nearly Magic

Author: Stephen Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Twit, the owl who wasn't wise, is in trouble again. Not only are his brothers always playing tricks on him but now a lion called Chomp and a crocodile called Snippy are after him too! This is the second charming, heart-warming Early Reader story in the series from Steve Cole, author of the ASTROSAURS books, the YOUNG BOND series and the MONSTAR Early Readers.

Early Reader: Belinda and the Bears go to School

Early Reader: Belinda and the Bears go to School

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

A brand new red Early Reader about Belinda and the Bears' day at school, from bestselling author, Kaye Umansky, and illustrator, Chris Jevons. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. There are two cottages in Honeybear Lane. One has a green door, and one has a blue door. Behind the green door lives Belinda. Behind the blue door live . . . The Three Bears! It's time for Baby Bear to go to school. Can Belinda help him learn all about making new friends, sharing and having fun?

Three Little Magicians

Three Little Magicians

5+ readers

Author: Georgie Adams Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Meet the Three Little Magicians, Miranda, Maisy and Max! Can they use a very special book of magic tricks to win the Best Magic Show, help their friend Mr Marzipan and defeat the evil Zigzag?

Early Reader: The Three Little Vampires

Early Reader: The Three Little Vampires

Author: Georgie Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Meet the Three Little Vampires, Verity, Vikki and Vaz! They're planning a SPOOKY Hallowe'en party - but will the villainous Count Bagel's tricks stop the fun? Can the clever Little Vampires save the night, and will everyone be able to have a good time after all?

Early Reader: Weirdibeasts: Weird Spooky Day Book 3

Early Reader: Weirdibeasts: Weird Spooky Day Book 3

Author: Alan Gibbons, Megan Gibbons, Rachel Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Join the Weirdibeasts for Halloween in this brand-new full colour blue Early Reader story from million-copy-selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. It's the weirdest Halloween ever. Mrs Creature is having a Halloween party, with food, games and a special prize for the best fancy dress. The Weirdibeasts can't wait to try on their scary costumes and dress up. A fun Halloween-inspired story from Alan Gibbons, writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel, and illustrated by Jane Porter.

Early Reader: Murdoch Mole Digs for Gold

Early Reader: Murdoch Mole Digs for Gold

Author: Georgie Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

A blue Early Reader about a little mole with a big heart and some amazing buried treasure, from bestselling author, Georgie Adams. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Murdoch Mole loves to dig, but his molehills are making a mess all over the farm. If only there was some useful digging to do!

Early Reader: Three Little Snowmen

Early Reader: Three Little Snowmen

Author: Georgie Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Three little snowmen, Frosty, Freezy and Boots, are on a quest to find Father Christmas! Along with their pets, Poppet the Penguin, Henry the Husky and Samba the Seal, the intrepid friends go on a journey to the North Pole. But before long they get lost in a blizzard! Can the friends get to the North Pole in time to see Father Christmas? Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Early Reader: Emily Mouse's Christmas

Early Reader: Emily Mouse's Christmas

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Emily Mouse is having her friends over for Christmas dinner, but she's left her shopping until the last minute. When she gets to the shops on Christmas Eve, everything is gone! It will take some Christmas kindness for Emily's dinner to go to plan, but is there any to be found? Join Emily Mouse in some festive fun with this charming blue Early Reader from bestselling author, Vivian French and illustrated by Mark Marshall.

Early Reader: Archie and George and the New Bikes

Early Reader: Archie and George and the New Bikes

Author: James Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2016

A blue Early Reader about Archie and George, twin brothers who may look the same but are VERY different. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Archie and George are identical twins. Archie is six minutes older than George. They look the same but are very different. Archie loves ball games and running and being outside. George loves drawing and reading and being inside. When Grandma and Grandad give the twins their very first bikes, Archie can't wait to have a go. George feels a bit scared but luckily Grandma is on hand to help! A blue Early Reader story about learning to ride your first bike - and how practice can often make perfect.

Early Reader: The Little Green Drum

Early Reader: The Little Green Drum

Author: Taghreed Najjar, Lucy Coats Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Samia's dad is very important. Every Ramadan he wakes the whole village up in time for breakfast. But this year, things are different and Samia must show everyone how strong and brave she can be. Originally published in Arabic, but now retold for a English-speaking audience, this is a charming and empowering story about Ramadan, fasting and the ability of girls to do any job they put their mind to.

