Give the Gift of Reading
Usborne Very First Reading takes beginner readers from learning their first letters to reading imaginative stories on their own with minimal support and guidance from an adult. Each book in the series builds on material in the previous books.
A full set of fifteen books is available in a slipcase, accompanied by a parents' guide. Find out how to buy the boxed set in our online catalogue.
Phonics Workbooks with write-in activities to help your child recognize simple letter-sounds and write letters.
“The first steps are easy to achieve. Success makes the child want to read more.”
Hollytree pre-school, North Baddesley
In the first part of the series, adult and child take turns to read, with the child's share becoming bigger and more challenging in each book. These books cover material that is normally taught during a child's first year at school.
From Book 4 - Dog diary
Give your child time to progress from one book to the next. Re-reading helps to build a child's confidence and fluency.
There are two titles available for each stage.
From Book 14 - Knight fight
“The books encourage children to enjoy books and reading, which in turn aids the learning process.”
Trosnant Infant School, Croydon
From Book 8, the child reads the whole story with the adult providing help and support if needed. These books explore material that is often taught during a child's second or even third year at school.
From Book 8 - Moon zoom
The fifteen books cover material normally taught during a child's first two or three years at school and will help give your child a great start.
Find out how to buy the boxed set in our online catalogue.
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