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Russell Punter

  • 5 stars across 96 books
    1st March 2017

    Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been? I've Been to Paris and Guess What I've Seen...

    Pussy cat is off on an exciting tour of Paris. Join him as he cruises down the Seine, climbs the Eiffel Tower and discov... More

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    24th November 2014

    Llamas in Pyjamas

    This title tells a lively story with humourous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselve... More

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    21st September 2011

    Chicken Licken

    Introduce young readers to the captivating world of classic fairy tales with these easy-to-read retellings.... More

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    29th October 2010

    Old Mother Hubbard

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading Series", part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at... More

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    28th November 2008

    The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Based on the c... More

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    1st June 2015

    Raccoon on the Moon

    A lively story with humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves, or for reading ... More

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    1st January 2013

    Cow Takes a Bow

    When Brown Cow visits the circus, she ends up stepping in for the clown who hasn't turned up for work. She slips, trips,... More

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    10th February 2006

    The Easter Story

    This is one in a series of books providing specially retold stories for young children, sticking closely to the biblical... More

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    1st August 2013

    Little Miss Muffet

    Little Miss Muffet gets a shock when a spider drops by to say hello. But he soon comes to her rescue...A quirkily illust... More

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    16th March 2011

    The Ugly Duckling

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    1st February 2016

    Scaredy Cat

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    29th October 2010

    One, Two Buckle My Shoe

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading Series", part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at child... More

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    1st October 2009

    There was a Crooked Man

    The classic rhyme retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structur... More

    (1 review)
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    23rd February 2007

    The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar

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

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    1st August 2011

    Captain Mac

    Captain Mac needs a crew for his ship - quick! Part of the award-winning "Usborne Very First Reading" series speciall... More

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    1st December 2014

    The Tinder Box

    A soldier acquires a magic tinderbox which allows him to summon three powerful dogs, who will do whatever he tells them.... More

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    1st October 2015

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears (new)

    A picture book version of the classic fairy tale. When Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty cottage with three bowls of por... More

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    30th August 2010

    Christmas Stories for Little Children

    This is a luxury edition combining two popular titles from the "Young Reading" series: "Stories of Santa" and "Stories o... More

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    1st July 2013

    Underpants for Ants

    A humorously illustrated picture book for beginner readers - great fun to read aloud together. The ants are feeling a bi... More

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    1st January 2013

    Snail Brings the Mail

    A humourous tale, specially written to develop phonemic awareness. Ideal for reading aloud and for children who are begi... More

    (1 review)
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    1st July 2009

    The Minotaur

    Theseus is determined to slay the monster that lives at the heart of the Labyrinth. But even if he succeeds, will he mak... More

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    16th December 2013

    Percy and the Pirates

    When dastardly pirates capture Percy Pike, he has to use all his cunning to escape. Will he find a way to save himself f... More

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    1st November 2015

    Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester

    This classic nursery rhyme is retold in a picture book version which sees Doctor Foster not only travelling to Glouceste... More

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    8th September 2014

    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

    Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are...Join in the fun as your all-time favourite children's nursery r... More

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    1st January 2013

    Dr Foster Went To Gloucester

    Join the amiable Doctor Foster as he tours around England, experiencing typically erratic weather wherever he goes.... More

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    1st August 2017

    Giraffe in the Bath

    The latest title in the successful Phonics Readers series. Giraffe is all set for a soak in the tub after a hard day's w... More

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    21st August 2017

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    The adventures of Robin Hood and his band of good-hearted outlaws are vividly brought to life in this action-packed pict... More

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    21st August 2017

    The Adventures of King Arthur

    The dramatic reign of the legendary King Arthur is brought to life in this epic story of swords and sorcery. The grippi... More

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    26th June 2018

    Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to Rome and guess what I've seen...

