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First Reading Level 2 Series

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    The Old Women who Lived in a Shoe

    A story based on the classic nursery rhyme for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and... More

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    Little Miss Muffet

    Little Miss Muffet gets a shock when a spider drops by to say hello. But he soon comes to her rescue...A quirkily illust... More

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    The Tortoise and the Eagle

    Aesop's classic fable retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence stru... More

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    The Dragon and the Phoenix

    Also available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio). A retelling of a Chinese... More

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    The Stonecutter

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    Brer Rabbit and the Blackberry Bush

    Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox are always trying to outwit each other. But when Fox catches Rabbit in a trap, Fox soon discove... More

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    Brer Rabbit Down the Well

    The classic tale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structure... More

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    The Little Giraffe

    A retelling of an African folktale about how the first, littlest giraffe became tall after a chance meeting with a wise ... More

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    King Donkey Ears

    The traditional tale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence struc... More

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    The Little Giraffe

    Also available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio). A retelling of an Africa... More

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    How Elephants lost their Wings

    Also available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio). A retelling of an Indian... More

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    The Chilly Little Penguin

    A wintery tale for beginner readers ready to tackle more complicated storylines and sentence structures. Perry the pengu... More

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    The Daydreamer

    Aesop's fable retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structures. ... More

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    Bears

    A fascinating look into the world of bears for for elementary level students (CEF level A2). Full of facts about what be... More

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    How Elephants lost their Wings

    Music by Anthony Marks. A retelling of an Indian folktale about a time when elephants could fly...but flying elephants c... More

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    There Was a Crooked Man

    The classic rhyme retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structur... More

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    Stone Soup

    A traditional folktale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence str... More

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    Clever Rabbit and the Lion

    Lion wants to eat up all the animals in the jungle, but Clever Rabbit has a plan to stop him. An amusing story for eleme... More

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    Old Mother Hubbard

    A charming new version of the classic nursery rhyme for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated story... More

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    Snails

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    How Zebras Got Their Stripes

    The African folktale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence struc... More

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    Stone Soup

    A traditional folktale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence str... More

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    Bears

    This title offers a fascinating look into the world of bears for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complica... More

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    Clever Rabbit and the Wolves

    A Native American folktale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle more complicated storylines and sentence structur... More

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    Old Mother Hubbard

    A charming new version of the classic nursery rhyme for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated story... More

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    The Roly-Poly Rice Ball

    A lively retelling of a traditional Japanese tale for children just beginning to read. A poor woodcutter follows his run... More

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    The Daydreamer

    Aesop's fable retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structures. ... More

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    The Genie in the Bottle

    The classic Persian folktale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and senten... More

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    The Baobab Tree

    A very long time ago, there were no trees on earth. There were only bushes and shrubs and grasses of different kinds. Qu... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Magic Melon

    Lee is too lazy to grow any food, so he gets very hungry. Then he plants a magic melon - but things don't go as planned.... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    How Bear Lost his Tail

    A Native American folktale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle more complicated storylines and sentence structur... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Clever Rabbit and the Lion

    Also available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio). Lion wants to eat up all... More

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    Book 6

    Doctor Foster went to Gloucester

    A hilarious retelling of the classic nursery rhyme, specially written for beginner readers and accompanied by humorous i... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Clever Rabbit and the Wolves

    A Native American folktale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle more complicated storylines and sentence Structur... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    The Dragon and the Phoenix

    A retelling of a Chinese folktale about a dragon, a phoenix, the Queen of Heaven and a very special pebble... Featuring ... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    There Was a Crooked Man

    The classic rhyme retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structur... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    King Donkey Ears

    The traditional tale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence struc... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Amazing Animals: Bears

    Bears might look cute and cuddly but they are incredibly dangerous wild animals. This book looks at their habitat, how t... More

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    Daydreamer

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    How Elephants Lost Their Wings

    A traditional Indian folk tale, lyrically retold and beautifully illustrated for young readers to enjoy. Long, long ago,... More

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