A jolly picture book following a crew of not-so-scary pirates across the high seas. Children will love following the story as the swashbuckling pirates sail through a swirling storm, sing sea shanties and tally up their twinkling treasure! The simple and engaging text is accompanied by the colourful illustrations of Benji Davies.
This is a wonderfully imaginative artist-led picture book taking young children on a gently informative and enjoyable journey into prehistoric times. Beginning with a little boy wondering what real dinosaurs were like, the story transports readers into the prehistoric age.
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
This delightful story, retold in picture book format, tells of two friends who lead different lives, reminding us that there's no place like home. Charming illustrations accompany whimsical, read-aloud text making this a lovely book to share.
How the Elephant Got His Trunk
Once, in a time long forgotten, elephants had short, stubby noses. So how did they get their trunks? This gorgeously illustrated picture book for young children has been adapted from one of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories. Perfect for reading together, or for beginner readers to enjoy alone.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
This is a lively picture book retelling of the popular fairy tale. Goldilocks was always told, "Don't go into the forest. It's full of big scary bears." But Goldilocks went into the forest anyway...The simple and engaging text is accompanied by the colourful illustrations of Mike and Carl Gordon, taken from the popular "First Reading" series. It is a wonderful gift to be shared again and again.
The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar
This is a new, picture book version of one of the most popular titles in the "First Reading" series. Sid the dinosaur likes scaring his friends with his ear-splitting roar. But what would happen if he lost his voice? He's about to find out. This title comes now with rhyming text to add an extra level of interest and enjoyment. It features bright, animated, contemporary illustrations that bring the story to life.
The Gingerbread Man
A delightful picture book retelling the classic tale for younger children. Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch him, he's the Gingerbread Man! But although he may be able to out-run everyone, can the Gingerbread Man outwit the cunning fox? The simple and engaging text is accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Elena Temporin.
Prince Ivan sets off in search of the Firebird, which has been stealing his father's golden apples, in this traditional Russian folktale. A story of bravery, determination and magic that has captivated generations, and inspired iconic paintings, music and ballet. Retold in picture book format with a read-aloud text for sharing with young children.
When Aladdin finds his long-lost uncle, he is promised riches beyond his dreams. But is everything what it seems? The ancient tale of mystery, magic and adventure, with dusty lamps, beautiful princesses and wish-granting genies, is brought to life in this picture book with stunning illustrations by Lorena Alvarez.
Under the Sea
This picture book takes the reader on a journey all the way through the sea from one shore to another far across the world. From a bustling bright coral reef (by day and by night), out into the open sea to swim alongside giant whales, and diving down and down to discover what lives in the deepest darkest part of the ocean. This book introduces a child to the wonders of the sea and all kinds of sealife. The stunning images and lyrical text will leave a lasting impression, and can be treasured again and again.
Wind in the Willows
This is an evocative picture book based on the beloved classic tale and retold for younger children. 'The Wind in the Willows' is a re-telling of the beloved Kenneth Grahame story following the adventures of four riverside companions: Mole, Ratty, Badger and, of course, the eponymous Mr Toad.
Titles in the Set
On a Pirate Ship (Usborne Picture Books)
The Dinosaur (Usborne Picture Books)
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (Picture Books)
How the Elephant Got His Trunk (Picture Books)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Usborne Picture Books)
The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar (Usborne Picture Books)
The Gingerbread Man (Picture Books)
The Firebird (Picture Books) (3.2 Young Reading Series Two (Blue))
Aladdin (Picture Books)
Elves and The Shoemaker (Picture Books)
Under the Sea (Usborne Picture Storybooks) (Picture Books)
Wind in the Willows (Usborne Picture Storybooks) (Picture Books)