Classic stories and fairy tales

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Every generation is enthralled by much-loved classic stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and Wind in the Willows, and the Usborne editions are beautifully illustrated and retold for today’s children.

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Stories for all ages

From lift-the-flap books for little children, to stories for readers growing in confidence and complete unabridged editions, there are classic stories for all ages.

Peep inside a fairy tale: Little Red Riding Hood

Peep inside a fairy tale: Little Red Riding Hood

An enchantingly illustrated, lift-the-flap version of the classic fairy tale. Little children can peep through intricate, laser-cut holes into the dark woods, lift the flaps to see what's beyond the trees, and keep an eye out for the Big Bad Wolf as they follow Little Red Riding Hood through the fairytale forest.

£9.99

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This ingenious peep inside fairy tale book guarantees storytelling magic… Lancashire Evening Post review of Peep Inside a Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood
Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and The Beast

A timeless love story retold for children growing in their reading confidence and ability. The Beast lives alone in his castle, enchanted by a wicked fairy and waiting for true love to break the spell. Could Beauty be the one to see through his ugly exterior? Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

£4.99

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Classic story gift sets

These beautifully designed gift boxes all come with a special discount of £10 off the full price.

Shakespeare collection box set

Shakespeare collection box set

A collection of five beautifully illustrated hardback books telling the stories of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Presented in an attractive slipcase, the stories include Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. The books are part of Series Two of the Usborne Young Reading Programme and have been specially written for children growing in reading confidence.

£14.99

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Dickens collection box set

Dickens collection box set

This collection features five of Dickens’ most well-known novels, presented in a beautifully designed gift box. Includes beautifully illustrated retellings of David Copperfield, Bleak House, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities. Each story is taken from Series Three of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Each hardback book is attractively produced with colourful endpapers and ribbon page markers. An excellent introduction to the works of Charles Dickens, and a timeless gift.

£14.99

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Greek myths box set

Greek myths box set

A collection of the most well-known Greek myths and legends, presented in an attractive slip case. Includes beautifully illustrated retellings of The Odyssey, Hercules, Perseus and the Gorgon, The Minotaur and The Wooden Horse. The stories are taken from Series Two and Three of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for children beginning to read more confidently alone. All five hardback books are attractively produced, with colourful endpapers and ribbon page markers. A brilliant introduction to Greek mythology, and a timeless gift.

£14.99

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Fairy tales box set

Fairy tales box set

Five classic fairy tales in a beautifully designed gift box, specially produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing in 2013. Includes the much-loved stories of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Billy Goat’s Gruff, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Puss in Boots. Each hardback book is colourfully illustrated and has a ribbon page marker, making a wonderful gift sure to be treasured. All titles are taken from Series One of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially retold for children who have just started reading on their own.

£14.99

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