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Young Reading Series 2
The story of castles
“irresistible for children learning to read”
Child Education Plus
The Usborne Young Reading Program has a lovely selection of classic tales adapted for younger readers. Graded in seven levels, these have just enough stretch in them and yet are not too overwhelming.
The Irish Sunday Independent
Usborne's award winning range of children's books now includes a vibrant Reading Programme, featuring over 200 brilliant titles that supplement National Curriculum levels 1C to 4A. Bright full-cover illustrations combine with lively text to make these colourful hardback fact and fiction books irresistible for children learning to read, and will help capture their imagination and build confidence as they move from one level to the next.
Child Education Plus - top teaching resources to support the curriculum
Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme. Seven steps take beginners from simply written folk stories told in 150 words through to lovers of classic and original stories and histories, biographies and classics told in 5,000 words. Colour-coded for ease of use, and presented in a beautiful hardback, every story is well-written and attractively illustrated in full colour by leading artists.
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Bought this for my 4-year-old to appease him on a long journey and it is still going strong 2 years later. The narration on the audio CD is excellent; the music and sound effects are fun and the book really makes castles come alive. I recommend you get the version with the CD - my boy is now learning to read for himself and there is much extra mileage to be had for the extra quid!
Gemma Beher, 1st February 2011
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