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Book 1
Book 1

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... MoreEmperor and the Nightingale

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Book 2
Book 2

Stone Soup

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

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Book 3
Book 3

The Leopard and the Sky God

Leopard loves to bang his drum, but when he refuses to share it with the Sky God, he finds himself in a lot of trouble! ... MoreThe Leopard and the Sky God

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Book 3
Book 3

The Boy who cried Wolf

Every day, Sam takes the same old sheep up the same old mountain. What can he do to make life more exciting? Part of the... MoreThe Boy who cried Wolf

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Book 3
Book 3

The Little Red Hen

The classic story of The Little Red Hen retold with simple text and delightful illustrations. The Little Red Hen works h... MoreThe Little Red Hen

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Book 3
Book 3

The Mouse's Wedding

A delightful Japanese folktake told for beginner readers developing reading stamina through simple, repetitive text. Fat... MoreThe Mouse's Wedding

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Book 3
Book 3

Dinosaurs

An exciting peek into the extraordinary world of dinosaurs. Combines fascinating information with simple flowing text to... MoreDinosaurs

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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 ... MoreThe Inch Prince

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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... MoreThe Hare and the Tortoise

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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... MoreThe Reluctant Dragon

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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 ... MoreAndrocles and The Lion

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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... MoreElephants

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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... MoreEmperor and the Nightingale

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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... MoreThe Runaway Pancake

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Book 4
Book 4

Princess Polly and the Pony

Featuring clear and compelling text that allows children to develop their burgeoning reading skills, this title in the '... MorePrincess Polly and the Pony

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Book 5
Book 5

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... MoreThe Hare and the Tortoise

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Book 6
Book 6

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... MoreThe Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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    Emperor and the Nightingale

    This little book was behind door number 4 in my son's Usborne advent calendar. The book itself is nice and compact, so great for little hands. 

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    Emperor and the Nightingale

    This was a very lovely book with beautiful illustrations. Zara came a cross a few tricky words when reading this for the first time alone but managed...

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    Emperor and the Nightingale

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    Ellys enjoyed reading this book! She enjoyed the nightingale the best. We did think the Emperor had too many things and too big a garden! Lol!! ...