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3.2 Young Reading Series Two (Blue) Series

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Stage Fright

    St Sebastian's School in Grimesford is the pits. No, really - it is. Built on the boggy remains of a medieval plague pit... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    The Revealing Story of Underwear

    A fascinating delve into the history of underwear. From the first medieval pants to rib-cracking corsets and petticoats ... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    The Amazing Adventures of Ulysses

    The classic ancient Greek adventure story retold for children growing in reading confidence. Ulysses faces many challeng... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Story of Flying

    The history of man-made flight for children growing in reading confidence. From Da Vinci to the Wright Brothers, find ou... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Spartacus

    The remarkable, true story of a slave who gained fame as a gladiator and led a revolt against Roman slave owners. Specia... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    The Story of Rubbish

    The story of rubbish told for children growing in reading confidence. From the recycling cavemen of prehistoric times to... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    The Railway Children

    A brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, ... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    The Shocking Story of Electricity

    The story of one of the modern world's most valuable inventions told for children growing in reading confidence. An expl... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    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... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    The Amazing Adventures of Hercules

    The classic Greek myth re-told for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Hercules is set 12 impossible tas... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    "Hamlet"

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Diwali

    The 'festival of lights' is one of the most popular festivals in the Hindu calendar. Like most Hindu festivals, Diwali c... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Mystery Mansion

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    The Story of Heidi

    This is an evocative picture book based on the beloved classic tale and retold for younger children. Orphaned Heidi is s... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Romeo and Juliet

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

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback i... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    The Firebird

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

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    The Canterville Ghost

    This series of books combine good stories with easy reading text for children aged six to seven who have just started re... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Perseus and the Gorgon

    The traditional Greek myth specially retold for children growing in reading confidence. Perseus is determined to rescue ... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale is an artist's dream. With the complete, unabridged text and glowing full-colour illust... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    The Magical Book

    An enchanting tale for children growing in reading confidence based on the story by E. Nesbit. When young King Leo disob... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    The Story of Rome

    The story of the Roman Empire, retold as a story for children growing in reading confidence. Re-tells the history of Rom... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Hercules The World's Strongest Man

    A retelling of the action-packed story of Hercules as he completes his most famous set of challenges: the Twelve Tasks. ... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    A Christmas Carol

    The classic Dickens story retold for children growing in reading confidence. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    The Tempest

    Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Prospero and his da... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    The Fabulous Story of Fashion

    The fascinating story of fashion - from cavemen's coats to the catwalk couture of the modern age. Beautifully illustrate... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    The Story of Castles

    This charming series is designed for young children who are just beginning to read alone and are looking for lively stor... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Treasure Island

    When Jim Hawkins sets sail searching for buried treasure and adventure, he finds himself caught up in a deadly mutiny wh... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    The Wizard of Oz

    This is THE WIZARD OF OZ - but not as you know it. ... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    The Clumsy Crocodile

    Cassy the clumsy crocodile leaves a trail of destruction at the Everglades Department Store. But her clumsiness saves th... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    Jason and The Golden Fleece

    The classic Greek myth re-told for children growing in reading confidence. When Jason is sent on a quest for the Golden ... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    The Story of Ships

    The fascinating history of ships and the explorers who sailed in them told for children growing in reading confidence an... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    East of the Sun, West of the Moon

    The Norwegian folk tale retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. A young girl sets out with a grea... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    The Story of Trains

    A lively account of the story of trains for children growing in reading confidence. Follows the history of trains from t... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    Phantom of the Opera

    The famous gothic novel retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Deep below the Paris Opera House ... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    Robinson Crusoe

    The classic story re-told for children growing in reading confidence. Follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, who sur... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    The Prince and the Pauper

    The popular adventure by Mark Twain retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. In Tudor England, a y... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    Aesop's Fables

    A collection of eight of Aesop's best-loved fables retold for children growing in reading confidence. Sly foxes, thirsty... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    The Story of Cars

    A lively account of the story of cars for children growing in reading confidence. Follows the history of cars from the e... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    Midnight Ghosts

    A spine-chilling story for children growing in reading confidence and ability, When Adam and Sally arrive at Twelve Bell... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    The Fairground Ghost

    An amusing and original story for children growing in reading confidence. When the littlest ghost is deemed not scary en... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    House of Shadows

    A spooky story for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Kit and Ned's new home looks perfectly normal fro... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    A Little Princess

    A gorgeous retelling of Frances Hodgson Burnett's poignant novel. The story of kind-hearted Sara Crewe and her struggles... More

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    Pinocchio

    Beautifully illustrated retelling of this delightful children's classic retold for children growing in reading confidenc... More

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    Book 46
    Book 46

    The Story of the Olympics

    A brilliant introduction to the history of The Olympics, from the traditional games of Ancient Greece, to their revival ... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    Robin Hood

    An exciting story from the legend of Robin Hood, retold for for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Whe... More

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    Book 48
    Book 48

    The Great Fire of London

    A simple and dramatic introduction to the Great Fire of London in 1666 - what caused it, how it spread, how it was put o... More

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    Book 49
    Book 49

    Snow Queen

    The enchanting fairytale retold through simple and engaging text with stunning original artwork. Gerda and Kay are best ... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    Adventures of Robin Hood

    An exciting retelling of how Robin Hood, England's most famous outlaw, outwits the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The Sheri... More

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    Adventures of King Arthur

    The daring and bold adventures of King Arthur told for children growing in reading confidence and ability. When Arthur p... More

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    The Swan Princess

    A beautiful retelling of the poignant tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Appealing original illustrations by Jenny Press. ... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    Black Beauty

    A captivating retelling of Anna Sewell's classic novel beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks. Perfect for encouraging in... More

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    Book 54
    Book 54

    The Incredible Present

    An amusing and original story for children growing in reading confidence. Lily receives an incredible present which gran... More

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    Book 55
    Book 55

    Stories of Thor

    Three dramatically illustrated stories about Thor, the Norse god of thunder, specially written for readers who are growi... More

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    Book 56
    Book 56

    Midnight Ghosts

    Why is the Midnight family home haunted? And what are the ghosts trying to tell Adam and Sally? Perhaps it has something... More

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    Book 57
    Book 57

    Beauty and the Beast

    A beautiful Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, exciting activities and colouring pages and a gorgeous eight-card 3D colour... More

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    Book 58
    Book 58

    Gulliver's Travels: GCSE

    Take Note for Exam Success! York Notes offer an exciting approach to English literature. This market leading series f... More

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    Book 59
    Book 59

    The Wind in the Willows

    'There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' From picnics by t... More

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    Book 60
    Book 60

    Alice Through the Looking-Glass

    Walker Ilustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated b... More

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    Book 61
    Book 61

    The Story of Hanukkah

    A retelling of the story of Hanukkah for children growing in reading confidence. Tells the story of the Jewish festival ... More

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    Book 62
    Book 62

    Twelfth Night

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    Book 63
    Book 63

    The Gunpowder Plot

    Remember, remember the fifth of November... Discover how Guy Fawkes and his gang planned to blow up the King and parliam... More

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