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First Reading Level 1 Series

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    The Three Wishes

    The traditional European folktale retold for beginner readers to tackle with very light support. Nat and Ned are poor an... More

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    The Ant and the Grasshopper

    Aesop's charming fable retold for beginner readers to tackle with very light support. Ant and Grasshopper can't agree ov... More

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    Anansi and the Tug of War

    A lively re-telling of a traditional African tale, specially written for children just learning to read. Anansi might be... More

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    Old Macdonald Had a Farm

    Highlights introduces the first in a new series of reading and puzzle books about kids' favorite rhymes and songs. In Ol... More

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    How the Rhino got his Skin

    The Rhino has lovely skin that fits just right. But what happens when he spies the cake that Man just made? A special ca... More

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    Anansi and the Bag of Wisdom

    Anansi, King of the Spiders, receives a gift from the Gods - a bag of wisdom. Will Anansi share it, or will he keep it f... More

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    How The Leopard Got His Spots

    In this retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, a leopard finds a way to hide when the Ethiopian covers him with sp... More

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    In the Castle

    Follow the imaginative adventures of a little boy who is whisked back in time as he plays in the ruins of a castle. Benj... More

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    On the Moon

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    King Midas and the Gold

    The famous Greek myth retold for beginner readers to tackle with very light support. King Midas loves gold - but his gre... More

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    Why the Kangaroo Jumps

    Once, Kangaroo couldn't jump. Find out how that changed in this charmingly illustrated adaptation of one of Rudyard Kipl... More

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    One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

    A delightful new version of the classic number rhyme for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated stor... More

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    Greedy Dog

    A colourful and lively retelling of Aesop's fable about why it's important not to be greedy. Dog is always on the lookou... More

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    How the Camel Got His Hump

    When a camel refuses to do his share of work, a djinn punishes him by giving him a hump in this graphic retelling of Rud... More

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    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

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    The Wish Fish

    This is a new edition of this popular title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, accompanied by an interactive CD. B... More

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    The Fox and the Stork

    A lively retelling of Aesop's fable about always being kind to your friends. First Reading Level 1 are real books for be... More

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    How the Crab Got His Claws

    Naughty Crab keeps making trouble... can the Wise Man stop him? This charmingly illustrated adaptation of one of Rudyard... More

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    The Rabbit's Tale

    A captivating picture book based on a traditional English tale. Rabbit's burrow is too small so he goes to Owl for advic... More

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    Under The Ground

    Non-fiction novelty fun for the very young. Through the use of flaps and a simple question and answer format, the Flip-F... More

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    Just So Stories: How The Whale Got His Throat

    When the Whale has eaten up every fish he can find. Can the little fish escape the big Whale? And what happens when the ... More

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