Usborne Very First Reading

Very First Reading

Usborne Very First Reading is an exciting series of books for children who are just starting to learn to read. It offers:

  • the appeal of imaginative rhyming stories and irresistible illustrations
  • the support of a well-researched framework
  • the enjoyment of shared reading with an adult

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If you want a great set of reading books for little'uns who have just started learning to read, look no further. This is inspired. The Independent

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Usborne Very First Reading is based on the principles of synthetic phonics, the UK Government programme used in thousands of primary schools.

Reading is both the key to success at school and the source of a lifetime’s pleasure. Usborne Very First Reading helps children to develop the skills and motivation they need to read with confidence and enjoyment.

Sample spread from Book 1: Pirate Pat