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3.2 Young Reading Series Two (Blue)

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Twelfth Night

    An intricate comedy featuring separated twins, disguises, and impediments to love, ""Twelfth Night"" is Shakespeare's fa... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    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 3
    Book 3

    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 4
    Book 4

    The Amazing Adventures of Ulysses

    Ulysses faces many challenges on his way home from the Trojan War, including a one-eyed giant, a witch and a many-headed... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    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 6
    Book 6

    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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    Book 7
    Book 7

    The Story of Rubbish

    This is a new edition to the classic title in "Young Reading Series Two", which is aimed at children whose reading abili... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    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 9
    Book 9

    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 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 13
    Book 13

    "Hamlet"

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Diwali

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Mystery Mansion

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    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 18
    Book 18

    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 19
    Book 19

    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 20
    Book 20

    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 22
    Book 22

    Perseus and the Gorgon

    A brand new retelling of the Greek myth, "Perseus and the Gorgon". Perseus is determined to rescue Andromeda, even thoug... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    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 24
    Book 24

    The Magical Book

    When young King Leo disobeys all his advisors and opens a magical book, he gets a huge surprise as a greedy dragon is re... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    The Story Of Rome

    The story of the Roman Empire, from the myth of Romulus and Remus to the foundations of the vast Empire and the Emperors... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Hercules The World's Strongest Man

    This is a brand new retelling of the action-packed story of Heracles as he completes his most famous set of challenges: ... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    A Christmas Carol

    Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one ... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    The Tempest

    Prospero and his daughter Miranda are stranded on a lonely desert island. Then a magical storm washes a royal ship ashor... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    The Fabulous Story Of Fashion

    A fantastic new gift edition in the "Usborne Young Reading" series, this is a title to treasure, published in foiled har... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    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 31
    Book 31

    Treasure Island

    The classic adventure story by Robert Louis Stevenson re-told for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Wh... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    The Wizard Of Oz

    When Dorothy is whizzed to Oz in a tornado, she lands in a place where nothing is quite as it seems. Can she find the Wi... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    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 34
    Book 34

    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 35
    Book 35

    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 36
    Book 36

    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 37
    Book 37

    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 38
    Book 38

    The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera lurks beneath the Paris opera house, a mysterious shadow who takes young opera singer Christine... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    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 40
    Book 40

    The Prince and the Pauper

    A tale of mistaken identity in which a poor young boy named Tom is mistaken for the young Edward VI, and the two boys di... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    Aesop's Fables

    Sixty of the most famous of Aesop's Fables have been updated and rewritten by the talented anthologist Fiona Waters, and... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    The Story of Cars

    "Young Reading Series Two" is aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence a... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    The Midnight Ghosts

    When Adam and Sally arrive at Twelve Bells End, everything is not entirely what it seems. Soon they learn the truth abou... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    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 45
    Book 45

    The House of Shadows

    Part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, this spooky story is for children growing in reading confidence and ability... More

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    Book 46
    Book 46

    A Little Princess

    Rich little Sara Crewe loves to imagine things. At her English boarding school, surrounded by luxury, she sees herself a... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    Pinocchio

    'Only good sons have the chance of becoming real boys', warns the wise cricket. But, try as he might, Pinocchio the pupp... More

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    Book 48
    Book 48

    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 49
    Book 49

    Robin Hood

    This is a brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", which is aimed at children whose reading ability is b... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    The Great Fire of London

    Find out all about the Great Fire of London, in 1666 - what caused it, how it spread, how it was put out and how the cit... More

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    The Snow Queen

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    This is a new title in "Young Reading Series Two", based on the tales of England's most famous outlaw and part of the Us... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    The 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 54
    Book 54

    The Wizard Of Oz

    The classic story by L. Frank Baum, retold for children growing in their reading confidence and ability, sumptuously ill... More

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    Book 55
    Book 55

    The Swan Princess

    Princess Eliza and her brothers are perfectly happy - until their father marries a woman who is secretly a witch. Determ... More

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    Book 56
    Book 56

    The Wind in the Willows

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

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    Book 57
    Book 57

    Black Beauty

    A poignant and moving retelling of Anna Sewell's classic novel, which follows the story of Black Beauty - the brave and ... More

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    Book 59
    Book 59

    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 60
    Book 60

    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 61
    Book 61

    The Gunpowder Plot

    On November 4th 1606, a traitor was caught beneath the Houses of Parliament with a plot to kill the king. This is the ex... More

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    Book 62
    Book 62

    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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