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Mairi Mackinnon

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Mairi Mackinnon

  • 5 stars across 78 books
    1st March 1997

    Gingerbread Man

    (7 reviews)
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    1st September 2010

    The Gingerbread Man

    (7 reviews)
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    26th March 2010

    Pirate Pat

    The first title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to readi... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st June 2013

    Croc Gets a Shock

    Croc is late for everything, even her own birthday party. She misses the bus, she can't buy new shoes because the store ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st December 2005

    The Fox and the Stork

    Suitable for children and parents.... More

    (1 review)
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    29th February 2008

    First Hundred Words in Portuguese

    These are three new additions to the best-selling "First Hundred Words Language" series. These books are an excellent wa... More

    (1 review)
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    21st July 2014

    The Sun and the Wind

    The sun and the wind have an argument over who is the stronger, resulting in a final contest. Based on the traditional A... More

    (1 review)
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    1st November 2013

    Big Book of English Words

    An essential vocabulary builder for young children, with around a thousand everyday words and pictures, arranged themati... More

    (1 review)
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    26th March 2010

    The Dressing Up Box

    The second title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to read... More

    (1 review)
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    1st June 2012

    Very First Reading: Big Phonics Workbook

    An introduction to basic letter-sounds, that helps children learn to write letters and simple words. Including illustrat... More

    (1 review)
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    29th February 2008

    First Hundred Words in Polish

    These are three new additions to the best-selling "First Hundred Words Language" series. These books are an excellent wa... More

    (0 reviews)
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    7th October 2009

    Wild!

    (0 reviews)
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    2nd September 2005

    Sleeping Beauty

    (0 reviews)
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    19th August 2004

    Dog

    So how do you look after a pet? A lively series introducing young children to popular pet animals and explaining how to ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    20th April 2007

    The Emperor and the Nightingale

    This title is part of four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to re... More

    (0 reviews)
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    4th March 2011

    Run Rabbit Run

    When Lizzie's dad refuses to fight in the Second World War, the police come looking to arrest him. Desperate to stay tog... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th September 2008

    The Mouse's Wedding

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Father Mouse w... More

    (0 reviews)
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    29th February 2008

    The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Sam should be ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    28th January 2011

    One, Two, Three Very First Reading Support Title

    This is a bright and appealing new addition to the inspiring "Very First Reading" series, specially developed for young ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st June 2015

    The Firebird

    Prince Ivan sets off in search of the Firebird, which has been stealing his father's golden apples, in this traditional ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    31st December 2011

    Romeo and Juliet

    To accompany the "Romeo & Juliet" graphic novels from Classical Comics and to help with their application in the classro... More

    (0 reviews)
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    12th December 2008

    First 100 Words in Russian

    This is a new addition to the best-selling "First Hundred Words Language" series. These books are an excellent way to en... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st August 2011

    Phonics Workbook 4 Very First Reading

    A bright and lively introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. The ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st August 2011

    Phonics Workbook 3 Very First Reading

    A bright and lively introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. The ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th January 2011

    ABC Very First Reading Support Title

    A bright and appealing book to help children associate letter-sounds with pictures and learn their ABCs. Each letter is ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st July 2011

    The Gingerbread Man

    The classic story of The Gingerbread Man retold with simple text and delightful illustrations. When the Gingerbread Man ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    13th June 2013

    Dog

    This series shows us what the world is like from an animal's point of view.... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st June 2015

    Big Book of German Words

    Suitable for young language learners, this book includes over a thousand words of basic German vocabulary. A picture ass... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st November 2011

    First Reading Three: The Leopard and the Sky God

    Eight titles in the popular "First Reading" series are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wal... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st November 2011

    First Reading Three: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    Eight titles in the popular "First Reading" series are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wal... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st November 2012

    Royal Fairy Tales for Bedtime

    A regal collection of much-loved classics and some less familiar tales, perfect for reading aloud and sharing at bedtime... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st January 2016

    Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 2

    A friendly introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words by writing over... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st January 2016

    Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 1

    A friendly introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words by writing over... More

    (0 reviews)
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    20th April 2007

    The Hare and the Tortoise

    This title is part of four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to re... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st July 2011

    First Reading Four: The Hare and the Tortoise

    The classic fable retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Harry Hare thinks he is the fastest runne... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st February 2016

    Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 3

    A bright and lively introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. The c... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st February 2016

    Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 4

    A bright and lively introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. The c... More

    (0 reviews)
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    7th February 2012

    First Reading: The King's Pudding

    This is a delightful and humorous story from Indonesia. Little Deer has to use his wits to distract Tiger and avoid bein... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st June 2013

    Animal Alphabet Activity Book

    From alligators to zebras, children will meet a menagerie of weird and wonderful animals as they explore the alphabet in... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th May 2006

    The Runaway Pancake

    When seven hungry children have pancakes for breakfast, one pancake refuses to be eaten, jumps out of the pan and rolls ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st June 2013

    The Golden Carpet

    A prince convinces a peasant girl to marry him by learning to weave carpets. The couple rule as king and queen until a w... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th March 2010

    A Bus for Miss Moss

    The third title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to readi... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st October 2011

    Easy Phonic Words Very First Reading Support Title

    This is a bright and appealing addition to the inspiring "Very First Reading" series, specially developed for young chil... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st December 2007

    First Thousand Words in Portuguese

    These are three new additions to the best-selling "First Thousand Words Language" series. These books are an excellent w... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st December 2015

    First Sticker Book Speaking English

    Suitable for children who are learning English as their mother tongue or as an additional language, this book provides a... More

    (0 reviews)
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    28th September 2007

    The Leopard and the Sky God

    This book features four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read.... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th March 2010

    Late Night at the Zoo

    The tenth title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to readi... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th March 2010

    The Queen Makes a Scene

    The sixth title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to readi... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th March 2010

    The Circus Under the Sea

    The twelfth title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to rea... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th March 2010

    The Monster Diner

    The thirteenth title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th March 2010

    Grizzly Bear Rock

    The fifth title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to readi... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th March 2010

    Mr. Mystery

    The fifteenth title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to r... More

    (0 reviews)
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    26th March 2010

    Stop That Cow!

    The seventh title in the new "Usborne Very First Reading" series, designed for younger children to introduce them to rea... More

    (0 reviews)
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    27th July 2007

    The Fox and the Crow

    These are four new titles in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Luxuriou... More

    (0 reviews)
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    25th August 2006

    The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs

    Each title in this series is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is j... More

    (0 reviews)
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    23rd August 2006

    The Gingerbread Man

    Each title in this series is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is j... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st July 2011

    Phonics Workbook 1 Very First Reading

    An introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. Featuring illustration... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st July 2011

    Phonics Workbook 2 Very First Reading

    An introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. Featuring illustration... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st December 2017

    First Hundred Words in Hebrew

    A delightfully illustrated Hebrew/English vocabulary book with labelled pictures and scenes to help children learn one h... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st June 2007

    The Gingerbread Man

    Run, run, as fast as you can - you can't catch him, he's the gingerbread man! Based on the classic tale, this picture bo... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st December 2007

    First Thousand Words in Latin

    These are three new additions to the best-selling "First Thousand Words Language" series. These books are an excellent w... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st December 2016

    The Wooden Horse

    (0 reviews)
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    1st June 2017

    Pinocchio

    (0 reviews)
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    1st June 2017

    The Snow Queen

    (0 reviews)
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    1st September 2017

    Snow White

    (0 reviews)
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    1st December 2016

    The Wizard of Oz

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    1st June 2017

    Treasure Island

    (0 reviews)
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    16th November 2018

    The Phantom of the Opera

    From the classic story by Gaston Leroux. When the soloist Carlotta loses her voice, young soprano Christine becomes a st... More

    (0 reviews)
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