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    Jack and the Beanstalk

    The classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk humorously revisited. Clear, engaging text, accompanied by stunning original ... More

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    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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    Puss in Boots

    A much-loved favourite, amusingly illustrated by Teri Gower. Tells the story of a talking, boot-wearing cat whose wily w... More

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    Cinderella

    A delightful retelling of the much-loved tale. Full colour illustrations throughout. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for ... More

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    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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    Book 2
    Book 2

    The Wooden Horse

    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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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Princess and the Pea

    These classic tales in hardback editions are sure to be treasured Fun stories for kids just starting to read on their ow... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    The Story of Knights

    The 'Young Reading' programme is designed to encourage independent reading and covers a wide variety of fiction and non-... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Story of Chocolate

    Part of a series designed for young children who are just beginning to read along and are looking for lively stories to ... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Stories of Ponies

    These great beginning reading books combine a tun-to-read story with easy-to-read text Series One is designed for those ... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Sinbad the Sailor

    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 9
    Book 9

    Stories of Robots

    Machines cause mayhem in these hi-tech tales with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on their ... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    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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    Book 11
    Book 11

    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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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Forgotten Fairy Tales: The Wise Princess

    Princess Greta says she loves her father as much as salt. "Salt is for cooks," he roars and sends her away. Now she must... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Forgotten Fairy Tales: The Nettle Princess

    Elisa is no ordinary princess - she loves plants rather than palaces. After the king locks her in a tower, Elisa decides... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Forgotten Fairy Tales: Clever Molly

    Molly and her sisters meet a wicked giant who wants to eat them. Molly's quick thinking saves them... but to defeat the ... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Forgotten Fairy Tales: The Daring Princess

    A sparkling re-telling of the Grimm fairytale, 'The Iron Stove', in which a princess frees a prince from an iron stove, ... More

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    Book 20

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    A classic story re-told for children just beginning to read. When Max the lazy sorcerer's apprentice dabbles in magic be... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

    A classic folktale retold with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading alone. Ali Baba has discover... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Tinder Box

    A beautifully illustrated retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale. Tom can't believe his luck when a mysteri... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Stories of Dragons

    Three hilarious, original tales of some not-so-scary mythical fire-breathing beasts. Each title is vividly illustrated, ... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor

    A classic adventure story for children who have just started to read alone. Sinbad is the most fearless sailor on the se... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    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 26
    Book 26

    The Story of Pegasus

    A lively re-telling of the Greek myth in which Pegasus, the flying horse, helps hero Bellerophon to defeat a fire-breath... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Stories of Merlin

    Three thrilling adventures telling the story of the legendary wizard, specially written for children who are starting to... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    The Dinosaurs Next Door

    An amusing, original story with easy reading text, speech bubbles and delightful illustrations on every page. The eccent... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Rumplestilskin

    A classic fairytale retold for children growing in their reading confidence. Cunning Rumpelstiltskin tries to trick the ... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Rapunzel

    A classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, which tells the tale of the beautiful Rapunzel, imprisoned in a tower by an e... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    The Emperor's New Clothes

    This classic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's comical fairytale about a fashion-crazy emperor is amusingly illustr... More

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    Book 33

    Animal Legends

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

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    Puss in Boots

    A much-loved favourite, amusingly illustrated by Teri Gower. Tells the story of a talking, boot-wearing cat whose wily w... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    The Monkey King

    A re-telling of the traditional Chinese fable for children just beginning to read. When the Monkey King angers the Emper... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    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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    Book 37
    Book 37

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    A classic story re-told for children just beginning to read. When Max the lazy sorcerer's apprentice dabbles in magic be... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    Stories of Fairytale Castles

    Three original stories about fairytale castles and their inhabitants for children just beginning to learn how to read. G... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    Wizard's Woe

    Writer and journalist August Autrey arrives in the village of Three Weirs to cover the story of the Forest of Weir, whic... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    Elves and the Shoemaker

    The classic tale of the elves and the shoemaker specially re-written for children starting to read on their own Beautifu... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    The Little Mermaid

    An enchanting and vivid re-working of this classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Part of Young Reading Series 1 for c... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    Christmas Around the World

    Christmas customs, festive food, present-giving, songs and traditional stories from around the world with easy-reading t... More

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    Book 43
    Book 43

    Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

    One of the world's most famous fairy tales, beautifully illustrated and charmingly retold for little children. Snow Whit... More

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    Book 44
    Book 44

    Stories of Witches

    Four original stories about witches for children just beginning to read. Featuring wicked, wily witches, these stories a... More

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    Stories of Princes and Princesses

    Four original stories about princes and princesses for children just beginning to learn how to read. Meet clumsy princes... More

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    Book 46
    Book 46

    Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor

    A classic adventure story for children who have just started to read alone. Sinbad is the most fearless sailor on the se... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    Hansel and Gretel

    This classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm shows Hansel and Gretel pit their wits against their evil stepmother and ... More