    Let pussy cat take you on a tour of Rome, ancient and modern. Discover the world of the Romans, from gladiators to chari... More

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    5th September 2018

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    A graphic novel retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic thriller. Sir Charles Baskerville's mysterious death is a ... More

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    24th November 2006

    Stories of Robots

    This series of books combines good stories with easy reading text for children aged six to seven years and over who have... More

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    1st January 2014

    The Tin Soldier

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    21st August 2009

    Dracula

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    1st January 2008

    Three Musketeers

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    1st January 2000

    The Wooden Horse

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    26th December 2008

    The Inch Prince

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. When Mrs Ping'... More

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    1st March 2014

    One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

    A picture book version of the classic rhyme, this modern retelling has been specially extended to cover all the numbers ... More

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    30th January 2010

    The Three Musketeers

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    1st August 2007

    Stories of Ghosts

    Three not-so-scary stories with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on their own. Includes stor... More

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    26th September 2008

    Dick Whittington

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. When young Dic... More

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    1st March 2013

    Spartacus

    Accused of deserting the Roman army, Spartacus finds himself sold into slavery. When he is forced to join gladiator scho... More

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    20th October 2014

    Jingle Bells

    A picture book version of the well-known Christmas song, with sound buttons to press to hear the melody.... More

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    1st August 2011

    The Perfect Pet

    Join Nell and Dad on their trip to the pet shop - can they find the perfect pet? Part of the award-winning "Usborne Very... More

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    26th November 2010

    The 39 Steps

    This is a new title in "Young Reading, Series Three", based on the classic adventure-thriller by John Buchan. It is aime... More

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    27th April 2007

    Percy And The Pirates

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

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    1st September 2011

    Pirate Adventures

    Three original stories for children who have just started reading on their own. Young children can find out who will be ... More

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    18th January 2007

    Stories of Monsters

    Three original stories with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on their own. Includes stories ... More

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    26th September 2008

    The Chilly Little Penguin

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

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    1st July 2011

    First Reading Three: Chicken Licken

    The classic tale of Chicken Licken retold with simple text and delightful illustrations. Chicken Licken thinks the sky i... More

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    26th December 2008

    Androcles and the Lion

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. One day Androc... More

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    1st July 2011

    First Reading Two: Old Mother Hubbard

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

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    1st August 2011

    The Magic Ring

    Stranded on a desert island, Josh and his dog Kip find a magic ring that might just help them get home...Part of the awa... More

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    1st July 2012

    Young Reading 1: The Stories of Merlin

    Three atmospheric adventures tell the life story of the legendary wizard - from his boyhood encounter with King Vortiger... More

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    1st September 2011

    First Reading Four: Androcles and the Lion

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

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    31st August 2007

    Stories of Haunted Houses

    Three original stories for children who have just started reading on their own. Includes stories about the dangerous dun... More

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    28th November 2008

    English Learners' Edition First Reading Series 3: Danny the Dragon

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

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    1st September 2011

    Young Reading CD Packs: The Story of Chocolate

    The fascinating history of chocolate told for children just beginning to read. Follows the story of the world's most pop... More

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    1st August 2011

    Bad Jack Fox

    Bad Jack Fox is on the run - can Dan catch him and save the stolen box? Part of the award-winning "Usborne Very First... More

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    30th March 2007

    Stories Of Mermaids

    Three original mermaid tales for children who are just beginning to learn how to read. Meet a scheming mermaid lurking t... More

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    1st May 2007

    Stories Of Pirates

    Three original high-seas stories for children just beginning to read. Find out if Charlie can get rid of his pesky parro... More

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    16th December 2013

    Goose that Laid the Golden Egg

    Poor Tom and Elena can't believe their luck when their goose lays a golden egg, but what happens when one golden egg a d... More

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    29th September 2006

    Stories Of Santa

    Three brand new stories about everyone's favourite festive character, Father Christmas. Includes magical stories of how ... More

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    1st May 2012

    The Goose Girl

    This is a charming retelling of the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm, in the popular "First Reading" series. Princess ... More

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    31st July 2009

    The Magic Gifts

    Cheated out of a fortune, Chin's luck changes when he meets a mysterious monk. For the old man's gifts of a mat, a spoon... More

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    1st September 2015

    Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been? I've Been to London to Visit the Queen

    Take a virtual tour of London in this original picture book based on the classic English rhyme, which allegedly dates ba... More

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    28th September 2007

    Stories of Snowmen

    Three original stories for children who have just started reading on their own. Chilly, Snowy and Freezy are three cool ... More

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    28th September 2007

    Stories of Dogs

    Three original shaggy dog tales for children who have just started reading on their own. Includes stories about a dog sh... More

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    1st March 2012

    The Wooden Horse [Book with CD]

    The Greek army has been sent to Troy to recapture Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. But how can they get ins... More

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    1st May 2012

    Young Reading Level 3: King Solomon's Mines

    This is a thrilling retelling of the classic adventure story by H. Rider Haggard, in the popular "Young Reading" series.... More

