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Barrie Wade

Barrie Wade

  • 5 stars across 25 books
Author: Barrie Wade is an expert in children's literacy development and is acting as advisor for this series. He lives in Warwickshire. Photographer: Chris Fairclough has worked on many educational books with Franklin Watts. He lives in Hampshire.
3rd February 2014

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

When Goldilocks sneaks into the three bears' cottage, no one seems to be home. But the bears soon return from their walk... MoreGoldilocks and the Three Bears

(23 reviews) Review
1st June 2014


A beautifully illustrated picture book that brings new life to the classic tale. Meet Cinderella, a young girl with a wi... MoreCinderella

(12 reviews) Review
3rd February 2014

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

When three billy goat brothers reach the bridge to the meadow, a slobbering troll blocks their path. The brothers are ... MoreThe Three Billy Goats Gruff

(8 reviews) Review
1st February 2013

Emperor's New Clothes

A comical retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. The emperor needs a new outfit and it has to be sp... MoreEmperor's New Clothes

(6 reviews) Review
28th November 2013

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the most popular comedies of the legendary playwright, William Shakespeare. The play... MoreA Midsummer Night's Dream

(1 review) Review
1st August 2004

My Birthday Party

A non-fiction recount with original photography. It's Maddie's birthday and she's having a party! ... MoreMy Birthday Party

(1 review) Review
14th April 2016


Feet! is a fun non-fiction book for young animal fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children age... MoreFeet!

(1 review) Review
22nd March 2018

Reading Champion: We Like to Play: Independent Reading Pink 1B

Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skil... MoreReading Champion: We Like to Play: Independent Reading Pink 1B

(1 review) Review
27th July 2006


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