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Books in 2.4 First Reading Level Four series

  • Little Red Riding Hood

    Susanna Davidson, Mike Gordon

    Hardcover (Usborne Pub Ltd, June 1, 2006)
    Retells the story about a girl in a red cape who, along with her grandmother, is eaten by a wolf and rescued by a woodcutter.
  • The Hare and the Tortoise

    Mairi Mackinnon, Daniel Howarth

    Hardcover (Usborne Pub Ltd, June 1, 2007)
    When fast Harry Hare challenges slow Tom Tortoise to a race, the competition has unexpected results, in this story based on one of Aesop's fables.
  • Tin Soldier

    Russell Punter

    Hardcover (Usborne Books, )
  • Knights and Castles

    Rachel Firth

    Hardcover (Usborne Books, Aug. 30, 2010)
    Beginner readers are taken on a trip back to medieval times to learn what it was like to be a knight and live in a castle. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, developed with experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Story of Baby Jesus

    Mary Kelly

    Hardcover (Usborne Books, Sept. 1, 2011)
    The Story of Baby Jesus retold using simple language to help beginner readers develop reading stamina. Follow Mary and Joseph as they travel to Bethlehem in this magical retelling of the Christmas story. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Princess Polly And The Pony


    Paperback (Usborne Export, Dec. 31, 2009)
    BRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering.
  • There Was a Crooked Man

    Russell Punter, David Semple

    Hardcover (Usborne Pub Ltd, Jan. 1, 2010)
    A series that offers simple stories with one or two sentences per page and lively detailed artwork--perfect for children who are learning to read but not yet reading alone.
  • How Zebras Got Their Stripes

    Lesley Sims, Laure Fournier

    Hardcover (Usborne Pub Ltd, June 1, 2009)
    When the greedy baboon refuses to allow the other animals to drink at the pond, brave Zebra stands up to him, in a Namibian folktale describing how the zebra got his stripes.
  • The Chilly Little Penguin

    Russell Punter, Stephen Gulbis

    Hardcover (Usborne Pub Ltd, June 1, 2009)
    Perry the penguin is chilly and must find a way to get warm and defrost his feathers.
  • The Gingerbread Man

    Mairi Mackinnon, Lesley Sims, Elena Temporin

    Hardcover (Usborne Pub Ltd, June 1, 2006)
    Retells the fairy tale in which a gingerbread man outruns an old man, a cow, a farmer, and a school full of children, but is ultimately eaten by a crafty fox.
  • How Bear Lost His Tail

    Lucy Bowman

    Hardcover (Usborne Books, )
  • Little Miss Muffet

    Russell Punter

    Hardcover (Usborne Books, Jan. 1, 2012)
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.