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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: 06/09/2018

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: 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: 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: 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'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 School Day Book 1

Early Reader: Weirdibeasts: Weird School Day Book 1

Author: Alan Gibbons, Rachel Gibbons, Megan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2015

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. It's Katie Cat's first day of school ... but what has happened? She has feathers and fur and whiskers and wings. She's all mixed up! A delightful story about starting school from million-copy-selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel.

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?

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: 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: 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!

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: 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: 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.

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: 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.

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