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    Book 48
    Book 48

    Twelve Dancing Princesses

    A gorgeous picture book based on the classic fairytale by the Grimm Brothers. The grumpy king bans his twelve beautiful ... More

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    Book 49
    Book 49

    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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    Book 50
    Book 50

    Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

    This classic tale by the Brothers Grimm is presented in a delightful hardback gift edition, which young children are sur... More

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    Magical Animals

    This story is full of illustrations and includes cartoon speech bubbles to help bring characters to life. It encourages ... More

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    Frog Prince

    A re-telling of one of the Brothers Grimm's best-loved fairytales about a princess, a promise, and a frog with a secret.... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    Aladdin and His Magical Lamp

    A classic story re-told with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on their own. When Aladdin mee... More

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    Book 54
    Book 54

    Stories of Unicorns

    Three original stories based on traditional myths surrounding the ever-alluring unicorn. Meet the unicorn who befriends ... More

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    Book 55
    Book 55

    The Runaway Princess

    A beautiful retelling of the classic French fairytale based on Cinderella, specially written for children just beginning... More

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    Book 56
    Book 56

    The Magic Gifts

    The classic folktale from Korea retold with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading alone. Cheated ... More

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    Book 58
    Book 58

    Saint George and the Dragon

    The traditional tale of the patron saint of England, retold by the author. The dragon lays waste to the kingdom and fina... More

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    Book 59
    Book 59

    Icarus, the Boy Who Flew Too High

    Things don't look good for Icarus and his dad. They're imprisoned in a tower inside a maze on a rocky island. Can a dari... More

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    Book 60
    Book 60

    Stories of Magic Ponies

    Three original stories for children who have just started reading on their own. The rainbow-coloured ponies on Pony Isla... More

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    Book 61
    Book 61

    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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    Book 62
    Book 62

    The Monster Gang

    An original story for children who have just started reading on their own. One rainy Saturday, Ellie and her friends set... More

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    Book 63
    Book 63

    Stories of Giants

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

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    Book 64
    Book 64

    Hansel and Gretel

    This classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm shows Hansel and Gretel pit their wits against their evil stepmother and ... More

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    Book 65
    Book 65

    The Burglar's Breakfast

    An amusing and original story with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on their own. After a ha... More

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    Book 66
    Book 66

    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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    Book 67
    Book 67

    Sleeping Beauty

    A timeless love story retold for children just beginning to read. Cursed at birth, Princess Rose is destined to prick he... More

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    Book 68
    Book 68

    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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    Book 69
    Book 69

    Stories of Fairies

    Three new and original stories about Crystal, Poppy and Lily, three fairies in a flap over stolen wands, flying lessons ... More

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    Book 70
    Book 70

    The Billy Goats Gruff

    The three Billy Goats Gruff were leaving their farm to look for food. As they crossed a river, they came face to fang wi... More

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    Book 71
    Book 71

    Stories of Gnomes and Goblins

    Four original stories about the magical world of gnomes and goblins for children just beginning to read. Stories feature... More

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    Book 72
    Book 72

    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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    Book 73
    Book 73

    The Nutcracker

    A beautiful telling of the Nutcracker fairy tale, with exciting activities, colouring pages and a gorgeous eight-card 3D... More

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    Book 74
    Book 74

    Stories of Dolls

    Three new and original stories about Cordelia, Florinda and Ella and the delightful world of dolls. Beautifully illustra... More

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    Book 75
    Book 75

    Story of Toilets, Telephones & other useful inventions

    An amusing and informative history of the toilet, from cavemen's holes in the ground to Thomas Crapper's flushing toilet... More

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    Book 76
    Book 76

    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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    Book 77
    Book 77

    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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    Book 78
    Book 78

    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 79
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    The Frog Prince

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    Book 80
    Book 80

    The Billy Goats Gruff

    Delightful retelling of a much-loved classic tale with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on t... More

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    Book 81
    Book 81

    Rapunzel

    A classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, which tells the tale of the beautiful Rapunzel, imprisoned in a tower by an e... More

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    Book 82
    Book 82

    Elves and the Shoemaker

    The classic tale of the elves and the shoemaker specially re-written for children starting to read on their own Beautif... More

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    Book 83
    Book 83

    The Minotaur

    The classic Greek myth retold with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading alone. Brave Theseus tak... More

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    Book 84
    Book 84

    Stories of Knights

    Three exciting adventure stories for children just beginning to read. The Knights of King Arthur were the bravest, stron... More

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    Book 85
    Book 85

    Princess and the Pea

    Prince Patrick wants to marry a real princess but they're not easy to find. Still anything is possible with the help of ... More

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    Book 86
    Book 86

    The Nutcracker

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    Book 87
    Book 87

    Sleeping Beauty

    A timeless love story retold for children just beginning to read. Cursed at birth, Princess Rose is destined to prick he... More

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    Book 89
    Book 89

    The Little Mermaid

    The little mermaid lives at the bottom of the sea, where the water is as clear as glass and the sand as fine as powder. ... More

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