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Usborne English Readers

Usborne English Readers are a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.

The series launched with 9 titles at three levels in June 2017, with a further 9 titles coming in December 2017.

  • From Usborne: forty years’ experience in producing high-quality children’s books, with compelling storytelling and world-class illustration
  • Created by Usborne authors working with ELT experts
  • A mix of popular traditional tales and adapted classics for children and adults
  • Controlled vocabulary and grammar structure at each level, determined by CEFR levels and Cambridge ESOL exams
  • Including fun puzzles, and audio with readings by native English speakers

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Level One

Beauty and the Beast

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Gingerbread Man

Level Two

The Wooden Horse

The Snow Queen


Level Three

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Treasure Island

The Wizard of Oz