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First Reading Level 4 Series

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Beauty and the Beast

    When Belle's father takes a rose from a castle garden, he is confronted by a terrible Beast. Brave Belle is determined t... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    The Three Wishes

    When Ben is granted three wishes, he dreams of changing his life forever. But you must always be careful what you wish f... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Baba Yaga the Flying Witch

    In this Russian folktale, Baba Yaga zooms through the forest in her flying pot. Her hair is greasy. Her hands are warty.... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Emperor and the Nightingale

    The classic Hans Christian Andersen story retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. The nightingale s... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Androcles and The Lion

    Aesop's fable of kindness and friendship retold with simple text for intermediate level students (CEF level B1). It's a ... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Reluctant Dragon

    A humorous story for children just beginning to read. Whoever heard of a dragon who doesn't like fighting? And what will... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Runaway Pancake

    The classic story of The Runaway Pancake retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Accompanied by cle... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Elephants

    A look into the world of elephants, following a baby elephant as it takes its first wobbly steps and journeys across the... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    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

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Inch Prince

    A Japanese folktale retold with simple text to help beginner readers develop reading stamina. When Mrs. Ping wishes for ... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Reluctant Dragon

    A humorous story for children just beginning to read. Whoever heard of a dragon who doesn't like fighting? And what will... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Cinderella

    A beautifully illustrated picture book that brings new life to the classic tale. Meet Cinderella, a young girl with a wi... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Why the sea is salty

    The classic Korean tale retold for children just beginning to read. When a thief steals the King's most precious treasur... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Why the sea is salty

    The classic Korean tale retold for children just beginning to read. When a thief steals the King's most precious treasur... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears re-tells the classic tale. Aimed at children who are just beginning to read.... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Percy and the Pirates

    An original story told with simple text for children just beginning to read. When dastardly pirates capture Percy Pike, ... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Androcles and The Lion

    Aesop's fable of kindness and friendship retold with simple text to help beginner readers develop reading stamina. It's ... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Dick Whittington

    The classic English folktale retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. When Dick Whittington hears th... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Story of Baby Jesus

    The story of the Nativity retold using simple language to help beginner readers develop reading stamina. Follow Mary a... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Owl and the Pussy Cat

    Edward Lear's best-loved nonsense poem for children just beginning to read. The magical adventure of the Owl and the Pus... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Thumbelina

    The classic fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen retold with simple text to help beginner readers develop reading stamin... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    The Ugly Duckling

    When Mother Duck's eggs hatch, one duckling is different from the others. He is big and scruffy. Wherever he goes, nobod... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    The Fox and the Stork

    Fox loves playing tricks. But when he plays a trick on his friend Stork, she decides to teach him a lesson. Now Fox will... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Sleeping Beauty

    At Sleeping Beauty's christening, the king and queen forget to invite a very important guest. Sixteen years later, that ... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Easter Story

    The Easter story charmingly retold in very simple language. Colourfully illustrated throughout by Norman Young. Perfect ... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Little Red Riding Hood

    The classic story of Little Red Riding Hood retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Accompanied by ... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    The Golden Carpet

    Ani the shepherd girl doesn't want to marry a prince, or at least not until he has learned to do something useful... Wil... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Princess and the Pea

    A lonely young prince wants to get married, but how can he find a real princess? This stunningly illustrated version of ... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    The Elves and the Shoemaker

    The classic tale of the mischievous elves who make beautiful shoes when nobody is looking, especially re-written for chi... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    The Tin Soldier

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    The Ugly Duckling

    The classic story of The Ugly Duckling retold with simple text for children just beginning to read alone. Accompanied by... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Dragon Painter

    The classic story of The Dragon Painter retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Accompanied by clea... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Knights and Castles

    Takes beginner readers on a trip back to medieval times to learn what it was like to be a knight and live in a castle, f... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    The Runaway Pancake

    The classic story of The Runaway Pancake retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Accompanied by cle... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Little Red Riding Hood

    A beloved fairy tale, retold for young children in classic picture book format. Arriving at Granny's cottage, Little Red... More

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    Book 19
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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Knights and Castles

    Takes beginner readers on a trip back to medieval times to learn what it was like to be a knight and live in a castle, f... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    The Magic Wishbone

    A magical retelling of a Charles Dickens' fairytale, specially written for children who have just started reading alone.... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    A charmingly illustrated picture book version of the classic fairy tale for little children. Goldilocks causes trouble w... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Jack And the Beanstalk

    The classic English fairytale, specially rewritten for young children and brought to life with stunning illustrations. J... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Clever Jack and the Giants

    An adaptation of a classic German fairy tale, illustrated with fresh, bright pictures and specially retold for beginner ... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

    The text is young and simple, and clearly portrays helpful morals through fun characters that young readers can relate t... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    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

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Emperor and the Nightingale

    The nightingale's song is beautiful. Every day, she sings for the Emperor - but she's just an ordinary brown bird. Can t... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    Pinocchio

    "Once up a time, there was a piece of wood..." So begins the famous tale by Carlo Collodi about Pinocchio, the carefree ... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    The Ugly Duckling

    When Mother Duck's eggs hatch, one duckling is different from the others. He is big and scruffy. Wherever he goes, nobod... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    The Hare and the Tortoise

    "I'm so fast!" boasts Hare. "Humph!" says Tortoise, in a grump. "Hare, I challenge you to a race!" But who will win? Fin... More

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