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The Usborne Reading 40 Books Collection for Confident Readers - Ages 5-7 - Paperback

by Usborne
SKU: B2D0170 ISBN: 9781474927802
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In the Usborne Reading 40 Books Collection for Confident Readers, there is a huge range of brilliant choices with each book  carefully designed to help children grow as increasingly confident readers. Aimed at children aged between 5-7   parents will find this set is jam-packed with different styles and varied storylines, so you can be sure that these selections will open up new ideas and insights for children while supporting their overall reading development.

As children grow, progressing in their literacy and reading skills - it is important to provide them with the encouragement and resources they need to do this. The Usborne Reading 40 Books Collection for Confident Readers is a great place to start. The 40 chosen texts have been carefully selected and used in each book so readers can gradually expand their skills and knowledge in a comfortable and entertaining manner. Usborne has designed these books with well-illustrated picture pages and covers that will help connote messages told in the tale of the story but also to showcase the atmosphere and theme of the books.You may find that children select something they are interested in or drawn to first, whether it’s a title they recognise or an illustration that catches their attention. 

With no fewer than 40 stories to explore, children are encouraged to discover the themes they enjoy the most whilst also challenging themselves to try something new and different from time to time. Every child has their favourites when it comes to books but this collection can be a way of pushing those boundaries, helping your child grow as a reader and developing their interests so that they can find the right books for their tastes.

The 40-book set includes a broad range of story styles, all with lively readable text and is fully illustrated. From early stories about robots, pirates, princes and princesses to much-loved classics including The Billy Goats Gruff, Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland and comical original new favourites including The Clumsy Crocodile, the charming tales in this collection are fully illustrated and are ideal for inspiring a love of reading. There are also editions of more advanced stories like The Railway Children, Black Beauty and Macbeth or other Shakespeare classics for children to enjoy. Whether you are buying for your own child, or as a gift for someone else, the Usborne Reading 40 Books Collection is a great choice for budding young readers. 

Both children and parents will recognise book titles instantly, and may be drawn to these as favourites to get started. In the first group of 25 books, it is taken from Usborne Young Reading Series Two, many of these are adaptations of timeless world classics for children and adults such as Robin Hood, A Little Princess, and Twelfth Night.  

The second group of books containing a total of 15 books are taken from Usborne Young Reading Series Three, these books are more challenging but you can be reassured that the quality and entertainment is very much present! Parents will see the difference in longer adaptations to develop readers' stamina, as well as history and biographies that increase their knowledge. Children will discover adaptations to famous books of William Shakespeare, Frankenstein, Anne Frank and White Fang to name a few. 

Both the second and first series are ideal for a short read at home especially if your child is learning about some of the books or certain topics at school, or before bed. Either way, there are plenty to work your way through!

Usborne books has continued to inspire and teach children how to develop their reading in a fun way, and Usborne has been one of the leading and successful independent children’s book publishers in the UK. Did you know that in 2014, Usborne was named both Independent Publisher of the Year and Independent Children’s Publisher of the Year in the Independent Publishers Guild Awards, so we can be confident that the books we read from Usborne are well designed and thought out.

The library of Usborne is very impressive indeed, with books published ranging from baby to young children and young adult books too! With the titles designed by editors and designers by their professional team in their London office, and the pages illustrated by talented artists around the world. With a sense of strong ambition to teach children, and a united team from around the world, you can really feel the uniqueness of the products Usborne publishes! Usborne has continued to be recognised as one of the most successful brands due to their incredible achievements, as well as contribution to children's publishing and literacy and is known to be one of the fastest growing publishers in the world for children's books. 

List of books included:

Series 2

The first 25 books are taken from Usborne Young Reading Series Two.

  • The Story of Cars
  • Treasure Island
  • The Story of the Olympics
  • Mystery Mansion
  • The Fairground Ghost
  • The Story of Flying
  • Jason and The Golden Fleece
  • The Shocking Story of Electricity
  • Hercules The World's Strongest Man
  • The Amazing Adventures of Ulysses
  • The Incredible Present
  • The Magical Book
  • The Midnight Ghosts
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • A Little Princess
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Robin Hood
  • The Firebird
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Enchanted Castle
  • Aesop's Fables
  • East of The Sun, West of the Moon
  • Twelfth Night

Series 3:

The next 15 books are taken from Usborne Young Reading Series Three.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Othello
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Eyre
  • White Fang
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Me. Hyde
  • Stories of Vampires
  • Little Women
  • Pompell
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Oliver Twist
  • Anne Frank
  • Frankenstein
  • The Odyssey
  • William Shakespeare