Early Reader: There's a King in the Cupboard

Early Reader: There's a King in the Cupboard

Author: Margaret Mahy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. A family move into a new house. They are just a small family - a mum, a dad and a little girl called Sarah. It is a big old house full of space and echoes. And Sarah is sure there is something very magical indeed about the cupboard under the stairs... A brand-new full colour Early Reader edition of this charming story from the CARNEGIE-winning and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD-nominee author Margaret Mahy, with illustrations by Rosie Reeve.

Early Reader: Tilly and the Blue Pearl

Early Reader: Tilly and the Blue Pearl

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Tilly is a mermaid, and it's her best friend Marina's birthday soon. Tilly wants to find her the perfect present. When she sees a beautiful blue pearl in the spooky Seaweed Forest, she knows exactly what to give Marina - a necklace! But getting the pearl is more difficult than it seems - will Tilly be brave enough to do it? A delightful story from the author of THE PIRATES' PICNIC, set in a beautiful underwater world brought to life by illustrator Maxine Lee.

Early Reader: Monstar Finds a Home

Early Reader: Monstar Finds a Home

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2014

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. She's green. She's fluffy. She loves porridge. She's... MONSTAR. Jon and Jen are so excited to meet Monstar. They have wanted a pet for ages. But Monstar is MUCH more trouble than they could ever have imagined! A charming, heart-warming Early Reader story from Steve Cole, author of Astrosaurs, the Young Bond books, and a talented DOCTOR WHO scriptwriter. With full colour artwork on every page by award-winning illustrator Pete Wiliamson, who has also illustrated books by Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.

Early Reader: Lottie and Dottie Sow Sunflowers

Early Reader: Lottie and Dottie Sow Sunflowers

Author: Claire Burgess Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. When Lottie and Dottie take a trip to Mr McWelly's Garden Centre one sunny day, they hear about a local competition for growing sunflowers. They know they just have to enter! Perfect for budding gardeners. Contains instructions on how to grow your own sunflowers!

Murdoch Mole's Big Idea

Murdoch Mole's Big Idea

5+ readers

Author: Georgie Adams, Chris Fisher Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. On Monday the oak tree blew down. Murdoch Mole was perfectly certain it was all his doing. On Wednesday Murdoch had a BIG idea. By Thursday Murdoch was nothing more than an ordinary mole with big ideas. By Sunday Murdoch was a somebody!

Early Reader: I Am A Woolly Hat

Early Reader: I Am A Woolly Hat

Author: Vivian French, Salma Koraytem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Basma has been wondering a lot about love. What is it like? Does it have a shape or a colour or a taste? Is it like a coat or a jumper or a shawl? Or is it like a warm woolly hat? This charming new Early Reader story from the United Arab Emirates will be enjoyed by everyone, parents and children alike - and in particular fans of GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.

Early Reader: Micky's Magic Pencil

Early Reader: Micky's Magic Pencil

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Mickey's gran has sent him a magical pencil. It's red and yellow and blue and green, and Mickey can't wait to use it. But there always seems to be someone who needs the help of its magic powers more than Mickey does... A lovely story about friendship and togetherness, told in Vivian French's heartwarming style. With full colour illustrations on every page from Sarah Jennings, MICKY'S MAGIC PENCIL is guaranteed to delight.

Early Reader: The Ant's Pants

Early Reader: The Ant's Pants

Author: Lydia Ripper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

A red Early Reader full of humour, with a message about facing your fears, from writer and illustrator Lydia Ripper. Scaredy Pants is an ant who is scared...of EVERYTHING. When his younger sibling gets into a dangerous situation, will Scaredy be able to drum up his courage to save her? Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Early Reader: Blood and Guts and Rats' Tail Pizza

Early Reader: Blood and Guts and Rats' Tail Pizza

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Hank can't work out where all his customers have gone. They usually queue for miles for a taste of his rats' tail pizza and special guts pie with blood sauce. And when he finds them all at a newly opened cake shop, sitting at tables and sipping tea, he can't believe it! He's got to find a way to win his customers back. But how?

Early Reader: Sophie's Dance Class

Early Reader: Sophie's Dance Class

Author: Angela Mcallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Sophie loves to dance. She dreams of being a ballerina, and when she receives ballet lessons for her birthday, she hopes her wish to be a real dancer one day might really come true.

Early Reader: Mr Monkey and the Fairy Tea Party

Early Reader: Mr Monkey and the Fairy Tea Party

Author: Linda Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your child's reading journey. Meet Mr Monkey, who belongs to Class Two. He's more than just an ordinary toy. He's magic! No one can quite remember now how long he's been at the school or where he came from, but once a week one of the children has to take him home and write a diary about their time with him.