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    31st October 2007

    Stories of Cowboys

    Three original, spur-janglin' stories for children who have just started reading on their own. Contains hilarious Wester... More

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    1st October 2015

    Bug in a Rug

    A funny picture book featuring a madcap story about a bug who just wants to get snug in his rug, which uses phonic repet... More

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    1st July 2014

    The Tin Soldier

    Hans Christian Andersen's timeless classic, retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Tom is delighte... More

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    27th July 2007

    Stories of Dinosaurs

    Three original stories for children who have just started reading on their own. Stories feature wrestling raptors, a hil... More

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    1st October 2015

    Christmas Stories for Little Children

    A collection of six original festive stories telling tales of fake Father Christmases, stolen diamonds and a best-dresse... More

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    1st May 2017

    Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been? I've Been to New York and Guess What I've Seen...

    The hustle and bustle of this vibrant fast-paced city introduces younger children to the Big Apple in a friendly, appe... More

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    27th September 2011

    A Fright in the Night

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    24th April 2017

    Hyena Ballerina

    A lively picture book with bright and humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themsel... More

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    1st August 2017

    The War of the Worlds

    H.G. Wells' classic story of Martian invasion is vividly retold in this exciting addition to the Young Reading series. T... More

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    26th November 2004

    Pirates

    This classic tale uses everyday vocabulary and has lots of pictures. It has been paired with a delightful read-along CD,... More

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    28th December 2017

    Ape's Great Escape

    Ape's in chains for stealing grapes. He has a cunning scheme to escape, but will the prison guards catch him? Find out i... More

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    3rd May 2018

    1, 2, Buckle my Shoe

    One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four knock at the door... But who's there? A fun retelling of the classic nursery rhyme... More

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    26th June 2018

    Giraffe in the Bath and Other Tales with CD

    This humorous short story collection contains Giraffe in the bath, Chimp with a limp, Spider in a glider, Hyena ballerin... More

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    5th July 2018

    Flamingo plays Bingo

    Flamingo can't wait to play jungle bingo! But who will be crowned winner? This entertaining story for beginner readers h... More

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    26th September 2018

    Bug in a Rug

    Bug is snuggled up in bed. But will he get a good night's sleep? Press the buttons on the pages to hear this entertainin... More

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    26th September 2018

    Cow Takes a Bow

    The circus is in town, but they need a clown. Could this be Cow's big chance? Press the buttons on the pages to hear thi... More

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    4th September 2018

    Noah's Ark

    Here come the animals, two by two! Soon Noah's ark will be ready to take to the water in this charming retelling of the ... More

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    6th September 2018

    The Odyssey

    A superbly illustrated graphic novel retelling the epic Greek legend. When Odysseus sets off from the city of Troy to hi... More

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    10th January 2019

    Poodle Draws Doodles

    Poodle loves to doodle everywhere - walls, doors, floors, no surface is safe! The naughty poodle is soon in trouble. But... More

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    26th March 2019

    Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to Washington and guess what I've seen...

    Pussy cat is off to explore Washington, the capital city of the U.S.A! Tag along as he checks out all the famous sites, ... More

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    13th June 2019

    Unicorns in Uniforms

    It's Opening Day at the White Horse Hotel. The staff of unicorns are all dressed in their smart new uniforms, ready to g... More

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    8th August 2019

    Macbeth Graphic Novel

    A vividly illustrated picture strip version of one of Shakespeare's most dramatic plays. When three witches tell the a... More

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    5th September 2019

    Armadillo on a Pillow

    Sleepy Armadillo receives a late night visit from a fairy. But he soon gets carried away with the wishes she grants... A... More

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    3rd October 2019

    Rain, Rain Go Away

    The classic nursery rhyme is retold in this beautifully illustrated little board book, which provides a talking point fo... More

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    31st October 2019

    The Adventures of Thor Graphic Novel

    With his mighty war hammer Mjollnir firmly in his grasp, fearless Norse warrior Thor is on the hunt for action and adven... More

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    31st October 2019

    Jason and the Argonauts Graphic Novel

    The ruthless King Pelias has set his young nephew Jason a seemingly impossible task - to bring him the fabled Golden Fle... More

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    31st October 2019

    Flamingo Plays Bingo and Other Tales

    A collection of six funny rhyming stories, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with lively illustrations by... More

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