Early Reader: Belinda and the Bears and the Porridge Project

Early Reader: Belinda and the Bears and the Porridge Project

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Belinda lives in Honeybear Lane with her mum and dad. The house next door is empty ... until, one day, The Three Bears move in. Their house in the woods has been knocked down to make way for a motorway, and now they need Belinda's help to cope with the outside world. After all, bears can't live on porridge alone. Kaye Umansky's new series for Early Readers is just as warm and delightful as her Algy's Amazing Adventures books. Every page is illustrated in full colour by Chris Jevons.

Early Reader: Monstar Makes a Wish

Early Reader: Monstar Makes a Wish

Author: Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. She's green. She's fluffy. She's... MONSTAR. When Monstar digs a tunnel to a Top Secret workshop, she finds a magic lamp! Now all of her wishes can come true... A charming, heart-warming Early Reader story from Steve Cole, author of the Astrosaurs books, and a talented DOCTOR WHO script writer. With full colour artwork on every page by award-winning illustrator Pete Wiliamson, who has also illustrated for Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick.

The Witch Dog

The Witch Dog

5+ readers

Author: Margaret Mahy Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

The Witch Dance is a special party. Every witch brings a cloak, a hat and a cat. But not Witch Rose. She is allergic to cats! Luckily for her, Nightshade, the perfect Witch Dog is on hand to help. But can Witch Rose and Nightshade convince the other witches that a Witch Dog really can be as good as any cat?

Early Reader: The Loch Ness Monster Spotters

Early Reader: The Loch Ness Monster Spotters

Author: Tony De Saulles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

A charming and humorous Early Reader story about one of the world's best known mythical monsters, from HORRIBLE SCIENCES illustrator Tony De Saulles. Meet the McFee family. They are Loch Ness Monster spotters. They wear Loch Ness T-shirts, Loch Ness hats and Loch Ness badges. But the Loch Ness Monster spotting family have one problem. They have never EVER spotted the Loch Ness Monster! Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Early Reader: The Magic Sword

Early Reader: The Magic Sword

Author: James Mayhew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2016

Full colour red Early Reader about the legendary Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, written and illustrated by James Mayhew. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Long ago, in the days of knights and castles and magic, there lived a wizard called Merlin. One night, in a churchyard in London, Merlin casts a spell on a sword. He pushes it into a stone and writes magic words, saying: He who pulls this sword out of the stone, is the true King of England. Then Merlin waits for the boy who will be king. Full colour Early Reader edition of the popular myth about the sword in the stone.

Early Reader: Elsie and the Magic Biscuit Tin

Early Reader: Elsie and the Magic Biscuit Tin

Author: Phil Earle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reaading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Elsie's always known that there's something a little bit magical about her Grandma's biscuit tin, and when she discovers that it can grant wishes, there's only one thing she wants - chocolate! But Elsie's wish to turn everything she touches into chocolate (even Grandma!) soon causes chaos. Can she get the magic biscuit tin to grant her one last wish to help change everything back? The second Early Reader story from a talented and unique voice in children's fiction. Phil Earle is a CARNEGIE MEDAL shortisted author whose hard-hitting YA novels have been widely acclaimed. His first Early Reader, ALBERT AND THE GARDEN OF DOOM, and his first middle-grade title, DEMOLITION DAD, were released in 2015.

Early Reader: A Friend for Christmas

Early Reader: A Friend for Christmas

Author: Lauren St. John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A full colour red Early Reader story about a dog who comes home for Christmas from BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning author, Lauren St John. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. If Luka could have anything in the world for Christmas, it would be to see Buddy again, his red and grey mongrel with one floppy ear. But Buddy has been missing for months. Then again, sometimes, at Christmas time, wishes really do come true.

Algy's Amazing Adventures in Space

Algy's Amazing Adventures in Space

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Kaye Umansky Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

A wonderful adventure for a very ordinary boy! Algy lives in an ordinary house and he has an ordinary bedroom which always seems to need tidying up. Just like everyone else! But Algy has a shed in his garden and, inside that shed there is a secret doorway into an amazing world…When Algy steps through the doorway he finds his body is lighter and soon he and his friends are bouncing through space, landing on a new planet and meeting aliens!

Early Reader: The Worst Wizard

Early Reader: The Worst Wizard

Author: John McLay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Harry's family are all knights. They are big, but Harry is quite small. Then an idea hits him. Perhaps a bit of magic can make him taller... A hilarious new Early Reader story about a horse called Oats, a wizard and a boy who longs to be a knight from John McLay and Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown.

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